During our stay in nearby Washington D.C we heard about the bigger and better of the two Air + Space Museums at the Washington Dulles Airport. A quick query of the planes on display revealed in our opinion, the prime attraction: The Enola Gay. Not too many airplanes have changed the course of the World, the Enola Gay certainly did.
If you donate $66 Million, you too could have a Smithsonian Museum named after you.
There are dozens and dozens of unique air planes within this Museum. I could post hundreds of pictures of planes we never even knew existed, but we will stick to the main attractions here:
If you are unaware how the Enola Gay changed the World, she was flying over Hiroshima, Japan on August 6, 1945. From her she dropped the first Atomic Bomb. Sadly 66,000 people were killed immediately after the explosion, thousands more would suffer from Radiation illnesses. Although a tragedy, History is History and cannot be changed.
Another unique airplane inside was the first Concord delivered to Air France.
And yet another spectacular display to see. The Space Shuttle Discovery which was the last NASA space ship to head to space in 2011.
Another cool airplane- A Blackbird.
If you are interested in Air and Space stuff in any way- this is a must visit. Allow at least 4 hours to view this Museum, and best of all, its free to enter.
These next two photos show just a portion of the other planes hanging from the ceiling.