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“High quality but small museum”

Olympic Flight Museum
Ranked #14 of 57 things to do in Olympia
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Reviewed 23 August 2012

I had a few hours to spare today and found this aviation museum at the Olympic Airport. I love looking at airplaines and old war planes are always interesting so I jumped right in for only $7 (for adults) The entire museum fits in one hanger. There were 5 helecopters and 3 WWII vintage planes (including a beautiful P51 Mustang). So, it didn't take long to check them all out. They were all in fantastic shape, appearing that every one had been through extensive restoration. I believe all of them were fully operational. There were photos of several of them in the air which appeared to be taken recently.. I wish that one could climb up and see the cockpit interiors but no such luck.

If you like vintage aircraft if is certainly work spending an hour or two there...

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Reviewed 20 May 2012

Unique historic aircraft, beautifully restored and flying. Nothing matches the deep throaty sound of a Merlin-Rolls V-12!

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Reviewed 18 May 2012

A very nice collection of aviation items, lots of WWII stuff.

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Reviewed 27 March 2012

Lots of WWII through Vietnam War aircraft. The star of the museum is the P-51 Mustang. Has Huey helicopters too. During the summer you can take rides on some of the airplanes and helicopters. They have an airshow too!

1  Thank Buzzsaw22
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Reviewed 1 March 2012

We found this little museum by the Olympia airport and decided to check it out. They do have a AAA discount for admission, but we decided to donate more as we liked it and wanted to support his kind of place. Most of the main displays are in a main hangar. One distinction is that most of the planes on display are still able to fly. These were all fun and can be seen fairly quickly. The richer experience for me was exploring almost every wall filled with artifacts, personal effects, and very moving letters from flyers who lived through many eras of flight.. I learned of an aviator who was given up for dead, then found to be in a prison of war camp and finally returning home, definitely not dead, years later. The retired teacher in me never stopped thinking of a scavenger hunt with a question list I might plan with students to make sure they took time to see these cool artifacts which might be missed if the viewing were rushed. Outside the hangar there was an old medical helicopter that could be climbed in an explored and was also a good photo op.

4  Thank Joncwawa
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