Scenes from the Museum of Flight

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I took the boys to the Museum of Flight here in Seattle today for a Stanford Alumni event (more on that later). It was the first time we've been there in a while. As I mentioned on a previous visit, I really love planes. This was a fun visit because Andrew (15) and I got to try one of the motion flight simulators; Michael (12) wasn't interested. On previous visits, the boys weren't old enough or I couldn't leave one alone while I flew with the other one. It was fun rolling upside-down. (We shot down two Zeroes too...)

I managed to get a few photos I liked while we were there too.

Zoom zoom: M-21 Blackbird engine intake
M-21 Blackbird engine intake

Don't tread on me: 20mm gun pod slung below a F-4C Phantom II
20mm gun pod slung below a F-4 Phantom II

Pride in craftsmanship: Pratt & Whitney FG-1D Corsair engine
Pratt & Whitney FG-1D Corsair engine

A big engine needs a big blade: FG-1D Corsair prop
FG-1D Corsair prop

Don't forget me!
Remove Before Flight tag on F-4 Phantom II

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