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(1952 - 1961)


US Air Force general Donald Putt

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) had a wind tunnel at Moffett big enough to hold the VZ-9AV.
Ames Research Center at Moffett Field, California.

Both Avrocars ended up in the United States. The first remained at the NASA Ames facility after the project was cancelled. The second aircraft that flew the limited flight tests in Canada eventually arrived in Virginia at the U. S. Army's Ft. Eustis Trans-portation Museum east of Richmond, Virginia. In April 1966, the U. S. Air Force contacted the Smithsonian Air and Space Museum to say that the VZ-9AV at NASA Ames was available. In 1975, the National Air and Space Museum took possession of the first Avrocar, serial number 58-7055. The museum currently stores the aircraft at the Garber Restoration Facility at Silver Hill, Maryland.

Speacial thanks to Blake William B.

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