Friday, February 14, 2014

Snow days pile up

The new structure at Strawberry Point survived the challenging weather.
Twin Beech and Martin 4-O-4 are visible behind snow piles.
B-57s were stationed in Alaska, but never looked like this.

The recent snows closed the museum for a few days, but the spring weather forecast should take care of that. The airplanes at Strawberry Point were snow-covered, but seemed to have weathered the storm. Anyone who wants to be escorted to the planes may have to look from afar or scale the snow piles.
Please call ahead to make sure the museum  is open. 410-682-6122

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Museum's F9F on the move

The museum's F9F shows years of neglect.
Volunteers have moved the museum's Grumman F9F Cougar from a storage yard on Eastern Avenue to Strawberry Point.  Eventually, the jet engine will be removed and restored for display.  Plans call for the fighter either to be restored. or converted into a Navy jet simulator. As always, people are invited to volunteer their services to accomplish the Cougar's final mission.

A look at history

Docent Bill Haugen explains the special tiles on the shuttle. A busload of aviation enthusiasts enjoyed the day November 8 at the Smiths...