Castle Air Museum

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    pretty basic, rather go to Chino or March or ............ back east to the 8th AF museum

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    No sh!t.

    Who wouldn't rather go to those places? :rolleyes:

    But... I'm not going to any of those places soon.

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    I don't know about S**t for you but Castle is worth it, my comments are to the others, you're not that far from Chino anyway a nice long weekend
     
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    The B36 needs photo's for us.
     
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    Yeah, she's a beast... look at the size
     

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    When I was there a few weeks ago, the front gun turrets were open; you could see the twin 20mm cannon mounts pretty well. That's something you don't see very often.
     
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    Thats something to look forward too.

    How was the interior museum? It looks pretty weak.

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    Yeah, unfortunately, there's not much to the interior museum; it looks like a converted mobile home, so it's not very big. They've got an Allison V-1710 and a P&W R-2800 inside, so that's pretty neat, but other than that there's not much to write home about. The best part of the museum is the static aircraft. The most impressive a/c was probably either the Vulcan (it's bigger than you think) or the B-52D (with a Hound Dog missle under the wing). They also have a B-29 and an RB-50 right in front. They also managed to score an F-14D somehow; usually, museums only have old F-14A's. The gift store is nice but, like every gift store, a little on the pricey side.

    Anyway, have fun. One of the best parts for me was landing on the main runway (we flew in on a Cessna 195); I'm not used to landing on 10,000' runways! That thing was huge! We coulda done two or three touch gos all at once on that runway; when we landed, we used up about 1/10th of the runway, and had to taxi a ways to get to the transient parking.
     
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    Thanks for the tips... Its about an hour from me. I may be moving soon so I want to take it in..

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