Ernie Hall Aviation Museum
This new Trumbull County museum honors local aviators’ contributions to the field of aviation and bears the name of one of America’s most well-regarded aeronautical pioneers, Ernest C Hall. Among this veteran Warren, Ohio aviator and flying school instructor’s flight teachers were the Wright Brothers.
The museum is filled with local, national and international aviation memorabilia from the birth of the industry through present day. Visitors can see items such as letters written between Hall and Orville Wright; signatures from pilots such as Amelia Earhart and Chuck Yeager; and a piece of fabric from the Fokker DR-1 Triplane that Manfred von Richthofen – better known as the Red Baron – flew when he was shot down and killed in 1918.
Hall owns the distinction of being continuously involved in all facets of the aviation industry for 50 years -- longer than anyone else. One of the planes he designed and constructed is housed in the Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum in Washington, DC. Another Hall-designed aircraft is on display at the US Air Force Museum in Dayton.