MidAtlantic Air Museum & Golden Age Air Museum

Published: September 2nd 2012
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This blog and the photos are the result of Bob's trips to two air museums -- the MidAtlantic Air Museum (WWII) and the Golden Age Air Museum (WWI). They're both close to his sister Judy's home near Reading.

“The Mid-Atlantic Air Museum (MAAM) is a membership supported museum and aircraft restoration facility located at the regional airport serving Reading, Pennsylvania. The museum . . . collects and actively restores historic war planes and classic airliners as well as rare civilian and military aircraft. Many of the museum's historic aircraft are often seen on the airshow circuit.

“The Mid-Atlantic Air Museum has hosted the 'World War II Weekend Air Show' annually since 1990, usually occuring around June 6 with attendance approaching 100,000 people. According to the editors of Military Vehicle Magazine, the air show is the largest and the best WWII reenactment in the nation — bar none.” (Wikipedia)

The Golden Age Air Museum "offers the chance to explore the past, come and learn how the early aviators flew, what they flew and learn the lost art of early aircraft construction. Museum displays include full size operational aircraft and automobiles, as well as displays of artifacts from the Golden Age." http://www.goldenageair.org/museuminfo.htm

Additional photos below
Photos: 11, Displayed: 11


the actual Custer CCW-5the actual Custer CCW-5
the actual Custer CCW-5

This plane is considered the father of STOL -- Short Take Off & Landing
The Black WidowThe Black Widow
The Black Widow

interesting reading: http://www.maam.org/p61.html
instrument panelinstrument panel
instrument panel

Instrument panels during the WWI era were quite simple.
the Museum catthe Museum cat
the Museum cat

According to the volunteer at the Mid-Atlantic Museum, this up-in-years cat has never been out of main building during his entire life. Considering that the temperature that day was in the upper 90's, that's pretty smart cat.

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