The Flight Line

Located behind the museum’s aircraft maintenance and restoration hangar, the flight line is home to an array of aircraft that are part of the museum’s collection.  These include two historic examples of the C-130 Hercules in the form of the Blue Angels’ famous Fat Albert and the airplane that made a series of landmark carrier launches and recoveries on board USS Forrestal (CVA 59) in 1964.  Also displayed are versions of the AJ Savage and A3D Skywarrior, which were the Navy’s early carrier-based nuclear bombers, and an array of Navy transport aircraft, including one that was the personal airplane of the Commander-in-Chief, U.S. Pacific Fleet during the Vietnam War.