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Oregon: Erickson Aircraft Collection

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In our last week in Oregon, we used our Harvest Hosts membership to stay at the Erickson Aircraft Collection in Madras, Oregon. Harvest Hosts is a network of wineries, breweries and distilleries, farms, and attractions that invite RVers to visit and stay overnight for free with no hookups. The membership is a reasonable price, and it is understood that staying for free means patronizing the vendor (buy a bottle of wine, do a wine tasting, visit the attraction, etcetera). Since I love seeing aircraft collections, warbirds, and cool planes, it wasn’t a hardship to visit the Erickson Aircraft Collection.

The Erickson Aircraft Collection used to be housed at the Tillamook Air Museum in Tillamook, Oregon, so I’m sure I have seen some of these planes before.

Vehicles

There are vehicles around the perimeter of the building, but these are the ones that most caught my eye.

A Willys Jeep.
A 1935 Diamond T fire truck.
A 1942 Chevrolet fire truck.

Planes

Unfortunately, the P-38 Lightning and the B-17 were not on-site, but there were plenty of airplanes and warbirds to drool over.

A Douglas AD-4 Skyraider.
An Aero L-29 Delphin.
A Boeing/Stearman PT-17 plane from the front.
A Boeing/Stearman PT-17 from the front.
A Curtiss P-40E Kittyhawk plane from the rear.
A Curtiss P-40E Kittyhawk from the rear.
A Bellanca Aircruiser plane from the side.
A Bellanca Aircruiser from the side.
A Messerschmitt BF-109 plane from the rear.
A Messerschmitt BF-109 from the rear.
A Messerschmitt BF-109 plane from the front.
A Messerschmitt BF-109 from the front.
A Douglas DC-3/C-47 plane from the rear showing the side.
A Douglas DC-3/C-47 from the rear showing the right side.
A Douglas DC-3/C-47 plane from the rear showing the left side.
A Douglas DC-3/C-47 from the rear showing the left side.
An AM-1 Martin Mauler plane from the front.
An AM-1 Martin Mauler from the front.
An AM-1 Martin Mauler plane from the side, showing the wing and cockpit from the rear.
An AM-1 Martin Mauler from the side, showing the wing and cockpit from the rear.
A Grumman J2F-6 Duck plane from the side.
A Grumman J2F-6 Duck from the side.
A Grumman TBF/TBM Avenger plane from the rear.
A Grumman TBF/TBM Avenger from the rear.
A Grumman TBF/TBM Avenger from the side, looking towards the cockpit.
A Grumman TBF/TBM Avenger from the side, looking towards the cockpit.
A Douglass SBD Dauntless plane from the behind the right wing.
A Douglas SBD Dauntless from the behind the right wing.
A closer look at the wing on the Douglas SBD Dauntless plane.
A closer look at the wing on the Douglas SBD Dauntless.
The P-6 Mustang and the Grumman F6F-5 Hellcat from the side, showing both planes with the hangar door open.
The P-51 Mustang and the Grumman F6F-5 Hellcat from the side, showing both with the hangar door open.
A P-51 Mustang plane from the side.
A P-51 Mustang from the side.
A P-51 Mustang plane from the front, showing the propellers.
A P-51 Mustang from the front, showing the propellers.
The front of the F6F-5N Hellcat Night Fighter from the side.
The front of the F6F-5N Hellcat Night Fighter.
The front of the F6F-5N Hellcat Night Fighter, looking at the propellers.
The front of the F6F-5N Hellcat Night Fighter.
The side of the F6F-5N Hellcat Night Fighter plane, with a focus on the wing.
The side of the F6F-5N Hellcat Night Fighter, with a focus on the wing.
A Vought F4U Corsair plane from the side.
A Vought F4U Corsair from the side.
A Vought F4U Corsair plane, looking at the cockpit from the right side.
A Vought F4U Corsair, looking at the cockpit from the right side.
A Vought F4U Corsair plane, looking from the rear left side.
A Vought F4U Corsair, looking from the rear left side.

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