9/11 Visit to the Flying Heritage Museum

9/11 is clearly about remembering victims and the heroes who gave their lives while saving so many others plus doing everything necessary to ensure that this horrible act cannot be repeated.  It’s a day that no American living 17 years ago will ever forget and I definitely remember exactly where I was when it unfolded.  I’m sure you do, too.

Yesterday, I spent several hours with my friend Marc Merlin (in from California) visiting Paul Allen’s amazing Flying Heritage Museum and being reminded of the heroes of another generation – often called the Greatest Generation.  Here, most of the planes, generally WWII-era, are still in flying condition (hence the museum’s name) and actually fly a few times a year.  Moreover, especially when seeing mock-ups of the German V2 missile and the first two atomic bombs (Little Man and Fat Boy), it was quite sobering.  If you’re in the Seattle area one day, I very strongly suggest a visit.


12 thoughts on “9/11 Visit to the Flying Heritage Museum

  1. Steve,

    Plane 4 is a B 25.

    Take care,


    “In our arrogance of the present we have rejected the wisdom of the past as stated by our forefathers.” Gouverneur Morris, 1752-1816; Attorney, soldier, diplomat, penman and signer of the Constitution

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  2. Steve, that looks like, without seeing the tail section, a B-25 J Mitchell. Here’s a photo I took of the B-29 “Doc” when it flew into Whiteman AFB summer before last. That’s my dad and friend who were special invited guests that day of Major Paul Tibbets IV, then base commander and grandson of Paul Tibbets Jr. who flew the Enola Gay to Hiroshima and back. My dad was on Tinian and calibrated Norden bombsights on the B29, though not the Enola. Another great museum is in Pueblo, CO, and a B-29 you can go into the fuselage and cockpit.



  3. Hi, I’m having issues with the ADS-B receiver. How can I get it serviced or are there instructions about the lights steady/blinking meaning? Thanks.


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