The Freedom Museum

The Freedom Museum

Description

The 20th Century Museum is operated by a coalition of Veteran organizations including numerous posts from the American Legion, the Veteran of Foreign Wars, The Fleet Reserve Association, Vietnam Veterans of America, and others.

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Detailed Information
Detailed Description
The Freedom Museum opened on July 4th, 1999. The primary goal is to teach young Americans that freedom isn't free and to appreciate the legacy of liberty, peace and prosperity they are inheriting. Manassas Regional Airport Terminal is the current home for The Freedom Museum. Tell them you saw this on flymall.org
Location
Manassas, VA
Today in Aviation History
May 25, 1927: Lt. James A. Doolittle files the first outside loop in a Curtiss P-1-B pursuit plane at McCook Field. Starting at an altitude of 8000 ft Doolittle pointed the nose of the a/c down and describes a circle of 2000 ft diameter, leveling out at his original altitude. At the bottom of the circle, flying inverted, it is estimated that his a/c was traveling at 280 mph. The outside loop had not been previously attempted because of fear that the a/c would disintegrate. [Note: French pilot Pegoud is purported to have performed outside loops prior to this date.]