At the Museum of Aviation, at Warner-Robins AFB, there a great collection of Air Force fighters from WW2 through current on display. Rumor from the staff is that the collection may be receiving a F-117 Nighthawk in the near future.
There are two MiG killers as part of the collection. The first is a F-4D Phantom, one confirmed and one claimed. This aircraft flew missions over Vietnam while assigned to the 555th “Triple Nickel” Tactical Fighter Squadron (TFS) from July 1967 to August 1972. The confirmed kill was a North Vietnam MiG-17 shot down by Major Rex D. Howerton and First Lieutenant Ted L. Voight using their 20mm cannon.
The second MiG Killer is the one on the pedestal in front of the museum. This F-15 is credited with downing to MiG-21 during Desert Storm by Captain Tom Dietz.
Inside the museum entrance is another F-15 in a display that pays honor to the role of the Warner-Robins as logistics hub for the USAF.
Respect in paid to Robert Lee Scott Jr., who lived in the local area, with a display of P-40 Warhawk in “Flying Tigers” colors with the kills associated with his becoming a fighter ace.
This P-51H Mustang came from Chanute AFB when it museum closed.
Part of the collection is this early Cold War veteran, a Republic F-84E “Thunderjet.”
On site are two F-86’s “Sabre”, one a D-model and one a H model.
The North American F-89J “Scorpion” is a rare jet that is parked outside and needs some loving.
Two F-101 “Voodoo” variants are at the museum. Representing the defense of America is a F-101F.
The other is a RF-101C representing the crews that flew the recon version.
One of my favorite aircraft is the F-100 “Super Sabre” and one at the Museum of Aviation represents the early Wild Weasels from the air war over Vietnam.
The Delta family is represented by both models, a F-102 “Delta Dart” and F-106 “Delta Dagger.”
One of the heavy lifters of the Vietnam Air War was the Republic F-105 “Thunderchief” and this bird is a conflict veteran.
One of the newest aircraft on display this F-16A “Fighting Falcon” that flew with the USAF Thunderbirds.
This museum is the second largest USAF museum and growing every year.
All aircraft history information is from the Museum of Aviation’s website.
One of the nicest displays of a F-15 is the one to found at the Museum of Aviation, just south of Macon. This F-15A, 73-0099, previously served with the 122nd Tactical Fighter Squadron, Louisiana ANG before moving to Warner-Robins.
Visiting Florida this weekend, will be P-51 “Swamp Fox” which will be flying at the Lake County Vet Fest GWOT Memorial Wall Escort Airshow. Aircraft will be staged at Leesburg International(LEE) at Sunair Aviation.
“The National Naval Aviation Museum is pleased to announce that all holders of Department of Defense (DoD) identification and their guests can visit the museum beginning on Thursday, 15 October 2020. In addition, Veteran Health Identification Card (VHIC) holders with either a service connected disability or who are a former POW or recipient of the Purple Heart or Medal of Honor may visit the museum. At least one of these categories must be listed on the VHIC under the photo.
For this Phase 2 of the museum’s reopening, DoD identification card holders may bring guests on board the air station as long as they have valid government-issued identification and are traveling in the same vehicle. VHIC holders may sponsor their family for a visit to the museum. However, they must come to the Visitor Control Center (VCC) located adjacent to the main gate of the air station to obtain their credentials.Museum hours of operation will continue to be Tuesday-Saturday from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM. All visitors must bring their own masks and wear them at all times while inside the museum.
The timeline for the final phase of reopening is yet to be determined as the museum awaits a Navy decision on security protocols that allow the public to access NAS Pensacola.”