Mechanic Falls, Maine
I think that this is a very nice museum, and well worth the price of admission. I do agree that the planes could use a bit of dusting, but still a fair price for so many aircraft.
08/20/2010 @ 12:02 [ref: 10683]
A wonderfull musuem, great entry price, and wonderfully airplanes/displays.
01/19/2009 @ 16:47 [ref: 8629]
| Al K.|
A few very high quality aircraft (and pieces of space hardware). The first prototype F-16 (YF-16) is a special sight. There are several interactive displays for children of all ages, but not all are aviation related.
However, I agree with the negative criticism of previous reviews. It is OVERPRICED!! Now $9.50 for general admission. The next price increase will probably involve just beating you up and taking your wallet. The displays are aesthetically pleasing, but they donít allow you to get a good look at the aircraft. The aircraft are FILTHY. I donít think they have ever been cleaned. (A feather-duster or swiffer on a long pole is all it would take, this would cost the price of one personís admission).
10/19/2008 @ 04:46 [ref: 8474]
05/16/2008 @ 03:23 [ref: 7731]
The museum is great! Everything is used efficiently for its size. I thought the building was kinda small for all the stuff it contains. If you complain about your neck hurting or you have to go upstairs and stuff, workout more often!
09/09/2005 @ 11:23 [ref: 4422]
| Jonathan Hayes|
I was highly dissapointed. the area is cramped, and the photos I took there came out too dark. Worst of all, I never saw the F-84F THUNDERSTREAK with the Thunderbirds paint scheme, as featured in your photo gallery. This place is a sorry excuse for not having access to Langley AFB.
07/12/2005 @ 15:39 [ref: 4236]
, New Jersey
This place a little expensive, but worth it. You need to take the elevator to the 3rd floor to get the best views of the planes suspended from the ceiling. There are many hands on activities and science projects for the kids. The 4th floor outside observation deck has a fantastic view of the harbor and the city. Parking is free 2 blocks away.
07/02/2005 @ 09:03 [ref: 4202]
Langley AFB, Virginia
This museum, although on the expensive side, has quite a bit of content, especially to be located in the middle of an already developed downtown area. The exhibits were mostly well-restored. In addition to the actual aircraft listed, there are several cases of models showcasing aviation evolution and various other displays, like a Pershing Missile, an Apollo Capsule, and an Imax theatre that plays various historical documentaries. I wouldn't bum on it at all. It was worth going back on a rainy day for sure.
06/04/2005 @ 00:06 [ref: 4115]
| Dennis Henley|
Charlotte, North Carolina
I applaud your efforts in providing a museum with such space restrictions. It is in a great location for visitors to the area to easily visit along with other area attractions. A true aviation enthusiast could enjoy viewing aircraft in any setting. I used to work on the RF4C you have on display while stationed at Kadena Air Base Japan between 1982 and 1984.The aircraft was last assigned to the 418th AGS there. The 418th flew photo recon missions and the most notorious one I can remember is when they were scrambled along with F-15E escorts to photograph a Soviet carrier that passed illegally between Okinawa and China. The photos were shown to base personnel a few days later at the base theater. To our surprise the crew of the ship were all on deck in formation,in dress uniforms, saluting as the pictures were taken. A friendly way to say oops! everything is cool!
I look at the safety wire scars on my hands and know for sure my DNA is somewhere on your aircraft just like all the other F-4 I have worked. Good luck with the museum and it is great to know classic aircraft are being taken care of in such a professional and presentable manner.Please take extra care of the 418th jet. Thanks.
03/20/2005 @ 20:19 [ref: 3920]
This is a wonderful museum full of exhibits, all of them interactive, educational and enjoyable. The 3d imax adds to the pleasure. The waterfront location provides wonderful views.
01/02/2005 @ 08:48 [ref: 3663]