|"Invading" the Evergreen Air and Space Museum|
There are extraordinary aviation museums available all over the world. Notable among these are the Air Force Museum in Dayton (http://americainvadestour.blogspot.com/2014/10/invading-ohio.html), The Smithsonian Air and Space Museum in Washington DC, the National Naval Air Museum in Pensacola (http://americainvadestour.blogspot.com/2014/12/invading-florida.html, Florida the Museum of Flight in Seattle (http://americanconservativeinlondon.blogspot.com/2012/07/museum-of-flight-seattle-wa.html), the IWM Duxford in the UK (http://americanconservativeinlondon.blogspot.com/2012/04/duxford-andgeorge-carlin.html) and the Caproni Museum in Italy (http://americanconservativeinlondon.blogspot.com/2015/09/caproni-and-dawn-of-military-aviation.html). All these are outstanding places to learn more about aviation history.
|Hughes' Monster Plane|
|She actually flew!|
|"Spruce Goose", Evergreen Air Museum, McMinnville, OR|
But the Evergreen Air and Space Museum in McMinnville, Oregon (www.evergreenmuseum.org) truly stands apart. Only one museum in the world can boast possession of Howard Hughes's famous Spruce Goose. The eccentric aviator and businessman built the wooden plane in order to safely transport American troops across the oceans that were menaced during World War II by Axis submarines. This giant machine is the largest airplane ever constructed and it was built almost entirely out of birch. Its only flight, with Hughes himself at the controls took place on November 2, 1947 and was for just over one mile at a height of seventy feet. The Evergreen Air Museum in McMinnville was essentially built around the Spruce Goose.
|Spirit of St. Louis (Replica), Evergreen Air Museum, OR|
|Commander K with B-17|
|USAF F-5, Evergreen Air Museum, McMinnville, OR|
In addition to aircraft, you will also find an enormous building dedicated to space travel. There is a universe to explore out there and Evergreen is a great institution documenting America's amazing history of space exploration.
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