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 Post subject: My Kind of Field Trip
PostPosted: Thu Jun 20, 2019 8:45 pm 
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Tuesday was my son and his school's last field trip of the year and I got to chaperone, and we went to the Empire State's Aerosciences Museum in Glenville, NY. The museum is full of exhibits from all over the world, and has a flight simulator as well, hundreds of models, displays. Lot's of things for the kids to see and experience. The staff opened the museum early for the kids, they normally don't open until July.

An original Curtiss No. 2 from 1910 is the oldest plane on display.

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A piece of one of the aircraft from Werner Voss' famous last dogfight.

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A UH-1B gunship that the weapons pods were removed from.

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Grumman A6E Intruder

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Grumman S-2 Tracker sub hunter

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Supermarine Scimitar

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North American T-2 Buckeye

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Republic F-84 Thunderstreak

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McDonnell F-101B Voodoo

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F-4 Phantom

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A-10 Thunderbolt

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My son under the business end of the Thunderbolt (Warthog)

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Douglas A-4 Skyhawk

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Republic F-105 Thunderchief

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North American RA-5C Vigilante

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One of the most fascinating airplanes there, and one that's not seen everywhere, an original Mig-15. It's amazing to see how small this plane is, mainly because it was designed to be flown by Asian pilots, who were smaller in build. The canopy was maybe only 7-8 feet from the top to the ground. All the kids got to sit in the Mig-15, something I wonder how often is afforded to everyone.

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The cockpit of the Mig-15.

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My son in the Mig.

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A Mig-17 Fresco

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A Mig-21 Fishbed

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F-14 Tomcat

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Douglas F3-D Skyknight

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Vought A7 Corsair

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Inside the WWII display is a 32 foot long model of the Japanese carrier Akagi.

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There were lots of models everywhere of all sizes, planes and periods of time from WWI to today.

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My son in the "Loach", the OH-6 Cayuse

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This is an experimental airplane called the Huntington Chum.

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My son in the Chum.

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PostPosted: Fri Jun 21, 2019 2:21 am 
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Looks like a great day! I especially liked the ones of your son in The cockpits he looks like he’s got the right stuff.

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PostPosted: Fri Jun 21, 2019 6:40 am 
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Nice pictures looks like you had a fun day .


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PostPosted: Fri Jun 21, 2019 7:22 am 
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Yup that looks like another fun Father Son day!

And loved the pictures! Always enjoy looking at the warbird pics - the F105,Vigilante, and F4 are some of my favorites. 8)

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PostPosted: Fri Jun 21, 2019 9:27 am 
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.........."and a good time was had by all"..........

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PostPosted: Fri Jun 21, 2019 10:31 am 
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Great pictures thanks. Looks like a good field trip was had by all. Very nice museum.
The MIG 15 wasn't made for Asian pilots yes they flew them ,but it was made for Russians. Most US Fighter/Single Set pilots tend to be smaller sized men.
I have seen the 15 and an F-86 side by side at the Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center, National Air and Space Museum and they are close to the same size. Looking at them in detail the quality of the 86 is much better.
The jet engine at the time did not put out a lot of power. Soooooooooo you built a small plane or added more engines :wink: The F-86 and the B-47 both used the GE J-47
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 21, 2019 10:42 am 
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Thanks for sharing. I love the A-10 Warthog the best, but others also caught my eye too. America builds the finest fighters IMO! :)
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 21, 2019 2:10 pm 
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If that tail code on the F 105 is real I likely spent some time with it at NKP

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PostPosted: Fri Jun 21, 2019 6:09 pm 
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Neat pictures, i enjoyed those, thanks!


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