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NAS Pensacola Road Trip; 14 April 2015 – The National Naval Aviation Museum

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Pensacola, FL – Yesterday was a full day spent at the National Naval Aviation Museum at NAS Pensacola. This is an excellent museum, with many restored aircraft inside the buildings and a large number of aircraft at the back of the NAS Pensacola flight line awaiting restoration. Guided tours are offered by the museums, given by retired veterans, many of whom were aviators or air crew, this is an excellent opportunity to learn more about aircraft, the museum, and hear some good sea stories! There are bus tours which take you out to the flight line area to see the aircraft awaiting restoration at various times throughout the day, I highly recommend taking one. Any enthusiast would be hard pressed to take this museum in in just one day, so we’ll be going back again today to see more.

F-14A on a pedestal outside of the Museum's front entrance.

F-14A on a pedestal outside of the Museum’s front entrance.

F-14A on a pedestal outside of the Museum's front entrance.

F-14A on a pedestal outside of the Museum’s front entrance.

The Museum's World War I display area, with a recreation of an airfield line shack

The Museum’s World War I display area, with a recreation of an airfield line shack

Nieuport 28

Nieuport 28

Dodge Ambulance

Dodge Ambulance

F-11F Tiger

F-11F Tiger

F3H Demon

F3H Demon

Grumman FF-1

Grumman FF-1

Grumman F3F-2

Grumman F3F-2

F4F-3 Wildcat

F4F-3 Wildcat

T-28 Trojan

T-28 Trojan

TBM-3E Avenger

TBM-3E Avenger

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PB2Y Coronado

 

F2H-2P Photo Banshee

F2H-2P Photo Banshee

Museum volunteer Paul, a retired Naval Aviator gave the guided tour we took

Museum volunteer Paul, a retired Naval Aviator gave the guided tour we took

 


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