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Went to the New England Air Museum today, they had some amazing stuff. If you guys want I'll post some photos. There were a few prewar cars in the museum too.

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I do, for my birthday my wife has given me helicopter lessons, I had my 1st lesson last Saturday, I learned how to auto-rotate. No ocn, it's not what you think ... :P

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Go ahead post them DF. I love Aircrafts especially the WWII ones always fascinate me.

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I've got 447 photos to sort through so give me a bit. :lol:

This is a very cool museum, they have a lot of last survivors, special aircraft, and one-of-a-kind aircraft. For example, they used to have B-17G 44-85734 which was used as an experimental engine test bed before it was donated to the museum and nearly destroyed by the 1979 tornado.

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Cool... I've long been fascinated by aviation..have been to the Air and Space Museum in DC, Air Force Museum at Wright-Patterson in Ohio, Yankee Air Museum, Willow Run, Michigan, and the San Diego Air and Space Museum. And worked for a navigation charting and systems company, so I've learned a lot of teh cool 'inside baseball' terminology like waypoints, moving maps, NOTAMs, VORTACs, etc.. have long thought about pursuing a pilot's license, if I had the time and disposable $$$.

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I'll start things off with the Museum's main attraction. This is a B-29A Super Fortress. It's been at the museum for a while. When I was young we went to this museum, and at the time it was sitting outside rusting away. Well I learned recently that it was mostly restored and now inside, which is the main reason I wanted to go. It didn't disappoint.

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As you can see, they've done a wonderful job restoring it. Gentleman I chatted with, whose job is to keep it clean, told me they are still restoring it, currently working on the fuel lines.

The B-29 is in it's own building, and while it is the main attraction, there are some other things in there.

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Next up, their other big (and I do mean big) plane, the XPBS-1, The Flying Dreadnought. This is the only one ever built, and has quite a story to tell.

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Here's another one-of-a-kind aircraft, the Kaman Ki6B. It was an experimental VTOL flying boat.

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Nice pics, DF. I've never head of the Kaman before. It's a funky little thing. The blimp fuselage is awesome as well.

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