Pima Air & Space Museum

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Pima Air & Space Museum
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Established 1976
Location 6000 East Valencia Road, Tucson, Arizona, United States
Coordinates 32°8′25″N 110°52′0″W / 32.14028°N 110.86667°W / 32.14028; -110.86667
Type Private: aerospace
Director Yvonne Morris
Website PimaAir.org

The Pima Air & Space Museum, located in Tucson, Arizona, is one of the world's largest non-government funded aerospace museums. The museum features a display of nearly 300 aircraft spread out over 80 acres (320,000 m²) on a campus occupying 127 acres (610,000 m²). It is also home since 1991 to the Arizona Aviation Hall of Fame.

Opened to the public in May 1976 with 48 aircraft on display, the Museum's main hangar houses an SR-71A Blackbird, an A-10 Warthog, a United States Air Force Through the Years exhibit, and a mock-up of a control tower.

The museum is adjacent to Davis-Monthan Air Force Base. The 309th Aerospace Maintenance and Regeneration Group (AMARG), affiliated with the base, also known as the "Graveyard of Planes" or "The Boneyard", is the largest aircraft storage and preservation facilities in the world. Bus tours of the boneyard leave from the museum several times a day from Monday to Friday, except Federal holidays.

The nearby Titan Missile Museum and Pima Air & Space Museum are over seen by the Arizona Aerospace Foundation and are governed by the Board of Trustees. They are non-profit 501 (c) 3 organization that relies on visitors paying admissions, for trams and AMARG tours, as well as what they spend in the Museum stores. Both Museums also rely on memberships and contracted events to pay to restore and acquire exhibits. It is located about 20 miles south of Tucson in Green Valley off of Interstate 19 and features a Titan II intercontinental ballistic missile still in its silo. Tours of the above-ground and underground installations around the missile are conducted daily. More extensive "top to bottom" tours take up to five hours and are conducted several times each month. Reservations required for top to bottom tour.

Popular aircraft on display[edit]

List of displays updated 09 April 2014, 11 new aircraft on display for 2013, 2 new display June 2014

Representative photographs
Boeing B-29 Superfortress 
An SR-71 Blackbird slices across the snow-covered Sierra Nevada mountains
Boeing NB-52A carrying the legendary X-15 
Super Guppy prepared for unloading at Edwards AFB 

Exhibits[edit]

Hangar 1 North[edit]

Aircraft
Aircraft on display in Hangar 1 North
Evans VP-1 Volksplane 
Piper J-4A Cub Coupe 
Waco RNF biplane 
Aircraft Engines
Aircraft engines on display in Hangar 1 North
Rheem S-10 
FlightWorks

Hangar 1 South - The Spirit of Freedom Hangar[edit]

Aircraft

Hangar 3[edit]

Aircraft
20th Air Force Memorial
376th Bomb Group
Aircraft Nose Art & Markings
406th Fighter Group

Hangar 4[edit]

Aircraft
315th Bomb Wing
China Burma India Theatre
20th Air Force Memorial

Hangar 5 - satellite aircraft restoration facility and main restoration facility[edit]

Aircraft in restoration as of October 2012

390th Memorial Museum[edit]

Aircraft
  • Boeing B-17G Flying Fortress

WWII Barracks[edit]

Aircraft
Model Display

Space Gallery[edit]

Aircraft, Rockets, & Other Exhibits
Arizona Aviation Hall of Fame
Moon Rock Exhibit

Apollo Program Space Suit

Outdoor exhibits[edit]

Aircraft on display outside
SR-71 with D-21 supersonic drone 
Kaman OHD-43 Huskie helicopter 

See also[edit]

References[edit]

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 32°8′24.34″N 110°51′53.19″W / 32.1400944°N 110.8647750°W / 32.1400944; -110.8647750