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.

Grumman TBM-3E Avenger

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?

Yokosuka MXY7 Ohka

2. Yokosuka MXY-7 Ohka

Why was this aircraft known as a manned flying bomb?

Heinkle HE 162 Salamander

3. Heinkel HE-162 Salamander

Why were teenagers originally proposed to fly this aircraft?

Schweizer LNS-1

4. Schweizer LNS-1

Why did the materials used to manufacture this aircraft ultimately lead to its programs downfall?

Pratt-Read XLNE-1

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?

McDonnell FH-1 Phantom

6. McDonnell FH-1 Phantom

The FH-1 was the first jet to successfully land on what type of ship?

Fairchild Republic A-10A Thunderbolt

7. Fairchild Republic A-10A Thunderbolt

The A-10 was the first aircraft designed entirely for CAS. What does CAS stand for?

McDonnell Douglas F-4B Phantom II

8. McDonnell Douglas F-4B Phantom II

What design element gave the F-4 an advantage over the more agile MiG-21?

Bell UH-1C Iroquois Huey

9. Bell UH-1C Iroquois Huey

How does the Huey’s semi-monocoque fuselage differ from other types of support structures?

Hughes OH-6A Cayuse

10. Hughes OH-6A Cayuse

What are 3 world records for helicopters set by the Cayuse in 1966?

Grumman F-14A Tomcat

11. Grumman F-14A Tomcat

What characteristic allowed the F-14 to operate at the slow speeds necessary for aircraft carrier operations?

Mikoyan MiG-21 Fishbed

12. Mikoyan MiG-21 Fishbed

What does the MiG-21′s movable inlet cone reduce in order to prevent engine compressor stalls?

McDonnell Douglas F-15B Eagle

13. McDonnell Douglas F-15A Eagle

What allows the Eagle to accelerate in a vertical climb?

Grumman OV-1C Mohawk

14. Grumman OV-1C Mohawk

To better support Army maneuver forces, the Mohawk was designed to operate from what types of runways?

Martin RB-57 Canberra

15. Martin RB-57 Canberra

The Canberra served during the Vietnam War for night interdiction over what area?

Douglas A-26/B-26B Invader

16. Douglas A-26/B-26B Invader

In which two wars did the Invader serve?

Vought A-7D Corsair II

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?

The Tuskegee Airmen

18. The Tuskegee Airmen

Before the Tuskegee Airmen, what group of American pilots were not represented in the U. S. military?

Rosie the Riveter

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?

A-2 Flight Jacket

21. A-2 Flight Jacket

How do pilots often decorate their flight jackets?