PHOTO COURTESY VISIT FLORIDA
August 7, 2014
The Navy has been in Pensacola, site of the first naval air station in the United States, since 1826. Highlights of the National Museum of Naval Aviation include a historic NC-4, the first aircraft to cross the Atlantic, retired jet fighters and a Skylab command module.
There are more than 140 aircraft, an Imax theater, and lots of hands-on interactive exhibits, such as an F/A-18 motion-based flight simulator.
-- Orlando Sentinel
Details: Within Pensacola Naval Air Station, 1750 Radford Blvd. Admission is free. Guided tours last about two hours. For more information: 850-453-2389 or 1-800-327-5002.
On the web, go to naval-air.org