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March air museum....PS....

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posted on Sep, 9 2016 @ 03:12 PM
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Has anyone traveled to the March Air Reserve Base museum in Southern California?
Is it worth a visit? Their website www.marchfield.org...
Is quite mysterious about what's on display...
Just wanted to get any feedback before making the journey.
PS: The lady and I are moving to southern California, approximately 30 miles away from the entrance of the antelope valley.
I'm excited to say the least to be so close to the ***-* project, as well as all the refueling/training areas.




posted on Sep, 9 2016 @ 06:10 PM
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originally posted by: HomeyKXTA
I'm excited to say the least to be so close to the ***-* project, as well as all the refueling/training areas.


the what project?



posted on Sep, 9 2016 @ 06:14 PM
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a reply to: HomeyKXTA

I've been to the Air Park part of it. They've got some pretty interesting aircraft parked outside.



posted on Sep, 9 2016 @ 06:36 PM
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I was stationed at March in the 80`s,The museum was well worth visiting then,lots of old aircraft and a SR71 remote reolica that was powered by 2 T37 engines IIRC.They probably have more aircraft now,so You would enjoy a visit I think.Unless it`s went downhill,it was the 80`s afterall,lot can happen in that time.



posted on Sep, 16 2016 @ 12:51 PM
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a reply to: HomeyKXTA

The museum at Castle is getting a B-58. They're moving it in from Illinois and are in the process of taking it apart now.



posted on Sep, 16 2016 @ 01:59 PM
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Its a pretty good Museum and they have a very interesting SR-71 and the static displays are in decent shape.










posted on Sep, 19 2016 @ 03:17 AM
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a reply to: NobodiesNormal

The project that will be unveiled at Edwards sooner than later.
Think Grey.



posted on Sep, 19 2016 @ 03:18 AM
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a reply to: FredT

I am excited, to say the least. Thank you for a sneak peak Fred!



posted on Sep, 19 2016 @ 03:58 AM
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originally posted by: Zaphod58
a reply to: HomeyKXTA

The museum at Castle is getting a B-58. They're moving it in from Illinois and are in the process of taking it apart now.


Four trucks set out with the aircraft, heading to California. One has the fuselage, one the wings, one the horizontal stabilizers and vertical fin, and the last the engines and miscellaneous bits.



posted on Sep, 19 2016 @ 04:20 AM
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a reply to: Zaphod58

Cheese and Crackers, What an operation.
It almost sounds easier to package them in faux mobile homes, a la the transportation of OXCART back in the day (wait, was it OXCART, or AQUATONE, that used extra large mobile homes to transport the craft covertly?)
Regardless, Less chances of damaging the craft with such a house as a buffer.



posted on Sep, 19 2016 @ 04:25 AM
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a reply to: HomeyKXTA

It's not the worst move I've heard of. It's actually not that bad from watching the video of them setting out.



posted on Sep, 19 2016 @ 04:55 PM
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Damn it's busy in California. Edwards just got XB-47 066 from Chanute. They plan to restore it and display it at the Flight Test Museum.



posted on Sep, 19 2016 @ 06:20 PM
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a reply to: Zaphod58

Gah. I'm ecstatic.
Guess that means I'm going to have to request tour admittance again for next year right now.
Long shot, but have you heard if the AFTC museum has gotten enough funding for the new building they want to put in?
That museum needs so much more space & TLC. Which is pretty difficult to do when a museums restoration hangar is located smack dab in the middle of South base and Edwards north, and your museums floor space is about the size of a breadbox in comparison to how much awesomeness they have restored/are restoring.
So it's not exactly a very friendly place to the media, or unauthorized personnel.
Happily donated when I was there to help fund that project.



posted on Sep, 19 2016 @ 06:31 PM
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a reply to: HomeyKXTA

They're getting there. They have the money for Phase I, which is the gate area.



posted on Sep, 19 2016 @ 06:36 PM
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a reply to: Zaphod58

Century circle area?



posted on Sep, 19 2016 @ 06:43 PM
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a reply to: HomeyKXTA

West Gate area. That's where the new building will go. They have the money to prepare the area and start design work. They're aiming for around 2020-2021 to have it done.
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posted on Sep, 19 2016 @ 06:59 PM
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a reply to: Zaphod58

Ugh, I would love/hate to be a civilian contractor doing that work...
Great contract, crappy for labor.
I can see it now, 16.00 hours, later months of those years:
"Okay guys, even though we've gone into overtime to pour the museum's foundation before sunset, we've gotta stop working for the rest of the day, due to flight tests and moonless nights"



posted on Sep, 19 2016 @ 07:03 PM
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a reply to: HomeyKXTA

Yeah that should make construction fun. "OK everyone into the trailer and no one look outside".

"Sorry that we're six months behind. If you'd stop shoving us into windowless rooms we could go faster. "
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posted on Sep, 19 2016 @ 07:04 PM
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a reply to: Zaphod58

I was going to make a "usherd into the cafeteria" joke, but it got too complicated



posted on Sep, 19 2016 @ 07:06 PM
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a reply to: HomeyKXTA

I wouldn't mind getting into construction just to work on that building.



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