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User currently offlineCessnababe From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 39 posts, RR: 0
Posted (10 years 9 months 1 week 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 1577 times:


Maybe I am a bit biased, but "our" museum is one of the best. The Museum has undergone extensive remodeling, added a new hangar, regrouped the aircraft, and most of the aircraft which was outside is now indoors. I highly recommend you visit the Museum if you come to Dayton.

CessnaBabe

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User currently offlineDeltaRules From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 3788 posts, RR: 9
Reply 1, posted (10 years 9 months 1 week 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 1539 times:

I haven't been there in two years, so I probably haven't seen any of the new stuff you mentioned, but the USAF Museum is a really cool place to go...I have to agree with you & would recommend it to anybody who ends up in DAY.

That'll make it even better bringing some of the outside stuff in...I wanted to walk out there the last time & it was pouring, which prevented that.

DeltaRules



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User currently offlineFlagshipAZ From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 3419 posts, RR: 14
Reply 2, posted (10 years 9 months 1 week 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 1522 times:

I'm planning on visiting Dayton again this August. I was there last in Aug 2002. Went to the museum, stay there for 5 hours & fell in love with the B-36.  Wink/being sarcastic If I were to ask you nicely CessnaBabe, could you show me the town & the sights? Such as the Wright Bros gravesites & anything else aviation related? Thanks, and regards.  Wink/being sarcastic


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User currently offlineCessnababe From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 39 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (10 years 9 months 1 week 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 1516 times:

Ahhh..the good ole B-36, one of my favorites, too. Others are XB-70, Valkyrie and SR-71, just to mention a few.
All the aircraft but the B-52 has been moved to a different location. Many not far from the original location, but moved nevertheless.
I will be happy to pretend to be a tour guide. I will cost you a hamburger and Diet Coke.  Laugh out loud


User currently offlineFlagshipAZ From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 3419 posts, RR: 14
Reply 4, posted (10 years 9 months 1 week 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 1506 times:

Deal! Plus I'll throw in the dessert too, but that'll make the Diet Coke meaningless.  Wink/being sarcastic Yep, that B-36 is the first one I've ever seen in person since I've first saw it on Strategic Air Command. I gather they didn't move the B-52 since it was on some raised blocks since I was there. Regards.


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User currently offlineCessnababe From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 39 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (10 years 9 months 1 week 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 1498 times:

Yes, the B-52 sits on blocks. Remember the little "Goblin" next to the B-36. It has been moved to an Experimental Hangar which is next to the Presidential Hangar on the Base.

User currently offlineJwenting From Netherlands, joined Apr 2001, 10213 posts, RR: 19
Reply 6, posted (10 years 9 months 1 week 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 1498 times:

Shame Dayton is so far out of the way for my US trip later this year...
If you move the entire operation to Boise or Seattle before September we'll be sure to visit  Smile/happy/getting dizzy



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User currently offlineHaveBlue From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 2116 posts, RR: 1
Reply 7, posted (10 years 8 months 3 weeks 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 1441 times:

I must agree that the Dayton USAF museum is very impressive. Been there several times and there is never enough time to take in all it has to offer. Where else can you see a XB-70 Valkyrie (nowhere, and I had lunch under its wing), a YF-12, SR-71 and their sister ships drone the D-21, an X-13 Vertijet, a Kestrel (predecessor to the Harrier), a B-2 test article, the F-117, Tacit Blue, an X-1B, X-3, X-4, X-5 X-15, X-29, a MiG 15 next to an F-86, an F-86 skinless to see the inner workings, an F-82 twin mustang, a B-58 Hustler, MiG 15 thru 21, the aforementioned B-36 with the Goblin, the F-84 designed to be parasite carried under a B-36, a B-1 and the F-15 that set the world time to altitude record (Streak Eagle), etc.? And that's just off the top of my head. It's truly an aviation enthusiasts wet dream.


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