Patuxent River museum Part #2
I had to split this visit across a couple of lunch breaks in the Range Commanders Council Telemetry Group meeting I was attending.
the first day I visited the outside displays and this second visit I covered the inside displays.
I have visited this museum in the past when it was located inside the Pax River base. Since 9/11 the museum has been moved outside the base where it is open to the public.
The museum was hosting a display of aviation art when I visited.
Here is a Link to the The American Society of Aviation Artists site with more information about the exhibit.
Notable items inside included the mockup of the Northrop Grumman X-47 Naval UCAV, the Goodyear inflatable plane (I recall seeing this on Discovery weird planes years ago), and the Gyrodyne DASH Anti-submarine UAV Helicopter
Both times I visited the museum, the Navy was conducting ceremonies. The first visit they had a retirement ceremony going and this visit it looked like they were having an award ceramony.
This museam also has a nice display of ejection seats including the Russian K-36 which should be what we use in american aircraft.
The only thing missing from the old museam was the RTPS 2 telemetry display console I recall.. They did have a tracking radar control console and a nice display of aircraft instrumentation.