Happy Hour

"IF A LIFETIME CAN BE LIKENED TO A DAY, THEN THIS IS HAPPY HOUR!"
BUCK PENNINGTON

Mother, Mother Ocean

Mother, Mother Ocean, I've heard you call
Wanted to sail upon your waters since I was three feet tall
You've seen it all, you've seen it all
Watched the men who rode you, switch from sails to steam
In your belly you hold the treasures, few have ever seen
Most of 'em dream, most of 'em dream
Yes, I am a pirate, two hundred year's too late
The cannons don't thunder, there's nothin' to plunder
I'm an over-forty victim of fate
Arriving too late, arriving too late

Yoda

"Size matters not. Look at me. Judge me by my size, do you? Hmm? Hmm. And well you should not. For my ally is the Force, and a powerful ally it is."
―Yoda, to Luke Skywalker

Counted the Stars

Counted the stars on the 4th of July
Wishing we were rockets bursting in the sky
Talking about redemption and leaving things behind
I have these pictures and I keep these photographs
To remind me of a time
These pictures and these photographs
Let me know I'm doin' fine
We used to be so happy once upon a time
Once upon a time
But the sun sank west of the Mendocino County Line
And the sun sank west of the Mendocino County Line


""SOME SEE A GLASS AS HALF FULL, SOME SEE IT AS HALF EMPTY, I JUST WANT TO KNOW WHO’S DRINKING MY RUM."
Rumbear

Sunday, November 06, 2011

Hill Aerospace Museum on a cold November Day

I did go to the Museum here at Hill. Well it is actually outside the Roy Gate. It needs to be so the general population can visit it. A lot of neat stuff in it.
Stopped at the Gift Shop as well but a bit on the spendy side if ya know what I mean.
I will not be captioning these as it would be an endless procedure.
Just pure, unadulterated plane pr0n!!!!!!!!!!!!!


















































































I even tossed in a few of the Wasatch Front with snow. It has been winter like here, almost since the day I started my course.
I do recommend paying this museum a visit should your travels bring you to the Salt Lake City Metro Area.

5 comments:

Buck said...

I found the Hill AFB museum to be on of the better ones I've ever visited. Not as good as Wright-Patt's (of course) but excellent, just the same. And that F-111 you photographed? The day I was there a docent walked up to me and said "That used to be my office." "Really?" sez I, followed by "When were you at Upper Heyford?" What transpired was about a half-hour conversation about the wonders of Ol' Blighty and shared memories of England, back in our day. It turned out that he and I occupied the same space at the same time, even though our responsibilities in life were radically different. But: brothers, none the less.

I've posted a lot of my pics of the Hill museum as well and I find it interesting how our eyes caught the same sorts of things. With the possible exception of the floating airfield. ;-)

Parrothead Jeff said...

Great pics, Glenn!!! Photography can be a pain in those buildings ;-) Glad to see you had a good time!

ORPO1 said...

CV-8 with The Doolittle Raiders embarked. Had to have that one.

Barco Sin Vela II said...

I really enjoyed your photos! Haven't visited Hill AFB in almost 27 years. Looks like I need to get back.

All the best!

Joshua Green said...

I've been to Hill museum before. The replica of the Wright Brothers plane caught my attention the most because of its historical background. Although the Wright Brothers weren't the first to build and fly an aircraft, they were the ones who invented the controls to make wing powered-flight possible. BTW, I know someone named Steve who worked in Vought Aircraft as an inspector on a YA7F program. He once told me that Ya7F is much better than its predecessor Sky-hawk.

I will not go down and tell my children I didn't have the courage, the conviction, the commitment or the character to fight for this country...Don't go home and let your children down~~ LTC Allen West

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