Sunday, February 16, 2014

Travel to Dayton, Ohio and experience the National Museum of the United States Air Force!

If you want to go to a museum, and are interested in the history of the United States Air Force, then you can head over to Dayton, Ohio and visit the National Museum of the United States Air Force!  At this museum, located in Dayton, is a unique type of museum, dedicated to the different years of progression of air planes, jets, space shuttles, and even Air Force One.  This museum holds over three-hundred and fifty different types of aircraft, and it even includes missiles used for certain air planes.  The museum is the oldest and biggest Air Force museum in the entire world, showcasing the years of aircraft advancement, ranging from the Wright bother’s inventions, to the more modern day aircraft, such as the Bird of Prey.   The statue pictured above is a dedication to the world’s first known “flight” of Icarus from Greek Mythology.  The museum holds key information for each individual piece of aircraft that is in the building.  One of the more interesting aircrafts that is in the museum is that of the Boeing Superfortress “Bockscar”, which was used to drop the atomic bomb on Nagasaki in World War II.  The museum holds that aircraft, as well as the shells of some of the bombs that were used back in World War II, for those that are interested in that time period.

There are other types of aircraft there at the museum as well, such as different presidential aircraft, and even Air Force One, depending on if it is available at the time for tourists to go see the aircraft that the president himself flies in!  There are aircraft from the early years of aviation, such as the Wright brother’s wind tunnel and a couple of other inventions that they created.  There is also aircraft in the Space Gallery, which is aircraft that had the purpose of traveling through space, or outside of Earth’s atmosphere.  The museum also contains that of the different missiles, such as the Titan II, which was a ballistic missile, but then was later used for carrying supplies.  If you are interested in learning more about the worst aspect of World War II, the Holocaust, there is an exhibit dedicated to the history of the Holocaust, and has tales from those who managed to survive those horrific times.  Also, if you are in the mood to see a movie, they have an IMAX Theater which shows documentaries/films based on either aircraft or space missions.  If you want to learn more about what made the Air Force so great, then come and visit the National Museum of the United States Air Force in Dayton, Ohio! 

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