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The Air Zoo, founded as the Kalamazoo Aviation History Museum, is an aviation museum and indoor amusement park adjacent to the Kalamazoo-Battle Creek International Airport (AZO) in Portage, Michigan. Many of its antique planes are airworthy, and you can take a ride on some of them in summer. In addition, you can fly your own airplane to AZO, which is three blocks from the Zoo (no side walk along the road, so they recommend arranging transportation).
The museum was founded by Pete and Suzanne Parish, both former pilots, who were content to leave their airplanes behind and share their enthusiasm about World War II airplanes with people who enjoyed these historic flying machines. The museum became popularly known as the Air Zoo because the collection included a Wildcat, Hellcat, Bearcat and Flying Tiger. It got a Tomcat and a Blackbird later. See more info at http://www.airzoo.org/page.php?menu_id=48

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Curtiss P-40N Warhawk suspended in the Suzanne Parish Atrium in the entrance lobby
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Suzanne Delano Parish flew Curtiss P-40N Warhawk in the 70’s and 80’s.
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Main exhibit – view of Montgolfier Balloon Race ride
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Main exhibit – view of Montgolfier B…
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Wright Flyer (replica)
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Wright Flyer (replica)
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Fokker Tri-Plane (replica)
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Fokker Tri-Plane (replica)
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Sea planes (on the left) and Lockheed SR-71B Blackbird
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Sea planes (on the left) and Lockhee…
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Bell P-39Q Airacobra
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Bell P-39Q Airacobra
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Republic P-47D Thunderbolt
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Republic P-47D Thunderbolt
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V-1 Flying Bomb
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V-1 Flying Bomb
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Spad S.VII (Replica)
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Spad S.VII (Replica)
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Grumman G-73 Mallard
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Grumman G-73 Mallard
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Grumman G-73 Mallard
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Grumman G-73 Mallard
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Curtiss XP-55 Ascender
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The rear of Curtiss XP-55 Ascender with its rear-mounted engine and two vertical tails
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North American B-25J Mitchell
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North American B-25J Mitchell
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Grumman F-14A Tomcat
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Grumman F-14A Tomcat
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Jolly Roger – the insignia on the engine cover of Grumman F-14A Tomcat
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Travel Air Mystery Ship (replica) - in front
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Travel Air Mystery Ship (replica)
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Travel Air Mystery Ship (replica)
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Goodyear FG-1D Corsair
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Goodyear FG-1D Corsair
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Fairchild PT-23 Cornell
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Boeing-Stearman N2S-5 Kaydet
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Boeing-Stearman N2S-5 Kaydet
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Douglas C-47 Skytrain
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Douglas C-47 Skytrain
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Hiller UH-12
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Tail of Hiller UH-12
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WACO CG-4A Hadrian (Flying Jeep)
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WACO CG-4A Hadrian (Flying Jeep)
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Douglas AD-4NA Skyraider
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Douglas AD-4NA Skyraider
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North American T-28 Trojan
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North American T-28 Trojan
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Douglas SBD-3 Dauntless
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Douglas SBD-3 Dauntless
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Grumman FM-2 Wildcat
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Grumman FM-2 Wildcat
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A model with folding wings
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Ford
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Ford
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Ariel Square Four – a British motorcycle
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BMW Model R69
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Model 441 Indian
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Model 441 Indian
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Harley Davidson Firefighter Special Edition Road King
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From WWII artifacts
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From WWII artifacts
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From WWII artifacts
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From WWII artifacts
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Infinity room
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Infinity room
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View of the space exhibit in the East Wing
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View of the space exhibit
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View of the space exhibit
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Space kitchen
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Space kitchen
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Space food concentrate (just add water)
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Beverage dispenser
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Coke that flew on Mir Space Station
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Coke that flew on Mir Space Station
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Cola in Space
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Cola in Space
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Toilet
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Toilet
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How do you go to the bathroom in Space?
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Toilet seat
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Toilet equipment
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Toilet equipment
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