You Have To Watch This Mesmerizing Video Filmed With Drones Inside The National Museum of the U.S. Air Force

A screenshot of the drone video filmed inside USAF Museum at WPAFB. (Image credit: Nurk FPV)

Stunning videography. Amazing subjects. Impressive editing. Incredible flying skills.

Located at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, some six miles to the northeast of Dayton, Ohio, the National Museum of the United States Air Force, the official museum of the USAF, is a must see for every aviation enthusiast:  with more than 350 aircraft and missiles on display, it’s the oldest and largest military aviation museum in the world.  You can find the Boeing B-17F Memphis Belle, several Presidential aircraft, including the Boeing 707 known as a VC-137C; the Apollo 15 Command Module Endeavour; the only surviving XB-70 Valkyrie; the F-117 Nighthawk and many many others. In fact, the Museum hosts some of the world’s most iconic and rare American aircraft, and also some foreign aircraft, and for this reason it attracts about a million visitors each year.

However, no one has probably seen it through the birdseye view of a drone.

The video below is just fantastic. Filmed by Paul Nurkkala (NURK FPV) with DJI drones and GoPro cameras, it provides the most amazing way to explore the collection of Dayton Museum I’ve ever  seen. To be honest, I was stunned by the quality of the videography, but also by the incredbile flying skills of the drone operators: as an amateur DJI drone pilot I can’t really understand how they managed to fly that fast and close to (sometimes inside) the aircraft!

BTW, at 04:40 the drone hit a cable, but fortunately the incident did not harm the Cinewhoop drone, nor any aircraft.


About David Cenciotti
David Cenciotti is a journalist based in Rome, Italy. He is the Founder and Editor of “The Aviationist”, one of the world’s most famous and read military aviation blogs. Since 1996, he has written for major worldwide magazines, including Air Forces Monthly, Combat Aircraft, and many others, covering aviation, defense, war, industry, intelligence, crime and cyberwar. He has reported from the U.S., Europe, Australia and Syria, and flown several combat planes with different air forces. He is a former 2nd Lt. of the Italian Air Force, a private pilot and a graduate in Computer Engineering. He has written five books and contributed to many more ones.