Navy Air Museum in Pensacola Florida

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Navy Air Museum in Pensacola Florida

Post by Niner » Sat Nov 02, 2019 2:41 pm

I visited the US Navy Air museum at Pensacola a few weeks ago. Great experience....and it is free to the public. Only thing is ..it's on a Navy base and you can get to it only from one gate and you have to have your ID with you. In another year you will be expected to have the new Star ID that goes into effect for airline passengers and people going into government official buildings. The online site is here: https://www.navalaviationmuseum.org/

Lots of interesting aircraft and their tie in with the Navy. There is also a section devoted to the Coast Guard as well. Among the planes there are relics from a hundred years ago as well as WWII planes including a P40 Flying Tigar and a German jet fighter and a Jap Zero. There is even a helicopter used by Nixon.

Pensacola is home to the Blue Angels flying stunt team. One of the older planes is the blue one in the attached.
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Re: Navy Air Museum in Pensacola Florida

Post by Niner » Sat Nov 02, 2019 2:46 pm

Here are a few more images.
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Re: Navy Air Museum in Pensacola Florida

Post by Niner » Sat Nov 02, 2019 2:54 pm

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Re: Navy Air Museum in Pensacola Florida

Post by Niner » Sat Nov 02, 2019 2:59 pm

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Re: Navy Air Museum in Pensacola Florida

Post by Niner Delta » Sat Nov 02, 2019 7:10 pm

So great to see the site back up, there are some photos I wanted to post...... :mrgreen:

That is a great collection of aviation..... everything from a 1941 Ford Tudor to a
Consolidated PB2Y Coronado. If only it wasn't literally at the other end of the
country from me.
I haven't been back to the Smithsonian collection in 50 years, maybe next summer
I'll take a road trip back east to see some of these things. But more likely I won't... :(

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Re: Navy Air Museum in Pensacola Florida

Post by joseyclosey » Sun Nov 03, 2019 10:07 am

Now that looks like my kind of museum. :D
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