If you stopped 25 people on the street and asked them if they knew of the Air Force Museum at Wright-Pat, approximately one person would even know what you were talking about.
But that one person would tell you that it may be the single greatest museum in the US. If I had my choice to spend a day at Wright-Pat or the Smithsonian Air and Space, I’d take Wright-Pat.
Every Freeper should make the pilgrimage there once in their lifetimes. A stunning display of aviation and military history from the past 100 years.
I've never made the trek out to WPAFB - will try to do it soon. I well remember going to the Smithsonian Air and Space Museum as a teenager in the 60's when it was ensconced in a Quonset Hut adjacent to the Arts and Industries Museum. They had a Jupiter Missile, a Nike, and I can't remember what else outside the building. IIRC, they had a Mercury Capsule inside. Otherwise, not that much inside - although they did have an ME-262. Have been back to the new ASM on the Mall - never to the location near Dulles.
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posted on 12/10/2012 8:14:59 PM PST
(HM/2 USN, 3/5 Marines RVN 1969 - St. Michael the Archangel defend us in Battle!)
"If I had my choice to spend a day at Wright-Pat or the Smithsonian Air and Space, Id take Wright-Pat."
You had better plan on spending more than one day if you really want to take it in, however if you just want to see the exhibits, then you may be able to get to them all in a single day. Just don't plan on reading any of the historical information at each exhibit. it really does take two days (or more) to take it all in.
posted on 12/11/2012 1:51:54 AM PST
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