I love museums that have plains, trains, or automobiles. This one had 2 out of 3 but they threw in a tank to make up for it. This is the entrance which also has the required gift shop. There is also an art gallery as well. I did not take any pictures of the artwork out of respect to the artists so you will have to go there and check it out for yourself.
Admission was $10 for an adult and I felt it was well worth it. The whole self-guided tour took about 1-2 hours depending on how much you want to linger around.
This museum is larger than it looks from the outside. There are 4 hangers of aircraft and various displays. The above picture is the first hanger. Each display has a plaque describing what is on display and a bit of history about it. This hanger has a bit of old and new. There were also several smaller displays on hand.
Hanger 2 has fewer displays but they are large. This one above is an Avenger from WWII. I would see these on film but up close they are HUGE. There are also a few more from WWII in this hanger. Between Hangers 1 and 2 is the F105F Thunderchief from the featured photo.
Between Hangers 1 & 2 and 3 & 4 is part of the tarmac with several Cold War Era aircraft. There are a few MIG’s, a Huey helicopter, and some America aircraft. Notice that these are not roped off so you can get a good look at them.
Hangers 3 & 4 have the more dynamic displays. These are aircraft that are either getting restored or are available for rides.
Yes, that’s right you can go for a ride in some of these vintage aircraft. They are not cheap but if you have the money you can get the ride of a lifetime. Personally I am waiting for my wife to hand over the checkbook. Not looking good for awhile.
The P-51 Mustang is one of those planes that can be bought for a joyride. One of the jewels of the museum. You’ll have to go to the link at the bottom to find out more but if you have to ask…
OK, not an aircraft but it’s a TANK. This was one of my favorites. It doesn’t conflict with my fear of heights. It is just a gorgeous piece of machinery.
They will take this out for a drive during special events. I do not believe that they offer rides but you can ask.
I have been to this place twice now. My best friend took me here when I visited him many years ago. Now I live in the area. I may go back for more soon. These fascinating marvels never get tiring.
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