Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum

500 NE Captain Michael King Smith Way, McMinnville, OR 97128, USA
Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum, McMinnville, OregonEvergreen Aviation & Space MuseumMcMinnville, OregonGo check out Howard Hughes' aviation marvel, H-4 Hercules otherwise known as 'The Spruce Goose.' And, while you're at the museum, you can head over...Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum, McMinnville, OregonEvergreen Aviation & Space MuseumMcMinnville, OregonLoose Goose is a yearly event at Evergreen Space Museum. Starting point is in front of the museum then head all over the Willamette Valley enjoying...Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum, McMinnville, OregonEvergreen Aviation & Space MuseumMcMinnville, OregonThe spruce goose, with a wingspan that is 100 feet longer than a 747Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum, McMinnville, OregonEvergreen Aviation & Space MuseumMcMinnville, OregonAn SR-71 with one of it's nacelles open for engine service. This is the 9th blackbird we have seen now of only 20 left in the world.Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum, McMinnville, OregonEvergreen Aviation & Space MuseumMcMinnville, OregonThis is a 747 with a bunch of waterslides coming out of it. Best. Thing. Ever.Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum, McMinnville, OregonEvergreen Aviation & Space MuseumMcMinnville, OregonSo humbling to see this piece of history in person. The Spruce Goose, only flight November 2, 1947 The wingspan is longer then a football field....Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum, McMinnville, OregonEvergreen Aviation & Space MuseumMcMinnville, OregonThe Spruce Goose was designed by Howard Hughes in the 1940s to ferry troops and tanks non-stop across the Atlantic as a way to avoid Nazi...Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum, McMinnville, OregonEvergreen Aviation & Space MuseumMcMinnville, OregonHere they are - the throttle controls for all eight of the Spruce Goose's engines! On November 2, 1947, Howard Hughes used these controls to...Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum, McMinnville, OregonEvergreen Aviation & Space MuseumMcMinnville, OregonThe wings of the Spruce Goose are tall enough to walk through, upright all the way to the wing floats! It reminded me of some submarines that I've...Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum, McMinnville, OregonEvergreen Aviation & Space MuseumMcMinnville, OregonFor an extra $30 you can get a private docent-led tour of the cockpit (up to four people). Definitely worth it to take in the view from Howard...Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum, McMinnville, OregonEvergreen Aviation & Space MuseumMcMinnville, OregonAs part of the cockpit tour you can sit in Howard Hughes' seat behind the controls of this behemoth - hand on the throttle! A tiny tidbit of...Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum, McMinnville, OregonEvergreen Aviation & Space MuseumMcMinnville, OregonA look into the rear cargo hold of the Spruce Goose. The beach balls you see here are original from the 1940s - they filled the back of the hull...Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum, McMinnville, OregonEvergreen Aviation & Space MuseumMcMinnville, OregonThe flight deck of the Spruce Goose, much as it appeared back in 1947 (except for the windows, which were added later when it became a tourist...Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum, McMinnville, OregonEvergreen Aviation & Space MuseumMcMinnville, OregonOne of the best aviation museums I have ever been too. Home of the Spruce Goose and a true SR-71 Blackbird. Great staff, well worth the visit.Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum, McMinnville, OregonEvergreen Aviation & Space MuseumMcMinnville, OregonThe camera unit from an SR-71 "Blackbird". Flying at over 80,000 ft (24,000 m) and faster than Mach 3, this unit could resolve a person's face!...Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum, McMinnville, OregonEvergreen Aviation & Space MuseumMcMinnville, OregonThe best view of the Spruce Goose comes after dark. It's also free! Just roll up to the museum grounds and snap away (a tripod helps). The plane...Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum, McMinnville, OregonEvergreen Aviation & Space MuseumMcMinnville, OregonThe best view of the Spruce Goose comes after dark. It's also free! Just roll up to the museum grounds and snap away (a tripod helps). The plane...Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum, McMinnville, OregonEvergreen Aviation & Space MuseumMcMinnville, OregonAnother shot of the SR-71's open engine bay, with the wing rotated up 90 degrees. The engine is most efficient at cruising speeds around Mach 3.2,...Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum, McMinnville, OregonEvergreen Aviation & Space MuseumMcMinnville, OregonEver wonder how they service the engines on an Sr-71? The wing basically lifts up and the engine drops out. Pretty cool to see an actual SR-71...Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum, McMinnville, OregonEvergreen Aviation & Space MuseumMcMinnville, OregonSR-71 "Blackbird" spy plane. Even though it was designed back in the early 1960s, it still looks futuristic 50 years later! You can read more about...
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