"Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts. Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one's lifetime"-MARK TWAIN

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Pensacola NAS

Made a little trip back to the mainland to visit this museum.  Had heard a lot about it through the years and it stood up to its reputation.


There were planes of all kinds.  The majority of which, I didn't have a clue even existed.  Beginning with a model of what had to be one of the earliest airplanes, to examples of our space program, the museum covered it all
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There were many planes from the biginnings of Naval Aviation.




All equipped with the latest electronics of the time.


Hanging from the ceilings and all over the floor, there were so many examples that it seemed impossible to see them all.



An example of the Presidential helicopter. .


One of the last F-14 Tomcat fighters.  The plane made famous by the movie Top Gun. All have been retired from duty and replaced with more modern fighters.



There was so much that I didn't get pictures of.  There was an example of a Vietnam War POW camp.  A fantastic display of how things were in WWII, both overseas and on the homefront.  Airships and     
 aircraft carriers, space craft and fighter planes.  If you ever find Yourself in the Pensacola area be sure and make the museum a stop. You won't regret it....................................................................................










3 comments:

  1. Added to my to-see list. Thanks!

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  2. The NAS museum was on of our favorite stops when we were in that area! We spent the entire day there and took tons of pictures.

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