Gate Guards, Outside Museum Displays and Air Parks
Fort Eustis: US Army
Transportation Museum Air Car 2500, CH-21C, CH-34,
CH-37, CH-64, CV-2, H-25, OH-23, TH-55A, U-1, U-6A, U-8D, UH-1, VZ-4DA,
VZ-8P-2 July 2008 The museum has most of its
aircraft in an outside building with a roof that is screened on the
side. Inside are some very interesting concept aircraft for the
movement of troops and soldiers that never went into production.
The one of a kind VZ-4DA Doak 16. See
more in the photo gallery.
The VZ-8P-2. See more in the photo
Air Car Model 2500.
See more in the photo gallery.
Front Royal Airport: F-86
June 2008 The first photo was taken from an overlook in the
Shenandoah National Park. The F-86 is at the far right.
Hampton: Langley AFB B-52,
F-16, F-15, F-105, F-4 April 2007
Hampton: Air Power Park
A-7, F-86, F-89, F-100, F-101, F-105, Javelin, Jupiter, M-2 Corporal,
Mercury Capsule, Mercury/Little Joe, Nike-Ajax, Nike-Ajax Upper Stage,
Nike-Hercules, Polaris, RF-4, T-33, XV-6A July
2008 This at one time had an inside museum also, but that is
now being used by a community group. The aircraft are available to
view even after the community center closes as the gates are are
normally not locked. If I remember correctly one entrance does not
even have a gate.
Norfolk: Nauticus, US Navy
Historical Museum and USS Wisconsin A-4
July 2008 Photos taken from the deck of the USS Wisconsin,
whihc is along with the US Navy Historical Museum is free to the public.
The USS Wisconsin still belongs to the US Navy in the inactive reserve
and consequently only the main deck along with several other outside
decks are open.
Norfolk: Naval Station
A-6, E-2C, F-14, SH-2, SH-3, SH-53
July 2008 These photos were taken on vacation when my
wife and I took a bus tour of Naval Station Norfolk. (These are open to
the public on a daily basis and are well worth the time, taking about an
hour.) The bus stopped at this location for photo taking but we
were not allowed to get off the bus. Several of the shots were
taken through the tinted windows and others from the open door, which is
why some photos have the greenish tint as they were taken through a
window and two of the aircraft have trees in front of them as that was
the only shot I could take.
Accomack County Airport A-4 September 2011 - It was
raining and photos were taken from inside vehicle.
Virginia Air National Guard Base A-7, F-84, F-105 June
Virginia Aviation Museum A-7, F-14, SR-71 June
Ocean Naval Air Station F-14 July
Ocean Naval Air Station Aviation Park A-1, A-4, A-6, A-7, FJ,
F2H, F4D, F9F, F11F, F-4, F-8, F-14, F-18 September
2011 - Photos were taken during the air show, what there was of it.
Weather during the day was overcast and rainy with insufficient ceilings
for any appreciable flying. During the evening when I returned to
the hotel it would clear up. Many of the aircraft on display in
the Air Park had different paint schemes on the two sides of the
aircraft. I have never seen that before.