Lyon Air Museum March 22nd 2016

A Delightful Museum In Our Backyard

Visiting Lyon Air Museum With Brian And Jan (Page Three)

The museum is on the runway so their machines can take to the air at any time!  It's fun to watch the commercial jets take off and land from this angle.


The hangar was huge... The door open right onto the runway!


We came around the corner and again visited the Billy Mitchell Bomber.

Checkout the rivets!

Did You Know? - A rivet is a permanent mechanical fastener. Before being installed, a rivet consists of a smooth cylindrical shaft with a head on one end. The end opposite the head is called the tail.

On installation the rivet is placed in a punched or drilled hole, and the tail is upset, or bucked (i.e., deformed), so that it expands to about 1.5 times the original shaft diameter, holding the rivet in place. In other words, pounding creates a new "head" on the other end by smashing the "tail" material flatter, resulting in a rivet that is roughly a dumbbell shape. To distinguish between the two ends of the rivet, the original head is called the factory head and the deformed end is called the shop head or buck-tail.

You could almost shave in this reflection

Antenna junction box up front!

2,000 hp!

Keep it simple stupid... The wood rubs across the aluminum and springs close the doors!

The Americans also had great ingenuity!

The running lights turned when the steering wheel is turned!

Brian wants one of these!

Checkout the motorcycle

The tank on the handlebar is the gas for the headlight!

Malcome came up with us... He made the visit very special!

The tail of the B-25 was quite a piece of engineering

As far as the eye could see

The tail gunner say right between the two tail fins!

The DC-3 looked like it just came off the line!

The museum was spotless and the staff outstanding!

Right behind the pilot was the galley!

We dropped Brian and Jan at their car and we headed for Old Ranch for a visit