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History of AAIR and Mission Statement
For the last 14 years, AAIR has been researching and documenting military aircraft crash sites in the Western US. Frustrated with the long wait and the cost of obtaining documents from the government, AAIR started acquiring all of the military accident report and aircraft record card microfilm reels, close to 2000 in all!

AAIR's goal are to:

  • provide military accident reports significantly quicker and at a lower cost than dealing directly with the government
  • provide aircraft record cards along with a translation of the frustrating codes and shorthand so that they will be more useful in your research
  • promote aviation archaeology and help develop a set of standards for this new field
  • preserve aircraft mishap history and aircraft crash sites
  • establish a national database of recorded aircraft crash sites
  • provide a means of networking for people interested in aviation archaeology

Who is AAIR?

Craig at an F-86 crash site in Arizona.
Craig Fuller
Graduate student in the Cultural Resources Management M.A. Program at Sonoma State University.
BS Aeronautical Science
Minor Aviation Safety (Accident Investigation)
Courses in both traditional and aviation archaeology
In addition to running AAIR, Craig Fuller was formerly the Chief Flight Instructor at Arizona State University’s Bachelors of Science Flight Degree Program. He holds a degree from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in Aeronautical Science with a minor in Aviation Safety/ Accident Investigation and is currently a graduate student in the Cultural Resources Management M.A. Program at Sonoma State University.

Associate Members
AAIR has associate members throughout the United States. While AAIR is primarily focused on field research in the Western United States, there are members joining from many other states.

We encourage involvement in aviation archaeology through AAIR. See Getting involved in Aviation Archaeology.

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