Sunday, July 01, 2018

The Great Escape - Day 12: Another Aviation Museum, but with Combat Armored Vehicles

A varied day of picture subjects today.

Managed to get some shots of a couple of Bald Eagles that were sitting in a tree near my friends' home:

Had to use optical zoom to get this close

Later, we visited the Flying Heritage and Combat Armor Museum, created by Paul Allen, one of the founders of Microsoft.  I guess a billionaire has to put some of those riches somewhere right?

Much larger than the previous museum, with a lot more things to see and learn.  Of course, having Paul Allen's financial support helps....however, the previous museum's offerings are flown still, the ones at this museum, not so much.

Here's some items that caught my eye and some pics by Martha too:

 Me and Patrick

Jerry W and I

 Kettenkraftrad SD.KFC.2

 Harley-Davidson WLA

 Russian T34/85

 P51 Fighter

 Japanese Type 95 Ha-Go

 Ilyushin IL-2M3 Shturmovik

 Goodyear FG-1D Corsair

 Messerschmitt BF-109 E-3

 Supermarine Spitfire MK.VC

We also toured a couple of local winery outlets in Woodinville but I didn't take a pictures or buy any wine; here's one by Jerry though:

To finish off the day, a pretty nice sunset on Puget Sound, with Whidbey Island in the background.


MotoVentures said...

Love those old birds. They don't make em like they used to.

CCjon said...

Looks like you, Martha and Patrick are having a great vacation. Finally got back so I could finally catch up on your blog. You have gotten some great sunset photos.
Keep posting .


RichardM said...

Nice photos and the planes look nicely restored. Are they all flight worthy? I’ve always like the sound of the P-51 in flight. Is that one of the Merlin powered ones?

redlegsrides said...

I'm pretty sure, Motoventures, that those old birds wouldn't be approved for production in these days of environmental/safety/diversity and sensitivity concerns.

Thank Jan, will do.

RichardM, the planes at this museum aren't flown like the previous museum's planes. Yes, it was powered by the Merlin engine.