Friday, 28 June 2013

Air & Space Museum Outpost - The Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center



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When we were in the US last year, we headed just outside of Washington DC one weekend to see "the rest of" the Smithsonian Air & Space Museum. I've been to the central museum a couple of times over the years, but never before had I visited this amazing hangar. I didn't even know it was there.

I've already blogged about the most imposing exhibit, the Discovery space shuttle, but that was far from the only interesting thing to see.

Andy was particularly excited to see the Blackbird (which was, I agree, spectacular) while I was more fascinated by the little ski-planes and sea-planes, and just generally had a lot of fun taking photos of all the funky displays. The museum is home to a number of record-breakers, and I was really fortunate that every few planes Andy would pipe up in excited recognition of some or another famous flyer. It was like having my own personal guide to the history of aviation.

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6 comments:

Fly Girl said...

Wow. Very cool planes. I've never even heard of this museum and I thought I had visited everyone in DC.

Rachel said...

It makes a huge difference to visit such places with an aviation enthusiast. We went around the Musee de l'Air in Paris with my uncle, who is an aerobatics pilot, and the whole place came alive!

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Midnight Cowgirl said...

Old planes are so interesting to look at!

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Becky Jerdee said...

So glad to hear you enjoyed this marv-y Smithsonian exhibit...I love it too!

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