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04-23-2006, 05:00 AM
Hello fellow aviation-enthusiasts !

I'm planning to have a short trip to the US east-coast in summer.
I wanted to have some museum-tour and now I wonder which places are worth a visit.

Can you give me some hints where to go and spend some time at ?

Thanks in advance.

04-23-2006, 06:16 AM
Will you coming through New England... if so there is the New England Air Museum.

Here is a Link: http://www.neam.org/

04-23-2006, 06:26 AM
If you plan on being in the Mid-Atlantic, Washington area, then the Smithsonian should be your best choice, http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-happy.gif enjoy your stay here in the U.S. Check out this link, all aircraft on display are listed


04-23-2006, 08:07 AM
Are there any museums in the Atlanta-area ?

04-23-2006, 08:15 AM
National Helicopter Museum CT
New England Air Museum CT
National Air and Space Museum DC
The Air Mobility Command Museum DE
Florida Museum at Sun N Fun FL
Wings Over Miami Museum FL
Valiant Air Command Warbird Museum FL
Museum of Aviation GA
College Park Airport Museum MD
Glenn L. Martin Maryland Aviation Museum MD
Patuxent River Naval Air Museum MD
Owls Head Transportation Museum ME
Kalamazoo Aviation History Museum MI
Airborne Historical Society and Museum NC
Carolinas Aviation Museum NC
Air Victory Museum NJ
Millville Army Air Field Museum NJ
Aviation Hall of Fameof New Jersey NJ
Naval Air Station Wildwood Aviation Museum NJ
American Airpower Museum NY
National Soaring museum NY
Cradle of Aviation Museum NY
Niagara Aerospace Museum NY
Wings of Discovery Association NY
Floyd Bennett Field NY
Intrepid Sea-Air-Space Museum NY
Empire State Aerosciences Museum NY
The 1941 Historical Aircraft Group NY
Maps Air Museum OH
National Museum of The United States Air Force OH
Claremore Expo Center OK
Mid-Atlantic Air Museum PA
Nas Willow Grove PA
American Helicopter Museum and Education Center PA
Quonset Air Museum RI
EAA Airventure Museum WI
Fantasy of Flight FL

04-23-2006, 08:49 AM
Originally posted by Bremspropeller:
Are there any museums in the Atlanta-area ?

This one is close to Atlanta:


04-23-2006, 09:09 AM
Hmmmm Atlanta. not far from me at all.
i'm about 3 hours south/ south west of
"Hot-Lanta". But IMO the one in Pensacoloa is

I highly recomend the US Naval Air History Museum at Pensacola Naval Air Station,
Pensacola Florida. I just went down there like 2 weeks ago and meet up with one of my old squaddies from the 310th, Motrin.
But the museum is HUGE. How huge? they actually have PART OF THE TOWER from an Airaft carrier inside the building!

it's about a 6 & 1/2 to 7 hour drive from the Atlanta Metro Area. and the best route will bring you right through Montgmery, Alabama.

Security on Pensacola NAS is no big deal. i just rolled up and showed them my drivers license and went right in. But make sure you tell them your going to the museum.
But if you're visiting from out side the US...
you may have to endure some extra security messures. but htis musuem is well worth the drive and any minor inconvenance.

the route fo the drive down would be.....

from Atalanta Ga,

Take Interstate 85 (i-85) south
to Montgomery, Alabama

Exit I-85 south to I-65 South.
Take I 65 south to Alambama hwy 113
(barnett Crossroad)
into Floaton, Alabama.

At US hyw 31 in floaton, Al, turn right.
Go 1.5 miles, to US hwy 29 South,
take US 29 South to Interstate 10 in Pensacola, fl.

Exit hwy 29 South onto I-10 West. go to 2nd Exit
(Pine Forest Rd) Exit i-10 West onto Pine Forest.
At bottom of ramp take left.
take Pine forest to Blue Angel Parkway.
Take right onto Blue Angel.
Stay Straight. Blue angel parkway leads right to the gate of Pensacola NAS.

If you decide to go...let me know when you pass through Montgomery, Al & i'll buy unch. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif

i would also note that between atalanta & montogmery there is Moten Field, in Tuskeege, Alabama. Where the Tuskegee Airmen trained.
there is a small museum there, but theyr are building a bigger one. i've been watching work slowly progress on the new museum site there for about 7 months now.

04-23-2006, 09:40 AM
That one sounds great Copper.

The only problem is, I don't know about car rental policies. AFAIK you gotta be 21 to rent a car in the US (correct me if I'm wrong) - but I'm just 20 http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-sad.gif

04-23-2006, 09:51 AM
Don't forget this little gem in Suffolk Va.


I live 20 min from it!