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Old 11-28-2012, 07:49 AM   #3886
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Kalamazoo MI has the Air Zoo: http://www.airzoo.org/

And everyone should experience the annual fly-in at Oshkosh WI: http://www.airventure.org/
Figure on camping. The organization and facilities at the site are tremendous, and it'll take several days to see everything. There's an air show every afternoon.
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Old 11-28-2012, 12:42 PM   #3887
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I volunteer at Sun 'n Fun every year for the whole week. I always have a great time, even when the tornado came through 2 years ago.
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Old 11-28-2012, 05:53 PM   #3888
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Last I was there, they had a larger cargo/transport type plane they had just received. ... Any sightings while you were there?
Might it have been this Curtiss C-46?



I just found better images here:
http://www.williammaloney.com/Aviation/USAFMuseum/index.htm
from http://www.williammaloney.com/Aviation/Aviationindex.html

such as:



great displays



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Old 11-28-2012, 06:28 PM   #3889
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Old 11-28-2012, 08:30 PM   #3890
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Not a 46, much bigger, w/ 4 engines.
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Old 11-29-2012, 05:14 AM   #3891
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Just a little to the left, please...
Ah huh.... I reckon there would be a T-38 hiding somewhere.
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Old 11-29-2012, 05:38 AM   #3892
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Every bit of it is excellent, even the non-hardware parts. You can spend hours or more in the very first area - which includes the Wright Brothers home made wind tunnel and all sorts of WWI era flight suits, patches and squadron insignia. It isn't just Army Air Corps/USAF inventory either - as an example I doubt you'll ever see a ME/BF 109 and a ME262 in the same place either. I haven't seen a C5 there though, but its been a few years since I've been so maybe there's one now...perhaps they other USAF have aircraft inside it.
No C-5's are currently on display. They are either still being used, or are in the boneyard being stripped for parts for the remaining fleet.
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Old 11-29-2012, 07:18 AM   #3893
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Not a 46, much bigger, w/ 4 engines.
There's a C-124 Globemaster there. http://www.nationalmuseum.af.mil/fac...eet.asp?id=289
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Old 11-29-2012, 07:21 AM   #3894
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I do believe that's it, although it looks much better in that photo. It was missing quite a few parts when I saw it (torn down for restoration)
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Old 11-29-2012, 10:39 AM   #3895
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No C-5's are currently on display. They are either still being used, or are in the boneyard being stripped for parts for the remaining fleet.
They could use a C-5 as a new building to house the smaller planes.
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Old 11-29-2012, 11:11 AM   #3896
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No C-5's are currently on display. They are either still being used, or are in the boneyard being stripped for parts for the remaining fleet.
A little mercury spritzed around in one would fix that situation...
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Old 11-29-2012, 12:01 PM   #3897
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P8-A Poseidon

Got some of these hanging around too. A 737 with attitude. There is cheesy UTube video of it if want to buy one.

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Old 11-29-2012, 03:32 PM   #3898
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Ah huh.... I reckon there would be a T-38 hiding somewhere.
The F-5 and/or T-38 in one of my favorites.
...but I lost count of my favorites on display here.

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Old 11-29-2012, 07:00 PM   #3899
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That is still such a sexy little jet.

With all the hopla and gnashing of teeth over the Next Advanced Trainer, they ought give the T-38 design a refresh and knock out a few more to replace the worn out airframes...
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Old 11-30-2012, 05:04 AM   #3900
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That is still such a sexy little jet.

With all the hopla and gnashing of teeth over the Next Advanced Trainer, they ought give the T-38 design a refresh and knock out a few more to replace the worn out airframes...
I believe theres a few of these for sale. Perhaps we could have a whip around?
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