Every time I go, it feels like the first time. What a great museum we have here right in our own backyard (well, for those of you living in the Pacific Northwest that is). My favorite all-time plane (and I have a lot of favorites) has to be the SR-71 Blackbird. The only plane humans have ever developed that was fully functional and one you could picture Darth Vader flying as his prefered mode of transportation.
Here's the Old Man straddling the cockpit in what can only be described as the only time I could ever be photographed in the cockpit of an SR-71 Blackbird wearing a t-shirt and Seahawks baseball cap.
(For you aviation nuts the real pilots wore astronaut suits).
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By the way, for the record, the Seattle Museum of Flight is the only museum in the country that showcases the very, very, very rare MD-21. That is, the SR-71 Blackbird variant that carried a drone on her back.
I know, it don't mean much to non-aviation buffs but for those of us who are, it's a pretty big deal.
Its quite strange that between the Air Force and my current job I have been in the aviation biz for 20 years and I have never made it down there to check that place out. Going to have to make a trip soon! I always loved the blackbird also, was my favorite until the B-2 came out.
Semi on topic I heard that the Tillamook Air Museum is moving to Madras Oregon. I always loved to stop there on my way to the coast, Madras....not so much :-(
Todd, have you seen the one at Evergreen in McMinnville? That's another rare find as it has seating for 2. I think the only other one with that capacity was the one the woman newscaster (Joan Lunden) got a ride in several years ago.