Aviation Museums

These albums contain pictures I have taken while visiting aviation related museums. The albums definitely do not contain pictures of all the aircraft at the respective museums. My intent is to provide a flavor of what is available at each museum. However, my aviation interests center around warbirds of WWI and WWII and so the pictures reflect this interest. For more detail about each museum and their aircraft, please visit their respective web sites (links provided)

Noel Hunt

CAF - Camarillo
USS Midway
Cavanaugh Flight Museum
Oshkosh (Air Venture)
Fantasy of Flight

National Museum of the US Airforce - Dayton, OH

US Airforce Museum web site
Museum Virtual Tour
Virtual Cockpits

The National Museum of the US Airforce is located at the Wright-Patterson Airforce Base near Dayton, OH and is the oldest and largest military aviation museum in the world.


Selfridge Museum

Selfridge Museum web site

The Selfridge Military Air Museum is located on Selfridge Air National Guard Base near Mount Clemens, Michigan. Although it is on a US military base, it receives no Federal or State funding.

Commemorative Air Force So Cal Wing - Camarillo

C.A.F. So Cal web site

The Southern California wing of the C.A.F. is one of the largest and is based at Camarillo airport north of L.A. The C.A.F. focusses on flying examples of warbirds.

USS Midway Floating museum

US Midway Museum web site

The USS Midway is a retired US Navy carrier and it is"permanently" moored in San Diego Harbor. It is maintained as a museum that presents both the naval and naval aviation aspects of a carrier.

Smithsonian Air & Space Museum

Smithsonian Air & Space web site

The Smithsonian Air & Space museum is located in Washington DC and presents flight in all its forms from early atempts, to space flight.

Planes of Fame Museum - Chino, CA

Planes of Fame Air Museum web site
Chino, California is one of the 2 locations of the Planes of Fame Museum. It contains many significant aircraft, keeping as many as possible in flying condition.(The other location is in Arizona)

National Naval Aviation Museum

National Naval Aviation Museum web site

Situated in Pensacola, FL, the US National Naval Aviation museum is the largest naval aviation museum in the world. The 150 aircraft showcase Navy, Marine Corps and Coast Guard aviation as well as some aircraft of other nations.

Cavanaugh Flight Museum

Cavenaugh Flight Museum web site

The Cavanaugh Flight Museum is located on Addison Airport in the northern suburbs of Dallas, TX. It is "devoted to promoting aviation studies and to perpetuating America's aviation heritage; the museum fulfills its mission by restoring, operating, maintaining and displaying historically-significant, vintage aircraft, and by collecting materials related to the history of aviation."

Oshkosh (Air Venture)

{Not yet cleared for Take Off}


Fantasy of Flight

Fantasy of Flight web site

Fantacy of Flight is an aviation themed attraction in Polk City, FL, but the week after I was there, it closed to the public and is now only available for private events.
Royal Airforce Museum - London

RAF Museum web site

Keith Jones took these pictures and agreed to share them with us.

The Royal Airforce Museum is dedicated wholly to aviation.While offering an insight into aviation technology, it focuses on the people who made it possible.

These pictures are from the London site, which is situated on what used to be RAF Hendon. There is also a site at Cosford.