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Reply #285 on: December 29, 2018, 07:44:15 AM

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Reply #286 on: December 29, 2018, 08:08:53 AM
I went to Udvar Hazy the day after Christmas.  I took my daughter and her husband.  It was a great day to go because it wasn't crowded.

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Reply #287 on: December 29, 2018, 08:16:04 AM
I went to Udvar Hazy the day after Christmas.  I took my daughter and her husband.  It was a great day to go because it wasn't crowded.

nice :bigthumb:

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Reply #288 on: December 29, 2018, 09:01:57 AM


That there's a whole lotta very fast in that pic.


I went to Udvar Hazy the day after Christmas.  I took my daughter and her husband.  It was a great day to go because it wasn't crowded.

Definitely on my bucket list.  :bigthumb:

Did you go in the restoration hanger? Was the Go229 visible?

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Reply #289 on: December 29, 2018, 09:30:18 AM
I went to Udvar Hazy the day after Christmas.  I took my daughter and her husband.  It was a great day to go because it wasn't crowded.

Yes, but did you board Air Force One at National Harbor?  8)


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Reply #290 on: December 29, 2018, 09:30:52 AM

I went to Udvar Hazy the day after Christmas.  I took my daughter and her husband.  It was a great day to go because it wasn't crowded.

Definitely on my bucket list.  :bigthumb:

Did you go in the restoration hanger? Was the Go229 visible?

I did not go to the restoration hanger this time.  Actually, I don't think anyone is allowed in there, but there is a viewing platform to look down into the hanger. 

When I was there a couple of years ago, the 229 was in the restoration hanger, but now it is out on the floor, and you can walk right up to it.  It hasn't been fully restored, so the only thing to see is the center section.  It didn't seem to get much interest, maybe because it's right outside the space hanger where Discovery is displayed, and that seems to draw a big crowd (as it should).  And without wings, it's pretty small and a little forlorn.  I don't think most people walking by understood what they were looking at.


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Reply #291 on: December 29, 2018, 09:38:05 AM
I went to Udvar Hazy the day after Christmas.  I took my daughter and her husband.  It was a great day to go because it wasn't crowded.

Yes, but did you board Air Force One at National Harbor?  8)



Is that some sort of mock-up?  Or did AF1 miss Andrews AFB by 10 miles?

My wife and I were thinking of going to National Harbor tonight or tomorrow.  I guess I"ll be on the lookout for Air Force One.

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Reply #292 on: December 29, 2018, 10:10:27 AM
Yeah, there's a replica AF1 at National Harbor. The wife and I toured it right before Christmas. Hardly anyone was there. Overall I was disappointed with the exhibit. A lot of the plane's sections were closed off.





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Reply #293 on: December 29, 2018, 11:20:04 AM
Nice pics!

I got a pic of AF1 when Trump visited Phoenix, but the shot isn't very good. I did get a pic of Marine One as it flew low overhead.



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Reply #294 on: December 29, 2018, 11:22:11 AM
Yeah, there's a replica AF1 at National Harbor. The wife and I toured it right before Christmas. Hardly anyone was there. Overall I was disappointed with the exhibit. A lot of the plane's sections were closed off.


I was not aware of that.  Looks like tickets are $35 at peak, but since you didn't think it was that great, we'll probably pass.

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Reply #295 on: December 29, 2018, 01:29:11 PM
I think the tickets are too expensive for what you get. The wife was able to snag a Groupon deal and I thought it was still overpriced.

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Reply #296 on: December 30, 2018, 06:21:31 AM

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Reply #297 on: December 30, 2018, 08:22:28 AM
I would have been the guy on the left.

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Reply #298 on: December 30, 2018, 08:46:41 AM
I would have been the guy not standing there.

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Reply #299 on: December 30, 2018, 09:33:07 AM
Certainly the best option.

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