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Mid-Atlantic Air Museum
Ranked #7 of 24 things to do in Reading
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Reviewed April 22, 2012

We visit the Air Show every year and go to the dance at night!
My fiance and I really love it and already have our tickets for this year!

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Reviewed March 22, 2012

My son picked up a brochure for this museum last summer. He's really into airplanes so we worked it into a school break trip to Washington DC.

We arrived at opening time in the morning and were treated to a guided tour of the hanger and the aircraft outside. We were told that a guided tour is the only way to go outside the small museum building. That worked fine for us since we were the only ones visiting but I'm not sure how it works if it gets busier since space is tight in the hanger. Our guide was great, very knowledgable and happy to answer our questions.

There are larger aircraft museums out there but this one has P-61 under restoration and some commercial aircraft that are local in origin. Well worth the visit.

Thank Glenncca
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Reviewed February 3, 2012

This museum is located northwest of Reading, off R222, ontom Van Reed Road, then onto Arnold Road. Most a/c are kept in one hanger. Here are two WW II bombers, a B-25 Mitchell and Grumman TBM Avenger, 1930's trainers,, liaison and general military and civilian A/C. Outside you may see a Lockheed P2 Neptune andvPBY Catalina. Some A/C in the museum's directory may not be available. A gift shop leads to the hanger.

All A/C are easily accessible, no barriers. Just No Touching. Museum hours are 9:30 to 4:00 PM dasily., At least one 1940's auto, glass cases containing model, A/C, and two engines complete the museum's collection. No tours are available, a visitor can see all in an hour or so. Longer if photographing A/C.

The museum was formed for the restoration of a WW 11 P-61 Black Widow fighter. At present restoration is about 3/4's complete. When the restoration is complete, this will be the only flyable Black Widow.

THe museum hosts a WW 11 three day weekend,, starting with the first weekend in June. This event has U.S., British and German encampments. Withn a Marine Pacific theater of operations. Soldiers in costume, early 1940's civilian clothing. Also a very large number of military vehicles from all nations, jeeps, tanks, half-tracks and mororcycles.

A/C rides will be available on both military and civilian. The 2012 lineup are:
B-17 Yankee Lady
B-25 Panchito
Navy SNJ trainer
Boeing Stearman biplane
Fairchild Cornell, trainer
Douglas SBD Dauntlerss dive bomber
Curtiss Helldiver
P-51 Mustang
The cost of rides depends on the A/C type and lenght os flight time. Reservations for all three days start on March 5. The sooner a visitor calls, the more likely they will get a position wanted on any type of A/C.

An air show is held on Saturday and Sunday, 1:00 to 4:00 PM. Fighters, bombers, liaison and trainers take to the sky. Not all A/C scheduled to appear will show up and no reason will be given.

During the weekend, the hanger will be used for book signing, special guests, vendors and a USO type show. The entertainers are the Manhatten Dolls. On Firday and Saturday nights are 1940's Big Band concerts.

Outside the hanger are more vendors, plus many food vendors. Also a extensive military flea market.

The GPS driving directions address is 1054 Arnold Road, Reasding, PA.

Before the weekend, all A/C are removed from the hanger. If a visitor wants to view the museum, I would suggest Tuesday or Wednesday.

FRom the youngest child to a WW11 veteran, all will enjoy the museum and the weekend. Each morning of the weekend there is military style breakfast for civilians on the museum grounds. Look for signs.

Jack. L., Syracuse, New York.

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