I'm about half an hour from here:
So, my wife's sister came for a visit this past weekend, and since Udvar-Hazy is only about a half-hour away (and free, other than parking), we decided to head there for the morning. Her daughter is 7 and a fan of things that fly, so it was was a natural fit. Me, I was all-too-eager to head back to the center, having been there twice before, once with a good friend in 2002, once with my family and OldNFO (which, if you can swing it, totally ROCKS. NFO gives a good tour...)
Anyhoo, onto the pics!
My favorite plane, the SR-71 Blackbird
Off to the wild [gray] yonder
Shot of the floor - pretty packed!
Ongoing restoration project; not sure what it was.
Space Shuttle Discovery. You don't realize how beat up these things get...
This is the blistering technology used to put man in space...
This was really cool. The plaque reads: "To mark man's first landing on the moon the boomerang, the first aerodynamic shape conceived by man."
Way too cool.
Gossamer Albatross. First human-powered aircraft.
Yeah, it was a good weekend...
That is all.