Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center - Chantilly, VA
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote
N 38° 54.625 W 077° 26.630
18S E 288103 N 4309674
Quick Description: This museum holds many priceless artifacts including an Air France Concorde, Space Shuttle Discovery, and the Enola Gay.
Location: Virginia, United States
Date Posted: 12/7/2013 5:56:07 PM
Waymark Code: WMJN37
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Jake39
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Long Description:


The Place
The center has free admission, but it is a $15 parking fee. You can spend hours here looking at every little thing. After all, this is part of the Smithsonian Collection. The center has over 700,000 square feet of empty space. Smithsonian ran out of room to put stuff on the floor, so they hung them up in the air. This facility opened to the general public in 2003, after the Smithsonian institute needed a place just for aircraft that was too big to transport to Washington, D.C.'s Air and Space Museum. They built this hanger and now it houses aircraft that are priceless.
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The Person
Steven F. Udvar-Hazy was a Hungarian Immigrant was latter became the CEO of the major aviation company, Air Lease Corp. He was born in 1946 and is still around today. He and his family fled in 1958 to the United States after Soviets gained control of the county. They ended up in California where Hazy attended the University of California at Los Angeles. After becoming interested in small prop planes, he realized he could make a business from the faster jet planes. He founded is company and he became in the top 500 of the world's richest people. He also granted the Smithsonian $68 million to fund the building of the hanger.
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Year it was dedicated: 2003

Location of Coordinates: Entrance

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Type of place/structure you are waymarking: Museum

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