Friday, January 20, 2012
Tyler Pounds Regional Airport and the Historic Aviation Memorial Musem
The manager, Mr. Larry was very accommodating to our group and said his children were home schooled until high school. Finally, we had a wonderful tour of the Aviation Museum. The docents have served in the armed services such as the Vietnam War and World War 2. The museum had a flight simulator which I got to try out a flight simulator is a computer(s) screen set up to re-create aircraft flight and various aspects of the flight environment. It was really fun although I had to land on a taxi way because I missed the runway. The museum has a very large collection of aviation memorabilia spanning from the 20th Century (1900-2000). The museum has it's own hangar which they keep old war planes in. My favorite parts of the museum was the flight simulator, war planes and the World War 2 area. I really enjoyed learning about the wars the docents were in, too. I had a great time and loved the museum.