Good day for indoor activities.
First came a tour of the Historic Flight Foundation's planes and exhibits at nearby Payne Airfield. All their aircraft are in flying condition and get to fly often we were told, unlike most aviation museums where those old warbirds and such just get to sit around.
We were given basically a personal tour of the aircraft by one of their Docents, Tom, who did a great job and we did learn a lot.
Bearcat, designed as a Japanese Zero killer, didn't quite make it
into the Second World War before it ended.
Spitfire, this one with Czech insignia, flew as part of the
Czech contingents of the RAF
P51-B, The Impatient Virgin
We were able to board her and check out the interior
I think it was either a similar model or a DC10 which
I rode in my first aircraft ride when I was a kid in Honduras
This particular DC3 was used as an executive's plane
by Johnson & Johnson, pretty nice
A lot of history crowded into a relatively small building
After lunch we toured the Boeing Aircraft factories but as no pictures were allowed, none can be presented. More info here: LINK
Here's an idea of how huge the buildings are:
Found via google
Both tours were good, I preferred the one with the vintage planes of course. The Boeing tour proved too crowded for me to fully enjoy it. If you can only do one, I suggest the Historical Flight Foundation's offerings.
Heck, if you've go the money you can arrange to fly in one of their aircraft!