Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Pima Air and Space Museum Tucson, Arizona September 7, 2013

                            Grunman F9-8P Cougar

        If you are taking a trip to Tucson, Arizona, I would suggest visiting the Pima Air and Space Museum on Valencia Road off Interstate 10. This museum is one of the largest air museums in the world with over 300 aircraft on 80 acres. Docents lead tours of the Spirit of Freedom Hangar, and Hangars 3 and 4.  For $7 extra a visitor can visit the Bone yard at nearby Davis Monthan Airbase. I would suggest visiting the museum over the course of a few days because it is big and can be overwhelming if you try to see everything in one day.

Hours and Admission: The museum is open seven days a week from 9am to 5pm. Parking is free. Admission is $15.50 for adults and $12.50 for Pima County Residents, Seniors and Military. Different levels of membership are available for visitors who want to return multiple times. A tour of the Bone yard is an extra $7. (Information from www.pimaair.or)

                          Quintin at the controls

                Huey Helicopter used in Vietnam

                        B-29 Bomber

                 P-51 Mustang

                                        Part of the artists project

                                    Douglas B-23 Dragon

                             Outside the museum