10/12/2011 @ 00:48 [ref: 25231]
| Craig Clary|
Anderson, South Carolina
I thought this was supposed to be an aviation web site, not a web site billboard for advertisements, why is this crap popping up all over Aviation Enthusiast Corner? its becoming really irritating.
03/21/2011 @ 15:56 [ref: 14108]
| Craig Clary|
On Friday january 15th 2010 I took my 5 year old son out to the March Field Air Museum to look at all the aircraft, I am truly impressed with all the major work that has been done by the Restoration Manager Rudy Lerma and his Restoration Team, the F-14A Tomcat has just been recently re-painted and it looks much better now than it did when I use to volunteer there at March Field Air Museum, now Rudy and his team are getting ready to re-paint the HU-16 Albatross and the F-104 Starfighter, I can't wait to see how they both come out, Rudy and his Team are making alot of fantastic progress on re-painting the aircraft there at March Field Air Museum. Job well done to Rudy and his Team.
01/20/2010 @ 05:56 [ref: 9236]
| Craig Clary|
I just recently made a visit to the March Field Air Museum and after what I saw out on the flight line, I have to say, that the current Restoration Manager Mr. Rudy Lerma and his entire Restoration Team have done an out standing job on re-painting alot of the aircraft there at the March FAM, the aircraft that have been re-painted, are the SR-71 Blackbird, the UH-1F Huey Helicopter, the VC-47A Skytrain, the C-60 Loadstar, the A-1 Skyraider just to name a few, of course Rudy and his Team still have along way to go, they are all making very good progress on these aircraft, the F-14A Tomcat is currently in the Restoration Hanger and is currently being restored and re-painted, I can hardly wait to see what they re-paint next, to Rudy Lerma and his entire Restoration Team, job well done to all of you, and the entire inside of the Museum looks great also, and there's a much bigger selection of items to choose from in the March FAM's gift shop.
09/14/2009 @ 13:30 [ref: 9109]
| Karen Lee|
The fastest growing air museum in the country, and soon to become one of the best known. Has an amazing amount of aircraft and memorabilia. Restoration of aircraft also sponsored by museum and by volunteers. They restored the helicoptor that Nixon used on his resignation. Located right next to March Air Reserve Base and across from the Riverside National Cemetery, it is home of the War Dog Memorial. Has received national attention. Staff is proactive, in touch with the needs of the community, and hosts a number of major events on its grounds including the best seating for the Annual Airshow at March ARB.
06/14/2008 @ 00:49 [ref: 8082]
| Toni Olson|
I would just like to say this air museum is just wonderful and so are all the staff.My father(Lt.Jack Olson with the 475th Fighter Group) and I volenteer on the last Sunday of the month.We work right down from the museum on the same grounds.It's known as The p-38 Assocation.The hangar has a full scale P-38 in it.This P-38 is something to see.So please come by and see us too.Thanks so much,Sincerely,Toni Olson
04/24/2008 @ 10:23 [ref: 7414]
| Steve J.|
Having worked with various museums around the nation, I can honestly say that March Field Museum should be well on the way to being a "world-class" museum. They have two major advantages- -location and an energetic staff. Those are qualities that many museums would die for. Public access is second to none and is another quality that many would also die for. I would certainly give those folks a 9+ on a 1-10 scale and would make March museum a "must see" for anyone traveling through the area. Keep up the good work.
11/19/2007 @ 21:44 [ref: 6506]
| Steve Vansant|
I am one of Rudy's clueless. I served four years in the USCG. Flying as a flight mechanic on both fixed wing and rotary wing search and rescue aircraft.
Since starting as one of the clueless over two years ago several aircraft have come through the restoration hangar including the presidential helicopter now on display at the Nixon Library Take time to visit the library and see what an air cop and his clueless are capable of.
As far as the aircraft languishing, with all due respect to the colonel, stop in and give us a hand.
Rudy was a air cop. So what. He knows how to lead and he treats everyone with courtesy and respect.
11/05/2007 @ 15:12 [ref: 6472]
| Ken Aeppli|
I have been a volunteer at The March Museum for over two years now and I'm really excited about the direction the museum has taken towards accreditation. I've seen first hand and appreciate how difficult it is to operate the museum and I'm proud to be asked to participate in what it's becoming. I agree, it's not a museum like NAS Pensacola or the Smithsonian, but we don't have the same funding as they do. Not yet anyway! I believe the March Museum thrives because of the creativity of the staff and volunteers. We take pride in what we do and strive to make the museum better for everyone. To the critics and nay sayers out there, please volunteer and join the team; we need the resources.
11/03/2007 @ 10:14 [ref: 6466]
| Ken Wright|
The last three comments by disgruntled ex-workers whose limitations were apparent by their pathetic lack of ability, which is one of the reasons why they are no longer there. Add to that their futile attempts to undermine the sterling work being done by the permanent staff and volunteers. Talk about sour grapes and bruised egos!!!.
I have been a docent at the museum for just under two years and have worked with the current director and her staff. It has been a pleasure to work with her and share her enthusiasm for the task ahead. In this short period of time, the change and direction of the museum and it's future are in good hands. The overall appearance of the museum interior and displays has been dramatic and the programs presented have been nothing short of remarkable. The last two, Gary Powers son's presentation (his memorabilia is there through the end of the year), and the SR-71 week-end were spectacular. Future events in the works will be equally exciting for both old members and new ones who are joining in ever increasing numbers. The overseas tour next year is an example of just but one of the projects the director is planning.
Overall, the future of the museum projects growth and excitement. It is a pleasure to be associated with such an inspired staff and enthusiastic volunteers. Their efforts will be celebrated many years from now for their dedication and inspiration for providing the area with a history of what the base, the planes, the aviation artifacts, have meant to the area and the nation.
Ken Wright, ex RAF navigator.
11/01/2007 @ 09:49 [ref: 6460]