Just a quick note… I found an interesting Vietnam era (1971) USAF training film on YouTube that explains the mission of the Air Force Global Weather Central. While the sound effects might be a little cheesy I found it kind of cool and didn’t realize the military weather community was as advanced as it was in 1971.
A lot has changed since 1971, but the basic mission still remains. I thought a lot of my weather brethren (and non-weather brethren) might find it cool to look at some weather nostalgia.
After I got out of work today, I went to the Pima Air and Space Museum which is just outside of Davis-Monthan AFB, AZ. It was amazing to see aircraft from the Wright Flyer to the B-1 bomber and everything in between. I toured the 390th Bombardment Group Memorial Museum and got to see my favorite plane, a refurbished B-17. I also got a bus tour and got to see most of the aircraft under the care of the 309th Aerospace Maintenance and Regeneration Group at what most people know as the boneyard. If you served in the military or are an airplane buff, this is one off the prime places in the country to go. I snapped a lot of pictures and here are a few.