Pima Air & Space Museum *Big Update*

Pima Air & Space Museum *Big Update*

Postby Wes_Howes on Thu 22 Jun 2017, 4:08 pm

Following on from the flight and bus tour around AMARG, next up was the Pima Air & Space Museum.

Wow, I still don't think I can comprehend the variety of aircraft here, so many types I had never seen before and I really feel that I didn't do it justice. It really does need at least two days to go around properly.

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ImageIMG_2866 by Wes Howes, on Flickr

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ImageIMG_3113 by Wes Howes, on Flickr

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ImageIMG_3121 by Wes Howes, on Flickr

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ImageIMG_3170 by Wes Howes, on Flickr

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ImageIMG_3177 by Wes Howes, on Flickr

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ImageIMG_3182 by Wes Howes, on Flickr

7. The aircraft I was most looking forward to seeing
ImageIMG_3202 by Wes Howes, on Flickr

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ImageIMG_3335 by Wes Howes, on Flickr

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ImageIMG_3281 by Wes Howes, on Flickr

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ImageIMG_3396 by Wes Howes, on Flickr

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ImageIMG_3440 by Wes Howes, on Flickr

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ImageIMG_3469 by Wes Howes, on Flickr

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ImageIMG_3473 by Wes Howes, on Flickr

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ImageIMG_3545 by Wes Howes, on Flickr

15. This isn't out on display yet, it's sat in the restoration area
ImageIMG_3560 by Wes Howes, on Flickr

Thanks for looking comments and criticism welcome, there are a few more on flickr if you'd care to have a browse :smile:

Cheers

Wes
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Re: Pima Air & Space Museum

Postby rob68 on Thu 22 Jun 2017, 7:54 pm

Its really hard to put this place into words other than to say to others that they should go
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Postby farnboroughrob on Thu 22 Jun 2017, 8:36 pm

Great set from a little corner of heaven. :up: If you are in to US hardware this is a must. Think on my visit I saw 30odd new types (C-133,C-124, B-58, B-57, B-50, and loads of USN types). :up:
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Re: Pima Air & Space Museum

Postby davidjones533 on Thu 22 Jun 2017, 9:07 pm

The stuff dreams are made of...
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Re: Pima Air & Space Museum

Postby The Baron on Thu 22 Jun 2017, 9:21 pm

Wow. What an incredible collection. I love the aerial shot.
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Re: Pima Air & Space Museum

Postby DerekF on Thu 22 Jun 2017, 9:28 pm

Great shots and great memories. I've been twice; 1996 and 2001. Would love to go back.
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Re: Pima Air & Space Museum

Postby Wes_Howes on Fri 23 Jun 2017, 7:10 am

Thanks for the comments gents, it is indeed a little corner of heaven Rob :smile: I'll post some more later today :smile:
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Postby jalfrezi on Fri 23 Jun 2017, 8:03 am

That museum is definitely on my bucket list!

Thanks for sharing though it looks like you need a wider lens for the B-36 :shock:
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Postby Downes0106 on Fri 23 Jun 2017, 8:13 am

That aerial shot really shows the variety there. I have got to get there soon.
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Re: Pima Air & Space Museum

Postby ikarus on Fri 23 Jun 2017, 10:36 am

Superb , on my bucket list for sure :smile:
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Postby Leeflyer on Fri 23 Jun 2017, 11:09 am

Amazing WOW
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Postby Daz on Fri 23 Jun 2017, 12:19 pm

Excellent set. My favorites are the F-14 and YC-125 Raider.
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Re: Pima Air & Space Museum

Postby Wes_Howes on Fri 23 Jun 2017, 4:01 pm

Well as promised, here are some more photos from a truly magnificent spectacle. For those who are saying it's on your bucket list, DO IT!

16. Another aerial shot, this time of the restoration section
ImageIMG_2880 by Wes Howes, on Flickr

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ImageIMG_3155 by Wes Howes, on Flickr

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ImageIMG_3167 by Wes Howes, on Flickr

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ImageIMG_3174 by Wes Howes, on Flickr

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ImageIMG_3187 by Wes Howes, on Flickr

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ImageIMG_3299 by Wes Howes, on Flickr

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ImageIMG_3149 by Wes Howes, on Flickr

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ImageIMG_3236 by Wes Howes, on Flickr

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ImageIMG_3238 by Wes Howes, on Flickr

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ImageIMG_3307 by Wes Howes, on Flickr

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ImageIMG_3318 by Wes Howes, on Flickr

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ImageIMG_3352 by Wes Howes, on Flickr

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ImageIMG_3373 by Wes Howes, on Flickr

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ImageIMG_3406 by Wes Howes, on Flickr

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ImageIMG_3431 by Wes Howes, on Flickr

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ImageIMG_3438 by Wes Howes, on Flickr

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ImageIMG_3455 by Wes Howes, on Flickr

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ImageIMG_3393 by Wes Howes, on Flickr

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ImageIMG_3381 by Wes Howes, on Flickr

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ImageIMG_3542 by Wes Howes, on Flickr

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ImageIMG_3551 by Wes Howes, on Flickr

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ImageIMG_3487 by Wes Howes, on Flickr

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ImageIMG_3557 by Wes Howes, on Flickr

40. Bonus me, next my favourite aircraft :love:
ImageIMG_3577 by Wes Howes, on Flickr

Again, thanks for looking, I hope you enjoyed them :smile:

Cheers

Wes
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Re: Pima Air & Space Museum *Big Update*

Postby Tommy on Fri 23 Jun 2017, 6:49 pm

Outstanding stuff, mate.

Lovely variety and selection, but THAT Thunderbirds F-4 is amazing :love: :love:
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Re: Pima Air & Space Museum *Big Update*

Postby DAS/ADLERAUGE on Fri 23 Jun 2017, 7:09 pm

Why is there an ANA Dreamliner? Is this a prototype? :confused: Thank you for the huge post. I like the photo tour this museum. It is on my list to see.
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Re: Pima Air & Space Museum *Big Update*

Postby Red Dragon on Fri 23 Jun 2017, 7:41 pm

Lovely set of photos Wes, However the photo of you is useful, in that I never thought the Thud was quite so high up off the ground :dizzy: ! Thanks for the post!
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Re: Pima Air & Space Museum *Big Update*

Postby Wes_Howes on Fri 23 Jun 2017, 8:08 pm

:lol: just to expand on Red Dragon's comment, I'm 6ft 2in tall :biggrin:
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Re: Pima Air & Space Museum *Big Update*

Postby farnboroughrob on Fri 23 Jun 2017, 8:50 pm

Stunning :yahoo: , on my list for a return next year. I had photography problems due to 120oF temps and bright sunlight, in late September! I remember getting a ice gold bottle of weather and pooring it over my head in the shelter of the B-36 and watching it evaporate on the ground. Worth every bead of sweat. More of a pilgrimage than a spotting trip.
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Re: Pima Air & Space Museum *Big Update*

Postby tuska2 on Sun 25 Jun 2017, 6:59 am

Fascinating place, fantastic shots,every aircraft a gem, Wow! Equally rare weather for us brits, yep dreamtime for sure!
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