Aug 17th, 2015

Airplanes and a Greybull!

Posted in Aviation News

I returned from a one month 6,540 miles vacation/van trip with the family. We drove to the West Coast to see family and sights along the way. I want to tell you about a totally unexpected sight!

I was driving through Wyoming, a beautiful and sparsely populated state (less than 600,000 people) with a lot of “wide open spaces”. They also have wonderful citizens. I was driving through what many would term, “the middle of nowhere” also known as Greybull, Wyoming on Hwy 14. I look to my left and I see an airplane sitting on what seemed to be a sagebrush prairie, then I saw another and another and another. “What is this” I thought.

Then I saw the sign “Museum of Flight and Aerial Firefighting”. Here in the “middle of nowhere” was a flight museum. For those who live out west, you know the dangers of wildfires, especially during a hot dry summer. Idaho and California as well as other western states have seen their share this summer. There is a legion of dedicated firefighters who battle these blazes from the air. This museum helps tell their story. You can read a little about it at their website:

It is also a tribute to the “lure of the air”. Even in the “middle of nowhere” people love airplanes. Take your mind to flight!Greybull

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