View Full Version : just a few planes I ran across today

04-18-2005, 07:38 PM
well I'm on Vacation this week and been telling my wife for 2 years I wanted to goto this museum, well I finally went. Evergreen Aviation in McMinnville Oregon, Thought I share a few pics with you. ALL these aircraft are full flyable






My personal Fav the P-38L


F6F, one VERY large plane for a fighter



04-18-2005, 07:50 PM
Excellent pics http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif thanks.

BTW how much money do they want for "Carolyn" http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/heart.gif ? http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

04-18-2005, 07:52 PM

whats the plane hanging in the last pic?

04-18-2005, 07:55 PM
it was a Yak-50 I believe, was too high up and I didnt see a sign

04-18-2005, 08:49 PM
What is the aircraft whose tail you can see in the background of the P-38 pic?

That looks like a very nice building, too.

04-18-2005, 09:03 PM
the Hughes H4 Hurcules Flying boat (Spruce Goose) heh it was just a side attraction to the fighters for me
and some other plane called the SR-71 BlackBird http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/blink.gif

04-18-2005, 09:21 PM
That palne is so little.

Gimme that B-25 though!

Here's a vid I took last year of the CWH B-25 getting set to taxi out......


Thanks for sharing your pics man. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_cool.gif

04-18-2005, 09:32 PM
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04-18-2005, 09:45 PM
Hey great pics! I'm just down the road from Evergreen Avaition. Unfortunately the G-10 (was a G-6 at one time) does not fly. If you see the oil pan under the plane at Evergreen then she flys! BTW the B-25 "Super Rabbit" I've seen fly. Four friends went to Africa to pick it up. $40,000 bucks and they had there plane. It took some time to get the engines rebuilt but they flew her home. She is configured like the B-25s we fly in FB+AEP+PF. 4 cheek 50 cal, and 2 50 cals fixed mounted in the nose plus the the 50 cal on the swivel. This B-25 just missed the war and was in the USAAF for a few years then sold to the CAF as a trainer then sold to an Air Force in Africa in the 70's Not sure what contry there I just recall she was left in the desert. Not bad for $40,000.

04-18-2005, 10:28 PM
Nice pictures Cuda. Last time I was at Evergreen it was right before they unvailed the SR-71. Its nice to finally see it made it out.

The thing that really amazed me was the 109. You really don't appreciate the 108 till you're looking down the barrel. Also the Horizontal Stabilizer of the Spruce Goose is bigger than the wingspan of a B-17. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_eek.gif

If you get a chance you should check out the museum in Tilamook. There's a whole slew of warbirds there. There's a p38, F-4U-1C, P-47, P-51D, B-25, A-26 and a PBY. There's others too, but they've escaped me.

04-18-2005, 11:16 PM
that spruce goose/blackbird pic is insane

seriously , you should have snapped a few more of those 2

just too freakin cool man !

04-19-2005, 03:04 AM
http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_cool.gif pics - good post
Carolyn http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

04-19-2005, 03:18 AM
SR-71 looks like a toy next to goose...man that thing is BIG

04-19-2005, 04:00 AM
Nice pics! That G10 looks very nicely preserved.

The SR71 is a big plane but it looks ridiculous next to the Spruce Goose.

04-19-2005, 07:37 AM
Nice pics! TY

I wish some rich group would put something up around here like that. A few years ago it approval but for some reason it fell through. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_frown.gif

04-19-2005, 08:22 AM

BTW: That Spitfire is almost certainly a Mark XVI (its a Mark IX with a US built Packard Merlin engine and a bubble canopy).

04-19-2005, 08:36 AM
Nice shots. I live only a couple of hours from this museum. For sure I'll be there this summer! Thanks for the background.

04-19-2005, 08:45 AM
the Goose was just too big to get in 1 photo, it literally covered the whole building, here another photo to show you a size comparison, its a pic of a DC-3 now the DC-3 is almost as big as the B-17, thats the wing of the goose over top of it http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/blink.gif

04-19-2005, 09:42 AM
Nice pics! Must take a trip down there next time I'm flying the West Coast. That's at McMinnville airport is it?

Be a great trip to combine that with a visit to Paul Allen's Flying Heritage Collection at Arlington in Washington although I think you have to arrange visits in advance there.

04-19-2005, 09:50 AM
RGR McMinnville. about an hour SW of Portland, also the Tillamook air museum is down here, its about 1 hour west of McMinnville.

04-19-2005, 10:02 AM
Cheers. Been wanting to pay a visit since they unveiled the Spruce Goose!

Just had a look at Paul Allen's FHC Site (http://www.flyingheritage.com/TemplateHome.aspx?contentId=1), their list is pretty interesting too. Lots of note for an IL2 afficionado. Including an IL2!

<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>

Flying Aircraft - Current
Supermarine "Spitfire" Mk.Vc
Polikarpov I-16 Type 24
Curtiss JN-4D "Jenny"
North American P-51D "Mustang"
Polikarpov U-2/PO-2
Curtiss P-40C "Tomahawk"
Fiesler Storch Fi 156-C2 "Storch"

Completed Artifacts
Fiesler Fi 103/V-1
Fiesler Fi 103R "Reichenburg"
Mitsubishi A6M5-52 "Zero-Sen" (recovered airframe)

Currently Under Restoration
Messerschmitt Bf 109E-3 "Emil"
Hawker Mk.XIIb "Hurricane"
Mitsubishi A6M3-22 "Zero-Sen" (two-seat field modification)
Focke Wulf FW 190A-5 "Butcherbird"
Republic P-47D "Thunderbolt"
Goodyear FG-1D "Corsair"
North American B-25J "Mitchell"
Boeing B-17E "Flying Fortress"
Messerschmitt Me 262A-1a "Schwalbe"
Ilyushin IL-2M-3 "Shturmovik"
P-38J "Lightning"

Future Restoration Projects
Casa 2.111D (Heinkel He 111H)
Nakajima Ki-43-1b "Hayabusa"
Grumman F6F-5 "Hellcat"
North American F-86A "Sabre"
Mitsubishi A6M5-52 "Zero-Sen"
Yakovlev Yak-3U
Republic F-105G "Thunderchief"
Vought F-8 "Crusader"
Mikoyan and Gurevich MiG-21 "Mongol"
BAE/Hawker GR-3 "Harrier"
DeHavilland DH98 "Mosquito"
Me 163B "Komet" <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

04-19-2005, 11:19 AM
Nice Pics! Haven't been in since last spring. That B-25 must be a recent addition, there is or was also a beautiful A-26 Invader in the museum. My father orchestrated the transport of the "Spruce Goose" from Long Beach to McMinnville.

04-21-2005, 03:17 AM
I love that museum. I was last down there in September showing my Dad around. Apparently they are constructing an identical building next door to expand the collection. One critisism of the building is that it needs a mezzanine and catwalk so you can better see the hanging aircraft and you can better view the "Goose". It is HUGE. (In this photo, the B-17 is a good 100 ft from the H4)

04-21-2005, 11:37 AM
Wow, very nice!

The building is very nice as well, real glassy so looks light inside.


04-22-2005, 12:49 AM
I was going to say that I didnt think there was a 109 flying anywhere in the world at the moment. (They always seem to crash http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_frown.gif )

Can someone confirm this or set me straight?? I would love to be told I'm wrong.

04-23-2005, 05:52 PM
well according to the website its flyable, has a drip pan under the engine like all the other flyables in the museum
flyable 109 G (http://www.sprucegoose.com/aircraft_artifacts/Aircraft/WWII/Bf_G-10.htm)