A Visit to The Mid-Atlantic Air Museum
It was a cold and windy day – a day when you’d prefer to stay inside. Although sunny, the temperature was in the teens and the wind was unrelentless. But we ventured out anyway and were so glad we did.
We drove north about half an hour from the inn….to the Mid-Atlatnic Air Musuem at Reading Regional Airport. Part of their collection of planes is housed in a hangar that once served as the home of the 148th Fighter Squadron. WACs would fly the planes to Reading from all over the US. At least 24,000 bombers were built during the war years. Other planes are parked on what they call the Ramp. As we walked around the planes, our eyes teared from the wind and we rushed to move into the hangar.
There’s an assortment of planes, spanning eight decades, from small colorful ones hanging on the walls to airliners in the 50’s that are displayed outside. Several planes are in various stages of restoration, including the Black Widow, which was recovered in New Guinea.
Our group couldn’t help but be fascinated by the WWII planes – including the B-25J Mitchell, ‘Briefing Time’. There are bookcases full of memorabilia, pictures, and even bombs!