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2017/08/10 Yorkshire Air Museum
π 2017-08-10 01:01 in Flying, Greatbritain2017, Nflying
York didn't require as much time to visit as originally planned, so I had 3.5H to spare, and figured I would visit the nearby Yorkshire Air Museum. There are only 2 busses a day that go there and I had already missed the 2nd one, but uber got me there.
At the entrance, I was told that 3H would be barely enough, so I rushed a bit, but in the end, 2.5H ended up being enough to see the whole thing. Thankfully I got a ride back from a nice museum visitor. While it's not a huge museum, and not the best one in the UK, it has some interesting and a few rare planes:




love the windshield wipers :)
love the windshield wipers :)




Mirage III
Mirage III

Mirage IV nuclear bomber, the only one outside of France
Mirage IV nuclear bomber, the only one outside of France








this one got me excited, the electric lightening, one of the highest flying jet planes outside of the US
this one got me excited, the electric lightening, one of the highest flying jet planes outside of the US


a 5000 ton bomb, to penetrate tunnels and caves
a 5000 ton bomb, to penetrate tunnels and caves

an early glider prototype
an early glider prototype



GB put effort into big airships too, but they prooved too problematic and dangerous in the end
GB put effort into big airships too, but they prooved too problematic and dangerous in the end


They had a control tower, and copy of the french pilots quarters




While I kind of regret not having had the chance to see bigger aviation museums while in the UK, but this one at least gave me a taste :)

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