|Early Television at SFO Museum|
|Classic Racing Motorcycles at SFO Airport Museum|
Milwaukee has a permanent museum dedicated to aviation. Most of the items are related to Milwaukee aviation or local famous aviators. The Mitchell Gallery of Flight is my favorite airport museum. The displays are relatively static (the Midwest meal service display is gone and an Airtran case is new) and generally interesting. The museum is located in the main terminal outside security, can’t miss it. The celebration of flight is everywhere and makes me enamored of the museum.
|Mitchell Airport Museum, Milwaukee|
|Billy Mitchell Portrait|
|Midwest Express, Now Aviation History|
|Mitchell Airport Museum Displays|
Phoenix’s museum tries to be a local art gallery. SFO tries to be a downtown museum. ORD has a Hellcat bomber and a small case on Butch O’Hare. Other airports follow suit with little or nothing on display, but only Milwaukee dedicates their museum (well Montevideo too) to the wonders of flight. The Mitchell Gallery of Flight is worth a visit and don’t be surprised if you spend 15 or 30 minutes looking around.
|Capt. James Lovell's NASA Gear on Display at MKE|