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Old 12-01-2010, 03:44 PM   #11
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Check this out, End of Era ( at Boeing )

Plant 2
thanks for that! what great memories.

by the way, that last B-17 that they rolled out, which model was it? it's not a G, like the ones in the older pics.
and how long a restoration was it?
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Old 12-01-2010, 08:39 PM   #12
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great pics and thanx!
i've been a WWII aviation fan all my life. flew a 1943 AT-6 for one of my birthdays.

used to live near the Chino Planes of Fame Museum. lots of restorations there.
almost got to volunteer at the local CAF, where they were restoring a B-25.
but, life got in the way.

one of my dreams is a trip to the Air/Space Museum.

please keep posting pics.
I have many pic of the air craft displayed in the museum of my own and the construction of the Museum. I was at the museum one year before it open, they were pouring the floor when i arrived.
I have pic from inside of some of the air craft as well and i sat in the pilot seat.

We have the Connie and it was restored out side of the museum in the back next to the space hanger. The Connie was stored in one of the hangers at Dulles Airport along with the SR-71 Black Bird, Space Shuttle Enterprise along with a few other air craft. All of this great history were all towed from Dulles Airport to the Museum. This is a great place to visit in your RV travels.
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Old 12-01-2010, 08:51 PM   #13
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If you would like i can post more pic tomorrow.

I posted a few years ago that there was some talk about installing an RV Park on the museum property, well they had put that a side just before they started Phase II, but evey chance i get i keep asking about it. If anything develops i will pass it on.
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Yes yes please !!!! More pictures ! I visited the museum a few years ago while were staying at Drummer boy Campground and couldn't get enough of it. If I ever travel that way again I want to visit it again. It is one of the best aviation musems I visited and I visit all of them if they are on my way to somewhere or back.
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Old 12-01-2010, 09:11 PM   #15
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Yes yes please !!!! More pictures ! I visited the museum a few years ago while were staying at Drummer boy Campground and couldn't get enough of it. If I ever travel that way again I want to visit it again. It is one of the best aviation musems I visited and I visit all of them if they are on my way to somewhere or back.
Now that you mention Drummer Boy i live 40 minuts from there. I will be working late tomorrow night we have an event going on with over 4,000 people attending so i will have some time to pull some pic and post them, some may be posted early tomorrow morning.
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Old 12-02-2010, 04:33 AM   #16
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Rockwood06, do you know Dr.Tom Crouch at TheS&Air museum? I was in Boy Scouts & baseball with him. Youroo!!
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Old 12-02-2010, 05:30 AM   #17
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Rockwood06, do you know Dr.Tom Crouch at TheS&Air museum? I was in Boy Scouts & baseball with him. Youroo!!
I don't know this gentleman, but the name sounds familiar.
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The first two pic are of the Concorde, One is where the Concorde is being towed to the Museum and the second one is when it had to be backed in to the main hanger and put into position for display...it toke a while to set it up.

The next three pic are of the Space Shuttle Enterprise, one is when it was being towed from Dulles Airport to the Museum just like the Concorde, the next shot is from with in the Space hanger, and the last pic is when the Shuttle was towed into the space hanger, as you can see the upper section of the the wall had to be removed to get the tail in side, this was design to be removed when the space hanger was built...The Enterprise i hear will be replaced with the Discovery shuttle once it is retired and that will be soon when the Shuttle program comes to and end.
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Thanks for the pictures ! These are thins we normally never get to see, very appreciated !
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rockwood06, thanks so much for starting this thread! Always been a fan of all flying things (aspiring Air Force ROTC that never made it to flying school ). This is a nice (may I say welcomed!) distraction from our day to day TT issues! Thanks again!
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