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National Naval Aviatin Museum, Pensacola Fla, Pt 2. Hangar Bay One,plus

Basically shots of more modern aircraft, that weren't in the main section. The actual name plate off the now scrapped Forrestal, and the memorial plaque honoring those that perished in the fire off Vietnam, it used to hang in the hangar bay. The last shot is the wiff. threatening me with the bofors if we didn't leave soon.

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14 responses

  1. Looks like they left off a lot of stenciling in that first F-4 pic (and you need to raise your seat up a bit in that other one). 🙂
    Thanks for the "tour" - enjoyed it.

  2. Robert, thanks for sharing. I hope to get back there in the next couple of years. Because one of my first books a read as a kid was The Raft, I really got a kick out of seeing the real raft on display. Another display item that sticks with me was the bamboo slide rule constructed by the Vietnam POW to keep himself occupied.

  3. Great pics, Robert. I never tire of that museum, especially on Blue Angels practice days.

  4. Great pictures. Thanks for posting them.

  5. Nice pics Robert, enjoyed the view.

  6. lot of eye candy there

  7. Thanks for sharing these photos with us ... very nice. I need to make a trip back over there someday. It's been many years ago, and I'm past due.

  8. Hi Robert.
    Thanks for sharing. The AC that are parked inside look like new this in comparison with the AC parked outside. I can imagine this "Fleet"will take a lot of maintenance.
    Could you tell us anything regarding the manning of the staff. (Profs versus volunteers)
    Regards, Dirk / The Netherlands.

  9. I think they have about one hundred volunteers, restoration/docent, not sure of paid staff. Due to the weather exposure they don't usually restore an aircraft unless there's room for it inside, they actually need a new building.

  10. Don't know how I missed this, great pics.

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