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RE: Anybody visited the Air Force museum in Dayton?
(06-21-2014 10:30 AM)Owl 69/70/75 Wrote:  Since this is a sports board and this is College World Series time, I'll go a bit OT and say that one place I really enjoyed is the SAC museum between Omaha and Lincoln. At least when I went, you walk in and you're about 5 feet from the nose cone of a SR-71 Blackbird hanging in the air. That's a fairly breathtaking moment.
I've been there several times. When the company I worked for in Oak Ridge took over management of the Foreign Science Library at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, I took advantage of the opportunity to visit.
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RE: Anybody visited the Air Force museum in Dayton?
There was a SR-71 at the last three aviation Museums in which I visited.
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RE: Anybody visited the Air Force museum in Dayton?
(06-18-2014 07:47 PM)UCGrad1992 Wrote:  
(06-18-2014 07:42 PM)tigerjeb Wrote:  i plan on going once the Memphis Belle restoration is completed and the plane goes on display

Man, that would be something to see! I was not aware the bomber was being restored.

the city of memphis gave the bomber to the museum once a local group was unable to find the funds to fully restore and house the plane here. a group of memphis found the belle in a scrap yard in oklahoma just before it was to be turned into razor blades and flew it to memphis where is sat in static unprotected display near liberty bowl stadium for decades. a local group restored the plane and moved it to a covered display area on mud island, but the exposure to moisture was taking its toil and its where it really belongs now.

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memphis belle outside the national guard armory (now the memphis childrens museum) at the fairgrounds

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memphis belle on mud island

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memphis belle as is now
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RE: Anybody visited the Air Force museum in Dayton?
(06-28-2014 08:08 PM)tigerjeb Wrote:  
(06-18-2014 07:47 PM)UCGrad1992 Wrote:  
(06-18-2014 07:42 PM)tigerjeb Wrote:  i plan on going once the Memphis Belle restoration is completed and the plane goes on display

Man, that would be something to see! I was not aware the bomber was being restored.

the city of memphis gave the bomber to the museum once a local group was unable to find the funds to fully restore and house the plane here. a group of memphis found the belle in a scrap yard in oklahoma just before it was to be turned into razor blades and flew it to memphis where is sat in static unprotected display near liberty bowl stadium for decades. a local group restored the plane and moved it to a covered display area on mud island, but the exposure to moisture was taking its toil and its where it really belongs now.

Great info!04-cheers
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RE: Anybody visited the Air Force museum in Dayton?
Bump. They are adding a 4th building to the museum to house all of the presidents planes. Should be done next year.
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