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  1. ollieholmes

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    For my year out i am planning to go around the world for a year. I am looking for any infomation on air museams like old warden, flying planes of a simmiler age, jets dont interest me or individual aeroplanes in the following countrys:
    · Usa
    · Canada
    · Peru
    · New Zealand
    · Australia
    · Beijing
    · Moscow
    · Ste Petersburg
    · Spain
    · Denmark
    · Czech Republic
    I would prefer to go and visit little known collections rather than huge ones. Even individual Aeroplanes. Any help/suggestions i would greatly apreciate.
     
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    Go to Alaska, it is great. If you are on your way around the world you cannot miss Africa it is amazing (not that there are many planes there but for the experience you cannot beat it).
     
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    Go to Wright-Patterson AFB in America...I kinda wanna go there a lot ;)
     
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    It also depends on where in the USA you are going. It's a huge country and to see all of the good air museums in the US, you would need at least a year in the USA alone. There is a short list of North American air museums at:
    http://www.aerofiles.com/museums.html

    Ones that I would highly recommend off the top of my head:

    Air Force Museum- Wright Patterson AFB, Fairborn Ohio http://www.wpafb.af.mil/museum/

    Planes of Fame- Chino California (There are three air museums in Chino)
    http://www.planesoffame.org/index.php
    http://www.yanksair.com/

    Pima Air Museum- Pima, Arizona http://www.pimaair.org/

    Of course, if you get out to Camarillo, let me know when, and I can give you the big tour of our CAF museum.
    http://www.orgsites.com/ca/caf-socal/
     
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    The Japanese have a Judy dive bomber at the Yasakuni shrine in Tokyo.
     
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    witin 30 miles of niagara falls is a pretty good selection of flying a/c canadian warbird heritage has a flying lanc to which they are adding a flying blenheim(bolingboke) and lysander and a gentlemen nearby has a flying 109e
    spit 9 and hurricane and just across border in us the original home of bell and curtiss with a p39 and possibly a p63 and p40
    http://www.warplane.com/ http://aerospace.bfn.org/
    and within a 2 hour drive theres a halifax being restored a swordfish
     
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    Evanglider i may just take up your offer on a tour at your place. I will let you know closer to the time exactlly the date. I am realy looking for the smaller less known collections or even individual aeroplanes.
     
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    pb is right - been there!

    Wright Pat, and the Smithsonian in DC - Excellent when you're in the USA

    Get with Eric though - he'll hook you up and will also be able to point out other places in Southern California - You'll need a month to see them all!
     
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    That's up at Trenton, isn't it? Only static though, but still amazing.
     
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    That's up at Trenton, isn't it? Only static though, but still amazing.[/quote]\
    yeah they dragged it up from the depths of some norwegian lake or fiord can't see them making it flyable
     
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    No problem Ollie. As long as I know a bit in advance, I can plan accordingly. If the Jeep is running, I might be able to take you down the airport to see the T-28s that are in abundance near the old alert hangars.
     
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    Anything will be greatly apreciated. I will post dates as soon as i know them on here.
     
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    I recently discovered that the largest collection of aircraft at a museum in California is the Castle Air Force Base museum in Atwater, CA.
    http://www.elite.net/castle-air/

    Something for me to add to my list of places to check out.
     
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    Thak you all. Once i know more specificaly ewhere i will be in the us i will let you know. I plan to visit this coming summer and do camp america but then go on to visit as many air museams as i can. Espesialy old rhinebeck, due to having a great love of realy old aeroplanes.
     
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    Well if you hit the German go to the Sinsheim Museum. It is a large collection which you did say you are not interested in but it has a very large selection of WW2 aircraft including many Luftwaffe fighters and some of there secret aircraft.
     
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    I can do Europe during half terms etc so i may visit that one sooner than my round the world trip. Is there a websie for it?
     
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