runner13 From United States of America, joined Jun 2010, 227 posts, RR: 0 Posted (1 year 5 months 4 weeks 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 3170 times:
This is not a normal trip report as I didn't fly. I live in Nashville and needed to go to the museum for a very special Christmas present for my Grandmother. I had been looking for years for a picture of my Grandfather in a aviation related picture, and finally found one a few weeks ago. He was in the postal service and during World War 2 he flew mail to the soldiers. I finally found a picture of him in front of a Boeing C-46 which he flew on, during the war in Okinawa. I had to get one of me in front of one also. The only place near was the museum in Dayton. So the wife and I drove up there an back yesterday to get the picture as well as see the museum. Let me tell ya, I could've spent days there but had to get home. I'll let the pictures do the talking. Hope you enjoy and any comments are always welcome. Also I will take the original picture of my Grandfather, and picture of me in front of the C-46 and get them framed together, and give it to my Grandmother for Christmas, I can't wait to see the look on her face when she sees it.
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Thanks for looking. If you in the Dayton area I highly recommend checking this out.
haynflyer From United States of America, joined Nov 2008, 126 posts, RR: 0 Reply 1, posted (1 year 5 months 4 weeks 13 hours ago) and read 2260 times:
Nice job Runner. Next time you go there take the shuttle bus to the hanger with all the Presidential aircraft. But go early because your time in the hanger is very limited so if you're like me, you have yo go back two or three times. SAM 26000 is housed there as well as other early-era presidential aircraft. The hanger next to it was my favorite though, since I am a fan of the XB-70. An amazingly HUGE machine that could fly at Mach 3 in the era of slide rules (geez, I had to look up the spelling in Google).
I love that place and the folks who run it do a really good job.
"Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts."
fixfox From Netherlands, joined Dec 2003, 31 posts, RR: 0 Reply 2, posted (1 year 5 months 3 weeks 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 1826 times:
Thanks for sharing your report, you are right, this museum is awsome indeed.
Last year we spent 2 1/2 days there and it was not enough!
We combined our visit with NASM museums in Washington DC, a nice overdose of flying metal in a week.
Next to the XB-70, the B58 remains my favourite iron!
As haynflyer mentions, it is absolutely worth taking the bus to the extension.
I have understood that Boeing made a gift to the museum for a 4th hall, making room for all the exhibits currently tucked away in the extension.
What also amazed me that this place is ran by volunteers and has no entrance fee, unbelievable for European standards!
sfflyer123 From United States of America, joined May 2010, 246 posts, RR: 0 Reply 3, posted (1 year 5 months 3 weeks 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 1730 times:
Great TR. Very nice pictures. Looked like there was a B-29 in the background on one of your photos. Was that the Enola Gay? Also, when you say, Dayton, I assume you mean, Dayton, Ohio, right? In the intro you stated Nashville, but I assume there's no Dayton, TN, correct?