Pima Air and Space Museum, Tucson, Arizona

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  1. evangilder

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    Finally checked this one off the old bucket list. Over 300 aircraft on 80 acres in multiple hangars. It was an aviation lovers wet dream. We spent an entire day out there and barely saw everything, including going in to an area we weren't supposed to be (in out defense, there weren't any signs that we shouldn't be in there). I took over 600 photos and am trying to figure out how to make a post on the website for this, so I will share some here for now. First. a little trip down memory lane for me with some aircraft I worked around, or flew in during my days. One thing I did not expect was to feel a rush of emotions and memories seeing the Pave Low helicopter again after 25 years.
     

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    Continuing with aircraft from my era, a weapon that I could never "confirm nor deny the presence of".
     

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    Great shots! Is this the place that also has the B-18?
     
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    Awesome shots Eric, look forward to many more!
     
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    Yes VB. Pima has a B-18 Bolo.
     
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    More coming this evening. And yes, they have a B-18 Bolo. There is also an Oscar there!
     
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    They have really added to the collection since I was there in the 1980s
     
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    Eric, I am glad you took my advice and visited the place. Did you also take the Davis-Monthan tour?
     
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    Great shots Eric!
     
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    Thanks guys. Here are some of the WWII aircraft.
     

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    Just what I was thinking!
     
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    Love the BAC Lightning
     
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    great shots Eric, i love the Lightning as well !
     
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    I want to see some pics of the B36.
     
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    They have a B-36 too????

    What's the plane in pic #10 in post #11? It's the one with V-304 on it just before the Hurricane.
     
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    #18 syscom3, Apr 20, 2013
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    Didnt you look at the pics I posted last summer of my trip to Pima? Shame on you!
     
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    Sorry man, that I do not remember. I thought the only one left was in the Air Force Museum.
     
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    Terrific to see! Would love to go there! Thanks for posting Eric.

    Viking, it's a Beech AT-11 Kansan, based on a Beech 18.
     
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