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Utah, Hill Air Force Base - The Hill Aerospace Museum

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Hill Aerospace Museum is located in Roy, Utah, between Salt Lake City and Ogden. Opened in 1991 in its present facility, this is a modern museum housed in purpose-built display sheds. It contains a diverse collection ranging from a Burgess Wright Model F of 1911 to a Lockheed SR-71C Blackbird, which flew from London to New York in a third of the time taken by the now redundant Aerospatiale/BAC Concorde. In the middle of the time spectrum covered by these machines is a collection of retired heavy military aircraft, some of which were less involved in the nasty stuff which accompanies times of conflict and more in the fetching and carrying.
The pleasure to be derived from an aviation museum is in proportion to the space available to its exhibits. Inevitably, if aircraft are placed under cover, so often desirable for their protection from the effects of climate, space tends to be maximized and this does no favors to them from an aesthetic standpoint. However, Hill’s undercover collection is not wedged in with a shoehorn and it possible to view individual aircraft without the intrusion of excessive clutter. Inside and out, over 80 aircraft, missiles and aerospace vehicles make up the collection.
Report by Iain Hutchison

Visit: http://www.hill.af.mil/library/museum/index.asp

 

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