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This is a collection of my blog entries and experiences with flying, and learning to fly. Something I had been wanting to do for quite a while.
You can find all the pictures I've taken here, and read below for my experience.
Specifically, I have a page for my Trips to Oshkosh, the mecca for pilots

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2013/11/03 Smithsonian Air and Space Museum in Washington DC
π 2013-11-03 00:00 in Flying
First things to know: it's one of 2 museums, the other one is by the IAD airport and contains the bigger stuff that doesn't fit there (and couldn't have been brought there through the streets for some bits). This museum takes more than a full day to visit if you go through the exhibits, I'm efficient but I had to go back twice to finish it (mostly), and that was without even going through the planetarium or IMAX, but I did do the 1H guided tour once and that was worth it.

Then, you need at least another full day to see the much bigger Smithsonian Air and Space Museum by Washington Dulles (IAD)

google has the copy, they have the real one :)
google has the copy, they have the real one :)


US and Russian capsule rendez-vous
US and Russian capsule rendez-vous

X-15, the first prototype to fly to space before rockets
X-15, the first prototype to fly to space before rockets



Bell X-1
Bell X-1


747 cockpit
747 cockpit



skylab, before the space station
skylab, before the space station







Howard Hughes' speed record plane
Howard Hughes' speed record plane

The actual voyager plane that went around the world
The actual voyager plane that went around the world


great way to show how a modern telescope works
great way to show how a modern telescope works


These few pictures do not give it justice, the amount of history of aviation, space, including what happend to other countries, how GPS works and why, how the moon landings were done, and how we're going to Mars now, it's a lot of information.
I guess that's expected, but it is indeed bar none the best such museum I've seen in the world so far.


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