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WOMAM revisit

11 January 2016

25º 39’ 00” N / 80º 26’ 00” W

Wings Over Miami Air Museum—Joseph May/ Travel for Aircraft

Wings Over Miami Air Museum—Joseph May/ Travel for Aircraft

The Wings Over Miami Air Museum is local for me so an occasional drop by is in order. The museum has been written about often in this blog and is located in the Miami Executive Airport (until recently, the Tamiami–Kendall Executive Airport). It is home-like having a mix of regular aircraft, visiting aircraft as well as visiting aircraft undergoing maintenance or restoration. Dropping by is rewarding since the aircraft have been moved around or there is something new to see—and it is a cool retreat from South Florida’s sometimes relentless sunshine.

Here are images from the most recent visit:

Nanchang CJ-6—Joseph May/Travel for Aircraft

Nanchang CJ-6—Joseph May/Travel for Aircraft

Beechcraft T-34 Mentor—Joseph May/ Travel for Aircraft

Beechcraft T-34 Mentor—Joseph May/ Travel for Aircraft

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Santos-Dumont modernized Demoiselle

North American NA-50—Joseph May/Travel for Aircraft

North American NA-50—Joseph May/Travel for Aircraft

North American NA-50—Joseph May/Travel for Aircraft

North American NA-50—Joseph May/Travel for Aircraft

American Champion's Decathalon—Joseph May/Travel for Aircraft

American Champion’s Decathalon—Joseph May/Travel for Aircraft

 

 

 

 

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4 Comments leave one →
  1. 11 January 2016 03:20

    A “HOW SWEET IT IS” reprise from 2012!! ….to see such a unique design variation to an already unique airplane. The customization is exquisite and FUN….totally blown away by it! Since its in your ‘ neighborhood’…how about a visit/interview with the owner with some additional closeups or takeoffs/landings? Belatedly, HAPPY NEW YEAR!……david

    • travelforaircraft permalink*
      11 January 2016 09:34

      Happy New Year David 🙂 Excellent ideas, I’ll work on them. Aside from the NA-50, there is the AT-6 PBY to get a look inside as well as talk with the owners. The AT-6 was rebuilt there and is better than OEM specs so some interesting experience is likely there as well.

      The NA-50 does look sweet in that blue paint.

      Kudos for recognizing it from the past.

  2. 11 January 2016 10:45

    Hi, Joe!

    Ahhh! A Nanching CJ-6. An ‘all-pneumatic’ aircraft, even down to the cooling gills! You really have to keep an eye on the air pressure in this one………..

    Take care

    Ross

    • travelforaircraft permalink*
      11 January 2016 12:33

      THAT is a pertinent detail! You do have to know your machine when flying. A small detail is an inspection window (smaller than a postcard and about that dimensional ratio) just ahead of the aft fuselage end. The pilot mentioned its to ensure no foreign object is present since the potential to jam the control cable there is high.

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