NAS Pensacola Road Trip – The National Naval Aviation Museum; 15 April 2015

Pensacola, FL – We visited the National Naval Aviation Museum again yesterday, finishing up our visit by touring the upper deck of the main building and Hangar Bay One. This museum is very much worth the visit. Not only do they have a lot of well restored US Navy, US Marine Corps, and US Coast Guard historic aircraft, the staff and volunteers are very friendly and helpful. The Tuesday and Wednesday Blue Angel practices during air show season are a bonus and if you have kids, the Wednesday practice is followed by an autograph session. Don’t bother leaving the museum to eat either, the Cubi Bar Cafe not only serves great food, it is full of memorabilia and squadron plaques from the original Cubi Point Officers Club in the Philippines.

This is the battle flag that flew over the USS Enterprise (CV-6) during the Battle of Santa Cruz
This is the battle flag that flew over the USS Enterprise (CV-6) during the Battle of Santa Cruz
OS2U Kingfisher
OS2U Kingfisher
J2F Duck
J2F Duck
Replica of the Freedom 7 Capsule
Replica of the Freedom 7 Capsule
Skylab 2 Command Module
Skylab 2 Command Module
Skylab 2 Command Module
Skylab 2 Command Module
Skylab 2 Command Module
Skylab 2 Command Module
Skylab 2 Command Module
Skylab 2 Command Module
TH-57 Sea Ranger
TH-57 Sea Ranger
N3N-3 "Yellow Peril" Float Plane
N3N-3 “Yellow Peril” Float Plane
N3N-3 "Yellow Peril"
N3N-3 “Yellow Peril”
SNJ-5C Texan
SNJ-5C Texan
N2S Kaydet
N2S Kaydet
T-34 Mentor
T-34 Mentor
CH-46A Sea Knight
CH-46A Sea Knight
SP-5B Marlin
SP-5B Marlin
P-2V Neptune "Truculent  Turtle" - this aircraft made a 55 hour, non-stop flight from Perth, Australia to Washington, D.C. without refueling!
P-2V Neptune “Truculent Turtle” – this aircraft made a 55 hour, non-stop flight from Perth, Australia to Washington, D.C. without refueling!
EA-1F SkyRaider
EA-1F SkyRaider
RD-4 Dolphin
RD-4 Dolphin
JRF Goose
JRF Goose
J4F-1 Widgeon
J4F-1 Widgeon
R4D-5L Skytrain - this aircraft made the first landing at the South Pole in 1956
R4D-5L Skytrain – this aircraft made the first landing at the South Pole in 1956

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