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“History takes Flight”

Mid-Atlantic Air Museum
Ranked #7 of 22 things to do in Reading
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Level 3 Contributor
19 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“History takes Flight”
Reviewed January 1, 2013

I have frequented this Museum since it was located acros the airport in temporary facilities. It is a low key museum with some beautiful, flyable aircraft. The pluses are the unique aircraft and the exhibits that relate to aviation in Reading. The minus is that, since most of the aircraft are flyable and there is only one hangar, the museum space is crowded. The two "must see" aspects of this museum are the "WWII weekend in early June and the restoration activities which will lead to the only flyable P-61 Black Widow in existance. Don't miss museum this when you come to Reading.

Visited June 2012
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English first
Houston, Texas
Level 6 Contributor
264 reviews
118 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 173 helpful votes
“Air Museum Worth the Stop”
Reviewed November 24, 2012

While visiting family near Philadelphia, we decided to drive up to Reading to take in the Mid Atlantic Air Museum. It was definitely worth the hour dive up there. I have been to many air exhibits all over the world. This is not Wright Patterson or Pensacola, but it is a worthy exhibit with one particularly interesting airplane. They are restoring a P-61 which, when finished, will be the only flying example in the world. They have a long way to go, and it is interesting to have a look at the work already completed. We had a nice conducted tour with a guide that knew his stuff. As you might imagine, the aircraft on the ramp are in pretty ragged shape, but that is normal. They do have several flyable warbirds including an Avenger and a B-25. All in all it was a good deal. Not sure I would go there again (except maybe to see the P-61 fly), but I would recommend that any aviation enthusiast in the area take a couple hours and have a stop.

Visited November 2012
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Kingston, New York
Level 4 Contributor
28 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Finally made it.”
Reviewed November 20, 2012

I have been trying to get to the WWII weekend but no luck. Went on the tour, learned a lot today. Beautiful day on the tarmac. They hve a decent collection of passenger & military aircraft. Outdoors you can view up close from all angles. The only drawback is there is only one hangar for storage. Therefore all of the inside planes are cramped together preventing a full walkaround of them.

Visited November 2012
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Pottstown, Pennsylvania, United States
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
“Nice air museum”
Reviewed October 19, 2012

We went to an air show at the Reading Airport. Their were many old planes and the people were dressed in Air force uniforms.The Museum had some planes and many thing donated by people. It was very interesting if you are interested in flying and war.

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Lancaster County, Pennsylvania
Level 6 Contributor
95 reviews
31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
“hidden gem”
Reviewed September 8, 2012

this museum has a lot to offer, and doesn't get much traffic. last time there got a personal tour from one of the people there. neat to see the finished planes as well as the ones they are currently restoring. there was much more there than i expected.

Visited June 2012
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