Quoted From A Fellow Traveler:

Life is short, Break the rules, Forgive quickly, Kiss slowly, Love truly, Laugh uncontrollably, And never regret anything that made you smile. Life may not be the party we hoped for, but while we're here we should dance.

Saturday, August 20, 2011

Valiant Air Command Warbird Museum

There's a Warbird museum not far from where we are so we had to check it out. It's located at one end of the regional airport which also houses a helicopter school.
Parked at the side of one of the runways was the Zero G plane. For $5000.00 you too can experience weightlessness.
At the end of the airport, we arrived at the museum.
The museum consist of three buildings which house planes from WWII, Korean, and Vietnam wars.
This is one of their prized aircraft, a C47 bomber that is ready to fly to air shows around the country or take a ride in her if your in the area.
Looking up into the bomb bay.

Man, these are just beautiful engines.

At one end of the building was this Avenger that was being worked on. Seems that the plane was air worthy but experienced engine problems during it's last flight.
The crew working on the plane are volunteers from Boeing. These guys love restoring these old planes.

Do you know what famous person flew an Avenger during WWII?

Nope..... It's not Joyce. Give Up?

Yup, this is the guy!!!

We moved to the next building where the Vietnam aircraft is stored

While we were touring the building, the Zero G jet taxied for take off.
The story of a couple of brave pilots.

Gas Turbine
We shouldn't for get the Tuskegee Airmen
Wow...on our way home there was an accident on I95, no one seemed to be hurt but they were shook up a lot.


Chuck and Anneke's RV travels said...

Nice tour, thanks. I love both airplane and military museums. I have to add this one to my list.

Diane and Rich said...

Great pictures. If you are ever in the Pensacola, Fla area you should go to the Naval Aviation Museum at NAS Pensacola. Its a huge exibit of naval aviation history.