MUSEUM PROFILE: STEVEN F. UDVAR-HAZY CENTER PART 2 – Luftwaffe Collection

A key part of the impressive reserve collection housed at the Center is the remarkable collection of captured Luftwaffe machines from WW2. You know its an impressive collection when the most common airframes are an ME163 and Fw190! https://www.flickr.com/photos/127965535@N04/49244245502/in/photostream/ The ME163 Comet is in incredible condition appearing to more of less have been left "as … Continue reading MUSEUM PROFILE: STEVEN F. UDVAR-HAZY CENTER PART 2 – Luftwaffe Collection

Museum Profile: Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center Part 1 – WW1 and Interwar Years

The final museum of my recent US trip was handily placed on the airport boundary that my flight home would be departing from in a few hours time. I spent four hours wandering around the museum soaking in the atmosphere that is something like no other. This was my third visit to the museum and … Continue reading Museum Profile: Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center Part 1 – WW1 and Interwar Years

Museum Profile: Intrepid Air and Space Museum

Back on the East coast of the United States, this time in New York City on the Hudson river, this post takes a look at the Intrepid Air and Space Museum. As museum settings go, an actual aircraft carrier is pretty special. https://www.flickr.com/photos/127965535@N04/49205383326/in/dateposted/ I've visited Intrepid a few times over the years and this time … Continue reading Museum Profile: Intrepid Air and Space Museum

Museum Profile: American Airpower Museum

Republic Field in East Farmingdale New York is an historic base and former home to the Republic Company. Famous for their fighters both during and after world war two the airfield is also host to the American Air Power museum which houses many Republic machines alongside other Warbirds. https://www.flickr.com/photos/127965535@N04/49164797266/in/photostream/ https://www.flickr.com/photos/127965535@N04/49165020022/in/dateposted/ Much of the piston powered … Continue reading Museum Profile: American Airpower Museum

Mid Atlantic Air Museum – Reading PA

Back in 2014 I had the welcome chance to visit the Reading WW2 weekend. It still sits amongst my fondest aviation memories, in part due to the chance to fly on B24 Diamond Lil', but perhaps because it is the only "proper" American airshow I can really remember attending. https://www.flickr.com/photos/127965535@N04/48964162536/in/dateposted/ I couldn't really turn down … Continue reading Mid Atlantic Air Museum – Reading PA