The really cool thing about this blog is that I can share my vacation photos, and no one seems to mind too much.
The official name of the museum is Valiant Air Command Warbird Museum, and the docent was kind and indulgent to the nerds in our little group. (Engineers can’t help it.)
We got to stick our heads in the bomb bay of this B-25.
Not George H. W. Bush’s TBM Avenger, but one restored to look like his.
“Bazooka Charlie” Carpenter’s L-4J
Checking out the British Tiger Moth.
How’d you like that for an airspeed indicator?
F-105 being restored.
One of my favorites, the C-47. I told Mini-me that I had heard there’s not a square mile of Earth that has not been under the wings of a C-47 / DC-3. Sometimes they give rides in this one.
For my dad, the T-33.
For XBrad’s dad, the A-6.
F-18. Not actually a Blue Angel plane, but they have permission to use the paint scheme. (Got Mini-me’s hair in mid-fling)
Some of the memorabilia on display.
*Lots* of memorabilia.
Well worth the trip, and the gift shop is awesome.