Hickory Aviation Museum

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  1. vikingBerserker

    vikingBerserker Well-Known Member

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    Hickory Aviation Museum

    I happened to come across this this morning on the Internet looking for something else, it's only 1.5 hours away from the house so I grabbed the kids and went.

    It's a small place with 10 aircraft and 2 cockpit sections, but it was fairly nice.

    Last 2 pics are of the Busts of the Preddy brothers, it was a nice little area dedicated to them (from North Carolina).
     

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    The aircraft:

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    Northrop F-5

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    North American FJ-3M (F-1C) Fury

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    Fokker F-27

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    #2 in the Fokker Cockpit

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    #1 in the Fokker Cockpit

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    HISPANO HA-200 SAETA (ME-200)

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    REPUBLIC FAIRCHILD F-105B THUNDERCHIEF
     
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    Very nice VB. Looks like the trip was well worth the time.:thumbright: Looks like the kids had fun to.:) Thanks for sharing.:cool:
     
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    LOCKHEED T-33A SHOOTING STAR

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    Grumman F-14D Tomcat

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    A timeless Logo

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    MCDONNELL DOUGLAS F-4B PHANTOM II

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    LTV A-7A CORSAIR II

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    A4-L - Currently being restored so off to the side behind the rope.

    If you are in the area, it's worth the visit and as a wonderful bonus it's free. Unless you happen to have kids and must pass by their gift shope on the way out. :lol:
     
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    Isn't it amazing the types of planes the Are available for museums. Seems the museum has a great bunch of passionate people involved. What a nice display of model aircraft as well. The nice thing about a model display is types not available, examples can be displayed. Good job by all. Thanks for the post. Bill
     
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    Looks like a great little musueum there VB, many thanks for sharing!!!
     
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    Good shots!
     
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    Thanks fellas. I went mainly to see the Vampire, however it had been moved elsewhere. But still was some fun.
     
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    nice pictures VB
     
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    Thanks for the George Preddy pictuers :D :D :D :D

    Thanks and great pics David
     
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    OK, it might be small, but I get the impression that they are not averse to opening up the cockpits for 'Joe Public' to get in and see how the front office looks like.

    Thats a pretty cool set of piccies mate and it looks like the 'little'uns 'enjoyed themselves as well.

    Many thanks for sharing !:thumbleft:
     
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    that is my kind of museum! Thanx for sharing
     
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    I´m glad you´ve enjoyed the museum and the kids too! How old are they?
     
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    Great stuff,..thanks for sharing!
     
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    9 and 6, by far the best thing that has ever happened to me :thumbright:
     
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    Thanks for the heads up! the wife has talked about a trip down into NC along the parkway and surounding areas; this may be a nice side-trip.
    Derek
     
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