stories 2015 | museum of aviation
Troop 7, our Boy Scout troop extraordinaire, set up a 'go see it' as we used to call it when John and Jarrod were in Cub Scouts, a Saturday day trip to Robins Air Force Base in Macon, Georgia, but, in particular, the Museum of Aviation. Jeff, the boys and I rode together in a convoy with the other families and scouts going and enjoyed a day at the museum. John set off for the day with a group of other scouts and Jeff, Jarrod and I hung together as we visited 'hangar' after 'hangar' of the aviation museum from the history of aviation when the Air Force was still the Air Corp forward to the latest and greatest technologies of today, and even Special Operations Air Force aviation (which Jeff enjoyed). Jarrod climbed into any display allowed for a photo op; my favorite: the ejection seat display with long ago memories of my own ejection seat training. He was also very intrigued and moved by the POW/MIA memorial within the inner circle of the various museum hangars. I was amazed at the plethora of model airplanes on display of each and every inventoried Air Force aircraft. Literally, hundreds and hundreds of aircraft have been built and utilized for one purpose or another, some more successful than others.
Thoroughly enjoyed this unique blend of of Air Force aviation history.