The United States Aviation Museum maintains a collection of over 160 military aircraft including one of the largest helicopter collections in the world. - United States Aviation Museum
This past weekend we took a trip over to the Aviation Museum in this area. The Little Boys were so excited and Beloved was able to share his love of flying with everyone.
When you enter the Museum you are greeted by Icarus and models of Leonardo da Vinci's s sketches.
Here is Icarus. Icarus' main attempt to escape Crete by means of the wings in which his father constructed from feathers and wax. He ignored the instructions of his father not to get to close to the sun, and the melting wax caused him to fall to his death. - Greek Mythology
Exploring the Old Planes
Exploring the Old Helicopters
A life size diorama of how they use to land their WW2 planes in a field and then push them into the trees to pitch a tent under the wing.
He is a little disturbed about the Helicopter crashing in the Vietnamese Rice Patty.
He wanted to know why the tail broke and why the rotor broke.
And, did they rescue the pilots?
And, why is there a Vietnam guy in the woods with a gun.
I adore all the old wooden propellers!
Some of the Helicopters on display from the early years are very odd looking to me!
It actually flew. It proved Helicopters could really fly and do some work.
Running up and down the Chinook.
The Alpha model from the 50's.
Flying a Cobra
The Helicopter Art Gallery was beautiful and vivid.
Aviation Unit Crest
I see one pin in there that I think is pretty special!
Surprised to see this...
They had a nice display of this type of items.
And, I silently waited until my friends names scrolled through the video screen. Corey was the first name that showed up as I stood there! I wish they were not on the wall. We know too many and we miss them so.
For those that don't know, they are listing all American names who have died in Operation Iraq Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom.
Now, we need to do the outside of the Museum! I am sure it will have to be one day when it is cooler though! So, to be continued...