Broke From United States of America, joined Apr 2002, 1322 posts, RR: 3
Reply 2, posted (11 years 7 months 2 weeks 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 2186 times:
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.
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.
BH346 From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 3265 posts, RR: 13
Reply 5, posted (11 years 7 months 2 weeks 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 2137 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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N766UA From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 8639 posts, RR: 23
Reply 9, posted (11 years 7 months 2 weeks 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 2093 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.