AAA Editor Notes
Pearson Air Museum is 1 mi. s.e. of I-5 exit 1C at 1115 E. 5th St., within Fort Vancouver National Historic Site. An exhibit about the birth of Pearson Field, the oldest airport in the Pacific Northwest, traces its military roots. Also on display are replicas of two encampments that offer a glimpse into the life of spruce mill workers during World War I.
A monument next to the museum marks the site where three Soviet aviators completed the first trans-polar flight and the first non-stop flight from Russia to the United States in 1937. The flight took 63 hours and 16 minutes.