Seriously, the first time we visited this place, I think I got more excited about the big metal dinosaurs than I did about the aircraft in those hangars (just to the right rear of, ahem, Rex). Of course, once I got inside, I kinda forgot all about the dinosaurs.
I mean airplanes. You gotta love it, right?
Here's their website, it's also over there on the sidebar as well, see the picture below...
I may have mentioned it before, but most of their collection is flyable. As in, can taxi out onto that grass strip near the hangars and take to the air. (What's that? Did I see any pterodactyls when I was there? No, just those three guys out front and the airplanes. Pshaw, pterodactyls. Seriously?)
Oh my, do they have aircraft, lots of aircraft. I love that place!
|Welcome to the museum!|
|Hey old man! Get out of the way!|
|Seriously dude, you're blocking my view. (Hhmm, I think I know that guy...)|
I told you they had airplanes.
(Drip pans. Did ya notice the drip pans? Non-functional engines don't drip oil. Know what I mean?)
Editor's note: The B-17 and the Fw-190 were both sold to a guy out in Oregon a while back. Since then they've acquired more Focke Wulfs. But no B-17s. Chuckie will be featured in a future post. I actually have a few pictures from inside the aircraft.