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NAS Pensacola Road Trip; 13 April 2015 – The National Naval Aviation Museum

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Pensacola, FL – After arriving in Pensacola shortly after lunch time, we decided to go over to the National Naval Aviation Museum for a couple of hours. I figured it would be a good time to get some photos of the aircraft inside so the next day or so could be spent taking the museum in without worrying as much about photographs. For this trip, I decided to take the inside photos with the camera on my Samsung Note 4 and it worked out pretty good!

FM-2 Wildcat near the museum entrance

FM-2 Wildcat near the museum entrance

PBY-5 Catalina

PBY-5 Catalina, oddly enough among my favorite aircraft. There’s always been something about them that’s captured my imagination.

Japanese WW2 N1K2 "George"

Japanese WW2 N1K2 “George”

German WW2 Me 262

German WW2 Me 262

Japanese WW2 A6M2 "Zero"

Japanese WW2 A6M2 “Zero”

F4F-3A Wildcat (suspended from ceiling) and SBD Dauntless underneath. This SBD is a survivor of the Pearl Harbor attack and the Battle of Midway.

F4F-3A Wildcat (suspended from ceiling) and SBD Dauntless underneath. This SBD is a survivor of the Pearl Harbor attack and the Battle of Midway.

NC-4, the first aircraft to cross the Atlantic Ocean (on loan to the museum from the Smithsonian)

NC-4, the first aircraft to cross the Atlantic Ocean (on loan to the museum from the Smithsonian)

NC-4, the first aircraft to cross the Atlantic Ocean (on loan to the museum from the Smithsonian)

NC-4, the first aircraft to cross the Atlantic Ocean (on loan to the museum from the Smithsonian)

NC-4, the first aircraft to cross the Atlantic Ocean (on loan to the museum from the Smithsonian)

NC-4, the first aircraft to cross the Atlantic Ocean (on loan to the museum from the Smithsonian)

FJ-2 Fury, a Navy/USMC variant of the F-86 Sabre

FJ-2 Fury, a Navy/USMC variant of the F-86 Sabre

Top, SB2A Buccaneer. Bottom, another of my favorite aircraft, the FG-1D Corsair.

Top, SB2A Buccaneer. Bottom, another of my favorite aircraft, the FG-1D Corsair.

Another of my favorite aircraft, a true beast - the A-1H Skyraider.

Another of my favorite aircraft, a true beast – the A-1H Skyraider.

AH-1 Sea Cobra hanging near the museum entrance

AH-1 Sea Cobra hanging near the museum entrance

A-4E Skyhawk

A-4E Skyhawk

Diamond formation of Blue Angel A-4s in the museum atrium. This is the image that comes to my mind when someone mentions "Blue Angels"

Diamond formation of Blue Angel A-4s in the museum atrium. This is the image that comes to my mind when someone mentions “Blue Angels”

Diamond formation of Blue Angel A-4s in the museum atrium. This is the image that comes to my mind when someone mentions "Blue Angels"

Diamond formation of Blue Angel A-4s in the museum atrium. This is the image that comes to my mind when someone mentions “Blue Angels”

Diamond formation of Blue Angel A-4s in the museum atrium. This is the image that comes to my mind when someone mentions "Blue Angels"

Diamond formation of Blue Angel A-4s in the museum atrium. This is the image that comes to my mind when someone mentions “Blue Angels”

SH-60B Seahawk

SH-60B Seahawk

F-14A Tomcat, an aircraft which needs no introduction.

F-14A Tomcat, an aircraft which needs no introduction.

Nose of the F-14A

Nose of the F-14A

EA-6B Prowler

EA-6B Prowler

S-3B Viking, this aircraft was NAVY 01 when President Bush landed on the USS Lincoln in the infamous "Mission Accomplished" appearance in 2003.

S-3B Viking, this aircraft was NAVY 01 when President Bush landed on the USS Lincoln in the infamous “Mission Accomplished” appearance in 2003.

F-4D Phantom II, another aircraft that needs no introduction.

F-4D Phantom II, another aircraft that needs no introduction.

A-7E Corsair II

A-7E Corsair II

E-2C+ Hawkeye

E-2C+ Hawkeye

E-2C+ Hawkeye

E-2C+ Hawkeye

HH-1K Iroquois

HH-1K Iroquois

OV-10 Bronco

OV-10 Bronco


3 Comments

  1. I enjoy looking at lease fine machines but they make me regret my life choices of not joining the military and becoming a pilot like my father. I think the Note 4 did a great job.

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