IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES
August 28, 2018
Mr. Young (for himself and Mr. Donnelly) introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources
To designate the National Airmail Museum at Smith Air Field in Fort Wayne, Indiana.
This Act may be cited as the
National Airmail Museum Act.
Congress finds that—
in 1930, commercial airmail carriers began operations at Smith Field in Fort Wayne, Indiana;
the United States lacks a national museum dedicated to airmail; and
the airmail hangar at Smith Field in Fort Wayne, Indiana—
will educate the public on the role of airmail in aviation history; and
honor the role of the hangar in the history of the Nation’s airmail service.
The airmail museum located at the Smith Field in Fort Wayne, Indiana, is designated as the
National Airmail Museum.
Effect of designation
The national museum designated by this section is not a unit of the National Park System and the designation of the National Airmail Museum shall not require or permit Federal funds to be expended for any purpose related to that national memorial.