Evergreen Aviation Museum in McMinnville, Oregon
Enough with all this natural beauty, how about some man-made beauty! :) Every once in a while I need a guy day to geek out on some cool testosterone filled mechanical stuff. Lucky I have a cool wife that indulges me. She usually ends up enjoying my choice. This was definitely a goodie.
In this video, I show an overview of the Evergreen Aviation and Space Museum complex in McMinnville. The museum is home to a plethora of immaculately restored vintage aircraft including Howard Hughes massive wooden seaplane the Spruce Goose.
The attraction is extremely RV friendly. Easy big rig access off the highway with a large back parking lot. They even allow free overnight boondocking for up to 2 nights. That's a good thing because it will easily take a full day to tour the remarkable pair of museums.
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HD Inside Spruce Goose Howard Hughes H-4 Hercules at Evergreen Museum McMinnville Oregon Aviator
You will also see the model of the Spruce Goose in this video that used in the movie The Aviator. The Hughes H-4 Hercules (also known as the Spruce Goose; registration NX37602) is a prototype heavy transport aircraft designed and built by the Hughes Aircraft company. The aircraft made its only flight on November 2, 1947 and the project never advanced beyond the single example produced. Built from wood because of wartime restrictions on the use of aluminum, its critics nicknamed it the Spruce Goose despite it being made almost entirely of birch rather than spruce. The Hercules is the largest flying boat ever built and has the largest wingspan of any aircraft in history. It survives in good condition at the Evergreen Aviation Museum in McMinnville, Oregon, USA.
Evergreen Aviation and Space Museum Home of the Spruce Goose McMinnville, Oregon, by kobiwon
One of the best aviation museums outside of the Smithsonian in D.C. This little gem is located in McMinnville, Oregon and well worth the visit! You will have hours of fun to explore and experience with the help of volunteers who share stories and their relationships to some of the exhibits.
Spruce Goose Cockpit Tour - Evergreen Aviation Museum (Pop Culture Tourism)
We get to sit in the cockpit of the Hughes H-4 Hercules, better known as the Spruce Goose. Cara sat in Howard Hughes' seat even! We also checked out the rest of the museum and grounds at the Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum in McMinnville, Oregon.
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HD Inside Spruce Goose Howard Hughes H 4 Hercules at Evergreen Museum McMinnville Oregon Aviator
Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum part 1
Visiting Spruce Goose
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Evergreen Aviation Museum McMinnville, OR
Great collection of antique planes
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HD Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum Building with Spruce Goose & World War II Aircraft
Here is the one of the building of the Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum in McMinnville, Oregon, This is the museum with the Spruce Goose and older aircraft. There are many World War II type of aircraft in there.
The Spruce Goose and its journey to McMinnville, OR
The Spruce Goose and its journey from Long Beach, CA to its new home in McMinnville, OR at the Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum
Evergreen Aviation and Space Museum and Indoor Water Park in Portland
Doubling as an indoor waterpark and a learning center, the Evergreen Aviation and Space Museum is a fun and interactive place for kids to play and explore. Unique features vary from tall waterslides flowing from a 747 plane on the top of the building, to a giant 3D 4K movie theater. The one of a kind indoor water park keeps children and their parents entertained as well as educated about water, air, and space.
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Evergreen Wings and Waves Waterpark | McMinnville, Oregon
The Evergreen Wings and Waves Water Park is located in McMinnville, Oregon and is part of the Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum complex. Wings and Waves is unique because you begin the largest water slides from inside a Boeing 747 Jumbo Jet that’s parked on the roof!!! You slide out of the belly of the plane!!!
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We walk around McMinnville, Oregon
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A quick walk around the nice downtown area and the Linfield College campus at McMinnville.
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Star Wars: Cloud City Garrison Invades Evergreen Aviation and Space Museum near Portland, Oregon
Star Wars characters meet up at an Aviation Museum. Will a war break loose between the Rebels and the Imperial Forces of the Empire? Watch Chewbacca, Darth Vader, Princess Leia, Boba Fett and more to find out!
Portland Star Wars fan groups spend time with children and families with special needs at Evergreen Aviation and Space Museum. Star Wars characters from the Rebels and the Imperial Forces come together for a great cause!
Made with Star Wars Fan Groups: Cloud City Garrison, Star Wars Oregon, Kashyyyk Base, and the 501st
Filmed by Sound Skript Entertainment in Portland, Oregon.
Producers: Philip De Lorenzo and Alyssa Roehrenbeck
Cinematography: Philip A. Anderson and Philip De Lorenzo
Robert C Snoddy 2015
Robert Snoddy grew up and went to high school in Roseburg, Oregon before attending Oregon State University to major in Aeronautical Engineering. In 1940 he joined the Civilian Pilot Training program and was placed on deferred Selective Service status. Then in 1942, he enlisted in the Navy and was accepted for the Naval Aviation Cadet program. Upon completion, Snoddy was sent to VB-115 to fly the PB4Y-1 Liberator on anti-sub, recon and anti-shipping missions. He was involved in the battles for New Guinea, the Solomon Islands, New Georgia, Suragao Straits and Leyte, and received a Navy Air Medal with 4 stars, a Purple Heart and several battle stars. After discharge from the Navy in 1946, Snoddy went to work for Hawaiian Airlines before returning to the mainland to continue his college career at the University of Washington. In 1948 he joined Civil Air Transport (CAT) in China, which was later acquired by the US Central Intelligence Agency. In that role he flew a number of missions of a clandestine nature to support American-funded units battling the Communist Chinese rebels. On November 29, 1952 Snoddy was piloting a C-47 on a mission into Kirin Provence, Manchuria to resupply friendly forces, and to extract an a special agent using an aerial recovery system. Unknown to the crew, the agent was a double agent, and the pick up was a trap. As the Snoddy flew in to make the pick up, the aircraft came under intense fire and was shot down. Snoddy and co-pilot Norman Schwartz were killed in the crash and two other CIA aircrew were taken prisoner. Snoddy's remains were returned by the Peoples Republic of China for burial in Eugene, OR in 2004.
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Evergreen Air Museum, McMinnville, OR
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HD Evergreen Wings & Waves Water Park McMinnville Oregon Boeing 747 Aviation Museum
This is the Evergreen Wings and Waves Water Park in McMinnville, Oregon. This is part of the Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum complex and home of the Spruce Goose. This is filmed with a Waterproof camera. In this video you will see me at 2:08 . Also I film going down all the water slides. What makes this water park different from all the rest is that you actually start to slide down the waterslides from the belly of a Boeing 747!!! This was a Pan Am 747! I like the water park. It was nice and it is so cool that it was aviation related.
Hughes H-4 Hercules
The Hughes H-4 Hercules (also known as the Spruce Goose; registration NX37602) is a prototype heavy transport aircraft designed and built by the Hughes Aircraft Company. Intended as a transatlantic transport for use during World War II, it was not completed in time to be of use. The aircraft made only one brief flight on November 2, 1947, and the project never advanced beyond the single example produced. Built from wood because of wartime restrictions on the use of aluminum and concerns about weight, its critics nicknamed it the Spruce Goose, despite it being made almost entirely of birch rather than spruce. The Hercules is the largest flying boat ever built and has the largest wingspan of any aircraft in history. It is on display, and remains in good condition at the Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum in McMinnville, Oregon, USA.
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Oregon The Hughes Spruce Goose (Hughes H-4 Hercules) at the Evergreen Air Museum in McMinnville
If you ever get to Portland Oregon, be sure to check out this museum. It rivals the National Air and Space museum, in my opinion and has some terrific artifacts.
This plywood airplane is truly an extraordinary piece of history. Imagine, nearly 70 years later it still supports the weight of the massive piston engines installed on her! Incredible, amazing. It flew in ground effect for about a mile and then was placed in storage. I think it still holds the record for longest wing span, even besting the Antonov 225 which can weigh almost a million and a half pounds. The wingspan is 20 feet longer than a football field. Not that wingspan is a measure of anything. The more power you have the less wing you need.
Duramold is a composite material process developed by Virginius E. Clark. Birch plies are impregnated with phenolic resin, such as Haskelite and laminated together in a mould under heat (280°F) and pressure for use as a lightweight structural material. Similar to plywood, Duramold and other lightweight composite materials were considered critical during periods of material shortage in World War II, replacing scarce materials like aluminum alloys and steel.
It also had an aviation themed water park where the kids slide out of 4 tubes that are connected to an actual 747-100 model. Pretty impressive.
Howard Hughes was one of these truly enigmatic people, he did leave an impression on the aviation world, but I don't know of any of his designs that ever made it to production. Essentially he did what he wanted and when he got bored with that, he did something else.
Special thanks to the Evergreen Museum for letting us tour it.