Saturday, May 20, 2017

Air Mobility Command Museum Visit

This month I was in Delaware for business and had some time to visit a bit of the State.  I discovered that beside the Dover Air Force base there was an aviation museum.  This was not a normal aviation museum, but one dedicated to air force transport planes.  The museum has two parts, a WWII hanger with displays and an outdoor exhibit area.  Surprisingly, the museum is free.


I have flown on a C-47 and been inside a B-17, so those planes were old hat for me.  The exhibits inside were good and there was good learning material related to the history of transport planes in the U.S.

The highlight of the museum in my opinion are the planes outside.  My favorite planes there were the KC-97L Stratofreighter, C-130E Hercules, and the C-5A Galaxy.  The Stratofreighter is just a cool looking transport with the many windows up front.  The Hercules I'm interested in because it was used by Canada and in Vietnam.  This was one of two transports that you could walk through.  The Galaxy is just big and is imposing with all the wheels to support the weight.

Stratofreighter

Hercules

Inside Hercules

Galaxy

A fun museum to visit.  I did the museum in about 2.5 hours.  I think you can spend more time and take in everything in about 3 hours.

Videos:
  1. 360° view of some of the planes outside

  1. C-5A engine blades turning in the wind


To see all my photos from the museum, click on this link: More Photos

My reflection in an old Air Force Two plane.


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