Museum of Flying - December 1999 & February 2002
Visited the Museum of Flying in Santa Monica, CA. Unfortunately, their Zero was at
their Mojave Repair Facility for a 100 Hour Inspection. However, they do have some
other quite interesting aircraft. I was impressed by their Me-109 and Hurricane.
Also, the Bearcat on the ramp is a good specimen. By the way, most of their aircraft
On the 2nd trip in 2002, the Zero was in the hanger, along with a new manufactured Yak-3.
Grumman F8F Bearcat - 1999
This nice looking Bearcat was sitting just outside the hanger door in a really good place for
Grumman F6F Hellcat - 1999
There was a nice Hellcat in the back of the hanger.
GeeBee Racer - 2002
The GeeBee Racer from the movie, "The Rocketeer" is here; this is the aircraft that "Howard Hughes" taxis up in at the end of the movie. The aircraft
is airworthy, but it is not allowed to be flown for safety reasons.
Douglas World Cruiser - 2002
This is the remaining Douglas World Cruiser from the around-the-world flight.
B-29 Engine - 2002
This is a cutaway of a real B-29 engine.
Ship's Bell of the U.S.S. Arizona - 2002
This is real ship's bell recovered from the wreck of the U.S.S. Arizona.
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