Sunday, July 01, 2012

Legacy of Flight Museum, Rexburg, Idaho

We are currently in a campground near Rexburg.  Looking for things to do, we found the Legacy of Flight Museum, so we thought we would check it out.  Really glad that we did.  The museum holds about 18 airplanes that are all flyable.  We had our own tour guide who told us the history of every plane.  There was also a small museum upstairs with stuff from the civil war to Operation Enduring Freedom.  Well worth our time.


Very rare find.


The P-51 was the first WWII fighter capable of escorting bombers all the way to Germany and back.


Bob Hoover’s Ole Yeller.  Bob set many records in this airplane.  The Smithsonian wants it, but they want to gut it and Bob doesn’t like that idea.


Legend has it that a Chicago bootlegger commissioned the Howard Aircraft Co., during prohibition, to build an airplane that could hold 15 cases of whiskey.  After he admired the craft as a “damn good airplane”, this Howard became known as the Howard DGA-15.

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