Aerospace Museum of California
Opened in 2007 at the former McClellan Airforce Base, the Aerospace Museum of California boasts a large collect of planes, engines, motion simulators, and other flight memoribilia.
I am suddenly very happy that I didn’t bring the niece. We’d be spending all day playing on that, admittedly, awesome looking playground.
It’s a very tall building, and thankfully for my sense of direction, very hard to miss.
What are you doing Pitts Special S-1C? You are drunk, go home.
It’s an engine the size of an elephant.
Fully solar powered? That’s pretty cool.
Special features on both women in Aerospace and the Tuskegee Airmen. Very nice.
White Rutan Model 54 Quickie was apparently somewhat inspired by X-wings.
Titan 4 rocket engines. Very Big.
View form the balcony, including a nice shot of a neato looking training target.
Ooh a motion simulator.
A Bear. With wings. On roller skates. As bears do.
A timeline of Mars exploration. I’d like to go to Mars, can we work on that?
A signed Red Tails poster. It’s suddenly very dusty in my eyes.
I quite like the plane seats for viewing video presentations.
Neato little stations that encourage interest in engineering.
Lockheed “Warning Star”.
The “Jolly Green Giant” helicopter. It most certainly is giant.
It kinda reminds me of the funny big-mouth whales.
Foam spewing fire truck.
Awesome-O-Meter: 3 1/2 Awesomes This was my first ever trip out to the Aerospace Museum and I must say I was pretty impressed. A bit small, but very well appointed, with a very nice variety in exhibits. Also, a very decent entrance fee. Sadly, it was too cold to really enjoy the outside planes, but that’s just a good excuse to come back later.