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What Does American Air Power and the Declaration of Independence Have In Common?

By: Category: Special Event

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What? The United States recently celebrated 241 years of independence, and a lot has changed since the fledgling nation began defending itself. In the 1700s, aviation was but a dream by a few imaginative soon-to-be American patriots. Indeed, parts of America’s Declaration of Independence focused on the most important transportation mode of the time… the world’s seas and their ability to support trade. Among the objections the Colonists had over the King of Great Britain were that he had “…plundered our seas, ravaged our Coasts, burnt our towns, and destroyed the lives of our people.” Additionally, he was “…cutting off our trade with all parts of the world...Read More

USS Midway (CVN-41) Museum

By: Category: MilitaryMuseums

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...Read More