This is the fighter jet that you saw before, this time from a different angle.
I'm starting to see how fighter jets evolved into spaceships. Speaking of space, check out this flight suit. The more G's the pilots had to endure, the more technology they had to develop to keep them from passing out, and to keep them comfortable for long flying days.There were so many planes to look at. What a cool place.
There were a couple jet engines on display. The engineering that goes into these just blows my mind.
It was a very colourful museum.
The seats in the cockpits are all so tiny! I imagine most pilots would have had to be like jockeys: very small.
This one was a bit more roomy. Really fun to sit there and pretend...
…and wonder what all those little knobs and switches do.
Did you know that planes that are painted yellow are for training? An old pilot/volunteer walked over and told us that. I love bumping into people that are so passionate about what they love.
I also really enjoy seeing memorials, and reading the stories about the fearless people who did such amazing things during the war.I also can't get over how young they all were in WWII.
This plane was really cool. These were very common during the war. And really huge! I couldn't get the whole thing in one shot!
It's a big fighter plane, and there are spots at the front, on top, and at the back for gunners. Again, very small spaces.
Underneath was what I can only imagine as the place where bombs fell out of the sky. Pretty spectacular, and haunting at the same time.
Here is another story of a young war hero.Another plane had a whole bunch of guns sticking out the front.
A lot of the planes had cartoons painted on them. Cartoons were huge back then.
Snoopy vs. The Red Baron. I love Snoopy. He's still one of my all-time favourites. I read all the Peanuts comics from the library when I was a kid.There were a few models throughout the museum. This one is an aircraft carrier. Now I want to go to an aircraft carrier museum! Perhaps Pearl Harbour, someday.
On the far side of the museum was a huge area where they were working on restoration. What an undertaking. I salute the people whose job it is to do this.
These planes are absolutely spectacular.
Here is an example of restoration. On this side, we have BEFORE.
And this is AFTER. Pretty incredible.