I had to go to Wright-Patterson AFB in Ohio this last week for a conference. On Thursday I took a break of briefings and went to the National Museum of the Air Force on the edge of Wright-Pat. Now I know I love this stuff so most of this is boring to most folks but I went with one of our civilians and we spent 6 hours walking around the 3 hangers and didn't get to see enough. We read some of the displays and basically just sped through the exhibits. We didn't get to the static displays outside with the "Hanoi Taxi" or over to the Presidential Aircraft display on the base. We did have a great time and I would recommend this museum to anyone who loves seeing airplanes even half as much as I do.
We had an awards dinner Thursday night for ACC and they held it in the middle hanger under the wing of a B-52 and that was an amazing thing! I had been told by a few people before going to Dayton that I "HAD" to see the museum. After going I would agree that it is the best Air Museum I have been to. In case you are curious the Royal Air Museum in Duxford, England is number 2. If you ever get a chance and want to take a free (YES FREE) tour of US Air History from the Wright Brothers to present day this is an amazing place and can easily be a multi-day event!