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Museum of Aviation Warner Robins
Museum of Aviation
Museum of Aviation - Robins AFB GA.jpg
2006 aerial photo of museum buildings and aircraft
Museum of Aviation (Warner Robins) is located in Georgia (U.S. state)
Museum of Aviation (Warner Robins)
Location within Georgia (U.S. state)
Former name
Southeastern Museum of Aviation
Established1981
LocationRobins Air Force Base, Georgia
TypeMilitary aviation museum
DirectorKen Emery
OwnerUnited States Air Force
Websitehttp://www.museumofaviation.org/
Curtiss P-40N Warhawk
North American P-51D Mustang
Boeing B-29 Superfortress
Lockheed U-2
McDonnell Douglas F-4 Phantom II
Lockheed SR-71 Blackbird
McDonnell Douglas F-15A Eagle
Rockwell B-1B Lancer

The Museum of Aviation is the second-largest aerospace museum of the United States Air Force. The museum is located just outside Warner Robins, Georgia, and near Robins Air Force Base. As of July 2019, the museum included four exhibit buildings and more than 85 historic aircraft, among other exhibits, on its 51 acres (21 ha).[1] The museum is also the home of the Georgia Aviation Hall of Fame.[2] Admission is free to the nearly half-million visitors each year, which makes it the fourth-most-visited museum of the United States Department of Defense.[3]

History

The Museum of Aviation, originally the Southeastern Museum of Aviation, was founded in 1980, after World War I aviator Guy Orlando Stone offered his collection of aviation memorabilia to Robins Air Force Base if the base could build a museum to house it.[2] The Air Force approved the museum in late 1980, and the Southeastern Museum of Aviation Foundation was incorporated in 1981 with the support of local civilians and base officials.[2] Also in 1981, the Air Force Logistics Command, under General James P. Mullins, created its Heritage Program to preserve the history of Air Force logistics. The museum became part of the base's contribution to that program.[2]

The museum opened its first office in 1982 after the acquisition of another private collection.[2] That same year, the Air Force approved the museum's ten-year plan, and fundraising efforts began to collect the $9.5 million in projected construction costs for a permanent museum facility.[2] The museum also added to its artifacts and aircraft collections, with its first airplane arriving in 1983, with a total of 27 acquired that year. The museum officially opened to the public in November 1984 with 20 planes on display and 20 more being restored.[4]

By 1988, the museum's name had changed to the Museum of Aviation at Robins.[5]

In 1989, Georgia governor Joe Frank Harris signed legislation to create the Georgia Aviation Hall of Fame, to be housed at the museum.[6] Among the original inductees included Stone, whose collection had helped launch the museum.[2][7]

In the 1990s, museum facilities expanded with addition of the "Hangar One" exhibit space in a former aircraft hangar.[5] In 1992, the museum dedicated its 60,000-square-foot "Phase II" facility, later named the Eagle Building, which housed a theater, a diorama, and more aircraft, among other exhibits.[5] In 1996, the "Century of Flight Hangar" added an additional 60,000 square feet.[5]

In 2013 the museum announced that 32 aircraft were to be removed from display. Some of these were relocated to other museums and some were scrapped on-site.

In 2019, the museum unveiled a statue of Eugene Bullard, the first African-American pilot to fly in combat. Bullard, a native of Columbus, Georgia, served in the Aéronautique Militaire (French Air Force) during World War I. He was posthumously commissioned as a second lieutenant in the U.S. Air Force in 1994.[8]

Aircraft on display

Bombers

Cargo aircraft

Fighters

Helicopters

Missiles and drones

Trainers

Special aircraft

The SR-71A Blackbird on display is the current record holder for flight airspeed. Serial number 61-7958 set an absolute speed record of 1,905.81 knots (2,193.2 mph; 3,529.6 km/h) on July 28, 1976, which stands today.[78]

Education Center

The Museum of Aviation Education Center offers multiple STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) programs through their trademark National STEM Academy.[92] The Education Center programs include Field Trips, History Special Events, Virtual programs, TinkerTech,[93] Mission Quest Flight Simulation, ACE (Ask. Challenge.Educate) Programs and ever evolving extensive STEM programs. The Academy is also the home of the Georgia NASA Educational Resource Center where educators and future educators can receive free workshops, STEM conferences, NASA materials and internship opportunities.

References

  1. ^ "Plan Your Visit". Museum of Aviation. Retrieved .
  2. ^ a b c d e f g Head, William; Iobst, Richard W. (Summer 1992). "Preserving the History of Air Power Logistics in the Southeast: The First Decade of the Museum of Aviation at Robins AF?, Georgia" (PDF). Air Force Journal of Logistics: 25-29.CS1 maint: ref=harv (link)
  3. ^ Museum of Aviation Donor Guide (PDF). Museum of Aviation Foundation. pp. 3-4.
  4. ^ "About the Museum of Aviation". Museum of Aviation. Retrieved .
  5. ^ a b c d Head, William; Truluck, Diane H. (1997). A History of the Museum of Aviation at Robins AFB, The Crown Jewel of Georgia (PDF). Office of History, Warner Robins Air Logistics Center.
  6. ^ "Georgia Aviation Hall of Fame: About". www.gaaviationhalloffame.com. Retrieved .
  7. ^ "Georgia Aviation Hall of Fame: Hall of Fame". www.gaaviationhalloffame.com. Retrieved .
  8. ^ Prior, Ryan (2019-10-09). "The first African-American fighter pilot now has a statue at an aviation museum in Georgia". CNN. Retrieved .
  9. ^ "B-17G "Flying Fortress" Undergoing Restoration". Museum of Aviation Foundation. Retrieved 2020.
  10. ^ "B-29B "Superfortress"". Museum of Aviation Foundation. Retrieved 2020.
  11. ^ "B-52D "Stratofortress"". Museum of Aviation Foundation. Retrieved 2020.
  12. ^ "VB-26B "Invader"". Museum of Aviation Foundation. Retrieved 2020.
  13. ^ "WB-66D "Destroyer"". Museum of Aviation Foundation. Retrieved 2020.
  14. ^ a b "LOANED AIRCRAFT BY LOC" (PDF). National Museum of the United States Air Force. Retrieved 2020.
  15. ^ "B-57B "Canberra"". Museum of Aviation Foundation. Retrieved 2020.
  16. ^ "B-25J "Mitchell"". Museum of Aviation Foundation. Retrieved 2020.
  17. ^ "B-1B "Lancer"". Museum of Aviation Foundation. Retrieved 2020.
  18. ^ "C-45G "Expeditor" Undergoing Restoration". Museum of Aviation Foundation. Retrieved 2020.
  19. ^ "EC-135N "Stratotanker"". Museum of Aviation Foundation. Retrieved 2020.
  20. ^ "KC-97L "Stratofreighter"". Museum of Aviation Foundation. Retrieved 2020.
  21. ^ "UC-78B "Bamboo Bomber"". Museum of Aviation Foundation. Retrieved 2020.
  22. ^ "C-46D "Commando"". Museum of Aviation Foundation. Retrieved 2020.
  23. ^ "C-7A "Caribou"". Museum of Aviation Foundation. Retrieved 2020.
  24. ^ "C-47B "Skytrain"". Museum of Aviation Foundation. Retrieved 2020.
  25. ^ "C-54G "Skymaster"". Museum of Aviation Foundation. Retrieved 2020.
  26. ^ "C-119C "Flying Boxcar"". Museum of Aviation Foundation. Retrieved 2020.
  27. ^ "C-123K "Provider"". Museum of Aviation Foundation. Retrieved 2020.
  28. ^ "C-124C "Globemaster II"". Museum of Aviation Foundation. Retrieved 2020.
  29. ^ "AC-130A "Spectre"". Museum of Aviation Foundation. Retrieved 2020.
  30. ^ "C-130E "Hercules"". Museum of Aviation Foundation. Retrieved 2020.
  31. ^ "C-141C "Starlifter"". Museum of Aviation Foundation. Retrieved 2020.
  32. ^ "EC-121K "Constellation"". Museum of Aviation Foundation. Retrieved 2020.
  33. ^ "VC-140B "JetStar"". Museum of Aviation Foundation. Retrieved 2020.
  34. ^ "A-37A "Dragonfly"". Museum of Aviation Foundation. Retrieved 2020.
  35. ^ "F-102A "Delta Dagger"". Museum of Aviation Foundation. Retrieved 2020.
  36. ^ "F-106A "Delta Dart"". Museum of Aviation Foundation. Retrieved 2020.
  37. ^ "P-40N "Warhawk"". Museum of Aviation Foundation. Retrieved 2020.
  38. ^ "A-10A "Thunderbolt II"". Museum of Aviation Foundation. Retrieved 2020.
  39. ^ "F-16A "Fighting Falcon"". Museum of Aviation Foundation. Retrieved 2020.
  40. ^ "F-111E "Aardvark"". Museum of Aviation Foundation. Retrieved 2020.
  41. ^ "F-80C "Shooting Star"". Museum of Aviation Foundation. Retrieved 2020.
  42. ^ "F-101F "Voodoo"". Museum of Aviation Foundation. Retrieved 2020.
  43. ^ "F-4D "Phantom II"". Museum of Aviation Foundation. Retrieved 2020.
  44. ^ "F-15A "Eagle"". Museum of Aviation Foundation. Retrieved 2020.
  45. ^ Espinosa, Shellie-Anne (28 June 2019). "F-15A becomes signature aircraft at Museum of Aviation". Robins Air Force Base. Retrieved 2020.
  46. ^ "RF-101C "Voodoo"". Museum of Aviation Foundation. Retrieved 2020.
  47. ^ "MiG-17 "Fresco"". Museum of Aviation Foundation. Retrieved 2020.
  48. ^ "F-86H "Sabre"". Museum of Aviation Foundation. Retrieved 2020.
  49. ^ "F-100D "Super Sabre"". Museum of Aviation Foundation. Retrieved 2020.
  50. ^ "P-51H "Mustang"". Museum of Aviation Foundation. Retrieved 2020.
  51. ^ "F-89J "Scorpion"". Museum of Aviation Foundation. Retrieved 2020.
  52. ^ "F-84E "Thunderjet"". Museum of Aviation Foundation. Retrieved 2020.
  53. ^ "F-105D "Thunderchief"". Museum of Aviation Foundation. Retrieved 2020.
  54. ^ "Airframe Dossier - Bell UH-1F-BF Iroquois, s/n 65-7959 USAF, c/n 7100". Aerial Visuals. Retrieved 2020.
  55. ^ "UH-1P "Iroquois"". Museum of Aviation Foundation. Retrieved 2020.
  56. ^ "HH-43F "Huskie"". Museum of Aviation Foundation. Retrieved 2020.
  57. ^ "UH-19D "Chickasaw"". Museum of Aviation Foundation. Retrieved 2020.
  58. ^ "HH-3E "Jolly Green Giant"". Museum of Aviation Foundation. Retrieved 2020.
  59. ^ "MH-53M "Pave Low"". Museum of Aviation Foundation. Retrieved 2020.
  60. ^ "CH-21B "Workhorse"". Museum of Aviation Foundation. Retrieved 2020.
  61. ^ "AGM-28A "Hound Dog"". Museum of Aviation Foundation. Retrieved 2020.
  62. ^ "AQM-34N "Firebee"". Museum of Aviation Foundation. Retrieved 2020.
  63. ^ "AQM-34V "Firebee II"". Museum of Aviation Foundation. Retrieved 2020.
  64. ^ "BQM-34A-53 "Firebee"". Museum of Aviation Foundation. Retrieved 2020.
  65. ^ "BQM-34F "Firebee II"". Museum of Aviation Foundation. Retrieved 2020.
  66. ^ "MGM-13A "Mace"". Museum of Aviation Foundation. Retrieved 2020.
  67. ^ "MQM-107D "Streaker"". Museum of Aviation Foundation. Retrieved 2020.
  68. ^ "TM-61A "Matador"". Museum of Aviation Foundation. Retrieved 2020.
  69. ^ "PT-17 "Kaydet"". Museum of Aviation Foundation. Retrieved 2020.
  70. ^ "T-37B "Tweet"". Museum of Aviation Foundation. Retrieved 2020.
  71. ^ "PT-19A "Cornell"". Museum of Aviation Foundation. Retrieved 2020.
  72. ^ "T-33A "Shooting Star"". Museum of Aviation Foundation. Retrieved 2020.
  73. ^ "T-6G "Texan"". Museum of Aviation Foundation. Retrieved 2020.
  74. ^ "T-28A "Trojan"". Museum of Aviation Foundation. Retrieved 2020.
  75. ^ "T-39A "Sabreliner"". Museum of Aviation Foundation. Retrieved 2020.
  76. ^ "PT-22 "Recruit"". Museum of Aviation Foundation. Retrieved 2020.
  77. ^ "BT-13B "Valiant"". Museum of Aviation Foundation. Retrieved 2020.
  78. ^ A-12, YF-12A, & SR-71 Timeline of Events
  79. ^ "L-16B "Grasshopper"". Museum of Aviation Foundation. Retrieved 2020.
  80. ^ "L-19A (O-1E) "Bird Dog"". Museum of Aviation Foundation. Retrieved 2020.
  81. ^ "O-2A "Skymaster"". Museum of Aviation Foundation. Retrieved 2020.
  82. ^ "U-3B "Blue Canoe"". Museum of Aviation Foundation. Retrieved 2020.
  83. ^ "U-6A "Beaver"". Museum of Aviation Foundation. Retrieved 2020.
  84. ^ "AIRCRAFT PROJECTS". Museum of Aviation Foundation. Retrieved 2020.
  85. ^ "U-10B "Super Courier"". Museum of Aviation Foundation. Retrieved 2020.
  86. ^ "TG-4A "Yankee Doodle"". Museum of Aviation Foundation. Retrieved 2020.
  87. ^ "SR-71A "Blackbird"". Museum of Aviation Foundation. Retrieved 2020.
  88. ^ "U-2C "Dragon Lady"". Museum of Aviation Foundation. Retrieved 2020.
  89. ^ "RQ-4A "Global Hawk"". Museum of Aviation Foundation. Retrieved 2020.
  90. ^ "OV-10A "Bronco"". Museum of Aviation Foundation. Retrieved 2020.
  91. ^ "L-5E "Sentinel"". Museum of Aviation Foundation. Retrieved 2020.
  92. ^ "National Stem Academy". Museum of Aviation. Retrieved 2020.
  93. ^ "TinkerTech Archives". Museum of Aviation. Retrieved 2020.

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Coordinates: 32°35?24?N 83°35?16?W / 32.59000°N 83.58778°W / 32.59000; -83.58778


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