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Recomendations At The Usaf Museum  
User currently offlineMarcus From Mexico, joined Apr 2001, 1790 posts, RR: 2
Posted (10 years 6 months 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 1835 times:

Either this Saturday or Sunday I will be visiting the USAF museum at Wright-Patterson AFB in Ohio, if you have been there do you have any recomendations on what displays not to miss?

Thank you in advance
Marcus




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User currently offlineRb211 From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 632 posts, RR: 3
Reply 1, posted (10 years 6 months 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 1826 times:

My favorite is the Valkyrie and the old "Air Force One"


Airline photography. Whether they're fully clothed, butt naked, having issues or confused I'm taking pictures!!
User currently offlineBroke From United States of America, joined Apr 2002, 1322 posts, RR: 3
Reply 2, posted (10 years 6 months 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 1795 times:

Marcus,

The Air Force Museum is a very large facility and if you take your time at all, you will not see it all.
The main galleries are; Early Years - From the early days of flight up to the Battle of Britain - Leave the gift shop area and turn right.
War Power Gallery - WW II - To take it in the order it is laid out turn left, go to the Berlin Wall Exhibit and turn right and go past the Bob Hope and Hap Arnold exhibits and then left into the gallery.
Modern Flight Gallery - To right Korea, to the left Vietnam - you enter the passageway just past the Hap Arnold exhibit.
Cold War Gallery - Mostly Cold War - To the left, you will reach the area dedicated to Desert Storm. There are the following there; B-1B, B-2A (yup), B-36J, B-58A, SR-71A, U-2, ex-RAF Tornado GR 1, etc. You enter at the far side of the Modern Flight Hangar.
Across the field (take a bus) to the Presidential Hangar - Roosevelt, Truman, Eisenhower, Kennedy - principal airplanes there plus other smaller airplanes that served the Presidents.
Next door - Research and Development Hangar - X-1B, X-3, X-4, X-5, X-15, X-29, XB-70A, XF-92A, F-107A etc.
I'll be working the Cold Gallery Saturday morning and Modern Flight in the afternoon.
Oh yes, Saturday is Family Day (3rd Saturday of each month), activities for kids from 3 to 13.
Enjoy, Bernie

PS We also have an art exhibit that features 80 paintings by 50 American artists. You get there by turning left just before the Early Years Gallery.


User currently offlineBroke From United States of America, joined Apr 2002, 1322 posts, RR: 3
Reply 3, posted (10 years 6 months 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 1785 times:

Two more things,

Web site address http://www.wpafb.af.mil/museum/

You can get brochures in Spanish at the information booth in the lobby, but no where else.


User currently offlineDalmd88 From United States of America, joined Jul 2000, 2540 posts, RR: 14
Reply 4, posted (10 years 6 months 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 1769 times:

I was there about 10 years ago. I missed the Presidential and X plane hangar. Was that part of it back then? Seeing the B-36 and the XB-70 made the trip. I guess I now have agreat reason to go back.

User currently offlineBH346 From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 3265 posts, RR: 14
Reply 5, posted (10 years 6 months 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 1746 times:

I was in the USAF Museum a couple months ago. It's a great museum, lots to see. I found the Presidential and Experimental hangars interesting. You need to be sure and sign up for it since it requires a bus ride across the base. The place to sign up is next to the hangar with the WWII aircraft.


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User currently offlineRockyRacoon From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 966 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (10 years 6 months 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 1741 times:

You're gonna love it Marcus. Best of all, it's free.  Smile



peace


User currently offlineIMisspiedmont From United States of America, joined May 2001, 6287 posts, RR: 34
Reply 7, posted (10 years 6 months 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 1724 times:

I spent a day there in 1989 with a very understanding girlfriend and was very rushed. If I ever get back, I'll allow 3 full days and that will still not be enough.

Wear a good pair of shoes, carry lots of ASA 400 film and have fun.



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User currently offlineSlamClick From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 10062 posts, RR: 68
Reply 8, posted (10 years 6 months 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 1718 times:

It is all great. Terrific displays everywhere you look, not just the airplanes themselves but all the artifacts.

Save some time (and money) for the gift shop. One of the best around.




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User currently onlineN766UA From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 8227 posts, RR: 23
Reply 9, posted (10 years 6 months 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 1702 times:

Make sure to ride over to the hangars on the far side of the field where they have the old AF-1s etc. The original SR-71 is also over there. I've been to the museum a few times, although not recently. A few months ago I was on base and saw they were building a new annex. I beleive it's open now, but I've not been inside.


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User currently offlineMarcus From Mexico, joined Apr 2001, 1790 posts, RR: 2
Reply 10, posted (10 years 6 months 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 1669 times:

I was there on Saturday...........in one word.......Fantastic  Smile  Smile  Smile


Kids!....we are going to the happiest place on earth...TIJUANA! signed: Krusty the Clown
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