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Wednesday, June 28, 2017

The Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum

Among the museum memberships that Drew enjoys is a membership at The Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum.  The USS Intrepid, a WWII aircraft carrier, is now a museum located at Pier 86, 46th Street and 12th Avenue, on the West Side of Manhattan.

We visited the museum in 2015   and again last year.

This year we attended a "members only" evening. After the museum is closed for the day, members are invited to view exhibits, participate in tours, etc.

This time around, my attention wandered to The Intrepid's current neighbor:

That's the Insignia, a small cruise ship  -- capacity 684 passengers.  I believe she's sailing to New England, Canada and Bermuda these days.

And then we went aboard the Intrepid.

The tour Drew really wanted to do:

Yes, we got to go inside, see the passenger compartment:

And the cockpit:

Can you imagine flying in this thing?  The signatures in the cockpit are from the crew that holds the records for the fastest Concorde flight across the Atlantic --  2 hours 52 minutes.

Great tour.

As for the rest of the evening?

More to come tomorrow.


Liz A. said...

Oooh, looks like a great tour.

songbird's crazy world said...

Oh, it was. they do all sorts of cool stuff at the museum, and this was one of the best.

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