Monday, February 6, 2012
San Diego Air and Space Museum features historic aircraft, and a special connection to Ford
This is the last story in the San Diego series, and although the San Diego Air and Space Museum isn’t strictly an automotive collection per se, it does have some things that I think may be of interest to the readers of this blog.
The first things that hit you when you pass through the doors of this museum are the Convair YF2Y Seadart and the A-12 Blackbird, which arch over the front doors. The second thing that hits you is the cost to get in--$17.50. I thought about turning around and leaving, but my cab wasn’t due to arrive for another hour, and I do enjoy this old stuff, so out came the old wallet.
Those last two cars were in a large, bright area of the building known as the Edwin D. McKellar Pavilion of Flight. They obviously use this room to hold meetings and presentations, because there’s a little stage and lots of open area. They also had one more Ford in there—an iconic Ford Tri-Motor plane. Several other larger aircraft were also on display here, propped up off the ground.
You want pictures? We’ve got pictures. Check out the slideshow below.