Audio Tour Exhibits
Welcome to Wings of Eagles Discovery Center’s Online Audio Tour. To find out the answers to the questions below click the play button within the corresponding exhibit.
1. Grumman TBM-3E Avenger
Which former U.S. President was shot down over the island of Chichi Jima in 1943 while flying an Avenger?
2. Yokosuka MXY-7 Ohka
Why was this aircraft known as a manned flying bomb?
3. Heinkel HE-162 Salamander
Why were teenagers originally proposed to fly this aircraft?
4. Schweizer LNS-1
Why did the materials used to manufacture this aircraft ultimately lead to its programs downfall?
5. Pratt-Read XLNE-1
What research study conducted to investigate high-altitude weather and flight conditions did the XLNE-1 participate in during the 1950s?
6. McDonnell FH-1 Phantom
The FH-1 was the first jet to successfully land on what type of ship?
7. Fairchild Republic A-10A Thunderbolt
The A-10 was the first aircraft designed entirely for CAS. What does CAS stand for?
8. McDonnell Douglas F-4B Phantom II
What design element gave the F-4 an advantage over the more agile MiG-21?
9. Bell UH-1C Iroquois Huey
How does the Huey’s semi-monocoque fuselage differ from other types of support structures?
10. Hughes OH-6A Cayuse
What are 3 world records for helicopters set by the Cayuse in 1966?
11. Grumman F-14A Tomcat
What characteristic allowed the F-14 to operate at the slow speeds necessary for aircraft carrier operations?
12. Mikoyan MiG-21 Fishbed
What does the MiG-21′s movable inlet cone reduce in order to prevent engine compressor stalls?
13. McDonnell Douglas F-15A Eagle
What allows the Eagle to accelerate in a vertical climb?
14. Grumman OV-1C Mohawk
To better support Army maneuver forces, the Mohawk was designed to operate from what types of runways?
15. Martin RB-57 Canberra
The Canberra served during the Vietnam War for night interdiction over what area?
16. Douglas A-26/B-26B Invader
In which two wars did the Invader serve?
17. Vought A-7D Corsair II
What type of transparent display allowed pilots to view critical information without looking away from the planes optical sight?
18. The Tuskegee Airmen
Before the Tuskegee Airmen, what group of American pilots were not represented in the U. S. military?
19. Rosie the Riveter
Rosie played a significant role in recruiting women to fill what jobs during WWII?
20. The Service Flag
What does the gold star on this flag represent?
21. A-2 Flight Jacket
How do pilots often decorate their flight jackets?
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Tour our 25,000 sq ft hangar with aircraft on display inside and outside. Experience our collection through static displays, self guided mobile tours and flight simulators. Take home a momento from our Gift Shop to remember your visit and grab a bite to eat at the Wings Cafe. ‹more›