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Re: World aviation museum and gate guard map
« Reply #15 on: October 19, 2016, 08:21:14 am »
Thank you all for the support!  It is a work in progress, but I hope it is useful.

I am working through your posts.  TheChronicOne, I see you found what I did at Altus, and both are on the map.  There is an airpark at Tinker, a nice one, also now on there.

I knew about the Wildcat at O'Hare but not the Dauntless at Midway. That is next up, thanks.

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Re: World aviation museum and gate guard map
« Reply #16 on: October 19, 2016, 08:38:57 am »
Narses2, I added the Dove- and the Croydon Visitor Centre it is in front of.  Nice find.

Zenrat, I stole your Huey pic for that site...

Flyer, there are no pointless discussions about aviation museums!  Thanks for your comments.  Even though I had them on the map, it is nice to hear more about them.  I will say that there is a certain relief when a suggestion is already on the map, but also excitement when I hear about a new one.

Not sure why it opens on Dayton; maybe that is the first museum I added.  There must be a setting to change that; I'm learning as I go.

Please check your local museums and make sure I have the locations correct.  I am often guessing, combining info from their website, Google Maps, Google Earth, etc.
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Re: World aviation museum and gate guard map
« Reply #17 on: October 19, 2016, 09:06:17 am »
Talked to mechanic guy again, he told me the strato tanker and the starlifter are in a park of sorts. Only two planes in it but I guess it's still considered an air park.  I took the liberty of grabbing a screen of it off google maps.




Of course, if one were wanting, they, too, could fire up the ol' google maps and go explore the place yourself. In fact, just out of view are rows of aircraft parked on the tarmac. C-17s I believe! Used to be were the Galaxies sat. Mechanic said most of his career was spent working on the galaxy.  (not sure I mentioned that or not.. but it's pretty cool if you ask me.. )



EDIT: Reddfoxx was already one step ahead of me!   Hey, as a sidenote, mechanic guy mentioned taking pictures of the planes at the airpark, I said that would be helpful. If he remembers and gets them to me, I'll pass them along. 
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Re: World aviation museum and gate guard map
« Reply #18 on: October 19, 2016, 09:09:57 am »
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Dang, that's nice... they either recently refurbished it or take really good care of it! 
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Re: World aviation museum and gate guard map
« Reply #19 on: October 19, 2016, 09:12:26 am »
Thank you all for the support!  It is a work in progress, but I hope it is useful.

I am working through your posts.  TheChronicOne, I see you found what I did at Altus, and both are on the map.  There is an airpark at Tinker, a nice one, also now on there.

I knew about the Wildcat at O'Hare but not the Dauntless at Midway. That is next up, thanks.

Excellent, yes, I see now! Cool, bud.   :mellow: :lol:
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Re: World aviation museum and gate guard map
« Reply #20 on: October 19, 2016, 09:17:34 am »
I've managed to find the entire world map with all the stuff that Reddfoxx has added so far.

And Australia and New Zealand are on there OK.  ;D

Try this :- https://www.google.com/maps/d/viewer?mid=1YglU7IxTI_xdJtGCPwljGoFWn-8

It always opens up centered on Dayton OH so you need to hit the '-' key a lot to get anywhere else in the World to come visible.

Building on this, I can offer some more helpful advice: Use the scroll wheel on the mouse in place of the "+" "-" buttons. It zooms in an out easier that way, in my opinion.
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Re: World aviation museum and gate guard map
« Reply #21 on: October 19, 2016, 06:28:34 pm »
Talked to mechanic guy again, he told me the strato tanker and the starlifter are in a park of sorts. Only two planes in it but I guess it's still considered an air park.  I took the liberty of grabbing a screen of it off google maps.




Of course, if one were wanting, they, too, could fire up the ol' google maps and go explore the place yourself. In fact, just out of view are rows of aircraft parked on the tarmac. C-17s I believe! Used to be were the Galaxies sat. Mechanic said most of his career was spent working on the galaxy.  (not sure I mentioned that or not.. but it's pretty cool if you ask me.. )



EDIT: Reddfoxx was already one step ahead of me!   Hey, as a sidenote, mechanic guy mentioned taking pictures of the planes at the airpark, I said that would be helpful. If he remembers and gets them to me, I'll pass them along.

Looks like the park has room for future displays!
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Re: World aviation museum and gate guard map
« Reply #22 on: October 19, 2016, 07:20:04 pm »
Yeah buddy! It's a damn shame they didn't put a C-5 there. 
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Re: World aviation museum and gate guard map
« Reply #23 on: October 20, 2016, 03:09:41 am »
Dandenong RSL.
3759'10.15" S 14513'11.64" E



Dang, that's nice... they either recently refurbished it or take really good care of it! 

It's a while since I went and looked at it so I can't remember when it was refurbished.  At least 10 years though.
It is painted in US markings on one side and Australian on the other.
For a while I was working opposite it and it was the first thing i saw when I walked out of the box room.  I kept getting flashbacks to the time I spent in the nineties watching Tour of Duty...
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Re: World aviation museum and gate guard map
« Reply #24 on: October 20, 2016, 03:55:37 am »
This could become a very useful reference site!

Do you want us to provide details of what aircraft are at each site?

I can tell you all about the Ulster Aviation Society where they let you sit in their Sea Hawk and Buccaneer  :lol:

The Irish Air Corps Museum is in the top left hangar north of the runways. In 2009 they had an Avro Anson, Chipmunk, DH Vampire, Fouga Magister, Reims 172, Alouette, Gazelle?, Wright Flyer replica and some sort of flight deck simulator. While there you will probably everything else the Irish Air Corps have in service! The local Garda base their pair of EC135 helos there.

North Weald Airfield Museum have no aircraft, just a large collection of memorabilia. Aircraft can be seen flying from the airfield.

Royal Engineers Museum in Chatham have a Harrier GR3.

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Re: World aviation museum and gate guard map
« Reply #25 on: October 20, 2016, 07:11:41 am »
Dandenong RSL.
3759'10.15" S 14513'11.64" E



Dang, that's nice... they either recently refurbished it or take really good care of it! 

It's a while since I went and looked at it so I can't remember when it was refurbished.  At least 10 years though.
It is painted in US markings on one side and Australian on the other.
For a while I was working opposite it and it was the first thing i saw when I walked out of the box room.  I kept getting flashbacks to the time I spent in the nineties watching Tour of Duty...
I still view the early 2000's as recent history.   :o ;D  Any movie less than 10-12 years old is still "new" etc.  LOL   

That's cool how they did the split paint job. I was wondering why it was a U.S. helicopter!  I used to watch those fly around all the time over here by the army airfield.
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Re: World aviation museum and gate guard map
« Reply #26 on: October 20, 2016, 07:19:21 am »
This could become a very useful reference site!

Do you want us to provide details of what aircraft are at each site?

I can tell you all about the Ulster Aviation Society where they let you sit in their Sea Hawk and Buccaneer  :lol:

The Irish Air Corps Museum is in the top left hangar north of the runways. In 2009 they had an Avro Anson, Chipmunk, DH Vampire, Fouga Magister, Reims 172, Alouette, Gazelle?, Wright Flyer replica and some sort of flight deck simulator. While there you will probably everything else the Irish Air Corps have in service! The local Garda base their pair of EC135 helos there.

North Weald Airfield Museum have no aircraft, just a large collection of memorabilia. Aircraft can be seen flying from the airfield.

Royal Engineers Museum in Chatham have a Harrier GR3.

Thanks for all the info.  Yes, please, tell me what's there.  Each site has a box for address, notes, pix, etc., and I put in what I can as I go.  Once the list is more fully fleshed out I will go back through and try to add a pic and info for each site.  You guys have already given me a lot of great leads.

I will say that if it's a huge museum I often don't list anything- I figure we already know it's worth visiting.  For the smaller places, particularly museums that aren't aviation-centered and for small outdoor displays, I try to post what they have so you don't make a special trip but get disappointed.  I mean, I am never disappointed when I find any aviation display, anywhere, but I don't want to drag my wife 2 hours out of our way on vacation just for a DC-3 control wheel...
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Re: World aviation museum and gate guard map
« Reply #27 on: October 20, 2016, 10:05:36 am »
In 2007 Carnarfon Aviation Museum had a Gloster Javelin nose, Westland Whirlwind SAR, Bristol Sycamore, Hawker Sea Hawk, Slingsby Cadet, Hawker Hunter F1, DH Vampire T11, Tiger Moth and now a Harrier T2.

You might want to add in the Petwood Hotel in Woodhall Spa. This was the squadron mess for the Dambusters and has lots of historical artefacts plus a trial bouncing bomb.

Thorpe Camp have Tiger Moth, Mew Gull and EE Lightning F1A.

RAF Air Defence Radar Museum at Neatishead have a Bloodhound missile outside.

http://www.americanairmuseum.com/place/137 Glatton airfield has a large memorial where Conington Lane meets the A1.



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Re: World aviation museum and gate guard map
« Reply #28 on: October 21, 2016, 05:51:41 am »
I can help you mark a few more places on that map:

For the Czech Republic, there are the following:

Kunovice Air Museum: http://www.museum-kunovice.cz/

Air Cafe: http://www.aircafe-brno.com/

Konesin Air Museum: http://www.letecke-muzeum.cz/

Stara Aerovka: http://www.staraaerovka.cz/

Letecke Muzeum Metodeje Vlacha: http://www.letecke-muzeum-metodeje-vlacha.cz/

Czechoslovak Airmen Memorial in Pribor: http://turista.pribor.eu/sights/monuments/czechoslovak-airmen-memorial/


For Austria:

Zeltweg Military Air museum: http://www.luftstreitkraefte.at/index.php?id=2

Austrian Air Museum Graz-Thalerhof: http://www.luftfahrtmuseum.at/


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Re: World aviation museum and gate guard map
« Reply #29 on: October 21, 2016, 06:38:54 am »
Please check it out and let me know what you think, and what I've missed. 

I can offer a couple of local gate guardians - there's a Vigilante at the gate of Orlando Sanford Airport(SFB) and a B-52 at Orlando International (MCO).

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