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Old 12-09-2015, 01:59 PM
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Vlad could make a killing writing a book about great daytrips in an RV (or any other airplane).
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Very cool reading your account of this trip. In 2014, I took a road trip from MI to the East Coast and included the Mid-Atlantic Air Museum as a waypoint. I've been following the restoration of the Black Widow online for many years and it was a thrill to see it in person!
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Old 12-30-2015, 07:38 PM
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December flying weather was surprisingly good in the North East. But I wasn't very lucky on my second museum visit. I knew on the way to South Jersey Regional airport something is not right









Parked, had a breakfast and headed toward the museum hangar.











How come? Today is only December the 19th and weather is shining but closed?!









All right then there will be always another year. Time to go flying!
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Old 12-30-2015, 07:46 PM
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Merry xmas and happy New Year!











Some stills from this route





A quarry.





Delaware Water Gap.





An abandoned Pennsylvania Railroad viaduct.





New Hope PA.







An industrial zone by Trenton NJ.





Only one museum visited vs five last year.
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Question Very Obvious Answer!!!

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Great shots Vlad.

Just a quick question, how do you get your RV to start, given what looks like very cold conditions.

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Here is a list of museums that should be on everyone's list


http://http://www.vgbimages.com/AirMuseums
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It's amazing that in that lengthy and exhaustive list of amazing museums they missed the Strategic Air Command Museum just west of Omaha. Dozens of aircraft including an SR71, a B-36, ICBMs... And how many Avro Vulcans are there in the US?
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Old 12-04-2016, 07:07 AM
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Smile Air Victory Museum open

Initially I planned to reach Air Heritage Museum at Beaver County airport KBVI. Launched early.



On the way received a report from the Red Barn that weather conditions are marginal.



I had tons of time and kept pressing toward Pittsburgh PA. There was some chop, a gusty 40 on the nose and after two hours of bouncing I quit. A wall of ice just formed 30 miles from my destination. I don't like ice in the sky I prefer it on Alton Bay or Mooselookmeguntic Lake.



Turned around, climbed on top of the scattered layer and activated Plan B. Sneaked under Philladelphia Class Bravo and landed at South Jersey Regional KVAY. It took me only 3.2 hours to get to an airport which normally takes 15 minutes.




Air Victory Museum was open.


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I was the only visitor and spent couple hours at the Museum. Never knew there was a flying aircraft carrier.





There is a very nice WW2 exhibition with unique artifacts.










The diameter of the propellers on this Enola Gay model is two inches. The electric propeller below pushed B-36 Peacemaker and is 19 feet in diameter.





Well presented Cold War era and modern jet age.














It was a great day of flying with an immersion into aviation history in the middle of it.


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Vlad could make a killing writing a book about great daytrips in an RV (or any other airplane).
Bob - you are the writer - you should write the Vlad book! And YES it would be fantastic. A series, in fact.

Book I "Day Tripper"

Book II: "Images in the sky"

Book III: "See the U S A , the RV Way" like the tune . . .

Book IV: "Vlad's Oddities from the Air"

Get going Bob, you need a release schedule to keep the marketing guys busy, ya know - - like the Harry Potter series.
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