Patuxent River Naval Air Museum

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Patuxent River Naval Air Museum
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X-32 on display at the museum
Patuxent River Naval Air Museum is located in Maryland
Patuxent River Naval Air Museum
Location in Maryland
Established1975
LocationLexington Park, Maryland, United States
Coordinates38°16′34″N 76°27′48″W / 38.276225°N 76.4634651°W / 38.276225; -76.4634651
TypeUnited States Navy Seal U.S. Navy Aviation Naval History
Websitehttp://www.paxmuseum.com

The Patuxent River Naval Air Museum (PRNAM) preserves and interprets the Patuxent River Naval Air Base history and heritage of advancing US Naval aviation technology. This museum is the repository of artifacts, photographs and film, documents, and related heritage memorabilia from Patuxent River and other stations, such as Warminster, PA, and Trenton, NJ, that have been consolidated at Patuxent River. The museum is dedicated to those who have employed their talents in advancing Naval aviation research, development, testing, and evaluation.

History[edit]

The shared vision for historical preservation and education gradually coalesced into reality with the establishment of a steering group in late 1974. This group prepared the necessary incorporating papers and bylaws, and introduced legislation to the Maryland General Assembly. The Naval Air Test and Evaluation Museum (NATEM) Association was approved and established as a non-profit, tax exempt organization in the State of Maryland on 14 March 1975. The Navy provided the current building and grounds in 1976, and the museum opened its doors to the public in July 1978. In 1978, the Museum was recognized by the Secretary of the Navy as one of the ten official Navy museums.[1]

The museum opened a new building on May 28, 2016.[2]

Aircraft on display[edit]

Lockheed Martin X-35C on display at the museum

Other Navy museums[edit]

See: U.S. Navy Museum and U.S. Navy Museum#Other Navy museums

References[edit]

  1. ^ Paul Tiller. "Testing, testing...NAS Patuxent River Museum". Outer Marker. Retrieved 2011-02-17.
  2. ^ Atkielski, Jacqui (2 June 2016). "Naval Air Museum hosts grand opening weekend". TheBayNet.com. TheBayNet.com. Retrieved 2 April 2018.
  3. ^ "RAYTHEON T-34B TURBOMENTOR". Patuxent River Naval Air Museum. Archived from the original on 12 July 2010. Retrieved 2 April 2018.
  4. ^ "Airframe Dossier - Beech T-34B Mentor, s/n 140921 USN, c/n BG-255, c/r N34PR". Aerial Visuals. AerialVisuals.ca. Retrieved 3 April 2018.
  5. ^ "Airframe Dossier - Pilatus-Beecraft PC-9Mk.2, c/n PT-2, c/r N8284M". Aerial Visuals. AerialVisuals.ca. Retrieved 3 April 2018.
  6. ^ "BELL HELICOPTER - TEXTRON AH- lJ SEACOBRA". Patuxent River Naval Air Museum. Archived from the original on 21 March 2009. Retrieved 2 April 2018.
  7. ^ "BELL TH-1L IROQUOIS (HUEY)". Patuxent River Naval Air Museum. Archived from the original on 12 July 2010. Retrieved 2 April 2018.
  8. ^ "Airframe Dossier - Bell TH-1L Iroquois, s/n 157842 USN". Aerial Visuals. AerialVisuals.ca.
  9. ^ "BOEING X-32B JSF DEMONSTRATOR". Patuxent River Naval Air Museum. Archived from the original on 6 June 2009. Retrieved 2 April 2018.
  10. ^ Jaffe, Bryan (7 April 2005). "X-32B joins air museum family". NAVAIR News. U.S. Navy. Retrieved 2 April 2018.
  11. ^ "MCDONNELL DOUGLAS NA-4M SKYHAWK". Patuxent River Naval Air Museum. Archived from the original on 12 July 2010. Retrieved 2 April 2018.
  12. ^ "DOUGLAS F-6A SKYRAY (FORMERLY F-4D-1)". Patuxent River Naval Air Museum. Archived from the original on 12 July 2010. Retrieved 2 April 2018.
  13. ^ "GRUMMAN E-2B HAWKEYE". Patuxent River Naval Air Museum. Archived from the original on 12 July 2010. Retrieved 2 April 2018.
  14. ^ "Airframe Dossier - Grumman E-2B Hawkeye, s/n 152476 USN". Aerial Visuals. AerialVisuals.ca. Retrieved 3 April 2018.
  15. ^ Shrum, Joy (2 December 2017). "New aircraft on the 'prowl' at Patuxent River Air Museum". TheBayNet.com. TheBayNet.com. Retrieved 2 April 2018.
  16. ^ "Airframe Dossier - Grumman EA-6B Prowler, s/n 158033 USN". Aerial Visuals. AerialVisuals.ca. Retrieved 3 April 2018.
  17. ^ "GRUMMAN F9F-8B COUGAR". Patuxent River Naval Air Museum. Archived from the original on 4 April 2010. Retrieved 2 April 2018.
  18. ^ "Airframe Dossier - Grumman F-9J Cougar, s/n 144275 USN". Aerial Visuals. AerialVisuals.ca. Retrieved 3 April 2018.
  19. ^ "GRUMMAN F-14A TOMCAT". Patuxent River Naval Air Museum. Archived from the original on 12 July 2010. Retrieved 2 April 2018.
  20. ^ "Airframe Dossier - Grumman NF-14D Tomcat, s/n 161623 USN, c/n 482". Aerial Visuals. AerialVisuals.ca. Retrieved 3 April 2018.
  21. ^ "GRUMMAN A-6E INTRUDER". Patuxent River Naval Air Museum. Archived from the original on 13 July 2010. Retrieved 2 April 2018.
  22. ^ "GRUMMAN S-2D TRACKER". Patuxent River Naval Air Museum. Archived from the original on 12 July 2010. Retrieved 2 April 2018.
  23. ^ "Museums Supported". Gyrodyne Helicopter Historical Foundation. Gyrodyne Helicopter Historical Foundation. Retrieved 2 April 2018.
  24. ^ "KAMAN SH-2G SUPER SEASPRITE". Patuxent River Naval Air Museum. Archived from the original on 12 July 2010. Retrieved 2 April 2018.
  25. ^ "LOCKHEED S-3B VIKING". Patuxent River Naval Air Museum. Archived from the original on 22 October 2009. Retrieved 2 April 2018.
  26. ^ "Airframe Dossier - Lockheed S-3B Viking, s/n 159770 USN, c/n 3099". Aerial Visuals. AerialVisuals.ca. Retrieved 3 April 2018.
  27. ^ "LOCKHEED MARTIN X-35C JSF DEMONSTRATOR". Patuxent River Naval Air Museum. Archived from the original on 4 April 2010. Retrieved 2 April 2018.
  28. ^ "LING-TEMCO-VOUGHT A-7A CORSAIR II". Patuxent River Naval Air Museum. Archived from the original on 22 June 2009. Retrieved 2 April 2018.
  29. ^ "MCDONNELL DOUGLAS F-4J PHANTOM II". Patuxent River Naval Air Museum. Archived from the original on 11 July 2010. Retrieved 2 April 2018.
  30. ^ "MCDONNELL DOUGLAS F/A-18A HORNET". Patuxent River Naval Air Museum. Archived from the original on 12 July 2010. Retrieved 2 April 2018.
  31. ^ "NORTH AMERICAN RA-5C VIGILANTE (FORMERLY A-3J)". Patuxent River Naval Air Museum. Archived from the original on 3 December 2009. Retrieved 2 April 2018.
  32. ^ "NORTH AMERICAN ROCKWELL T-39D SABRELINER". Patuxent River Naval Air Museum. Archived from the original on 23 December 2008. Retrieved 2 April 2018.
  33. ^ Cipolloni, Donna (10 November 2016). "U.S. Naval Test Pilot School's T-38 is in the house". Tester. DC Military. Retrieved 2 April 2018.
  34. ^ "Its reign in the fleet over, naval Sea King helicopter now rests at Pax Museum". NAVAIR News. U.S. Navy. 29 May 2015. Retrieved 2 April 2018.
  35. ^ "SIKORSKY CH-53A SEA STALLION". Patuxent River Naval Air Museum. Archived from the original on 12 July 2010. Retrieved 2 April 2018.
  36. ^ "Airframe Dossier - Sikorsky NCH-53A Sea Stallion, s/n 151686 USN, c/n 65003". Aerial Visuals. AerialVisuals.ca. Retrieved 3 April 2018.

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