Monday, June 23, 2008
Yield to the Raptor
Stuff like this make me realize how much I'm going to miss this base. There is so much history in every building, program office, and with the museum.
And it's amazing what I've seen towed down the roads around here. MiG fighters, WWII bombers, ICBM missiles, and other rare Cold War relics.
If you ever get a chance to travel to the AF Museum here in Dayton you won't be disappointed.
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posted by El Capitan at 4:38 PM
I have always enjoyed museums and exhibits dedicated to aircraft and flight. I will have to add Dayton to my list of places to see.9:46 AM
I went there last summer. They had an F-22 on display then as well. I remember thinking that it looked smaller than I had imagined. I still wonder how fast it can go. Those engines produce more thrust than the SR-71.
Peculiar thing I noticed about the display, the thrust vector blades/paddles had clear plastic covers over the edges. They seemed sharp enough to cut and were at about neck height. I wonder if they put those covers on because something bad happened??.....
It's a cool thing, that F-22, but not as cool as the tomcat. I miss that jet!!
Daniel and my father spent the night in billeting at W-P on the way down to Cannon. They spent the better part of the next day exploring the museum.
To say my father was in heaven would be a gross understatement.
It seems I see a lot of people either going from here (Cannon) to W-P or coming here from there...
I'd rather go from here to there, personally.