Saturday, October 15, 2011
We are back in Dayton to spend some more time with our daughter and SIL before heading south. Since we are so close to the Wright Patterson Air Force Base, it is easy to spend more time at the National Museum of the Air force. It is a fantastic museum and it is free. We have spent many hours there looking at the exhibits and reading about aviation history. They also have an IMAX theater with aviation movies. This time we watched “Rescue” which covers the efforts of many international groups responding to the earthquake disaster in Haiti. It is a great production.
While wandering around the exhibits, I got to thinking about the tradition of nose art on so many planes. This represents messages that vary from remembering loved ones, accomplishments of the pilots or aircraft all the way to fantasies. To keep the G rating of the blog, I have omitted some of the more racy ones.
So today, we have just a short post of some of this “nose art”.