WWII at the Air and Space Museum

There are so many different things to see at the Smithsonian Air and Space Museum in Washington D.C. Every room brings you face to face with a piece of aviation history. From the Wright Brothers to NASA and everything in between. In this room highlighting some planes from World War II, you find what many people consider one of […]

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Northrop M2-F3

As I walked through the Smithsonian Air and Space Museum, I saw many airplanes and research vehicles I remember seeing as a child, either in news reports or TV shows. As much as I would enjoy taking my time and reading each plaque for each exhibit, there just isn’t time when you are on vacation with teenagers, knowing you […]

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The Tin Goose

The Ford Trimotor (nicknamed “The Tin Goose”) was an all-metal, American three-engined transport plane that was first produced in 1925 by the companies of Henry Ford . Newer designs and Ford’s losing interest in aviation caused production to end in 1933, with 199 airplanes built and flown world-wide by commercial and military aviation. I’m almost certain that Indiana Jones flew on one too. This […]

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The Cut-Away

For me, my first visit to the Air and Space Museum was like a pilgrimage to the holy land. I just knew I belonged there and what I saw bordered-lined on being sacred. The history represented in this place was almost too much to absorb in one visit. There were airplanes I instantly recognized, but others I […]

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The Spirit of Flight

I have mentioned before how it feels to walk among our country’s history of aviation at the Smithsonian’s Air and Space Museum.  That special feeling hits you the moment you walk in. Just above the foyer is the Spirit of St. Louis, the Bell X-1 and SpaceShipOne, each special for their own accomplishments. If you don’t recall […]

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Apollo Lunar Module

Some of our nation’s finest moments were the Apollo Lunar landings in 1969 and early 1970s. Many of us remember watching the black and white TV images as astronauts walked and later rode on the moon. You can find this full-size unit at the National Air and Space Museum in Washington. The Apollo Lunar Module […]

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