July 7, 2022
Oregon: Madras – Erikson Aircraft Collection
Located in the small town of Madras in Central Oregon, the Erickson Aircraft Museum holds a private collection of World War II military aircraft. The collection is very impressive and even more so when you realise that most of these aircraft are still airworthy. The hanger that houses there aircraft is bursting at the seams, so expansive is the number of aeroplanes on display. If you love vintage military aircraft then this is definitely a place you should check out.
November 9, 2021
New York: Horseheads – Wings of Eagles Discovery Center
The Wings of Eagles Discovery Centre in Horseheads, New York is a small aerospace museum and education centre. If you love aircraft and science then this is a great place to spend and hours two. It is family-friendly, especially if your children are a little older.
March 9, 2021
Oregon: Tillamook Air Museum – Airship Naval base
Tillamook Air Museum is located in a rural setting close to the Oregon Pacific coast. In World War II this was the site of a Naval base used to deploy K Class airships (blimps) across the Pacific ocean to detect enemy ships and submarines. The base was decommissioned in the 1940s and fell into disrepair. Today, the remaining hanger, Hanger B - one of the largest wooden buildings in the World, is the location of the Tillamook Air Museum.
February 2, 2021
Oregon: Evergreen Aviation and Space Museum
Located near to the small Oregon town of McMinnville is the excellent Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum. I discovered this place a few years back and have been fortunate to visit on a couple of occasions. It is one of those places that really exceeded my expectations – I had not expected to find such and excellent collection of aircraft and space vessels in a relatively remote place (it is a good hour or so from Portland, Oregon).
May 2, 2019
Washington: Seattle, Tukwila – The Museum of Flight
Ever since I can remember I have loved airplanes, which is a little bizarre considering how much I dislike flying (although this phobia has not stopped me traveling!). Even in my career I have spent a lot of time working with and within the aerospace industry. So, it is not surprising that I am drawn to visit every single aerospace museum that I come in close proximity to.So, coming to Seattle, home of Boeing, I could not resist checking out the Museum of Flight.
January 10, 2019
South Dakota: Rapid City – South Dakota Air and Space Museum
I still get excited when I get the chance to visit a new museum dedicated to air and space, so when I discovered on our journey through South Dakota the South Dakota Air & Space Museum at Ellsworth Airforce Base I jumped at the chance to visit.Like many such aerospace museums there was plenty of interesting aircraft on display. There are over 30 vintage military aircraft ranging from World War II bombers to the modern-day B-1.
December 18, 2018
Alabama: Huntsville – The US Space & Rocket Center
The U.S. Space and Rocket Center at Huntsville, Alabama is somewhere I had long wanted to visit. The area was once primarily famed as the watercress capital of the world but today it ranks as the 2nd largest technology center in the United States.
December 15, 2018
Florida: Pensacola – The Naval Aviation Museum
Naval Aviation Museum on the Naval Airbase in Pensacola is free to enter, which should not deter you from visiting if you like museums and military aircraft. There is also a great restaurant diner with loads of memorabilia from the past endeavors of the Naval Airman.
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