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The Aero Experience is a celebration of Midwest aviation and aerospace achievement. We invite you to join us as we explore the treasures of Midwest aviation through first-hand experiences. Our contributors take turns flying lead, and we are always looking for new destinations. Check in with The Aero Experience frequently to see where we will land today, and then go out and have your own aero experiences!

Blue skies,

Carmelo Turdo, Mark Nankivil and Fred Harl - The Aero Experience Team

Monday, April 9, 2012

National Museum of the U.S. Air Force: McDonnell Aircraft

By Fred Harl
A trip to the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force (or as we still call it, "The Air Force Museum") is a must for any aviation enthusiast.  A recent foray into this monolith of military aviation afforded an opportunity to get some updated photos of displays and restoration projects.  Of special interest to The Aero Experience were aircraft produced by St. Louis-based McDonnell Aircraft (later McDonnell Douglas).  Navigating the museum can be a challenge, and lighting is always an issue, but here are some of the aircraft and missiles on display that may be of particular interest to the St. Louis aviation community.

McDonnell XF-85 Goblin No. 1

McDonnell RF-101C Voodoo

McDonnell F-101B Voodoo

McDonnell F-4C Phantom II

McDonnell F-4G Phantom II

McDonnell GAM-72 Quail Decoy Missile

McDonnell F-111A Crew Escape Module

McDonnell Douglas YF-23A Black Widow II ATF

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