Category Museums

My Annual Pilgrimage

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AirVenture, EAA, Oshkosh, The World’s Busiest for 6 Days, whatever you call it, it is one of the Premier Aviation Events of the Year. This Year’s AirVenture did not disappoint in the least. From the Martin Mars, Tora, Tora, Tora, The Royal Canadian Air Force Snowbirds, to the Cathay Pacific Cargo 747-8F as usual there was something for everyone. We all have a specific reason, commemoration, event, or aircraft that draws our attention or reason for attending. This year we had several Special Events including Boeing’s 100th Birthday, the 100th Anniversary of the U.S. Coast Guard, the 75th Anniversary of Pearl Harbor, The 25th Anniversary of Desert Storm and many more...

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Pima Air & Space Museum

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One of seven surviving airframes

Arizona is home to one of the most famous aviation museums in the world, Pima Air & Space Museum, this museum, located in Tucson, is home to  over 300 airplanes, including some very rare airplanes, like the Budd RB-1 Conestoga (as far as I know, unrelated to Dave Budd), of which they have the only surviving airframe, and the Northrop YC-125A Raider, of which there are 2 survivors, the other one is at the Air Force Museum (Wright-Pat).

I’ve had the chance to visit the museum 5 times since 2002, and most of the trips involve rushed schedules and some very intense road trips, but I’ve enjoyed every single visit. The museum is so big that you need the entire day, if you can physically walk the entire museum and all the hangars, when I say this museum is huge, I’m not joking, it is huge...

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USS Midway (CVN-41) Museum

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E-2 Hawkeye #1, Upper Deck

The Midway is one of three aircraft museums in San Diego, CA, I think it’s not as wide known as the San Diego Air & Space Museum, it’s a really nice one.

Even though the aircraft collection might seem small, this museum is a lot more than aircraft. Most of the upper deck is occupied by more modern aircraft 50s and newer, including a T-2C Buckeye that is open for the public to occupy the pilot’s seat (the navigator’s seat is occupied by a dummy, unfortunately), and the collection includes some planes that are not as common in exhibition, such as a C-1A Trader and the E-2C Hawkeye. And the more known planes such as the F-18A (Aggressor paint), F-4, RA-5C, A-4, A-6, F-14, and helicopters such as the MH-60, a Sea King, a Kaman SH-2, and more.

The lower deck has some...

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