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Tuesday, September 04, 2012

A Visit to the Air Force Museum

Last May, Doug and I took a friend to the Air Force base in Dayton, Ohio, so that she could attend the graduation of her grandson from a special training program. While Pat was attending the ceremonies, Doug and I visited the Air Force Museum.

I should mention that Doug is with planes like I am with horses. While I run to the window to watch the Amish horses go by, he will drop what he's doing and rush outside to look up into the sky when he hears a plane flying over.

So he was in his element at the Air Force Museum. I'm afraid I was a little out of my element, but it didn't stop me from taking photos. So, if you're an airplane junkie like my hubby, this post is for you. If you're not, well, stick around. Maybe I'll hit your addiction one of these days.

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Doug prepares to do a walk-through of a B-29

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Here it is from the inside

IMG_5008_F-84E_Thunderjet_at_Air_Force_Museum
F-84E Thunderjet

IMG_5009_F-94A_Starfire_at_Air_Force_Museum
F-94A Starfire

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B-26C

IMG_5016_Consolidated_OA-10_Catalina_at_Air_Force_Museum
Consolidated OA-10 Catalina

IMG_5026_Supermarine_Spitfire_at_Air_Force_Museum
Supermarine Spitfire

IMG_5027_DH-98_Mosquito_at_Air_Force_Museum
DH-98 Mosquito

IMG_5028_Doolittle_Raiders_B-25_Mitchell_Bomber_at_Air_Force_Museum
Doolittle Raiders B-25 Mitchell Bomber

IMG_5034_B-36_Peacemaker_at_Air_Force_Museum
B-36 Peacemaker

IMG_5035_B-2_Spirit_Stealth_Bomber_at_Air_Force_Museum
B-2 Spirit Stealth Bomber
There are many, many more planes than what I've shown here. It has to be seen to be believed. The engineering ingenuity it must have taken to get all those planes into the hangars and on display was marvel enough for me.

9 comments:

  1. My late dad was a big airplane enthusiast. I wish I could share your pictures with him.

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  2. Thanks for sharing both your and Doug's enthusiasm not only of days gone by but of the present.
    Your writing/pictures encaptures a person right into your heart. What a blessing you live where you can see each of these every day and then take pictures to write on your blog. They are beautiful. Hope you had a great Labor Day Weekend.

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  3. I am not so much into planes,but my husband was like Doug,drop everything and watch a plane fly over. He would have enjoy this museum

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  4. you do have to admire the different models. really cool that your husband got to spend some time there to soak it all in. :)

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  5. Neat, Linda.... I'm that way about trains since my Dad worked for the railroad.... BUT--both GE and I would love that Air Force Museum also... NEAT!!!!!

    Hugs,
    Betsy

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  6. I have seen a stealth fly over, there is a big base near me. My father was a fly boy so they catch my attention as well.

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  7. Very nifty. I'm not a plane junkie but just looking at those pics helps me understand those who are.

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  8. LOL.. you do hit my addiction with photography in general. Planes don't do too much for me but it's always fun to see what you're up to.

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