In Bowling Green, Patti and I visited the National Corvette Museum, right across the road from the plant where all Corvettes are built. Despite living in Bowling Green for many years, she'd never been there before.
|This is the original Corvette, the 1953 model||They have a current model, 2002 in this case, that visitors can sit in.||This incredible room is one of the main exhibit rooms in the museum. They have race cars, concepts cars, and so forth on exhibit here.|
|This B-36 is the first thing you see when you go into the WW-II hall. This was a very hard picture to take -- the lighting is awful, and you can't get back far enough. This image is 2 separate shots heavily exposure adjusted in the computer and then composited together.||This is a Waco CG-3 glider. My Dad was trained in these before he had jump training during WW-II. Probably a good thing, too, since these were not that successful in actual use.|
|This is the only remaining YF-12A, the interceptor (fighter) version of the famous Blackbird spy plane. Again, this was a very hard shot to get. I had to merge 3 images and then remove parts of other planes that were in the foreground.||
This is a D-21 spy
drone. These were intended to be launched from the back of a Blackbird
flying at Mach 3.2, and then fly an unmanned spy mission. There were 3
successful test launches from a Blackbird. The 4th test launch
resulted in the drone crashing into the mother ship, with the loss of both
aircraft and one of the two crewmen.
The YF-12A is in the background.