Wednesday, 8 January 2014
The day we went to the Intrepid Air Museum at Pier 86 in West Manhatton.
I wasn't sure what to expect at the Air and Space Military and Maritime Museum that is housed on the USS Intrepid Aircraft Carrier.
As you board you are taken into a world of maritime and air history, that leaves an impression on you of magnificent achievements. Whether physical, emotional, engineering or mechanical.
Starting on the flight deck, there are historic war planes, helicopters and recently the Space Shuttle Enterprise.
Below deck you have the opportunity to view the workings of the Aircraft Carrier and see how the crew lived whilst on board. Along the route are guides with expert knowledge who are eager to answer any questions and some who have served in the military with many stories to tell.
There are exhibits and interactive booths with working whistles, Morse code equipment, videos, sound experiences etc.
The exhibits also include submarine USS Growler, and British Airways Concorde G-BOAD.
Well worth a visit, but a fair weather day is recommended.