On the premises of the huge Pensacola Naval Air Station (home of a.o. the demonstration team of the US Navy – the Bue Angels) is the NNAM, a museum that deals with the aviation legacy of both the US Navy, USMarines and Coast Guard.
The Air Force Armament Museum in Florida exhibits aviation warfare armament (bombs, rockets, missiles), as well as the platforms that are being used to fire resp. drop them. In this report we of course focus on the latter: on the aircraft that the museum displays.
The impressive Museum of Aviation is based in a segregated area of Robins AFB, near Atlanta, Georgia.
The Musee Aeronautique Ailes Anciennes is in the French city of Toulouse and has over 50 aircraft on display. The planes vary in the shape they are: some are fully restored and painted in original colours, while others seem to have been standing in the outside for over 50 years. Frank visited the “Ancient Wings” Museum early september 2013.
The Smithsonian Institution is a group of museums (located mainly in Washington DC) that covers areas such as art, natural history, biology, etc.
The Empire State Aerosciences Museum is located at Schenectady County Airport in the town of Glenville, NY at the site of the former GE Flight Test Center (“The Empire State” is the nickname of the state of New York, U.S.A.).
The Aviodrome Museum , located at the civil airfield of Lelystad houses a collection of interesting military (and civil) aircraft. Hans visited the museum several times, but these impressions date from August 2011 and November 2012.
The Hampton Air Power Park is an outdoor museum located in the city of Hampton which is near Langley AFB in Virginia, USA. The museum displays a nice collection of rockets (such as a Mercury capsule and a Polaris missile) and cold war aircraft; the visitors centre holds an impressive collection of aviation-related memorablia. Frank vistied the Hampton Air Power Air Park & Museum in May 2012.