Tag Archives: aviation

Going Back To Castle

A few years ago I made my first trip out to the former Castle Air Force Base not only to explore the base but to check out the fabulous Castle Air Museum. Not too long ago I found myself in the area again and decided to take a second look around.

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Dirt And Missiles

Another stop on my recent New Mexico trip was the National Museum of Nuclear Science & History. Out behind the museum is a nice little dirt field chock full of missiles and some aircraft.

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The Accidental Boneyard

In the precious few days I had off between the Republican and Democratic political conventions this year I decided to swing through Georgia for some R&R. I have to admit, my Cold War Project was the last thing on my mind. The RNC had been a week of brutal days and all I could think of was finding a comfortable hotel and sleeping in before the DNC. But while driving up to Atlanta I saw a small brown sign before an exit that said “Air Plane Museum” so I figured why not and got off at the exit. That’s when I found the Museum of Aviation on the corner of Robbins Air Force Base and the overgrown field next to it where they keep planes awaiting restoration or ones for parts. For something I didn’t even know was there, it was a great thing to stumble across.

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Cold War Goodness: Castle Air Museum

Here’s some photos from my visit to the Castle Air Museum that’s on the former Castle Air Force Base.

Cold War Goodness: Castle Air Force Base

Here’s a few from my visit to former Castle Air Force Base. The base is a few hours south of San Francisco closed around the same time as Alameda NAS. During the Cold War it was a Strategic Air Command B-52 bomber base. Today’s its been turned into an industrial park/ municipal airport. It’s home to one of the largest outdoor aircraft museums I’ve ever seen. Stay tuned for those photos.

 

Roadside Projection Of Power

Nothing like a few planes sitting by the side of the road.

Some Cold War Goodness

I took a trip to South Carolina not too long ago and took some time to swing by a Cold War relic or two. This first batch is from the USS Yorktown, which is now a museum ship sitting in Charleston Harbor.