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Pima Air & Space Museum
Established 1976
Location Tucson, Arizona, United States
Type Private: aerospace
Director Yvonne Morris
Website PimaAir.org

The Pima Air & Space Museum is located at 6000 East Valencia Road in Tucson, Arizona. It is the world's largest, non-government funded aerospace museum. The museum was opened to the public in May 1976 with 75 aircraft on display. It now contains a collection of over 250 aircraft occupying 80 acres (320,000 m²) of land. The entire museum property covers about 150 acres (610,000 m²).

The museum is adjacent to Davis-Monthan Air Force Base. The Aerospace Maintenance and Regeneration Group (AMARG), affiliated with the base, also known as the "Graveyard of Planes" or "The Boneyard", is one of 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.

The Titan Missile Museum is run by the Pima Air Museum. It is located south of Tucson and features a Titan II intercontinental ballistic missile still in its silo. Tours of the above-ground and underground installations around the missile are available.

The first hangar has a plane which tourists can go into, mock-ups of a control tower, one World War I plane, an unknown plane, and a Desert Storm F/A-18 flight simulator. The second half of the hangar has an SR-71A Blackbird, an A-10 Warthog, a hall of fame, the Air Force through the years, and a few other planes.

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Popular aircraft on display

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

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Hangar 1 North

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

Aircraft
Aerial Reconnaissance
Seaplanes
Arizona Aviation
Vietnam War Aviation
Thunderbird Exhibit

Hangar 3

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

Hangar 4

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

Hangar 5 - Satellite Aircraft Restoration Facility

Aircraft

390th Memorial Museum

Aircraft

WWII Barracks

Aircraft
Model Display

Space Gallery

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

Outside Aircraft - The Beauty of Flight

Aircraft
Airline Row
Aircraft on display outside
SR-71 with D-21 supersonic drone  
First prototype of Boeing YC-14  

Other Outside Exhibits - The vehicles that helped keep the planes in the air

Vehicles
Support vehicles on display outside
Kaman OHD-43 Huskie helicopter  

See also

References

External links

Coordinates: 32°8′25″N 110°52′0″W / 32.14028°N 110.866667°W / 32.14028; -110.866667


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