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Western Museum of Flight - Torrance
« on: March 22, 2009, 08:09:43 PM »
We need a WMOF thread.

Will post a few from this last Sat. (Last time I visited was in 2006 at Hawthorne)

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Re: Western Museum of Flight - Torrance
« Reply #1 on: March 22, 2009, 08:17:58 PM »
We need a WMOF thread.

Will post a few from this last Sat.

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Good idea Kevin, any shots of the PT-22 that was there for a few weeks?
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Re: Western Museum of Flight - Torrance
« Reply #2 on: March 22, 2009, 08:46:15 PM »
1. T-28 that is temporarily there from Gillespie while P-51D Man O War is up north for some TLC.

2. Grumman F-14A.

3. F-86 55-3937 and the museum.

4. I took the little one down to the museum to give Mom some peace and quiet time to study.  As I was shooting I looked over and noticed he was looking at the Trojan also.

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Re: Western Museum of Flight - Torrance
« Reply #3 on: March 22, 2009, 08:51:51 PM »
He's cute.  Reminds me of Glenn's little girl waving at the helos at KFUL.  You set the bug in motion. Aviation bug.... <laughing>
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Re: Western Museum of Flight - Torrance
« Reply #4 on: March 22, 2009, 08:54:16 PM »
1. T-28 that is temporarily there from Gillespie while P-51D Man O War is up north for some TLC.

2. Grumman F-14A.

3. F-86 55-3937 and the museum.

4. I took the little one down to the museum to give Mom some peace and quiet time to study.  As I was shooting I looked over and noticed he was looking at the Trojan also.

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Getting the little one to the Airport early I see ;D

And great shots ;)

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Re: Western Museum of Flight - Torrance
« Reply #5 on: March 22, 2009, 08:55:33 PM »
OK, it's Trivia time.  (No cheating.)  Look what I found in a display case at the museum.  

What is it?

Josh, this should be up your alley.  A piece of modern aerospace history.

I tried to show the side that would be the most helpful for the trivia quiz ;)

For those who know, please hold back for the others.

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Re: Western Museum of Flight - Torrance
« Reply #6 on: March 23, 2009, 01:16:58 AM »
The WMoF need to air up the nose strut on that Tomcat then make a simple nose strut to hold the strut in the up  position.
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Re: Western Museum of Flight - Torrance
« Reply #7 on: March 23, 2009, 06:19:37 AM »
The WMoF need to air up the nose strut on that Tomcat then make a simple nose strut to hold the strut in the up  position.
Its been like that since they got it like 5-8 years ago.
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Re: Western Museum of Flight - Torrance
« Reply #8 on: April 28, 2010, 03:56:41 AM »
Yeah only two more days and its raining today.
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Re: Western Museum of Flight - Torrance
« Reply #9 on: April 28, 2010, 09:22:29 PM »
A source at Northrop Grumman told me that at least one of the wings of the YF-23 have been removed in preparation for the move to Torrance.

Sounds like it may happen very soon, especially since April is almost over.

I would presume it would be a middle of the night move like when they moved the others.

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Re: Western Museum of Flight - Torrance
« Reply #10 on: April 29, 2010, 03:18:45 PM »
What...to the little museum on the airfield?? That would be real cool!
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Re: Western Museum of Flight - Torrance
« Reply #11 on: May 04, 2010, 01:17:52 PM »
Kevin is it gone now?
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Re: Western Museum of Flight - Torrance
« Reply #12 on: September 22, 2010, 04:30:44 AM »
On way to work gym happened to have camera and got some pics.  Heading down El Segundo and per tow guy down Hawthorne.  Hard to shoot at this time of day.
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Re: Western Museum of Flight - Torrance
« Reply #13 on: September 22, 2010, 07:55:25 AM »
Here they are.  Had to shot at ISO 800 and don't think the TPD officers would have stopped for me to take a pic.... ;D


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Re: Western Museum of Flight - Torrance
« Reply #14 on: September 22, 2010, 07:35:10 PM »
This plane should it been made  for the Marines it is a great plane but because of red tape and politicians is going to a museum that is too bad
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