An F4 Phantom under the tail of the Spruce Goose.
B-17 Flying Fortress
Bombardier's station in the nose of the B-17
A tour group walking under the wing of the Spruce Goose. [Technically: the H-4 Hercules]
Another shot of the F-4 under the tail of the Spruce Goose
A forward observation plane from WW2
A seaplane with a single, pusher-propeller engine, under the spruce Goose.
Forward section of the Spruce Goose. An F-86 Sabre is in the foreground
Panorama: I tried to combine several photos, so I could get the entire plane in the photo - but compressing such a wide field-of-view causes the wing to look curved/warped.
Some of the engines on display. The crankshaft on the floor caught my eye... because of how all the connecting-rods attach to the crankshaft.
P-38 Lightning - my favorite plane of WW2.
Messerschmitt Bf 109
Too bad the other planes are so close. The only way to see the "twin boom" tail of the P-38 is via the picture in the foreground.
Panorama: another combination of photos trying to show the entire Spruce Goose.
Rear turret on a B-26 Marauder
You can fit a lot of planes under this wing.
A MiG-17, an F-84F, and a F-86 under the Spruce Goose's right wing.
Tail-section of F-4 Phantom showing the arresting-gear hook for carrier landings, and modern, low-visibility markings for this Oregon Air National Guard plane.
A "Gee Bee" racer produced by the Granville Brothers aircraft company.
A few things to notice: The man in white hat/shirt sitting in the pilot's chair of the Spruce Goose. Evergreen will let you do this - and take your picture - if you pay an extra $20. When the plane was in Long Beach, the windows in the side were the only way you could see the "flight deck" of the Spruce Goose. If you don't want to pay extra for a private tour, you can still look into the cargo-bay of the plane, via the platform under the wing.
Looking out from under the Spruce Goose's wing, from the raised platform which allows access into the Spruce Goose.
A DC-3 is dwarfed by the Spruce Goose.
Looking toward the tail, on the inside of the Spruce Goose. The red bottles are for a CO2 fire suppression system. The beach balls were used to fill the inside of the floats, on the underside of the wings.
One of the volunteer's at the museum offered to take our picture.
Panorama: another failed experiment - trying to get the entire plane in the picture. :) I need a wider lens!
Nice contrast between a replica Wright Brothers flyer and the Spruce Goose.
The blue plane on the left is a Stagger-wing Beechcraft
Some models of Hughes' aircraft: the H-4 Hercules [Spruce Goose], H-1, and the XF-11.
While I was here for the aircraft, Leone thought this early bus was the highlight of our visit. :)
Another view of the models - and it is easier to see the XF-11 in this shot.
The interior of a Ford Tri-Motor airplane. Not much room down the center isle...
Another one of the cars included in the exhibits.
Ford Tri-Motor [one engine under each wing, and one on the nose]
Panorama: They placed the B-17 with its tail in a corner of the building - so I combined a few photos to get a view of the tail-gunners position.
Panorama: The first exhibit in the space museum is post-war US-versions of the WW2 German V-1 and V2 - when the US was studying Werner von Braun's succeses in rocketry.
Titan missile, which barely fits in the building - even though the stairs [to the right] go down about 3-stories to the base of the missile.
Replicas of the Lunar Lander and Rover
A Russian moon probe
Saturn V exhibit
X-15: a rocket-powered supersonic test plane
My favorite modern plane, a Lockheed SR-71 "spy" plane
The set of tires, on the left, show how they were covered in silver paint to reflect the intense heat the surface of the plane would reach while flying at Mach 3+
The SR-71 had several compartments for installing electronic equipment & cameras - some of these modules are shown next to the plane, directly underneath where they would have been installed.
One of the cameras the SR-71 could carry: the black section at the left is where the 1500-foot roll of 9-1/2-inch wide film was stored - which allowed taking ~1800 photos [9-inch x 9-inch negatives] each flight. The camera faces the gyro-stabilized mirror on the right, allowing the camera to be "pointed" at almost any location on the ground under the plane - by positioning the mirror.