So a brief visit into the Yankee Air Museum at Willow Run Airport in Ypsilanti, MI, brought me into contact with this:
F-4 Phantom II, McDonnell-Douglas's finest creation--and proof that even a brick will fly if you give it big enough engines.
Hey Juvat, this button you told me about--it don't do anything. (I made sure to stand well off to the side when checking it out though.)
Yo, Old AF Sarge...Any of this look familiar?
I wonder why they would paint something like this on the aircraft?
This was in there, too.
Be still, my heart. It's a Cessna O-2A.
Twice now I have seriously contemplated buying one. And someday perhaps...
They have a heckiflopter, too.
Bell UH-1D "Iroquois", better known as "Huey".
(Look familiar, Old NFO? I seem to recall a few of your stories revolving around these.)
They just got this one in:
A-4C Skyhawk! Cute little sucker, ain't it? Introduced in the mid-1950's, it could carry more bombs that a World War 2 B-17 and deliver them more accurately. It was also the smallest aircraft that could deliver a nuclear weapon at that time.
Paul Galanti's bird. That's an honor well-deserved. (Hey Sarge, you might want to consider this warrior for your blog Honor Wall too.)
More later. Stay tuned.