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Postby Calum » Tue Sep 26, 2017 1:23 pm

Have sorted my photos from my visit to the National Museum of the United States Air Force.

This is an impressive facility with an example just about every aircraft flown by the USAAF/USAF, including ,any of the experimental machines
The Experimental/Modern conflicts/Vietnam/SEA galleries are massive and the aircraft are well displayed (not to cramped).

It does suffer from the usual museum issue of being very dark though so photography was a challenge. Tripods are allowed which did result in some decent photos.

ImageIMG_2080 by Calum Gibson, on Flickr

ImageIMG_2072 by Calum Gibson, on Flickr

ImageIMG_2299 by Calum Gibson, on Flickr

ImageIMG_2162 by Calum Gibson, on Flickr

ImageIMG_2266 by Calum Gibson, on Flickr

ImageIMG_2285 by Calum Gibson, on Flickr

ImageIMG_2258 by Calum Gibson, on Flickr

ImageIMG_2288 by Calum Gibson, on Flickr

ImageIMG_2296 by Calum Gibson, on Flickr

ImageIMG_2328 by Calum Gibson, on Flickr

ImageIMG_2334 by Calum Gibson, on Flickr

ImageIMG_2391 by Calum Gibson, on Flickr

ImageIMG_2351 by Calum Gibson, on Flickr

ImageIMG_2295 by Calum Gibson, on Flickr

ImageIMG_2475 by Calum Gibson, on Flickr

ImageIMG_2297 by Calum Gibson, on Flickr

ImageIMG_2474 by Calum Gibson, on Flickr

ImageIMG_2460 by Calum Gibson, on Flickr

There's always some dickhead who gets in the way of your photo

ImageIMG_2277 by Calum Gibson, on Flickr

heaps more images here
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Re: National Museum of the United States Air Force

Postby DesTROYer » Tue Sep 26, 2017 3:39 pm

That gives me a Freedom Boner.
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Re: National Museum of the United States Air Force

Postby GeneralJG » Thu Sep 28, 2017 10:44 am

Great pics Calum!

Enjoyed looking at all of them on your flikr page.

How many days did you spend there? ;)

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Re: National Museum of the United States Air Force

Postby Calum » Thu Sep 28, 2017 11:12 am

GeneralJG wrote:Great pics Calum!

Enjoyed looking at all them on your flikr page.

How many days did you spend there? ;)

John.


Hi John

The first day in Dayton we slept in and missed our tours departure as my travelling companion got a little carried away the night before. :)

Fortunately this worked to our advantage as we weren't programmed to got to the museum that day. So as we were on our own, we made our way to the museum and spent 3-4 hours there. Pretty much all the time was spent in the Experimental/Space/Presidential Aircraft hangar.

The next day we were there from opening to closing time.

I think you can do the whole thing in a day if you don't want to take to many photos. We both wanted to try to get good photos so 1 1/2 days was definitely better.
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Re: National Museum of the United States Air Force

Postby bell209 » Fri Sep 29, 2017 7:46 pm

Great photos, Calum - thanks! Hoping to see this in person in about 18 months at the end of our Route 66 trip.
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Re: National Museum of the United States Air Force

Postby GeneralJG » Sat Sep 30, 2017 12:47 am

Wow Calum, is that all? (1 & 1/2 days)

I thought from the number of pics & size of the place it must have been a few days!

Are you able to look in the restoration hangars?

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Re: National Museum of the United States Air Force

Postby Calum » Sat Sep 30, 2017 8:35 am

bell209 wrote:Great photos, Calum - thanks! Hoping to see this in person in about 18 months at the end of our Route 66 trip.


it well worth the visit Rob.

GeneralJG wrote:Wow Calum, is that all? (1 & 1/2 days)

I thought from the number of pics & size of the place it must have been a few days!

Are you able to look in the restoration hangars?

John.


HI John, no. IIRC I did hear something about a tour to the restoration hangars, but it's only certain days and you have to pre book. I could be wrong however.
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Re: National Museum of the United States Air Force

Postby pacificmustang » Sun Oct 01, 2017 11:28 am

great photos calum, A lot of mine were ruined by some idiot constantly walking into shot :lol:

John, they do tours of the resto hangar on Fridays, which was annoying because that was the day that Calum and I attended, we only found out about it later. They currently have Memphis Belle in there.

The Resto I would really like to see id "Flak bait" in the Udar Hazy Centre, Washington. Sounds like we have to do another trip hey calum!!!

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Re: National Museum of the United States Air Force

Postby brad » Sun Oct 01, 2017 11:53 am

The Beaufighter they have is actually an ex-RAAF one that my great-uncle piloted out of Coomalie Creek in the NT during WWII.
Unfortunately the Americans have made it up to look like something it never was.
I also collect Australian war medals. Get in touch if you would like to know something about a group you might have or if you have some you would like to dispose of.
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Re: National Museum of the United States Air Force

Postby Calum » Sun Oct 01, 2017 4:25 pm

pacificmustang wrote:great photos calum, A lot of mine were ruined by some idiot constantly walking into shot :lol:

John, they do tours of the resto hangar on Fridays, which was annoying because that was the day that Calum and I attended, we only found out about it later. They currently have Memphis Belle in there.

The Resto I would really like to see id "Flak bait" in the Udar Hazy Centre, Washington. Sounds like we have to do another trip hey calum!!!

Bruce


I'm always keen , just need to sell it to the girls :D
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