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MK2aw
09-19-2004, 07:18 PM
Well I panicked when I heard that the Pensacalo Naval air station took a direct hit . It has 100s of millions of dollars in damage. The planes, hangars and most of the base was wiped out.

This base is the home of one of the greatest historical air museums in the worlds. Tons of old ,fully restored war birds, F4s, F6s, Corsairs, even a perfect Japanese naval Zero.
Well in the same article it says that one of the few places spared in the entire base was the museum!!!!

This museum is the coolest, it even has a carrier deck built inside as you walk around.

Well thank goodness for this news.

MK2aw

MK2aw
09-19-2004, 07:18 PM
Well I panicked when I heard that the Pensacalo Naval air station took a direct hit . It has 100s of millions of dollars in damage. The planes, hangars and most of the base was wiped out.

This base is the home of one of the greatest historical air museums in the worlds. Tons of old ,fully restored war birds, F4s, F6s, Corsairs, even a perfect Japanese naval Zero.
Well in the same article it says that one of the few places spared in the entire base was the museum!!!!

This museum is the coolest, it even has a carrier deck built inside as you walk around.

Well thank goodness for this news.

MK2aw

Cragger
09-19-2004, 07:31 PM
I doubt any truely valued aircraft by the USN would have been around unless unservicable before Ivan hit. The USN Air Museum is a great Museum I've been there several times. But this isn't the first time Hurricane's have threatened the facility. Years ago one blew in the main hangar doors and threw several aircraft together which where still undergoing repairs on my visit.

Saddly I fear that the aircraft the article might be referring to are the hundreds of aircraft the Museum has in storage offsite on the base awaiting restoration or are for loans to other museums as well as many of the outside displays.

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MK2aw
09-19-2004, 08:08 PM
Yup that is my fear as well. The Miami Herald article said "countless decades old air craft were completley destroyed etc."

Not good news but the museum itself was spared.

Mk2aw

Spinnetti
09-19-2004, 08:40 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by MK2aw:
Well I panicked when I heard that the Pensacalo Naval air station took a direct hit . It has 100s of millions of dollars in damage. The planes, hangars and most of the base was wiped out.

This base is the home of one of the greatest historical air museums in the worlds. Tons of old ,fully restored war birds, F4s, F6s, Corsairs, even a perfect Japanese naval Zero.
Well in the same article it says that one of the few places spared in the entire base was the museum!!!!

This museum is the coolest, it even has a carrier deck built inside as you walk around.

Well thank goodness for this news.

MK2aw<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>


Thank goodness!
My brother lives there, and haven't heard from him.. Hopefully ok... Were there any casualities down there?

BullShark 71
09-19-2004, 08:56 PM
Hi bud Im in pcola,as far as I know maybe 6 deaths in pcola,maybe more not sure.Most of them by the water!

tsisqua
09-19-2004, 08:58 PM
Spinnetti,

I was at the museum this summer, and P-cola is my favorite place in the entire world! I hope that you hear from your brother very soon, and I don't think that the city was unprepared for this. Casualties seem to be at a VERY low number, and right now communication seems to be the real problem. I'm sure that your brother is ok, Mate, and he certainly will be in our prayers. Our forum member, Bullshark, lives scant minutes from the base and museum, and has also been very much in my thoughts . . . will be till we hear from him.

Bullshark,
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tsisqua
09-19-2004, 08:59 PM
WOW!!!!!!!!!!!

How's that for an answered prayer?!!!!!

T_O_A_D
09-19-2004, 09:18 PM
Been wondering about them things, ever since I got word of the storms acoming. http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/52.gif

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Heavy_Weather
09-20-2004, 06:32 AM
yep, was there just a couple of years ago, i love that place, they even have a replica of the A-bomb, that thing is freakin huge http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/16x16_smiley-happy.gif

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p1ngu666
09-20-2004, 06:51 AM
perhaps they should bulid stronger hangers....
perhaps like iraq's had in first gulf war, wherent they partly buried/underground?

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Cragger
09-20-2004, 09:36 AM
Then you have to worry about flooding...

There is no perfect solution, just compromises.

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p1ngu666
09-20-2004, 09:40 AM
true
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Vmax1968
09-20-2004, 11:59 AM
http://www.pensacolanewsjournal.com/blogs/stormteam/2004/09/damage-to-pensacola-nas-called-almost.html

The National Museum of Naval Aviation was almost unscathed by the storm. Nichols said there were a few leaks in the roof, but the exhibits inside were unharmed.

Some of the historic aircraft parked on the tarmac behind the museum were damaged, however. The canopy of an A-6 was sheared off. A couple of wings lay on the pavement and some planes, evidently blown off their moorings, had collided with other aircraft, causing significant damage.

DxyFlyr
09-20-2004, 12:29 PM
Nice to get some confirmation that the museum is intact. Thanks Vmax. I hope the new Brewster wasn't out on the tarmac. Surely not.

(GreyFox5)
09-20-2004, 12:33 PM
Here is a picture of the Zero from a couple of years ago.http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v476/GreyFox5/A6M-2BModel21Zero_01a.jpg

GerritJ9
09-20-2004, 04:59 PM
Never mind the F4Fs, F4Us etc- what about Brewster BW-372????? THAT is by far the most valuable plane they have now..............

BullShark 71
09-24-2004, 08:15 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by tsisqua:
Spinnetti,

I was at the museum this summer, and P-cola is my favorite place in the entire world! I hope that you hear from your brother very soon, and I don't think that the city was unprepared for this. Casualties seem to be at a VERY low number, and right now communication seems to be the real problem. I'm sure that your brother is ok, Mate, and he certainly will be in our prayers. Our forum member, Bullshark, lives scant minutes from the base and museum, and has also been very much in my thoughts . . . will be till we hear from him.

Bullshark,
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Tsisqua

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Yeah Tsisqua ,I havent forgotten http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

Btw Big lagoon where you stayed was about 10 feet underwater and for about 5 hours was the Gulf of Mexico.Just like 2 miles east of Big lagoon is a neighborhood called "Grande Lagoon" and it was a very depressing site to see,resembled a nuke blast from the massive storm surge.Of course the whole area is a disaster but there it was jawdropping and tearjerking,my old captain lived there and ended up in his attic all night with water up to his ankles http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_eek.gif

BullShark 71
09-24-2004, 08:16 AM
http://www.pensacolanewsjournal.com/news/guides/hurricane/galleries.shtml



And you guys on the East Coast I pray for you that "Jeanne" stays small and you guys get stocked up on supplies quickly !