Air Mobility Command Museum, Dover AFB Delaware

One of my few non motorcycle involved posts…..

The AMC museum at Dover AFB is a great to spend a couple hours when you are in the area. A good place, especially for a retired Aerial Porter after spending 22 years loading, unloading and servicing these aircraft. The big 3 here I  mainly worked were the C-5, C-141 and C130. Lots of memories were brought on by the smell of the inside, as each model has it s own unique “fragrance”. Though each model smells differently from the other, hard to explain I guess.

The C-5 “Galaxy”

The C-141 A and B model “ Starlifter”

The C-130 “Hercules”

There are lots of memories with this simple block of concrete, it was loaded inside airplanes as ballast to simulate heavy cargo for crew training. Each platform  weighed 7000lbs to 9000lbs. When I was a young airman, it was my job to put on and take off these heavy platforms .

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The rest of the aircraft on display have been used by the USAF at various points in its history to move people and cargo around the world.

The museum is free and open to the public, you don’t even have to get access to the base. Lots of history there to    see if you are in the area.

Author: PNWTenere

It's all about going for a ride with friends on the Yamaha Super Tenere, on road or off in the Pacific Northwest

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