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User currently offlineMezza From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (13 years 1 month 3 weeks 9 hours ago) and read 800 times:

Most countries have a least one or more major military aircaft museums.

What are the major ones that you visit and the types of aircraft they have.

Is enough being done to maintain the military aviation history in your Country!

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User currently offlineChdmcmanus From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 374 posts, RR: 2
Reply 1, posted (13 years 1 month 3 weeks 8 hours ago) and read 729 times:

I've been to aviation museums all over the world, and let me just say, by far the best one I have ever seen is Duxford Imperial War Museum in England. The Brits really take the cake when it comes to acft preservation, not only at Duxford, but all around. They have more aviation museums than anywhere else I have seen, and the public seems to really support them. It is a great thing to see.

As with anything else in life, most people don't see the value of things until they are gone. You would think we would've learned a lesson from this by now, but the cycle continues. I applaud those who are taking the time to preserve our aviation history, but especially those who are taking steps to prevent the legends of today from being lost tomorrow.

Regards,
ChD



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User currently offlineMikeN From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (13 years 1 month 3 weeks 8 hours ago) and read 730 times:

I've been to quite a few myself. I really enjoyed the USAF Museum at Wright-Patt. Also, the Smithsonian Air & Space Museum is pretty good and will soon be great once the remod is finished!

User currently offlineJwenting From Netherlands, joined Apr 2001, 10213 posts, RR: 19
Reply 3, posted (13 years 1 month 2 weeks 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 718 times:

RAF Museum, London, UK
RNthAF museum, Kamp Zeist (Soesterberg AB), the Netherlands
Twente AB museum, Twente AB, the Netherlands (small, private run, well worth it if you can find it  Smile ).
US Navy museum, Pensacola, USA
USMC Museum, Quantico, USA
Castle Air museum, Castle AFB, USA
Smithsonian A&S museum, Washington DC, USA

All different, all fun. US seems to concentrate more on the aircraft themselves, and Europe more on the history surrounding them.



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User currently offlineSU508 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (13 years 1 month 2 weeks 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 713 times:

Hey Guys!

Ist a shame forme but I have never been to one in my country...

However, I just came back from Munich, Germany. There is a german science museum there and the aviation section is great!!! It has all sorts of planes such as F-104 and Mig-23 and -29 from the German AF.

I think more is been done in my country to develop the military a/c rather then to maintain military aviation history...


Regards,


BBC_CCCP
RUS AF RULES!!!


User currently offlineJwenting From Netherlands, joined Apr 2001, 10213 posts, RR: 19
Reply 5, posted (13 years 1 month 2 weeks 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 720 times:

Deutsches Museum is great. Must really find some time to go back to Munich, it's been years.
Last time, they didn't have all those, must have been late 1980s.



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User currently offlineSteman From Germany, joined Aug 2000, 1361 posts, RR: 7
Reply 6, posted (13 years 1 month 2 weeks 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 704 times:

I went only to two aviation museums up to now:
RAF Museum at Hendo, London
Sea Air & Space Museum on the USS Intrepid at Manhattan, New York

Ciao

Stefano


User currently offlineUSAFHummer From United States of America, joined May 2000, 10685 posts, RR: 53
Reply 7, posted (13 years 1 month 2 weeks 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 695 times:

Here are the ones I have been to:

The Boneyard, Davis-Monthan AFB, Arizona
Thunderbirds Museum, Nellis AFB, Nevada
Pima Air Museum, Tucson, Arizona (My favorite, a must-see for any military av. lover)
National Air/Space Museum, Washington
USS Intrepid, New York

Thats all I can think of, I have a few I would like to see:
Dover AFB Museum
USAF Museum, Dayton
Museum of Flight, Seattle

Greg



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User currently offlineMikeN From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (13 years 1 month 2 weeks 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 685 times:

USAFHummer,

I have been to those you want to visit. They are definitely worth the trip, especially the USAF Museum.

Mike


User currently offlineUSAFHummer From United States of America, joined May 2000, 10685 posts, RR: 53
Reply 9, posted (13 years 1 month 2 weeks 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 679 times:

MikeN,
Ok, Dover is about a 75 minute drive from my house, I plan on getting there this summer hopefully...as for Dayton and Seattle, those are going to be hard to get to... Does Dover have an airshow??

Thanks,
Greg



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User currently offlineMikeN From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (13 years 1 month 2 weeks 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 678 times:

I was stationed there for 7.5 years and we only had 2 during that time.

Mike


User currently offlineUSAFHummer From United States of America, joined May 2000, 10685 posts, RR: 53
Reply 11, posted (13 years 1 month 2 weeks 16 hours ago) and read 668 times:

Ok...its not a regular thing then like McGuire or NAS Willow Grove...

Greg



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User currently offlineMikeN From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 12, posted (13 years 1 month 2 weeks 15 hours ago) and read 668 times:

It may be a regular thing now since they have the museum there, but I really don't know. Your best bet would probably be to call down there to get the full scoop.

Mike


User currently offlineEricCieslar From Australia, joined Apr 2001, 45 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (13 years 1 month 1 week 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 616 times:

hey guys
i live in VIC, Australia and iv only been to the RAAF Museum at point cook and The Moorabbin Air Museum. The RAAF museum has more money to spend and they have some flying displays but Moorabbin museum is closer to me and i am a member there. We have a few kool planes but not enough hands on members and/or money but it still worth a visit. I tyr and go there when ever i can and work on the planes. Probably the most prized posetion we have there would be the beaufighter.

http://members.optushome.com.au/vickersviscount/beaufighter/

andother plane you can see pictures of is the viscount
http://members.optushome.com.au/vickersviscount/


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