Wednesday, June 6, 2018

DC TRIP: More Planes . . .

Lockheed XP-80 Lulu-Belle
Prototype for America's First Practical Jet Airplane

. . . from the Air and Space Museum. 

Charles Lindbergh's Lockheed Model 8 Sirius Tingmissartog

Messerschmitt Me 262
World's First Operational Jet Fighter

Chuck Yeager's Bell X-1 Glamourous Glennis
First plane to break the sound barrier (1947)


Bell XP-59A Airacomet


Cap'n Bob said...

I envy you this visit.

Shay said...

I really need to go back to this museum.

In 1979, as an officer candidate and then later as a second lieutenant at Quantico, I think I must have visited this place a half dozen times - along with the battlefield at Manassas.

Seems it was not considered cool for my male comrades to ask a female candidate/officer on a date. It just wasn't done, for some reason. HOWEVER, it was totally ok to mention casually "I'm going to the Air and Space Museum/battlefield on Sunday, want to come along?"

I went to Bull Run so many times I had the recordings at the various stations memorized.