It’s Friday, May 15, 2015, and time for a Virtual Field Trip at ClickSchooling!
National Museum of the US Air Force
Age Range: All (All grades, children with parental supervision)
Virtually explore the National Museum of the US Air Force located on Wright-Patterson AFB, in Ohio.
When arriving at today’s link, choose from:
- Museum Virtual Tour
- Museum Podcasts
When the museum tour is selected a new window will open with a picture of the front of the museum and a map on the right hand side of the screen. Use your mouse to explore the museum entrance or use the map to select from the following specific locations:
- Air Park
- Presidential Aircraft
- Research & Development
- World War II
- Southeast Asia War
- Memorial Park
- Earlier Years
- Korean War
- Cold War
- Missile & Space
- And more
Click on one of the hot spot dots on the map to be taken to that exhibit. Use your mouse to pan in, out, and around the 360° images of planes, memorabilia, and other interesting USAF related items. Move your pointer around the different objects to reveal a hand which, when clicked, opens a more detailed image of the item. When looking at the zoomed images of the aircraft, some also include a link to the cockpit virtual tour
of the plane. Click the speaker in the bottom tool bar to either hear or read more about the current exhibit. If the main image includes a “play” button arrow icon, clicking on this will start a brief topical movie.
Back at the home page, if the Cockpits option is selected, visitors will be able to explore the cockpits and other locations within air and spacecraft through 360° images.
Select the Museum Podcast option listen to interesting audios that provide background information about the aircraft at the museum as well as about those who flew and maintained them.
Plan to spend some time exploring this museum because there is a lot to see.