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PostSubject: Aerial Fire Fighting Museum. Grey Bull Wyoming'   Sun Feb 19 2017, 10:12

Rolling along the grasslands of Wyoming from Yellowstone to the Black Hills the scenery goes on and on. Just outside of Greybull I thought I saw what appeared to be an aircraft yard in the distance. Turns out near a roadside state rest stop there is a small airfield and as you can see in the picture its a small trailer affair run by a few dedicated souls . Inside are instruments some flight gear and pictures of people who were involved in Wyoming aviation.

The PBY4's were heavily used in fire fighting and the small twin engined aircraft dropped smoke jumpers and did recon. The Flying Box cars were interesting but you can see the ravages of the local environment on the fabric surfaces. The one was given a small jet engine to help lift heavier loads on short runways. This aircraft was used in the remake of the Flight of the Phoenix before coming back here to be retired. The bone yard in the distance was off limits but you can see some aircraft are in various states of being dismantled.

These little museums get no state or even local funding. They depend on their local well off sponsors who love aviation and when they pass away, so goes these little museums.

If you score a victory but lose your wingman, you lost the battle.
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