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Taken In Quartzsite Arizona Dec 7th 2015

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Pima Air and Space museum

Where are we today ?
         More sunshine and great weather today, thinking we need to check out the Pima Air and Space Museum in Tucson only 45 miles away. 
         We have been wanting to check this place out over the last few years. So today is the day!
         Got chores done and Suzie ready to hit the road by 9:30 am.
         We are there in time for the 10:30 narrated tour (free with admission) .
Main entrance
       This place is over whelming. But we hooked up with a narrated tour  through hangers 1,2,3 and 4 for almost 2 hours. The guide was amazing! So many great stories and information about these planes from a seasoned veteran.
the first flight
smallest airplane
           So much information and great stories way too much to remember. but a few pics I choose for the blog will show a small part of what we enjoyed.
rotary engine
excellent tour guide
Chopper from the TV Show MASH
        After a couple hours in the hangers we headed outside to check out another few hundred planes on the 80 acres they have here. Suzie getting tired out so she relaxed in the shade (it was very hot here in the sun) While I wandered about for a bit, checking out a few more planes.
         I forgot to mention we packed a lunch in our small cooler so we could save many, many dollars, the restaurant/cafeteria was very expensive. They had a few picnic tables in the parking lot under shade trees.
 
this part of our day is done
         Then in the aerospace building checked outed lots of space shuttles and moon explorations and I even got to test drive a flight simulator, way too much fun (confusing too)
personal helicopter, way too cool
      Now back home early afternoon to read in the shade for a while, and then Ron and Freddy dropped by for a short visit and doggie fix for Suzie.
         We chatted for a bit then they had to head home for supper.
         Two home made burgers and one for leftovers. More fresh asparagus and all looks well.
      Yep sure did the trick very tasty.
      Thanks once again for stopping in for a visit.
Posted by George, a.k.a. "The Weber "Q" Man of Blogland" according to Rick Doyle. 
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30 comments:

  1. We must stop there the next time we are close by. I loved aircraft of all types.....! Nice photo tour from you too.

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    1. It was fun, very informative and could have spent the whole day there.

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  2. I love air and space museums. Love, love, love them. We visited there last month but only had time for the boneyard tour. Next time we'll do the one you did.

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    1. This one is great too, we have by passed it for years, glad we finally got here.

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  3. Oh you're gonna PAY BIG TIME for all this fun and warmth you are having - once you head NORTH !! hehehe

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    1. Yes we know, thats why we are enjoying every minute of it and staying here long as possible.

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  4. I think I would have walked until I dropped. Always fun to look at airplanes. Didn't see the "personal helicopter" though. Mixed up the pics?

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    1. I might have done more but Suzie had enough, found that picture thanks.

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  5. We loved this Museum. Your pictures bring back so many memories. We spent hours and hours there also. What an great job they have done.

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    1. Yes it is very well put together, great place.

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  6. I've been to the Pima Air Museum twice and I'm sure I missed at least half of it, so much to see. Also did the tour of the Boneyard just down the street. Amazing to see all those stored aircraft just waiting to be melted down into beer cans! ;c)

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    1. We choose not to do the boneyard today, maybe another time.

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  7. You're right, the place does look pretty over whelming, but the ideal visit for a fan of flight.

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    1. Yes an excellent place to go, can even get a deal on a two day pass.

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  8. You are right that place is huge! What a fun and interesting day. I love the narrated tours with all the fun facts and stories!

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    1. The tours really made the whole day so much fun.

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  9. How much was the admission? I couldn't find it on their website.

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    1. Admission prices vary depending on what you want do, Website link is http://www.pimaair.org/visit/admission-hours

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  10. I drove by the Palm Springs airport a couple of times while I was there. It was fun (and impressive, too) to check out the line of privately owned Gulf Stream and Lear jets parked there! Lots of them!

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    1. We thought of taking a tour there too, but elected to do that one another time.

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  11. Great tour, George... that little yellow plane?! how cute... I want a personal helicopter... what fun! and, as always... your food is deeeeelicious looking

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    1. Thanks for coming along on the tour, sure was fun!

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  12. I love air museums and spent a day at Pima a few years ago. It was all interesting but I enjoyed the space section the most. I stayed away from the simulator after I noticed even the young people who are into computer games were crashing every time!

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    1. The whole place was interesting. I just had to try the simulator, because it was there.

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  13. You even got a picture of 'my' helo (the orange CG H-52 in the middle of the line of helicopters). I flew in that one a time or two..

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    1. Thanks for stopping by Rob, sorry I did not get a better picture for you.

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  14. Boy howdy George, I sure did enjoy ride'n along with ya. You take me to some very excit'n places....an' then ya cook me up some delicious look'n food. Thanks for the trip.
    Where we go'n tomorrow???

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    1. Hey Billy Bob, we just gonna hang out here today, read a book, putterin around a bit, enjoy this great weather here. Have seen most the things in this area over the years, we still have a week and a half to be checkin a few things out.

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  15. What a grand tour! We were there a few years ago when we lived south of Tucson... the thing I remember most was getting nauseous doing the simulated flight. Oops... forgot I get motion sickness.

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    1. Thanks for joining us again, it is a great tour.

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