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Usaf Museum/WPAFB

Mon Jan 19, 2004 7:31 am


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.

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RE: Usaf Museum/WPAFB

Mon Jan 19, 2004 8:38 am

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.

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RE: Usaf Museum/WPAFB

Mon Jan 19, 2004 10:47 am

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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RE: Usaf Museum/WPAFB

Mon Jan 19, 2004 11:04 am

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.
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RE: Usaf Museum/WPAFB

Mon Jan 19, 2004 11:15 am

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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RE: Usaf Museum/WPAFB

Mon Jan 19, 2004 11:31 am

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.
 
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RE: Usaf Museum/WPAFB

Mon Jan 19, 2004 12:00 pm

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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RE: Usaf Museum/WPAFB

Mon Feb 02, 2004 2:12 pm

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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