Grissom Air Museum has made CNN's cut for the top 5 spots for plane geeks! CNN commenter calls Grissom an "off-the beaten path gem." The article showcases the 3 aircraft 'gems' that Grissom has displayed at the museum, the F-102 variant trainer jet, F-100C Super Sabre and the B-25J bomber. See below for the excerpt about Grissom Air Museum and attached is the link for the full article. http://www.cnn.com/2012/06/14/travel/overheard-aviation-destinations/index.html?iref=allsearch
Don't miss out on a fun opportunity to visit one of the top spots for airplane geeks and get fed! GUS Air Museum and Montgomery Aviation are hosting a pancake breakfast fly-in and Air Museum tour on July 21st from 7am to 2pm. Hope you can join! See flyer below for more details!
Some of the comments yielded the unexpected. About three hours southeast of Chicago, there's a big surprise in the tiny town of Peru, Indiana -- population 11,417.
CNN commenter lastdomino pointed outGrissom Air Museum as an "off-the beaten path gem."
Indeed you are correct, lastdomino!
This gem has three aircraft crown jewels:
--AnF-102 variant trainer jet called the TF-102A that was flown by a young Air National Guardsman by the name of George W. Bush, according to museum officials.
--A sharp F-100C Super Sabre fighter plane that the museum says was formerly piloted by some guy named Neil Armstrong. Later, he went on to be the first man to walk on the moon.
--A World War II-eraB-25J bomber named Passionate Paulette, which you may have already seen -- if you've ever watched the classic 1970 film "Catch-22."
"If you're ever close ... definitely worth the trip," lastdomino wrote.
The place where dead airplanes come back to life