Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Museum of Flying, California

If you are looking for a perfect day trip for your family minus the hassle of driving, then consider chartering a California bus to the Museum of Flying. The Museum of Flying is a museum with more than thirty different types of aircraft to keep the young children as well as the older ones occupied while having fun at the same time.

The Museum of Flying has gone through many ups and downs as well as the change of name (it was originally named Douglas Museum and Library) – it was temporarily closed in late 2002 due to economic downturn and search for a more suitable and smaller building was conducted within the next few years before the Museum’s Board of Directors finally found the current location in 2008 and after all the discussion and paper works that were needed for the location were completed, the construction for the new museum began in early 2010. Finally, on February 25, 2012, the Museum of Flying celebrated its opening to the public and has since welcomed many visitors to its new location.

As you arrive at the Museum of Flying in the rented CA bus with your family, you can literally feel excitement is in the air. There are some picnic tables nearby and a little restaurant where you can enjoy your lunch and at the same time watch the airplanes take off and land. One of the main attraction at the Museum of Flying is the part of an old FedEx plane nose that has been “renovated” and visitors will even get to go inside just for fun!

Throughout the whole year, CA rental bus passengers will be able to see different exhibits at different times of the year. There is also an education center for children; and they have a T-33 cockpit trainer, a Convair 240 nose, as well as a K-3 mini flight simulator that kids will totally be thrilled with! Recently, they also added a new Maxflight FS300 flight simulator – and it is not just any simulator; it is what they say a “full motion simulator” that enables you to go completely upside down! It also come with a high definition 3D capability and 5-speaker surround sound – now if this isn’t THE most surreal flight simulator, we don’t know what is. By the way, the Museum of Flying also offers its space to hold birthday parties for kids, so be sure to check with them their birthday party packages if you have in mind to thrown one in the future for your own kids.

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