For those of you who are interested in taking the "Behind the Scenes" at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force, here is a list of the aircraft you will see and a few tips on registering and the tour.
The tours are held every Friday afternoon and take about 2 hours. The buildings are WW II vintage and are hot in the summer and cold in the winter so, on the average, you will be quite comfortable .
You can register ahead of time up to the Wednesday prior to the tour. If you cannot register by then or the tour is already booked up, you can be listed on Friday morning at the information desk to fill in for cancellations. Cancellations are farily common. Everyone has to have a government issued ID (passport is fine), no large bags food or fluids allowed, no one under 12 can take the tour, photos can be taken inside the facility but not outside, no rest room facilities available during the tour. Advanced arrangements have to be made to accomodate handicapped visitors.
You have to be at the check-in desk by 11:45 AM (just outside the Carney Auditorium near the Early Years Gallery) and the tours starts about 12:30 PM. All ID's will be checked at least once. The tour guides are wives of active duty and retired AF officers and they are quite knowledgeable. Each guide will have 6-8 guests and there is no switching of guides once the group has been broken down.
Aircraft currently in the restoration shops include; B-17F "Memphis Bell", X-32, YF-23, F-22 (the YF-22 is currently on the display and will be replaced by this F-22), MiG-21, Mig-23, MiG-25 (Anyone have a set of wings they want to donate?), SU-22, XC-99 bits and pieces, Titan IV (This is too tall for the Space and Missile Gallery), T-46 prototype, Curtiss X-19 tilt rotor VTOL, T-6 Texan II prototype, German WW II SAM (forgot the name, sorry) plus others. I am having a senior moment.