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YoungEagle wrote:

g-manpuck wrote:

My wife and I plan on visiting DC hopefully within this decade, probably after G-man finishes his post-secondary education in 4-6 years. She has been there twice for work and the one place that made the biggest impact on her was the Holocaust Museum. Everyone that has been to that has said the same thing. The top two on my list is the Vietnam Wall and the Smithsonian Air and Space Museum.

For air and space check out the new Udvar-Hazy one. Really cool and you can check out a faux Air Control tower that is very close to Dulles. They have a live feed of pilots and tower controllers talk and you can (depending on the wind) get a great view of planes coming in for landing.

Not to mention they have an SR-71 blackbird, which is probably the coolest plane in the world. They also have an old Shuttle (Discovery?)

I flew into DC the day they brought the shuttle to the museum. We had to circle for a while because the shuttle made a couple of photo opp passes over the Capital Mall. They weren’t lettering any flight land during the event.

After I landed I went straight to the Air and Space Museum and people were gushing about the experience. They showed video on loop on one of the big TVs in the museum.

I flew out of Dulles on the return flight a few days later and our gate faced the shuttle as it still sat atop the 747. We taxied right next to the shuttle and thankfully my seat was on the right side of the plane for a view.

Cool work trip.