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National Naval Aviation Museum, Pensacola, Florida – Day 2

Jim says: Yesterday was another six-hour day at the museum and a most enjoyable day.

Here’s a few photos of some things I saw…

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The entrance to the National Naval Aviation Museum
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A World War I Fighter Pilot.
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In World War I, carrier pigeons were used to send messages.
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This was the first plane to cross the Atlantic Ocean in 1919.
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The mascot of the Pensacola Naval Air Station.
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President George H.W. Bush took his first solo flight as an Naval Aviation Pilot Cadet in this very airplane in November, 1942.
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A Japanese World War II Fighter Plane.
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A Russian MIG 15.
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A World War II “Flying Tigers” paint job.
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A painting of a World War II Japanese Aircraft Carrier under attack.
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A painting of the legendary World War II plane of “Pappy” Boyington of the famous Black Sheep Squadron.
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A 28 cylinder aircraft engine.

To see the other 213 photos I took, click this link…
http://picasaweb.google.com/jimjrver/NavalAirMuseumDay2040810#

Here’s the National Naval Aviation Museum official website link…
http://NavalAviationMuseum.org

Here’s a Wikipedia information link…
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/National_Museum_of_Naval_Aviation

Here’s a Facebook link…
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Pensacola-FL/National-Naval-Aviation-Museum/71553655173

The first floor exhibits I saw today were…
* NC-4 Flying Boat,
* U.S. Coast Guard,
* P.O.W. Exhibit,
* World War I,
* Sunken Treasure, and
* U.S.S. Cabot Flight Deck

I got most of the first floor completed yesterday. So far, I’ve got 12 hours in the museum. I should be able to finish everything up today. I’m happy to report the crowds yesterday were 1/100th of what they were the day before yesterday. Also the children were much better behaved.

All original material Copyright – Jim Jaillet 2010
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