Illinois Adventure #1308 “Air Combat Museum”

Illinois Adventure #1308 “Air Combat Museum”


BEFORE HIS TEENS,
MIKE GEORGE KNEW WHAT HE WANTED,
A P51. MIKE GEORGE KNEW WHAT HE WANTED,
A P51.
THAT DESIRE GOT HIM A COLLECTION A P51.
THAT DESIRE GOT HIM A COLLECTION
AND MORE AS WE DISCOVERED AT THE THAT DESIRE GOT HIM A COLLECTION
AND MORE AS WE DISCOVERED AT THE
AIR COMBAT MUSEUM IN SPRINGFIELD AND MORE AS WE DISCOVERED AT THE
AIR COMBAT MUSEUM IN SPRINGFIELD
>>PROBABLY THE BIGGEST PRIDE AIR COMBAT MUSEUM IN SPRINGFIELD
>>PROBABLY THE BIGGEST PRIDE
AND JOY IS THE MUSTANG BEHIND US>>PROBABLY THE BIGGEST PRIDE
AND JOY IS THE MUSTANG BEHIND US
BUILT IN 1944, IT SERVED IN THE AND JOY IS THE MUSTANG BEHIND US
BUILT IN 1944, IT SERVED IN THE
EUROPEAN THEATER BEFORE BEING BUILT IN 1944, IT SERVED IN THE
EUROPEAN THEATER BEFORE BEING
RETURNED TO THE UNITED STATES. EUROPEAN THEATER BEFORE BEING
RETURNED TO THE UNITED STATES.
WE ADDED IT TO THE COLLECTION IN RETURNED TO THE UNITED STATES.
WE ADDED IT TO THE COLLECTION IN
1989. WE ADDED IT TO THE COLLECTION IN
1989.
IT IS WON SEVEN MAJOR AWARDS. 1989.
IT IS WON SEVEN MAJOR AWARDS.
THIS LAST YEAR, WE PUT A NEW IT IS WON SEVEN MAJOR AWARDS.
THIS LAST YEAR, WE PUT A NEW
ENGINE IN IT, AND IT IS IN THIS LAST YEAR, WE PUT A NEW
ENGINE IN IT, AND IT IS IN
NEAR-PERFECT CONDITION. ENGINE IN IT, AND IT IS IN
NEAR-PERFECT CONDITION.
WHEN YOU — WE HAVE ADDED A LOT NEAR-PERFECT CONDITION.
WHEN YOU — WE HAVE ADDED A LOT
OF — A WHOLE LOT OF THE WHEN YOU — WE HAVE ADDED A LOT
OF — A WHOLE LOT OF THE
ORIGINAL MILITARY EQUIPMENT. OF — A WHOLE LOT OF THE
ORIGINAL MILITARY EQUIPMENT.
TO GIVE YOU AN EXAMPLE, WHEN YOU ORIGINAL MILITARY EQUIPMENT.
TO GIVE YOU AN EXAMPLE, WHEN YOU
PULL THE TRIGGER ON THE STICK, TO GIVE YOU AN EXAMPLE, WHEN YOU
PULL THE TRIGGER ON THE STICK,
THE CYLANOIDS FOR THE GUNS PULL THE TRIGGER ON THE STICK,
THE CYLANOIDS FOR THE GUNS
ACTUALLY WORK. THE CYLANOIDS FOR THE GUNS
ACTUALLY WORK.
P51 IS PAINTED AFTER A GENTLEMAN ACTUALLY WORK.
P51 IS PAINTED AFTER A GENTLEMAN
NAMED BOB FRICH. P51 IS PAINTED AFTER A GENTLEMAN
NAMED BOB FRICH.
HE FLEW IN THE 339TH, AND HE IS NAMED BOB FRICH.
HE FLEW IN THE 339TH, AND HE IS
STILL ALIVE. HE FLEW IN THE 339TH, AND HE IS
STILL ALIVE.
I GAVE HIM A RIDE IN THE STILL ALIVE.
I GAVE HIM A RIDE IN THE
AIRPLANE ABOUT A YEAR AGO. I GAVE HIM A RIDE IN THE
AIRPLANE ABOUT A YEAR AGO.
HE WAS JUST THRILLED TO DEATH. AIRPLANE ABOUT A YEAR AGO.
HE WAS JUST THRILLED TO DEATH.
HE HADN’T FLOWN ONE IN AWHILE. HE WAS JUST THRILLED TO DEATH.
HE HADN’T FLOWN ONE IN AWHILE.
ONE OF THE STORIES HE TOLD US HE HADN’T FLOWN ONE IN AWHILE.
ONE OF THE STORIES HE TOLD US
AND ONE OF THE REASONS WE ARE ONE OF THE STORIES HE TOLD US
AND ONE OF THE REASONS WE ARE
HERE, HE STARTED THE WAR WITH 75 AND ONE OF THE REASONS WE ARE
HERE, HE STARTED THE WAR WITH 75
PEOPLE IN HIS GROUP. HERE, HE STARTED THE WAR WITH 75
PEOPLE IN HIS GROUP.
WITHIN A YEAR, 84 HAD BEEN PEOPLE IN HIS GROUP.
WITHIN A YEAR, 84 HAD BEEN
REPLACED. WITHIN A YEAR, 84 HAD BEEN
REPLACED.
THAT’S KIND OF ONE OF THE REPLACED.
THAT’S KIND OF ONE OF THE
REASONS WE ARE HERE TO HONOR THAT’S KIND OF ONE OF THE
REASONS WE ARE HERE TO HONOR
PEOPLE WHO HAD THOSE KIND OF REASONS WE ARE HERE TO HONOR
PEOPLE WHO HAD THOSE KIND OF
SACRIFICES, THOSE KIND OF ODDS PEOPLE WHO HAD THOSE KIND OF
SACRIFICES, THOSE KIND OF ODDS
THAT THEY FACED. SACRIFICES, THOSE KIND OF ODDS
THAT THEY FACED.
THE AVERAGE LIFE SPAN OF A PILOT THAT THEY FACED.
THE AVERAGE LIFE SPAN OF A PILOT
IN WORLD WAR II WAS THREE MONTHS THE OTHER AIRPLANE THAT IS UP
THERE ON THE LIST IS B25.
THAT’S THE FAMOUS DOO LITTLE THERE ON THE LIST IS B25.
THAT’S THE FAMOUS DOO LITTLE
BOMBER. THAT’S THE FAMOUS DOO LITTLE
BOMBER.
IT JUST GOT BACK FROM A BOMBER.
IT JUST GOT BACK FROM A
COMMEMORATION EVENT IN IT JUST GOT BACK FROM A
COMMEMORATION EVENT IN
CALIFORNIA FOR THE TOOLITTLE COMMEMORATION EVENT IN
CALIFORNIA FOR THE TOOLITTLE
RAID. CALIFORNIA FOR THE TOOLITTLE
RAID.
EVERYTHING HERE FLIES OR WILL BE RAID.
EVERYTHING HERE FLIES OR WILL BE
FLYING. EVERYTHING HERE FLIES OR WILL BE
FLYING.
WHAT WE DO IS BUY AN AIRPLANE FLYING.
WHAT WE DO IS BUY AN AIRPLANE
THAT’S BEEN DAMAGED GENERALLY, WHAT WE DO IS BUY AN AIRPLANE
THAT’S BEEN DAMAGED GENERALLY,
AND WE REPAIR IT AND THEN FLY IT THAT’S BEEN DAMAGED GENERALLY,
AND WE REPAIR IT AND THEN FLY IT
AND TOIK TO AIR SHOWS. AND WE REPAIR IT AND THEN FLY IT
AND TOIK TO AIR SHOWS.
SEVERAL OF THE PLANES HAVE BEEN AND TOIK TO AIR SHOWS.
SEVERAL OF THE PLANES HAVE BEEN
DAMAGED IN LANDING ACCIDENTS. SEVERAL OF THE PLANES HAVE BEEN
DAMAGED IN LANDING ACCIDENTS.
AS A MATTER OF FACT, MOST OF DAMAGED IN LANDING ACCIDENTS.
AS A MATTER OF FACT, MOST OF
THEM HAVE BEEN. AS A MATTER OF FACT, MOST OF
THEM HAVE BEEN.
WHAT WE DO IS WE — ONCE WE THEM HAVE BEEN.
WHAT WE DO IS WE — ONCE WE
REPAIR ONE, WE PUT THE DAMAGED WHAT WE DO IS WE — ONCE WE
REPAIR ONE, WE PUT THE DAMAGED
PROPELLERS WHICH GET THE MOST REPAIR ONE, WE PUT THE DAMAGED
PROPELLERS WHICH GET THE MOST
NOTICEABLE DAMAGE HANGING ON THE PROPELLERS WHICH GET THE MOST
NOTICEABLE DAMAGE HANGING ON THE
WALLS. NOTICEABLE DAMAGE HANGING ON THE
WALLS.
THE AIRPLANES THAT ARE NOT WALLS.
THE AIRPLANES THAT ARE NOT
MILITARY RELATED WE HAVE PIPER THE AIRPLANES THAT ARE NOT
MILITARY RELATED WE HAVE PIPER
ARROW THAT WE ARE REBUILDING MILITARY RELATED WE HAVE PIPER
ARROW THAT WE ARE REBUILDING
THAT WAS DAMAGED IN A LANDING ARROW THAT WE ARE REBUILDING
THAT WAS DAMAGED IN A LANDING
ACCIDENT. THAT WAS DAMAGED IN A LANDING
ACCIDENT.
WHEN IT GETS DONE, IT WILL BE ACCIDENT.
WHEN IT GETS DONE, IT WILL BE
INCENTIVE AIRPLANE FOR PEOPLE WHEN IT GETS DONE, IT WILL BE
INCENTIVE AIRPLANE FOR PEOPLE
WHO VOLUNTEER AT THE MUSEUM TO INCENTIVE AIRPLANE FOR PEOPLE
WHO VOLUNTEER AT THE MUSEUM TO
BE ABLE TO LEARN TO FLY. WHO VOLUNTEER AT THE MUSEUM TO
BE ABLE TO LEARN TO FLY.
WE HAVE QUITE A FEW DISPLAYS OF BE ABLE TO LEARN TO FLY.
WE HAVE QUITE A FEW DISPLAYS OF
WORLD WAR II ITEMS, ALL THE WAY WE HAVE QUITE A FEW DISPLAYS OF
WORLD WAR II ITEMS, ALL THE WAY
UP TO VIETNAM BECAUSE WE HAVE WORLD WAR II ITEMS, ALL THE WAY
UP TO VIETNAM BECAUSE WE HAVE
VETERANS AT THE MUSEUMS FROM UP TO VIETNAM BECAUSE WE HAVE
VETERANS AT THE MUSEUMS FROM
WORLD WAR II, FROM KOREA AND VETERANS AT THE MUSEUMS FROM
WORLD WAR II, FROM KOREA AND
VIETNAM. WORLD WAR II, FROM KOREA AND
VIETNAM.
ONE OF THE AIRPLANES SITTING VIETNAM.
ONE OF THE AIRPLANES SITTING
OUTSIDE WHICH IS AN 02, WHEN THE ONE OF THE AIRPLANES SITTING
OUTSIDE WHICH IS AN 02, WHEN THE
MUSEUM PURCHASED THAT, WE LOOKED OUTSIDE WHICH IS AN 02, WHEN THE
MUSEUM PURCHASED THAT, WE LOOKED
AT THE CARDS THAT THE MILITARY MUSEUM PURCHASED THAT, WE LOOKED
AT THE CARDS THAT THE MILITARY
PROVIDED WITH THE AIRPLANE, AND AT THE CARDS THAT THE MILITARY
PROVIDED WITH THE AIRPLANE, AND
IT WOULD SAY THINGS LIKE .30 PROVIDED WITH THE AIRPLANE, AND
IT WOULD SAY THINGS LIKE .30
CALIBER HOLE THROUGH RIGHT WING IT WOULD SAY THINGS LIKE .30
CALIBER HOLE THROUGH RIGHT WING
PATCHED. CALIBER HOLE THROUGH RIGHT WING
PATCHED.
WE WOULD GO OUT AND THERE WAS A PATCHED.
WE WOULD GO OUT AND THERE WAS A
PATCH. WE WOULD GO OUT AND THERE WAS A
PATCH.
SHAMNAL. PATCH.
SHAMNAL.
WE ALSO HAVE THE FOREIGN JET. SHAMNAL.
WE ALSO HAVE THE FOREIGN JET.
IT IS A SOKO GALLANT, BUILT IN WE ALSO HAVE THE FOREIGN JET.
IT IS A SOKO GALLANT, BUILT IN
1967 USING ROYALS ROYCE ENGINE, IT IS A SOKO GALLANT, BUILT IN
1967 USING ROYALS ROYCE ENGINE,
MOSTLY AMERICAN PARTS THIS. 1967 USING ROYALS ROYCE ENGINE,
MOSTLY AMERICAN PARTS THIS.
PARTICULAR AIRPLANE WAS ACTUALLY MOSTLY AMERICAN PARTS THIS.
PARTICULAR AIRPLANE WAS ACTUALLY
USED IN A MOVIE CALLED “IRON PARTICULAR AIRPLANE WAS ACTUALLY
USED IN A MOVIE CALLED “IRON
EAGLE 3.” USED IN A MOVIE CALLED “IRON
EAGLE 3.”
GENTLEMAN BOUGHT FOUR OF THEM EAGLE 3.”
GENTLEMAN BOUGHT FOUR OF THEM
AND HAD THEM IN THE MOVIE, AND I GENTLEMAN BOUGHT FOUR OF THEM
AND HAD THEM IN THE MOVIE, AND I
PURCHASED IT AFTER THAT. AND HAD THEM IN THE MOVIE, AND I
PURCHASED IT AFTER THAT.
AND IT IS A PRETTY FAST PURCHASED IT AFTER THAT.
AND IT IS A PRETTY FAST
AIRPLANE. AND IT IS A PRETTY FAST
AIRPLANE.
IT WILL DO 480 MILES PER HOUR. AIRPLANE.
IT WILL DO 480 MILES PER HOUR.
NOT VERY FUEL EFFICIENT. IT WILL DO 480 MILES PER HOUR.
NOT VERY FUEL EFFICIENT.
GETS ONE TO TWO MILES PER GALLON NOT VERY FUEL EFFICIENT.
GETS ONE TO TWO MILES PER GALLON
ON, AND WE PAINTED THE SHARK GETS ONE TO TWO MILES PER GALLON
ON, AND WE PAINTED THE SHARK
MOUTH ON IT JUST TO MIMIC THE ON, AND WE PAINTED THE SHARK
MOUTH ON IT JUST TO MIMIC THE
P40 WAR HAWKS WHICH IS ANOTHER MOUTH ON IT JUST TO MIMIC THE
P40 WAR HAWKS WHICH IS ANOTHER
AIRPLANE WE’D LIKE TO ADD P40 WAR HAWKS WHICH IS ANOTHER
AIRPLANE WE’D LIKE TO ADD
SOMEDAY. AIRPLANE WE’D LIKE TO ADD
SOMEDAY.
WE HAVE THINGS FOR KIDS, THOUGH. SOMEDAY.
WE HAVE THINGS FOR KIDS, THOUGH.
OUR MOST POPULAR THING WE HAVE WE HAVE THINGS FOR KIDS, THOUGH.
OUR MOST POPULAR THING WE HAVE
HERE IS MODIFIED DRONE THAT TAKE OUR MOST POPULAR THING WE HAVE
HERE IS MODIFIED DRONE THAT TAKE
KIDS TWO OR THREE YEARS OLD, UP HERE IS MODIFIED DRONE THAT TAKE
KIDS TWO OR THREE YEARS OLD, UP
TO FIVE, PROBABLY CAN GET IN. KIDS TWO OR THREE YEARS OLD, UP
TO FIVE, PROBABLY CAN GET IN.
THE KIDS ABSOLUTELY LOVE IT. TO FIVE, PROBABLY CAN GET IN.
THE KIDS ABSOLUTELY LOVE IT.
THEY THINK THEY ARE IN A REAL THE KIDS ABSOLUTELY LOVE IT.
THEY THINK THEY ARE IN A REAL
AIRPLANE. THEY THINK THEY ARE IN A REAL
AIRPLANE.
LOOK ABOVE, AND THAT’S EXACTLY AIRPLANE.
LOOK ABOVE, AND THAT’S EXACTLY
WHAT IT LOOKS LIKE. LOOK ABOVE, AND THAT’S EXACTLY
WHAT IT LOOKS LIKE.
THE ONE ABOVE IS SEAR SERIAL WHAT IT LOOKS LIKE.
THE ONE ABOVE IS SEAR SERIAL
NUMBER ONE MADE BY NOR NORTHRUP THE ONE ABOVE IS SEAR SERIAL
NUMBER ONE MADE BY NOR NORTHRUP
BUILT IN 1947. NUMBER ONE MADE BY NOR NORTHRUP
BUILT IN 1947.
THERE IS QUITE A BIT OF BUILT IN 1947.
THERE IS QUITE A BIT OF
AIRPLANES HERE FROM DIFFERENT THERE IS QUITE A BIT OF
AIRPLANES HERE FROM DIFFERENT
HISTORIES. AIRPLANES HERE FROM DIFFERENT
HISTORIES.
OUR GOAL IS TO TEACH AVIATION HISTORIES.
OUR GOAL IS TO TEACH AVIATION
HISTORY TO AS MANY PEOPLE AS OUR GOAL IS TO TEACH AVIATION
HISTORY TO AS MANY PEOPLE AS
POSSIBLE. HISTORY TO AS MANY PEOPLE AS
POSSIBLE.
THERE IS A TOTAL OF 14 AIRPLANES POSSIBLE.
THERE IS A TOTAL OF 14 AIRPLANES
HERE TO DO THAT WITH. BESIDES VISITING THE MUSEUM,
ANOTHER GOOD TIME TO VIEW MIKE’S
COLLECTION IS AT THE SPRINGFIELD ANOTHER GOOD TIME TO VIEW MIKE’S
COLLECTION IS AT THE SPRINGFIELD
AIR SHOW. TO REACH THE AIR COMBAT MUSEUM
IN SPRINGFIELD CALL
(217)522-2181.

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