Sunday, October 19, 2008
The Spruce Goose, Largest Plane in Aviation History
This is the second time that we've visited the Evergreen Aviation and Space Museum in McMinnville, Oregon and the second visit was even better than the first. The first visit was some years ago and much has been added since then.
The unique item that always gives us a sense of awe is the Spruce Goose. Remember the movie, Aviator? The movie is a biographical look at Howard Hughes. He was a fascinating fellow and if you've never heard of him, you really should read his biography sometime. Hughes built the Spruce Goose and you can read about the plane here. The second photo will give you an idea as to its size...look at the people standing at the doors of the plane to estimate size.
If you're ever in the Portland, Oregon area, you really should drive down to McMinnville to visit this museum.