According to the chief operating officer, SL resident Hughes Howards, the museum’s mission is to show what realistic aircraft are available in Second Life and to showcase the fine work people have done here in recreating them. It is also an educational museum to inform about the aviation history that has been brought into Second Life.
This exhibition is similar in concept to the real life Intrepid sea-air-space museum at the former US Navy ship of that name on the Hudson River in New York.
Hughes also said that the display will be changing every few weeks because there are so many aircraft out there in SL to showcase. Of the current exhibits, the stars of the show for me are the British Airways Concorde supersonic airliner and the WW2 Avro Lancaster bomber. The detail and realism of the latter is astonishing and is worthy of an article on its own - watch this space.
Inside the tower (Island in naval parlance) is a video lounge showing aviation films running 24/7, a flight shop with posters, T-shirts and jackets and there is also a relaxing lounge upstairs. This museum is run on donations so if you visit please donate what you can to support it.