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Nat'l Museum Of The Usaf Partial Gallery Closing

Thu Nov 13, 2008 11:37 am

Between December 8th 2008 and February 14th 2009, portions of the Modern Flight Hangar (MFH) at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force will be closed for painting of the ceiling.
This gallery is dedicated to the Korean and Southeast Asian conflicts and access to the Kettering Cold War Gallery and the Space and Missile Gallery through the MFH will not be restricted.
Check the Museum's web site as to which portion of the MFH is closed prior to visiting.

http://www.nationalmuseum.af.mil/
 
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RE: Nat'l Museum Of The Usaf Partial Gallery Closing

Thu Nov 13, 2008 5:51 pm

Will they be keeping the current ceiling color or painting it darker like the other galleries?

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RE: Nat'l Museum Of The Usaf Partial Gallery Closing

Thu Nov 13, 2008 7:49 pm

I asked that of one of the volunteers when I was there on Monday. She said it'll be dark like the others. It allows for more dramatic scene lighting, better photos (less background clutter) and most importantly, lower electricity costs.
 
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RE: Nat'l Museum Of The Usaf Partial Gallery Closing

Fri Nov 14, 2008 7:31 am

Does the NMAF have any idea when they will get a KC-135A and put it on display? They should put it in either the Cold War or the Mordern Flight Galleries.
 
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RE: Nat'l Museum Of The Usaf Partial Gallery Closing

Fri Nov 14, 2008 4:52 pm

Even with the 135 variants on display, the A model would be a nice addition since it was the dominant tanker type for so many years.

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RE: Nat'l Museum Of The Usaf Partial Gallery Closing

Sat Nov 15, 2008 6:57 am

Yes, I agree F4wso. If they need a Boom Operator to fill out a crew to fly a KC-135A from DM to WP, I'll volunteer.  bigthumbsup 
 
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RE: Nat'l Museum Of The Usaf Partial Gallery Closing

Mon Dec 22, 2008 10:54 pm

Here is an update on the partial closing of the Modern Flight Gallery.

The section of the gallery that contains the aircraft and exhibits relating to the Korean conflict is blocked off. There is a strong paint odor in the gallery and in the hallway leading to the gallery. So if you are allergic to paint odors, I would recommend not going into that area of the museum.
 
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RE: Nat'l Museum Of The Usaf Partial Gallery Closing

Mon Dec 22, 2008 11:47 pm



Quoting KC135TopBoom (Reply 4):
Current aircraft at the NMAF;

http://www.nationalmuseum.af.mil/sha...6.pdf

If I read the list right, the YF-23A is out of restoration and now on display. Can anyone confirm that?
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Tue Dec 23, 2008 12:17 am



Quoting EBJ1248650 (Reply 8):
If I read the list right, the YF-23A is out of restoration and now on display. Can anyone confirm that?

Confirmed. As of my last visit on 11/11/2008, it's in the annex with the X-planes and research aircraft.

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