Blackbird and Joe Davis Heritage Airpark is worth a visit for any van or RV nomad who loves aviation. Both parks have amazing aircraft on display from the SR-71, A-12. NASA 747, F-16, F-14, and a lot more. Both airparks are right next to each other and are free. Unfortunately, both airparks are only open to the public Friday thru Sunday so plan accordingly.
Blackbird Airpark is a must-visit for any van or RV lifer interested in aviation and has dreamed of flying some of the world’s fastest planes. The park is part of the Air Force Flight Test (AFFT) Museum at Edwards AFB.
Blackbird Park is the world’s only display of a Lockheed SR-71A and its predecessor, the A-12. The CIA version of the plane. There is also a D-21 drone and the only remaining U-2 “D” model in the world.
The Airpark was established to preserve these great military aircraft. It provides visitors from worldwide with an exciting and educational experience.
The Joe Davis Heritage Airpark is located next to the Blackbird Airpark. Visitors to the Airpark will see a collection of aircraft flown, tested, designed, produced, or modified at the United States Air Force Plant 42. The Airpark includes 21 retired military aircraft on static display, plus a 1/8 scale model of the B-2 Spirit, an AGM-28 Hound Dog Missile, a B-52, a C-46, and various aircraft components.
I highly recommend if you are in the area stop by and see these amazing aircraft.
References and Links:
- Location: 2001 E Avenue P, Palmdale, CA 93550
- Website: Blackbird Park
- Website: Joe Davis Heritage Airpark
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