We took some time away from getting the Motorhome ready for travel to take a day trip to a place that we have had on our list for some time. There is a air museum close to our home base that contains an impressive collection of vintage aircraft and a few vehicles.
Kermit Weeks owns this museum. He is quite an interesting guy. Look him up. He loves aircraft among other things.
The museum is not open year round. Even during the prime winter season, it is not everyday – mostly just the weekends. Check the schedule at their website. https://www.fantasyofflight.com/collection/contact-info/2015-calendar/
Admission was $12 for adults, $10 for seniors 55+, $8 for kids 6-14. They also had a gift shop, restrooms, and sold drinks and a few snacks.
Guided tours are given a couple of times a day on various topics.
This private collection is impressive, and changes from time to time. Check out the details here: https://www.fantasyofflight.com/collection/aircraft/
For several of the planes, Kermit Weeks added his own personal comments. Very interesting!
You can also take a ride in a bi-plane. For $99-$249 dollars, you can have this experience in a couple of different levels. One might even allow you to fly the plane! We did not take advantage of this offer.
They even had a Vintage Military Jeep. My JL has a lot more creature comforts, but no machine gun. 🙂
All in all, I would give this experience a 7/10. I am an aviation enthusiast – but if this is really your thing – you may rate it even higher. I was told that there are more extensive tours that you can take sometimes that gives you access to more of the buildings – including those that include the restoration building and the warehouse. I do not have any firm details. I would check with the museum if you are interested.
Thanks for stopping by. Safe Travels!