On Friday I drove my roommate out to Dulles Airport which just so happens to be located next door to the Smithsonian Institution’s Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center, which is another wing of the Air and Space Museum. The location on the National Mall in downtown Washington D.C. is limited in size and can only hold so many artifacts (which is what the museum calls the planes, rockets and other things they have in the collection). I visited the mall location back in August when I first moved to DC.
Of course I had to bring my camera along and take some photographs.
This one is my favorite of the bunch.
This one is a close second. This SR-71 flew from LA to DC in 1 hour, 4 minutes, and 20 seconds on its final flight. That is the speed record from downtown LA to Downtown DC.
They have a lot of very cool airplanes there.
More photos on my Flickr: http://www.flickr.com/photos/edcarley/sets/72157642436326514/