Fine Art America - Art - Prints - Canvas Prints - Framed Prints - Metal Prints - Acrylic Prints

Every purchase includes a money-back guarantee.

312-238-9009

CART

SHOP

SELL

CREATE

LIMITED

TOUR

Tillamook Air Museum

Jon Burch Photography

   |   #372 of 882   |   

  |  

Share

Comment, Like, & Favorite

0

0

0

0

0

1

0

5

Tillamook Air Museum Photograph  - Tillamook Air Museum Fine Art Print
 

Watch

44

Vote

0

Tags: blimp photographs, tillamook air museum photographs, aviation museum photographs, tillamook photographs, oregon photographs, blimp canvas prints, blimp iphone cases, tillamook air museum canvas prints, tillamook air museum iphone cases, aviation museum canvas prints, aviation museum iphone cases, tillamook canvas prints, tillamook iphone cases, oregon canvas prints, oregon iphone cases

Like This Image

Add This Image to Your Favorites Collection

Comment

Featured:

Comments

Post a Comment

Grants Pass, OR - United States

Love your capture of this wonderful air museum :)

Thank you Mick!

Long Beach, CA - United States

Beautifying photographed, Jon! f/v

Thank you Heidi!

Vancouver, BC - Canada

Cool! I would love to go in///v

Thank you Eti! It's BIG!

Loveland, CO - United States

Thank you for the feature Gynt!

Anaheim, CA - United States

Nicely done. That air museum building looks so small! I know it is big but it is funny how small it looks! v

Thank you Angela! Definitely not small...

Like This Image

Add This Image to Your Favorites Collection

Comment

Comment:

Like This Image

Add to Favorites

Comment

Buy Prints  |  Greeting Cards

 

Expert Printing and Assembly

 

Shipping Within 2 - 3 Business Days

 

Millions of Satisfied Customers

Title

Tillamook Air Museum

Artist

Jon Burch Photography

Medium

Photograph - Digital Capture

Description

Why are they called 'Blimps"? Perhaps because when you thump your finger against one, that's the sound you hear. That's one explanation I heard at the Tillamook Air Museum in Oregon.
............
The Tillamook Air Museum is an aviation museum located south of Tillamook, Oregon at Tillamook Airport . The museum is housed in a former military blimp hangar, called "Hangar B", which is the largest clear-span wooden structure in the world. illamook Air Museum has been described as "one of the country's top private World War II aircraft collections".
............
Constructed by the US Navy in 1942 during World War II for Naval Air Station Tillamook, the hangar building housing the aircraft is 1,072 feet long and 296 feet wide, giving it over 6 acres of area and standing 192 feet tall. The doors weigh 30 tons each and are 120 feet tall. Hangar "B" is one of two that were originally built on the site, Hangar "A" was destroyed by fire in 1992. A portion of the blimp hangar is now leased by the Hillsboro, Oregon-based American Blimp Corporation which is the largest manufacturer of blimps in the United States.
............
The following summary by Ulrich H. Hardt gives you a better idea of size:
Tillamook is home to the largest free-standing, clear-span wooden structure in the world. Covering more than seven acres, the building is 1,072 feet long, 296 feet wide, and towers more than 15 stories high.
............
Hangar B of Naval Air Station Tillamook was commissioned and constructed by the U.S. Navy in 1943 to house blimps for anti-submarine patrol and convoy escort. Hangar A, built in the same year in just twenty-seven days, was destroyed by fire in 1992. Together, the two hangars could house eight K-class blimps - each 252 feet long. (For comparison, the average Goodyear blimp is 190 feet long.) The gas envelope contained 425,000 cubic feet of helium and had a lift capacity of 7,700 pounds.
............
The buildings are worthy of note as much as the aircraft they accommodated. Each hangar required more than two million board feet of lumber, most of it from Oregon. Even the gutters and downspouts used wood to conserve metal, and more than 2,000 tons of steel were saved per hangar. Each timber was treated with fire retardant, and it took fifty different lumber companies to prepare and supply all the wood needed.
............
The buildings were completed in summer 1943 and the first blimp had arrived on February 15 that year;but because there was no hangar to protect it, it was torn to pieces in a heavy storm on March 27.
............
With the huge hangars completed, Naval Air Station Tillamook stationed blimps during 1943-1945. They were used to watch over ports in Oregon and Washington and shipping lanes from California to the San Juan Islands, a 500-mile radius. These Lighter-than-Air ships could stay aloft 48 hours, cruise at 50-67 knots, and cover 13,000 square miles of water during a day's shift.
............
On September 15, 1945, two weeks after the Japanese surrender, Tillamook station was reduced to functional status. In October, the last two blimps left for California, and by mid-1946, all LTA wings were decommissioned by the U.S. Navy.
............
Three lumber companies in the Tillamook area - Rosenberg, Angel Lumber, and Diamond Lumber - had their operations in the hangars from 1949 to 1982. In 1984, Wren Aircraft leased Hangar A to build Cessna 182 Skylanes. But when fire destroyed Hanger A on August 22, 1992, it was used by Tillamook farmers and had 300 truckloads of hay in it.
............
After years of other uses, Hangar B has returned to much of its erstwhile glory. In 1992, the Port of Tillamook Bay established a small blimp museum and by 1996 had acquired one of the finest collections of operational vintage World War I and II aircraft and a modern F-14 Tomcat fighter jet. The museum features more than thirty war birds, including a Bf-109 Messerschmitt, A-4B Skyhawk, P-38 Lightning, Martin AM Mauler, 1938 Bellanca Air Cruiser, Bell Helicopter, Douglas SBD Dauntless dive bomber, AD-4W Skyraider, and the rare Nakajima Ki-43, known as the Peregrine Falcon.
............
Approximately 80,000 people a year visit the museum, which is open daily, year-round. Visitors can climb into a jet simulator and view historical wartime and aviation artifacts, including pieces of the German airship, the Hindenburg. The museum offers guided tours for school groups.

Photograph copyright 2013 Jon Burch Photography

Uploaded

May 10th, 2013

Statistics

Viewed 31 Times  -  Last Visitor from Beverly Hills, CA on 03/14/2014 at 9:37 AM

Colors

Link

copy and paste to your website / blog - preview

Sales Sheet

 

Additional Tags

blimp framed prints, tillamook air museum framed prints, aviation museum framed prints, tillamook framed prints, oregon framed prints, tillamook airport framed prints, jon burch framed prints, jon burch photography framed prints, military blimp hangar framed prints, hangar b framed prints, clear-span wooden structure framed prints, private world war ii aircraft collections framed prints, us navy framed prints, world war ii framed prints, naval air station tillamook framed prints, hangar framed prints, aircraft framed prints, hanger doors framed prints, hangar a framed prints, blimp hangar framed prints, american blimp corporation framed prints, blimps framed prints, united states framed prints, anti-submarine patrol framed prints, convoy escort framed prints, blimp greeting cards, tillamook air museum greeting cards, aviation museum greeting cards, tillamook greeting cards, oregon greeting cards, tillamook airport greeting cards, jon burch greeting cards, jon burch photography greeting cards, military blimp hangar greeting cards, hangar b greeting cards, clear-span wooden structure greeting cards, private world war ii aircraft collections greeting cards, us navy greeting cards, world war ii greeting cards, naval air station tillamook greeting cards, hangar greeting cards, aircraft greeting cards, hanger doors greeting cards, hangar a greeting cards, blimp hangar greeting cards, american blimp corporation greeting cards, blimps greeting cards, united states greeting cards, anti-submarine patrol greeting cards, convoy escort greeting cards, blimp prints, tillamook air museum prints, aviation museum prints, tillamook prints, oregon prints, tillamook airport prints, jon burch prints, jon burch photography prints, military blimp hangar prints, hangar b prints, clear-span wooden structure prints, private world war ii aircraft collections prints, us navy prints, world war ii prints, naval air station tillamook prints, hangar prints, aircraft prints, hanger doors prints, hangar a prints, blimp hangar prints, american blimp corporation prints, blimps prints, united states prints, anti-submarine patrol prints, convoy escort prints, blimp posters, tillamook air museum posters, aviation museum posters, tillamook posters, oregon posters, tillamook airport posters, jon burch posters, jon burch photography posters, military blimp hangar posters, hangar b posters, clear-span wooden structure posters, private world war ii aircraft collections posters, us navy posters, world war ii posters, naval air station tillamook posters, hangar posters, aircraft posters, hanger doors posters, hangar a posters, blimp hangar posters, american blimp corporation posters, blimps posters, united states posters, anti-submarine patrol posters, convoy escort posters

Web03 - 0.00 - 0.00 - 0.01 - 0.02 - 0.02 - 0.02 - 0.02 - 0.02 - 0.03 - 0.03 - 0.04 - 0.05 - 0.05 - 0.05 - 0.05 - 0.05 - 0.05 - 0.05 - 0.06 - 0.06 - 0.07 - 0.07 - 0.08 - 0.12