All typ4s of a/c are representative, military, civilian, aerobatic, sport & airliner. From early 1900's thru the Viet Nam War,, army, navy marine & coast guard. The galleries of WW1, WW11, Korea & Viet Nam are expected, its the James S. McDonnell Space Hanger that stands out. The main attraction is the space shuttle Discovery. Here a visitor will find rockets, missiles, satellites, space suits & probes and capsules. After the space hanger walk up the stairs to the Mary Baker Enger Restoration Hanger. Here visitors will be able to watch several a/c in difference stages of restoration.
On two sides of the main hanger are two levels of balcony walkway and side to side crosswalks. These walks allow a visitor to get close to the a/c hung from the ceiling. I would say at least 40 aircraft hang from the ceiling.
The museum has group tours every half hour. For eating, a large McDonalds is available on the main level, that walks into the museum's gift shop. The floor a/c have rope barriers. These a/c are not crowded together, enough open space to see both fuselage sides and front & rear. All a/c have been excellently restored. Many look as if they had flown to the museum and put on exhibit.
A review can describe the museum only so much, only a visit will so what is available. Admission is free. Parking is $15.00 for an entire day., Hours are 10:00 to 6:30. With eight and a half hours a visitor can take their time. I suggest the earliest arrival time to avoid the heavy crowds and the crowds are very heavy by 12:00. There are seats throughout the museum. Plenty of light for photography.
A visit is highly recommended.
Jack L., Syracuse, New York.
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