Parque Natural Mexiquillo


Tillamook OR

I am meandering down the cool, smoke free,  Oregon coast.

Pacific City, OR

The morning's entertainment was watching the Dory Boats land. One hears a loud air horn that signals, look out, a boat is assaulting the beach.

Ling  cod are very tasty, but very very expensive. Fishing trip $250

Great calamari at the Pelican Brewery

and delicious beer battered onion rings.

Tillamook Air Museum

I have passed the Air Museum many times traveling the coast.

Today I visited with Mark, Charlie, Jane, Diana, and Adrienne

Stationed at NAS  Tillamook was Squadron ZP-33 with a complement of eight K-Class airships. The K-ships were 252 feet long, 80 feet in diameter, and filled with 425,000 cu. ft. of Helium. With a range of 2,000 miles and an ability  to stay aloft for three days, they were well suited for coastal patrol and convoy escort.

Blimp gondola's model

Dioramas of different WWII campaigns.

A Few of the Many Planes on Display

The HTK-1 was a trainer and utility helicopter. It incorporated a unique intermeshing rotor servo-flap control. I guess that is what kept the blades from crashing into each other.

The design of the MiG-17 was undertaken to correct the deficiencies that the earlier MiG-15 had at higher speeds. It was the first Soviet fighter to have an afterburning engine, the Klimov VK-1.
Although similar in appearance to the MiG-15, the MiG-17 had more sharply swept wings, an afterburner, better speed and handling characteristics and was about three feet longer. 
This MiG-17F is owned by Richard and Linda Melhoff of Newberg, Oregon. The Melhoffs restored the aircraft from November 1999 to November 2002.

 Mig 17

Lunch in Tillamook.

Antonette serves great sandwiches.

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