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Old 12-22-2014, 09:47 AM
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Vlad,
Try the Piper mueum in Lockhaven, PA.
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Old 12-22-2014, 09:51 AM
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Another one closer to you is at South Jersey Regional airport KVAY. The air victory museum.

Great writeups.
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Old 12-22-2014, 10:55 AM
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Those are for crosswind landings, silly. Don't they have those in Russia?
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Old 12-22-2014, 05:21 PM
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The Mighty Mite is a Mooney M18 "Mite". Note the name John Piersma below the canopy. John was a long time CAA/FAA Examiner in Utica NY. I took my Private check ride with him in May 1958. Piper J3, no radio no instruments.
John was a partner in Utica Aircraft, the FBO at the original Marcy Airport and then at Oneida County, both airports are gone.
A friend, now gone, flew the C130's in the Schenectady ANG.
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Old 12-22-2014, 05:28 PM
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There is a small museum in Hammondsport NY. Closest Airports are Penn Yan and Painted Post. There are some airplanes on display in the airline terminal at Rochester NY. Geneseo has some warbirds but its a grass strip.
Lots of early aviation history in Hammondsport.
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Old 12-22-2014, 06:57 PM
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Then there's the American Helicopter Museum in West Chester, PA. The only all helicopter museum in the country. They have V22 s/n 1.
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Old 12-29-2014, 07:24 PM
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Vlad,

Another great write up! I have never been there, but the Canada Aviation and Space Museum is fairly close to you, and gets great reviews.

http://casmuseum.techno-science.ca/en/index.php

You can apparently land at the Ottawa Rockcliffe Airport (CYRO) and walk right to the museum.

Where ever you go make sure you post about it!

Merry Christmas all,

Geoff


Per Geoff's advice I decided to close 2014 Museum Month with the visit to Canada Aviation and Space Museum. I kept the mission as secret as I could...
Days are very short in December. I came to the airport it was still dark. Preheated the engine and preflighted the aircraft. There was another craft flying this cold morning.










Ottawa is a quick 2.2 hours northbound hop from me. I was experimenting if my RV9A is capable to get to CYRO Rockcliffe airport and back without refueling. Theoretically it's only 600 nm round trip if I choose right altitudes and work red knob smart I am able to make it on full tanks.
One hour later... Utica, NY unplanned altitude change.





Fort Drum brews his own weather. Another slight change in altitude my planned tailwind gain is lost. Winds calm ride smooth.





Two hours later still smooth sailing. I am in Big White North. This is Ottawa.





And this is approach to Rockcliffe airport CYRO. Museum structures are to the right and I am allowed to taxi straight to their hangar.









He looks like a Canadian German eh... My good buddy and RV8 builder Ken tracked me all the way up north, came to the museum, took care of my admission and arranged an escort for me. And they kept him behind the fence anyway.





He advised me where to park and where to go. A museum staff member appeared shortly.







It's a magnificent exhibition.







... To be continued...
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This museum is a must to visit. It is very different from US museums. A lot of German artifacts the whole flock of Messerschmitts sits comfortably under the wings of a Lancaster bomber.








Junkers pun intended.










Every museum of this size has a Mig.







Legendary Canadarm 201. Them Canadians have long hands they can reach everybody everywhere...






















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Old 12-29-2014, 07:25 PM
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Ken was my guide. Back in the golden days of Cold War 1 Ken flew some interesting hardware like this. They were chasing Bears somewhere over the ocean some things are still classified.
It was fun and friendly talk between former rivalries. Who could have thought...




But prior to it he had some time in this beauty. Well, not exactly in this particular aircraft but similar.










Lockheed Electra.







Look at the method of hanging the engine.







We had a little lunch at the museum cafeteria, I checked with US Customs on ETA and we went our own separate ways. The Xmas gift bag somehow migrated to me. It was heavy
I was hoping my Customs "cousin" wouldn't ask extra questions...
There was a performance in the middle of the hall. 100 years of WWI Christmas Truce. I couldn't stay till the end because the daylight was running out in 3 hours and I still have to clear
at the border I am only Day VFR airplane/pilot.

The British trenches.






The Germans'.







There is some magic in these visits. My little known homebuilt is just several yards and a thin metal wall from an aviation history of great proportions. It feels good...







Minutes later I was airborne heading southbound. Bye Ottawa I enjoyed the visit.






A 5 minutes stop at Ogdensburg NY (KOGS) to clear US Customs and I am in the air again. One extra takeoff I forgot to put in fuel calculations less another gallon and a half...
I couldn't make it back on full tanks I was short two gallons. If I have wheel fairings installed, if I planned better, if port of entry takeoff and climb with smart power.. you get the idea...




I visited 5 museums in December 2014. Looking forward to visiting more in Dec 2015! Happy New Year everyone thanks for looking
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Old 12-30-2014, 07:47 AM
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Hey, that's my home base! Hope you enjoyed the visit!
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