A few weeks ago, we took a day trip to the Museum of Aviation in Warner Robbins, Georgia, which is the second largest museum in the United States Air Force. This was very exciting for my boys who have learned a great deal about military aircraft in their digital games and for my husband, who is a historian and a kid at heart. In our house, this is definitely a boy thing. They watch YouTube videos about this stuff quite often.
But I enjoyed the museum too because my father is a retired Air Force Lt. Colonel who served in Vietnam, and I got to see a few of the many aircraft he flew at the museum, including the C-141 that you see above and below.
And this B-52 that I couldn’t even get into the whole frame:
And this C-130:
We also saw the B-17, which was in pieces, but we weren’t able to see the B-57 because it was off display for repairs.
Those are just a few aircraft my dad flew, but the museum has a countless amount of other aircraft. The museum sits on 51 acres, and there are four large buildings housing more aircraft, exhibits with historical artifacts, uniforms, fun things for kids, and much more. If you live in Georgia, it’s a must-see museum.
The website is great too. There’s a lot of information on it, including a list of all the aircraft they have. You can click on each aircraft name, and it will take you to a page with a gallery of photos and information about that aircraft.
I’m sure we’ll be going back to this museum in the future, especially as we get into American history, particularly WWI and WWII. There was just so much to see and learn about.