In celebration of National Aviation History month this November, Disney is honoring U.S. aviation’s storied past in an educational partnership with aviation museums across the U.S.

Beginning on November 5, 2013, select aviation museums will feature “PLANES“-inspired learning materials for the month of November designed to introduce children to the exhilarating world of flight and its most celebrated figures. These materials include the Disney “PLANES” Reel, featuring “Top Ten Flyers,” a countdown of some of the greatest aviators in history hosted by ESPN’s Colin Cowherd, “Aviation Fun Facts” tip sheets, and activity sheets families can fill out while visiting their favorite aviation museums.

Disney’s “PLANES” Salutes National Aviation Month will be held at the following museums:

  • Maps Air Museum, North Canton, Ohio
  • American Museum of Natural History, New York, New York
  • Quonset Air Museum, North Kingstown, Rhode Island
  • New England Air Museum, Windsor Locks, Connecticut
  • Kansas Aviation Museum, Wichita, Kansas
  • Wings Over the Rockies Air & Space Museum, Denver, Colorado

Some of the most influential role models in U.S. history were born from the world of flight including the Wright Brothers, Charles Lindbergh and Amelia Earhart, all famous aviators who proved that, no matter how high their dreams, with imagination, hard work and perseverance, anything is possible.

To further celebrate National Aviation History Month, Disney will release the family-friendly animated comedy “PLANES” for families to enjoy at-home, giving kids a new kind of high-flying role model in Dusty, the crop dusting plane with sky-high dreams, at the center of the film. His indomitable spirit reflects that of history’s great aviators and is sure to inspire children’s imaginations to take flight this November.

“PLANES” will be available on November 19 as a Blu-ray 3D™ Combo Pack (Blu-ray 3D + Blu-ray+ DVD + Digital Copy), aBlu-ray Combo Pack (Blu-ray + DVD + Digital Copy), a DVD (DVD + Digital Copy), Digital HD and On-Demand.

More information on the participating museums can be found on the “PLANES” Facebook page at http://di.sn/sI1.

Image: ©2013Disney

SOURCE: The Walt Disney Studios

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