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Encyclopedia > Pima Air Museum

The Pima Air & Space Museum is the world's largest non-government funded aerospace museum.


Opened to the public in May 1976 with 75 aircraft on display it now contains a collection with over 250 aircraft occupying 80 acres (320,000 m²) of land. The entire museum property covers about 150 acres (610,000 m²). An aircraft is any machine capable of atmospheric flight. ...


Located in Tucson, Arizona at 6000 East Valencia Road, the museum is open daily from 9:00am - 5:00pm with a last admittance at 4:00pm. Call (520) 574-0462 for details. Tucson (pronounced ) is a city and the county seat of Pima County, Arizona. ...


The museum is adjacent to the Davis-Monthan Air Force Base. Also known as the fabled Graveyard of Planes, it is one of the largest aircraft storage and preservation facilities in the world. Davis-Monthan Air Force Base (D-M) is a key US Air Combat Command installation, located within the city limits of Tucson, Arizona at 32°09N 110°52W. 355th Wing emblem The 355th Wing is the host unit providing medical, logistical, and operational support to all D-M...


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 and underground installations around the missile are available. The Titan Missile Museum is run by the Pima Air & Space Museum and is located in Green Valley, AZ. It is located roughly 20 km south of Tucson and features a Titan II intercontinental ballistic missile still in its silo. ... Mission Titan II is a medium-lift space launch vehicle used to carry payloads for the Air Force, National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). ... A Minuteman III missile soars after a test launch. ...


In addition, bus tours of the Aerospace Maintenance and Regeneration Center (AMARC) leave from the museum. Davis-Monthan Air Force Base (D-M) is a key US Air Combat Command installation, located within the city limits of Tucson, Arizona at 32°09N 110°52W. 355th Wing emblem The 355th Wing is the host unit providing medical, logistical, and operational support to all D_M units. ...


External links

  • Pima Air & Space Museum
  • Satellite view of museum, showing aircraft on display outdoors; from Google Maps
  • Titan Missile Museum

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Authorization was given on July 18 of that year for incorporation of the Tucson Air Museum Foundation of Pima County, a non-profit educational corporation responsible for the operation of Pima Air Museum.
Approximately 30 acres of the portion were fenced in for the museum, and the perimeter lighting and a well were installed.
Pima Air Museum, the largest privately financed air museum in existence, is guided by the Foundation Board of Directors and operated by a dedicated staff of employees and volunteers.
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Pima Air Museum had the humblest of beginnings.
The museum was conceived in 1966 and a year later the Tucson Air Museum Foundation was incorporated as an educational non-profit organization responsible for the operation of the museum.
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