RSS Feeds http://www.pimaair.org Sat, 25 Oct 2014 02:45:44 +0000 Open Source Excellence RSS Feeder en-gb REGISTER NOW FOR PIMA AIR & SPACE MUSEUM'S 2014 GREAT PAPER AIRPLANE FLY-OFF http://www.pimaair.org/historical-news-releases/170-register-now-for-pima-air-space-museum-s-2014-great-paper-airplane-fly-off http://www.pimaair.org/historical-news-releases/170-register-now-for-pima-air-space-museum-s-2014-great-paper-airplane-fly-off Pima Air and Space News Release

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Mary E Emich
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Arizona Aerospace Foundation
6000 East Valencia Rd
Tucson, AZ  85756
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REGISTER NOW FOR PIMA AIR & SPACE MUSEUM'S 2014 GREAT PAPER AIRPLANE FLY-OFF

REGISTER NOW FOR PIMA AIR & SPACE MUSEUM’S 2014 GREAT PAPER AIRPLANE FLY-OFF NEW THIS YEAR:

  • NEW PRIZES FOR THE WINNERS: including A FLIGHT IN A PRIVATE AIRPLANE!
  • INCREASED NUMBER OF CONTESTANTS, WITH A MINIMUM OF 2 TOSSES PER CONTESTANT
  • EXPANDED DAY OF FUN
  • SPECIAL EDUCATOR WEBPAGE
  • FAMILY COMPETITION

Tucson—Feb. 8, 2014  Registration is underway for the Pima Air & Space Museum’s 3rd Annual Great Paper Airplane Fly-Off scheduled for Feb. 8, 2014 (10 a.m. to 4 p.m.). NEW this year will be new prizes, including a 30-minute “Introductory Flight” from Double Eagle Aviation and an iPad with flight-simulator-app; day-long fun; 75% more contestants, an Educator webpage and the Family Fun Fly-off.
In the main event, the Great Paper Airplane Fly-off, children, aged 6-14, fold and fly a paper airplane. The competition will be divided into three age brackets: 6-8, 9-11 and 12-14 years old, with each bracket being judged on flight distance. Each contestant will toss their airplane in at least two heats. The winner of each age bracket will be awarded an iPad with an aviation simulation app, a $200 Double-Eagle Aviation 30-minute “Introductory Flight” for two, and a Great Paper Airplane Project flight jacket, plus the winner’s name will be placed on the perpetual trophy on display in the Great Paper Airplane Project permanent exhibit at the museum. Registration, which is FREE, will be limited to the first 350 child contestants and can be completed online at www.GreatPaperAirplane.org. (NOTE: Last year only 200 could enter.) On the day of the Fly-off, each registered child contestant and up to four of their family members will be admitted into the Museum free of charge for the day (a $71+ value). 

The expanded day of fun includes:

  • a NASCAR® race car and simulator, courtesy of Mars, North America, Candies
  • a giant inflatable obstacle course located amidst the museum’s 150 outdoor planes
  • hourly door prizes including family museum memberships, year-supplies of Mars products (GOODNESSKNOWS® Snack Squares, MARATHON® Brand Energy Bars, M&M’S® Brand Chocolate Candies, SNICKERS® Brand Bars, etc.) and  the grand prize: a $200 Double Eagle Aviation 30-minute “Introductory Flight” for two. No charge to enter the drawings, winners must be present to win.
  • a paper airplane demonstration by Guinness-World-Record holder Ken Blackburn
  • a DJ and music throughout the festivities.

The Educator webpage offers a resource for teachers with a lesson plan, instructions for holding a mini-fly-off, paper- airplane patterns and links to various related sites with paper-airplane learning and facts.
In the NEW Family Fun Fly-off, the family/team with the longest average paper-airplane flight distance wins a $200 30-minute “Introductory Flight” for two from Double Eagle Aviation and a year-long family membership to the Pima Air & Space/Titan Missile Museums. A minimum of one adult 18+ (and a maximum of two adults) and a minimum of one child under 17 are required to enter the Family Fun Fly-off and registration was limited to the first 10 families (or teams) of up to six who register. NOTE: REGISTRATION FOR THE FAMILY FUN FLY-OFF IS ALREADY FULL/CLOSED.
Add this to expert tips from paper-airplane Guinness-World-Record holder Ken Blackburn (while entrants are folding and testing their airplanes) plus backpacks, t-shirts, snacks and lunch for the contestants, all amidst the inspiring Pima Air & Space Museum collection.


“This exciting event, part of a grander inspirational campaign to interest kids in aviation and engineering, is evolving to greater and greater heights,” explained Yvonne C. Morris, Executive Director of the Arizona Aerospace Foundation/Pima Air & Space Museum. “We are grateful to sponsors Mars, North America, Candies and Double Eagle Aviation for helping us expand this program that makes learning about science and technology fun,” Morris continued.


The annual Great Paper Airplane Fly-off grew out of the Great Paper Airplane Project. Registration for the children’s fly-off ends February 4, 2014 (or when 350 contestants have registered).


ABOUT THE GREAT PAPER AIRPLANE PROJECT

On March 21, 2012 the Pima Air & Space Museum made history by flying the world’s largest paper airplane: 45-feet long with a 24-foot wingspan. The airplane was inspired by then 12-year-old Tucson resident Arturo Valdenegro, whose paper airplane flew the farthest when he competed against hundreds of children in the first Great Paper Airplane Fly-Off. Arturo got to meet with the engineers who oversaw the design and construction of the 800-pound paper airplane, which flew at an altitude of 2,703 feet and a speed of 98 miles per hour. Remnants of the plane and many fly-off entrants’ planes are on permanent display at The Pima Air & Space Museum.


ABOUT PIMA AIR & SPACE MUSEUM

Be wowed at Pima Air & Space Museum, one of the largest aviation museums in the world and the largest non-government-funded in the U.S. (TripAdvisor ranks it in the Top 10% worldwide for excellent ratings.) Its significant collection, 300 strong from around the globe, covers commercial, military and civil aviation. Plus they exhibit more than 125,000+ artifacts, including a moon rock donated by Tucsonan and Astronaut Frank Borman. Be amazed by many all-time great aircraft: the SR-71 Blackbird (the world’s fastest spy plane); a B-29 Superfortress (the WWII bomber that flew higher, farther and faster plus carried more bombs); the world’s smallest bi-plane; the C-54 (the Berlin Airlift’s star flown by the famous “Candy Bomber”  Col. USAF (Ret.) Gail Halvorsen, a Tucson-area winter resident); plus planes used as renowned-contemporary-artists’ canvases, including Brazilian graffiti artist Nunca. Explore five large hangars totaling more than 189,000 indoor square feet—four+ football fields­—of air/space craft, heroes’ stories and scientific phenomena. Two+ hangars are dedicated to WWII, one each to the European and Pacific theaters. Pima Air & Space maintains its own aircraft restoration center. It also operates exclusive tours of the “Boneyard,” aka the 309th Aerospace Maintenance and Regeneration Group (AMARG) on Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, plus offers a docent-led tram tour of its 80 acres (additional fees apply). Pima Air & Space Museum is located at 6000 E. Valencia Rd., just off I-10 exit 267, in Tucson. More information can be found at www.pimaair.org, on Facebook at www.facebook.com/PimaAirAndSpace, or by calling 520 574-0462.

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Guinness World Record for the longest paper airplane time aloft, 27.6 seconds

2013 Great Paper Airplane Fly-off winners Tobias Hahn, Nathaniel Reynolds, and Aaron Embry pose in their flight-jacket prizes with Guinness World Record holder Ken Blackburn.

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2013 Great Paper Airplane Fly-off heat throwing their paper airplanes

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Ken Blackburn signals the start of a heat in the 2013 Great Paper Airplane Fly-off

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The Great Paper Airplane Trophy on permanent display at the Pima Air & Space Museum.
Photos by Balfour Walker

 

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jason@csdesignstudios.com (Super User) Sat, 08 Feb 2014 20:51:00 +0000
NASA ORION MOCKUP SPLASHES DOWN AT PIMA AIR & SPACE MUSEUM THROUGH NEW YEAR’S DAY http://www.pimaair.org/historical-news-releases/192-nasa-orion-mockup-splashes-down-at-pima-air-space-museum-through-new-year-s-day http://www.pimaair.org/historical-news-releases/192-nasa-orion-mockup-splashes-down-at-pima-air-space-museum-through-new-year-s-day Pima Air and Space News Release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Mary E Emich
Director of Marketing, Sales and Visitor Services
Arizona Aerospace Foundation
6000 East Valencia Rd
Tucson, AZ  85756
Phone 520 574-0462
email

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NASA ORION MOCKUP SPLASHES DOWN AT PIMA AIR & SPACE MUSEUM THROUGH NEW YEAR’S DAY

Tucson—Dec. 19, 2013 NASA’s Orion Multi-Purpose Crew Vehicle crew module mockup will spend the upcoming winter holidays at the Pima Air and Space Museum.
Per NASA release J13-021:

NASA Orion spacecraft mockup to splash down in Tucson today.

A test version of NASA’s Orion spacecraft has been on a cross-country road trip for the past week, and will begin a two-week rest stop in Tucson, Ariz. hosted by the Pima Air & Space Museum.

Called the boilerplate test article, it is a full-scale structural mockup of the Orion crew module that will be used for splashdown recovery operations tests off the coast of San Diego in February. These at-sea tests will be conducted in preparation for the Fall 2014 orbital flight test – Exploration Flight Test-1.

The Orion test craft left NASA’s Langley Research Center in Virginia on Dec. 11 and has been making its way to California via truck since then. But the trip will pause for the holidays starting today. The Orion test article is set to arrive between 3 p.m. and 5 p.m. Mountain time today. As the schedule is somewhat flexible, those interested in seeing it arrive can follow @NASA_Orion and #SpotOrion on Twitter for continuous updates on the arrival time.

Once it arrives, the test article will be available to be seen by the public for free for about two hours outside of the museum. Afterward, it will be moved inside the museum gates to the outdoor aircraft exhibits area, where the public can view it up close with paid museum admission.

The test article is scheduled to depart Tucson on Jan. 2 and arrive at the U.S. Navy’s Naval Base San Diego by Jan. 7.

As the test article has made its way across the country, social media users have been tracking its progress and sharing their photos of using the hashtag #SpotOrion.

A map of its route across the country can be seen at:

http://www.nasa.gov/content/see-if-you-can-spotorion/

The 18,000-pound mockup is a full-sized replica of the Orion spacecraft currently being built at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center. The mockup has already been used in a number of tests to ensure that Orion will be ready for its first mission, Exploration Flight Test-1, scheduled for September 2014. That mission will take Orion to 3,600 miles above the Earth’s surface before returning it at speeds of up to 20,000 miles per hour for a splash landing in the Pacific Ocean.

In February it will be used for an underway recovery test in the Pacific Ocean. For this test, the mockup will be set adrift in open and unstable waters, providing NASA and U.S. Navy the opportunity to recover the capsule and bring it into the well deck of the USS San Diego. While deployed, the team will seek out various sea states in which to practice the capsule recovery procedures. This will help build a knowledge base of how the capsule recovery differs in calm and rough seas and what the true physical limits are.

NASA and the Navy previously used this mockup to practice recovery in calm seas during a stationary recovery test in August where the spacecraft was set adrift in the waters of Naval Station Norfolk in Virginia and recovered into the docked well deck of the USS Arlington. The mockup was also dropped from 25 feet above the water of Langley’s Hydro Impact Basin to simulate different splashdown scenarios.

To learn more about Orion and Exploration Flight Test-1, visit

http://www.nasa.gov/orion

Lockheed Martin’s Deputy Orion Program Manager, Larry Price will be in Tucson for the holidays and will be available for telephone and on-camera interviews.
Photos of the BTA being used in the stationary recovery tests can be found at http://www.flickr.com/photos/nasaorion/sets/72157635072298379/.
Video of the BTA in the stationary recovery tests can be found at http://vimeo.com/81906726.

IF YOU GO
What: Orion Multi-Purpose Crew Vehicle crew module mockup on display
Where: Pima Air & Space Museum, 6000 E. Valencia Rd.
When: Beginning Fri., Dec. 20, 2013, daily through Jan. 1st (except Christmas day) regular museum hours 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., last admittance 4 p.m.
Cost: Regular admission rates apply ($15.50 for adults, $12.25 for Pima County residents, seniors $12.50; children ages 7-12 $9, 6 & under free)
For more information: www.pimaair.org; 520 574-0462


ABOUT PIMA AIR & SPACE MUSEUM
Be wowed at Pima Air & Space Museum, one of the largest aviation museums in the world and the largest non-government-funded in the U.S. (TripAdvisor ranks it in the Top 10% worldwide for excellent ratings.) Its significant collection, 300 strong from around the globe, covers commercial, military and civil aviation alongside more than 125,000+ artifacts, including a moon rock donated by Tucsonan and Astronaut Frank Borman. Be amazed by many all-time great aircraft: the SR-71 Blackbird (the world’s fastest spy plane); a B-29 Superfortress (the WWII bomber that flew higher, farther and faster plus carried more bombs); the world’s smallest bi-plane; the C-54 (the Berlin Airlift’s star flown by the famous “Candy Bomber” Col. USAF (Ret.) Gail Halvorsen, a Tucson-area winter resident); plus planes used as renowned-contemporary-artists’ canvases, including Brazilian graffiti artist Nunca. Explore five large hangars totaling more than 189,000 indoor square feet—four+ football fields¬—of air/space craft, heroes’ stories and scientific phenomena. Two+ hangars are dedicated to WWII, one each to the European and Pacific theaters. Pima Air & Space maintains its own aircraft restoration center. It also operates exclusive tours of the “Boneyard,” aka the 309th Aerospace Maintenance and Regeneration Group (AMARG) on Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, plus offers a docent-led tram tour of its 80 acres (additional fees apply). Pima Air & Space Museum is located at 6000 E. Valencia Rd., just off I-10 exit 267, in Tucson. More information can be found at www.pimaair.org, on Facebook at www.facebook.com/PimaAirAndSpace, or by calling 520 574-0462.

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Photo: Orion module entering Pima Air & Space Museum entrance. Photo by Yvonne Morris.

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jason@csdesignstudios.com (Super User) Thu, 19 Dec 2013 23:57:00 +0000
PIMA AIR & SPACE UNVEILS JETSTAR USED AS A CANVAS BY KENNY SCHARF http://www.pimaair.org/historical-news-releases/191-pima-air-space-unveils-jetstar-used-as-a-canvas-by-kenny-scharf http://www.pimaair.org/historical-news-releases/191-pima-air-space-unveils-jetstar-used-as-a-canvas-by-kenny-scharf Pima Air and Space News Release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Mary E Emich
Director of Marketing, Sales and Visitor Services
Arizona Aerospace Foundation
6000 East Valencia Rd
Tucson, AZ  85756
Phone 520 574-0462
email

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PIMA AIR & SPACE UNVEILS JETSTAR USED AS A CANVAS BY KENNY SCHARF

Tucson, AZ Dec. 4, 2013—The Pima Air & Space Museum is pleased to announce the unveiling of a Lockheed Jetstar used as a canvas by contemporary artist Kenny Scharf, entitled “Back To Supersonica.” “Back to Supersonica” joins two other “Round Trip: Art from the Bone Yard Project” painted planes—a C-45 painted by Faile and a VC-140 painted by Andrew Schoultz—originally introduced on January 28, 2012, now prominently displayed on the museum grounds along Valencia Road near the museum’s entrance.

“Traditionally our aircraft along Valencia Road face into the museum (nose in, tails out) to facilitate the docent-guided tram tour of the aircraft and maximize our museum visitor’s experience,” explained Yvonne Morris, Executive Director of the Arizona Aerospace Foundation that operates the Pima Air & Space Museum. Morris continued, “Since the trams can’t operate in this area of our grounds, we placed the smiling faces of the art planes towards passers-by on Valencia to greet everyone and welcome you to the museum.”

Conceived in spring 2010 by gallery owner Eric Firestone, and organized with curator Carlo McCormick, the “Bone Yard Project” resurrects disused airplanes and parts from America’s military history through the creative intervention of contemporary artists, taking entire airplanes and their elements out of Tucson’s scrap yards in the desert, known as “boneyards,” and putting them into the hands of artists. It was in the desert surrounding Pima Air & Space Museum where both Firestone and McCormick first discovered the “boneyards” housing these once mighty metal giants of the United States Air Force. With a nod to the airplane graffiti and “nose art‟ that became popular during WWII, the project offers a vision of the wonder by which humanity takes to the air through some of the most prominent and acclaimed artists working today.

The first phase of the “Bone Yard Project,” “Nose Job,” made its debut in the summer of 2011 with an exhibition of nose cones taken from military airplanes and given to artists to use as eccentric-shaped “canvases” at Eric Firestone Gallery in East Hampton, Long Island. Including more than two dozen artists, “Nose Job” enjoyed critical success as the work tapped into both the broader cultural resonance of this history, and the very personal ways one relates to such a narrative.

Phase Two, “Round Trip: Selections from The Bone Yard Project,” featured five “monumental” works created on military planes by a dynamic selection of popular graffiti and street artists from around the world. It also included selections from the previous “Nose Job” exhibition along with more than a dozen cones interpreted by artists new to this project. The curatorial team included Med Sobio, an independent curator and consultant on graffiti art, and Lesley Oliver of the Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art, a longstanding figure on the Arizona art scene. More than 30 artists have participated in “Round Trip” including DC Super 3 planes painted by graffiti artists How & Nosm, Nunca, and Retna. These three planes are also on display at the Pima Air & Space Museum (visitors should go through Hangar 4). The nose-cone art and the C97 cockpit by Saner are not currently on display. The spray-painted “Back to Supersonica,” is an addition to Phase Two.


ABOUT PIMA AIR & SPACE MUSEUM
Be wowed at Pima Air & Space Museum, one of the largest aviation museums in the world and the largest non-government-funded in the U.S. (TripAdvisor ranks it in the Top 10% worldwide for excellent ratings.) Its significant collection, 300 strong from around the globe, covers commercial, military and civil aviation alongside more than 125,000+ artifacts, including a moon rock donated by Tucsonan and Astronaut Frank Borman. Be amazed by many all-time great aircraft: the SR-71 Blackbird (the world’s fastest spy plane); a B-29 Superfortress (the WWII bomber that flew higher, farther and faster plus carried more bombs); the world’s smallest bi-plane; the C-54 (the Berlin Airlift’s star flown by the famous “Candy Bomber” Col. USAF (Ret.) Gail Halvorsen, a Tucson-area winter resident); plus planes used as renowned-contemporary-artists’ canvases, including Brazilian graffiti artist Nunca. Explore five large hangars totaling more than 189,000 indoor square feet—four+ football fields¬—of air/space craft, heroes’ stories and scientific phenomena. Two+ hangars are dedicated to WWII, one each to the European and Pacific theaters. Pima Air & Space maintains its own aircraft restoration center. It also operates exclusive tours of the “Boneyard,” aka the 309th Aerospace Maintenance and Regeneration Group (AMARG) on Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, plus offers a docent-led tram tour of its 80 acres (additional fees apply). Pima Air & Space Museum is located at 6000 E. Valencia Rd., just off I-10 exit 267, in Tucson. More information can be found at www.pimaair.org, on Facebook at www.facebook.com/PimaAirAndSpace, or by calling 520 574-0462.

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PASMArtPlaneScharf = “Back to Supersonica;” Photo by Jason Wawro

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PASMArtPlaneScharfEyes = close up of “Back to Supersonica;” Photo by Jason Wawro

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PASMArtPlaneScharfAtWork = Kenny Scharf spray painting “Back to Supersonica” at Pima Air & Space Museum

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PASMArtPlaneScharfSunset = “Back to Supersonica” at sunset; Photo by Jason Wawro

PASM-Round-Trip-View-From-Valencia

PASMRoundTripViewFromValencia = the new smiling view at the entrance to Pima

Air & Space Museum (taken from Valencia Road), the “Bone Yard Project: RoundTrip;” photo by John Bezosky

High resolution photos and video are available upon request.

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jason@csdesignstudios.com (Super User) Wed, 04 Dec 2013 23:50:00 +0000
CANDY BOMBER TO HELP SANTA AFTER HE LANDS AT PIMA AIR & SPACE MUSEUM http://www.pimaair.org/historical-news-releases/190-candy-bomber-to-help-santa-after-he-lands-at-pima-air-space-museum http://www.pimaair.org/historical-news-releases/190-candy-bomber-to-help-santa-after-he-lands-at-pima-air-space-museum Pima Air and Space News Release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Mary E Emich
Director of Marketing, Sales and Visitor Services
Arizona Aerospace Foundation
6000 East Valencia Rd
Tucson, AZ  85756
Phone 520 574-0462
email

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CANDY BOMBER TO HELP SANTA AFTER HE LANDS AT PIMA AIR & SPACE MUSEUM

Tucson—Nov. 27, 2013. Col. Gail S. Halvorsen (Ret.), the world-renown Candy Bomber of the humanitarian Berlin Airlift fame, will help Santa Clause hand out candy after Santa arrives by helicopter on Sat., Dec. 14, 2013 at the Pima Air & Space Museum. The museum will open early, at 8:30am, offering a special breakfast buffet (additional charge) from their restaurant, Flight Grill, with Santa scheduled to land at 10:45am.

To facilitate families enjoying all of the museum’s offerings: the aircraft, festivities, petting zoo, crafts, etc., allotted entry times to line up for Santa will be assigned as families enter the museum. (Members can enter the Santa line at any time.) Parents are encouraged to bring their own cameras to capture their young one’s visit with Santa. After children sit on Santa’s lap, Col. Halverson will hand out candy canes.

The first 1500 children through the door will receive a commemorative jingle bell ornament.

In addition to viewing the museum’s great planes, there will be assorted holiday crafts and special activities including:
o storytime readings by Mina Stafford, Pima Air & Space’s Curator of Education, of the children’s book, “Mercedes and the Chocolate Pilot.” “Mercedes and the Chocolate Pilot” tells the true story of a seven-year-old girl who lived in West Berlin during the airlift and the candy that dropped from the sky

    o find the Disney “Planes” scavenger hunt with stickers (participants also receive a full-size Disney movie poster as they leave the museum, while supplies last of 800 posters)
    o a Rockin’ Star Ranch petting zoo
    o letter writing to Santa
    o glider assembly
    o ornament decorating
    o temporary holiday tattoos
    o 10% holiday savings in the Pima Air & Space Museum Store (members receive a total 20% savings!) Saturday 12/14/13 only


“I’m delighted to help. I enjoy seeing the children’s smiles but especially the hope in their eyes,” stated the 92-year-old Halvorsen. He continued, “It was the hope that someday things would be better that helped the Germans understand that even after the war, the Americans cared.”

The children’s book and Halvorsen’s own book, “The Berlin Candy Bomber” will be available for purchase in the Museum Store. Regular museum daily admission rates apply: $12.25 for Pima County residents, $15.50 for adults, $9 for Juniors ages 7-12, and FREE for children ages 6 & Under (and members).

ABOUT PIMA AIR & SPACE MUSEUM
Be wowed at Pima Air & Space Museum, one of the largest aviation museums in the world and the largest non-government-funded in the U.S. (TripAdvisor ranks it in the Top 10% worldwide for excellent ratings.) Its significant collection, 300 strong from around the globe, covers commercial, military and civil aviation alongside more than 125,000+ artifacts, including a moon rock donated by Tucsonan and Astronaut Frank Borman. Be amazed by many all-time great aircraft: the SR-71 Blackbird (the world’s fastest spy plane); a B-29 Superfortress (the WWII bomber that flew higher, farther and faster plus carried more bombs); the world’s smallest bi-plane; the C-54 (the Berlin Airlift’s star flown by the famous “Candy Bomber” Col. USAF (Ret.) Gail Halvorsen, a Tucson-area winter resident); plus planes used as renowned-contemporary-artists’ canvases, including Brazilian graffiti artist Nunca. Explore five large hangars totaling more than 189,000 indoor square feet—four+ football fields¬—of air/space craft, heroes’ stories and scientific phenomena. Two+ hangars are dedicated to WWII, one each to the European and Pacific theaters. Pima Air & Space maintains its own aircraft restoration center. It also operates exclusive tours of the “Boneyard,” aka the 309th Aerospace Maintenance and Regeneration Group (AMARG) on Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, plus offers a docent-led tram tour of its 80 acres (additional fees apply). Pima Air & Space Museum is located at 6000 E. Valencia Rd., just off I-10 exit 267, in Tucson. More information can be found at www.pimaair.org, on Facebook at www.facebook.com/PimaAirAndSpace or by calling 520 574-0462.

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PASM C-54 Parachute 08 = Col. Halvorsen tossing a handkerchief parachute with candy similar to the ones dropped from the C-54 cargo plane in the background during the Berlin Air Lift. Staff photo

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PASMSanta lands 2012_RB = Santa coming in for a landing at Pima Air & Space Museum in 2012. Photo by Rick Barrett

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PASMSantaLandingBells = 2013 Jingle Bell Ornament to be given to the first 1500 children at Santa’s Landing on Dec. 14, 2013. Children ring the bell as Santa lands to welcome him to Tucson. Staff photo

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Photo HalvorsenTiergarten 48 = Col. Halvorsen in Germany in 1948 during the Berlin Air Lift. U.S. Air Force photo

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Santa landing 2012 _1 = Excited children watching Santa land in a helicopter at Pima Air & Space Museum

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PASMSantaLandFamily = A family gathers round Santa for a group photo after watching Santa land at the Pima Air & Space Museum

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jason@csdesignstudios.com (Super User) Wed, 27 Nov 2013 23:38:00 +0000
HISTORIC MILITARY VEHICLES AT THE PIMA AIR 7 SPACE MUSEUM ON NOV. 16 http://www.pimaair.org/historical-news-releases/189-historic-military-vehicles-at-the-pima-air-7-space-museum-on-nov-16 http://www.pimaair.org/historical-news-releases/189-historic-military-vehicles-at-the-pima-air-7-space-museum-on-nov-16 Pima Air and Space News Release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Mary E Emich
Director of Marketing, Sales and Visitor Services
Arizona Aerospace Foundation
6000 East Valencia Rd
Tucson, AZ  85756
Phone 520 574-0462
email

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HISTORIC MILITARY VEHICLES AT THE PIMA AIR 7 SPACE MUSEUM ON NOV. 16

TUCSON, AZ, Oct. 30, 2013—The Pima Air & Space Museum will host a historic military vehicle show entitled “Wings and Wheels” on Sat., Nov. 16, 2013. This arresting annual display of jeeps, trucks and motorcycles is a partnership between the Southern Arizona Military Vehicle Collectors Club and the Pima Air & Space Museum. There will be more than 20 historic military vehicles on display under the wings of many iconic airplanes plus enthusiastic club members in authentic uniforms to share their knowledge. This show is free with paid admission to the Museum.

“November is a month of military remembrance, the perfect time to augment our collection with more fascinating military vehicles if only for one day,” states Yvonne Morris, Executive Director of the Arizona Aerospace Foundation that operates the Pima Air & Space Museum. Morris continued, “With this Collector’s Club’s participation, it’s a great opportunity to make, as we say ‘history come to life’ for our visitors.”

ABOUT PIMA AIR & SPACE MUSEUM
Be wowed at Pima Air & Space Museum, one of the largest aviation museums in the world and the largest non-government-funded in the U.S. (TripAdvisor ranks it in the Top 10% worldwide for excellent ratings.) Its significant collection, 300 strong from around the globe, covers commercial, military and civil aviation alongside more than 125,000+ artifacts, including a moon rock donated by Tucsonan and Astronaut Frank Borman. Be amazed by many all-time great aircraft: the SR-71 Blackbird (the world’s fastest spy plane); a B-29 Superfortress (the WWII bomber that flew higher, farther and faster plus carried more bombs); the world’s smallest bi-plane; the C-54 (the Berlin Airlift’s star flown by the famous “Candy Bomber” Col. USAF (Ret.) Gail Halvorsen, a Tucson-area winter resident); plus planes used as renowned-contemporary-artists’ canvases, including Brazilian graffiti artist Nunca. Explore five large hangars totaling more than 189,000 indoor square feet—four+ football fields¬—of air/space craft, heroes’ stories and scientific phenomena. Two+ hangars are dedicated to WWII, one each to the European and Pacific theaters. Pima Air & Space maintains its own aircraft restoration center. It also operates exclusive tours of the “Boneyard,” aka the 309th Aerospace Maintenance and Regeneration Group (AMARG) on Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, plus offers a docent-led tram tour of its 80 acres (additional fees apply). Pima Air & Space Museum is located at 6000 E. Valencia Rd., just off I-10 exit 267, in Tucson. More information can be found at www.pimaair.org, on Facebook at www.facebook.com/PimaAirAndSpace, or by calling 520 574-0462.

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PASMMilVehcycleF4 = Harley Davidson 1942 WLA and the McDonnell Douglas F-4 Phantom II

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PASMmilVehiclesJeeps = historic military vehicles near the U.S. VIP transports


Photos by John Bezosky

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jason@csdesignstudios.com (Super User) Wed, 30 Oct 2013 23:26:00 +0000
BOEING TO DEDICATE "WORLD'S-MOST-POPULAR" JET AIRLINER AT PIMA AIR & SPACE MUSEUM http://www.pimaair.org/historical-news-releases/188-boeing-to-dedicate-world-s-most-popular-jet-airliner-at-pima-air-space-museum http://www.pimaair.org/historical-news-releases/188-boeing-to-dedicate-world-s-most-popular-jet-airliner-at-pima-air-space-museum Pima Air and Space News Release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Mary E Emich
Director of Marketing, Sales and Visitor Services
Arizona Aerospace Foundation
6000 East Valencia Rd
Tucson, AZ  85756
Phone 520 574-0462
email

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BOEING TO DEDICATE "WORLD'S-MOST-POPULAR" JET AIRLINER AT PIMA AIR & SPACE MUSEUM

Tucson, AZ, Oct. 24, 2013—Lou Mancini, Senior Vice President, Commercial Aviation Services, Boeing Commercial Airplanes of The Boeing Company, will dedicate a Boeing 737-300 commercial jet airliner at the Pima Air & Space Museum on Mon., Nov. 4, 2013 at 12:00 noon. Local city and county dignitaries will attend the ceremony for the aircraft which was operated by China Southern Airlines.

“We are extremely grateful to The Boeing Company for helping us acquire this popular airplane. We have great plans not only for its display but also for education, especially with school children,” said Count Ferdinand von Galen, Chairman of the Museum Board of Trustees. He continued, “We are hopeful that this experience will lead to further opportunities to work with Boeing.”

“Boeing is proud to partner with the Pima Air & Space Museum in its educational mission to preserve and present the history of flight,” stated Mancini. “We hope this airplane helps inspire young minds to think big and excel in science, math and other technology subjects in this growing aerospace-centric community.”

The 737-300 was flown into Davis-Monthan Air Force Base and towed, with the crew inside, across Valencia Road. Video footage of this transfer is available.

The Boeing 737 is the most popular jetliner family in the world with more than 7,700 built and another 3,400 on order as of September 2013. The 737 is in use by large and small airlines around the world. It has been estimated that over 2,000 are flying at any given moment with one taking off or landing every two seconds.

The Museum’s newest addition, the 737-300, is part of the 737 Classic series, the second set of airplanes developed in the family. It was a major redesign of the plane from the first generation, featuring new high-bypass turbofan engines that reduced both noise and fuel consumption. The -300 was announced in 1981 and went into airline service with Southwest Airlines and USAir in 1984. A total of 1,113 of this version were built between 1984 and 1999. Brand new, this type of airplane had a list price in the range of $20 to $30 million dollars in the early 1990s.

In addition to the commercial versions of the aircraft the U.S. military has used several versions of the aircraft – including the T-43A, a U.S. Air Force navigation trainer and transport, and the C-40, a cargo and personnel transport in use with the U.S. Navy and Air Force. The latest 737-derived military aircraft is the P-8 Poseidon maritime patrol and anti-submarine warfare aircraft.

Airplane Service History
Built by Boeing Aircraft Company at Renton, Washington and delivered on September 23, 1993.
1993-2012 Operated by China Southern Airlines, People’s Republic of China
2012 Retired from use and returned to Boeing Aircraft Company
December 2012 Donated to Pima Air & Space Museum by Boeing

Technical Data
Wingspan: 94 feet 9 inches
Length: 109 feet 7 inches
Height: 36 feet 6 inches
Maximum weight: 124,500 pounds
Maximum speed: 544 mph
Maximum Range: 2,685 miles
Service ceiling: 37,000 feet
Engine: Two CFM56-3 high bypass turbofan engines with 23,500 pounds of thrust each
Crew/passengers: 2 flight crew, 4-5 flight attendants, 121-149 passengers

ABOUT PIMA AIR & SPACE MUSEUM
Be wowed at Pima Air & Space Museum, one of the largest aviation museums in the world and the largest non-government-funded in the U.S. (TripAdvisor ranks it in the Top 10% worldwide for excellent ratings.) Its significant collection, 300 strong from around the globe, covers commercial, military and civil aviation alongside more than 125,000+ artifacts, including a moon rock donated by Tucsonan and Astronaut Frank Borman. Be amazed by many all-time great aircraft: the SR-71 Blackbird (the world’s fastest spy plane); a B-29 Superfortress (the WWII bomber that flew higher, farther and faster plus carried more bombs); the world’s smallest bi-plane; the C-54 (the Berlin Airlift’s star flown by the famous “Candy Bomber” Col. USAF (Ret.) Gail Halvorsen, a Tucson-area winter resident); plus planes used as renowned-contemporary-artists’ canvases, including Brazilian graffiti artist Nunca. Explore five large hangars totaling more than 189,000 indoor square feet—4+ football fields¬—of air/space craft, heroes’ stories and scientific phenomena. Two+ hangars are dedicated to WW II, one each to the European and Pacific theaters. Pima Air & Space maintains its own aircraft restoration center. It also operates exclusive tours of the “Boneyard,” aka the 309th Aerospace Maintenance and Regeneration Group (AMARG) on Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, plus offers a docent-led tram tour of its 80 acres (additional fees apply). Pima Air & Space Museum is located at 6000 E. Valencia Rd., just off I-19 exit 267, in Tucson. More information can be found at www.pimaair.org, on Facebook at www.facebook.com/PimaAirAndSpace, or by calling 520 574-0462.

ABOUT THE BOEING COMPANY

The Boeing Company is the world's leading aerospace company, with its heritage mirroring the history of flight. It is the largest manufacturer of satellites, commercial jetliners, and military aircraft. In terms of sales, Boeing is the largest U.S. exporter. Total company revenues for 2012 were $81.7 billion.

The Chicago-based company has customers in 150 countries and employees in more than 70 countries. Worldwide, Boeing and its subsidiaries employ nearly 170,000 people, including more than 140,000 with college degrees and nearly 35,000 with advanced degrees that cover virtually every business and technical field.
Boeing Commercial Airplanes provides the world’s leading family of jetliners – the most efficient, reliable and comfortable airplanes from 100 through 465 passengers, designed and sized to enhance airline profitability.
ABOUT CHINA SOUTHERN AIRLINES


The largest airline in The People's Republic of China for the past 34 years, China Southern Airlines (CZ) in 2012 reached a passenger volume of over 86.5 million, thereby leading the Chinese aviation industry as the only Chinese carrier entering into the world's Top 10 passenger airlines. With a fleet of 512 modern aircraft and serving 193 cities in 35 countries & regions worldwide, CZ has manifested its leadership in the aviation industry. By July 2013, CZ has kept a safety record of 11.41 million flying hours and 230 months of aviation safety. CZ has hereby retained the best safety record in Chinese aviation and therefore honored with the Diamond Flight Safety Award by the CAAC (Civil Aviation Administration of China).


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mancini_n.jpg = Lou Mancini, Senior Vice President, Commercial Aviation Services, Boeing Commercial Airplanes of The Boeing Company. Photo courtesy The Boeing Company.

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The Boeing 737-300 flying into Davis-Monthan Air Force Base. Photo by John Bezosky.

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The Boeing 737-300 being towed over from Davis-Monthan Air Force Base  to the Pima Air & Space Museum. Photos by John Bezosky

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The Boeing 737-300 painted in China Southern Airlines colors at Pima Air & Space Museum near the American colors. Photo by John Saunders.

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Lou Mancini, Senior Vice President, Commercial Aviation Services, Boeing Commercial Airplanes of The Boeing Company dedicates the Boeing 737-300 at Pima Air & Space Museum. Photo by John Saunders.

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Count Ferdinand von Galen Board Chairman of the Arizona Aerospace Foundation that operates the Pima Air & Space Museum accepts a model from Lou Mancini, Senior Vice President, Commercial Aviation Services, Boeing Commercial Airplanes of The Boeing Company as Pima Air & Space Museum Director of Collections & Restoration, Scott Marchand look on. Photo by John Saunders.

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jason@csdesignstudios.com (Super User) Thu, 24 Oct 2013 23:54:00 +0000
PIMA AIR & SPACE MUSEUM RELOCATES HISTORIC BEACON http://www.pimaair.org/historical-news-releases/187-pima-air-space-museum-relocates-historic-beacon http://www.pimaair.org/historical-news-releases/187-pima-air-space-museum-relocates-historic-beacon Pima Air and Space News Release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Mary E Emich
Director of Marketing, Sales and Visitor Services
Arizona Aerospace Foundation
6000 East Valencia Rd
Tucson, AZ  85756
Phone 520 574-0462
email

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PIMA AIR & SPACE MUSEUM RELOCATES HISTORIC BEACON

Tucson—Oct. 4, 2013. The Pima Air & Space Museum has relocated its Airway Beacon Tower to a prominent position near Valencia Rd. Drivers and car passengers can now see it as they drive by.

“We are delighted to move this fascinating piece of aviation history into a more prominent location for all to see,” stated Yvonne Morris, Executive Director of the Arizona Aerospace Foundation, the not-for-profit that operates the Pima Air & Space Museum. “We are hoping it will become a landmark for the Southeast side of Tucson.”

During the 1920s the United States government created a series of lighted “airways” linking major cities across the country. The lighted Airway Beacons were a substantial navigation aid in an era prior to the development of radio navigation. The effectiveness was limited by visibility and weather conditions. Twenty-four-inch-diameter rotating beacons were mounted on 53-foot (16 m) high towers, and spaced ten miles apart. The spacing was closer in the mountains, and farther apart in the plains. The beacons were five-million candlepower, and rotated 6 times a minute. By 1933 approximately 1,500 airway beacons had been constructed to guide pilots from city to city, covering 18,000 miles from coast to coast. Radio navigation systems began to replace the lights in 1929 but it was not until the 1970s that the last of the beacons were officially turned off. Several actually remain in use by the state of Montana and are used to mark dangerous mountainous terrain. The lights are sometimes called “Lindy Lights” in recognition of Charles Lindbergh’s efforts to promote the system during the 1920s. The light preserved at the Pima Air & Space Museum is believed to have originally been placed at the airport at Douglas, Arizona.

Due to the museum’s proximity to the Davis-Monthan Air Force base and its runway, for safety reasons the beacon’s five-million candlepower light will not be lit.


ABOUT PIMA AIR & SPACE MUSEUM
Be wowed at Pima Air & Space Museum, one of the largest aviation museums in the world and the largest non-government-funded in the U.S. (TripAdvisor ranks it in the Top 10% worldwide for excellent ratings.) Its significant collection, 300 strong from around the globe, covers commercial, military and civil aviation alongside more than 125,000+ artifacts, including a moon rock donated by Tucsonan and Astronaut Frank Borman. Be amazed by many all-time great aircraft: the SR-71 Blackbird (the world’s fastest spy plane); a B-29 Superfortress (the WWII bomber that flew higher, farther and faster plus carried more bombs); the world’s smallest bi-plane; the C-54 (the Berlin Airlift’s star flown by the famous “Candy Bomber” Col. USAF (Ret.) Gail Halvorsen, a Tucson-area winter resident); plus planes used as renowned-contemporary-artists’ canvases, including Brazilian graffiti artist Nunca. Explore five large hangars totaling more than 177,000 indoor square feet—almost four football fields¬—of air/space craft, heroes’ stories and scientific phenomena. Two+ hangars are dedicated to WWII, one each to the European and Pacific theaters. Pima Air & Space maintains its own aircraft restoration center. It also operates exclusive tours of the “Boneyard,” aka the 309th Aerospace Maintenance and Regeneration Group (AMARG) on Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, plus offers a docent-led tram tour of its 80 acres (additional fees apply). Pima Air & Space Museum is located at 6000 E. Valencia Rd., just off I-10 exit 267, in Tucson. More information can be found at www.pimaair.org, on Facebook at www.facebook.com/PimaAirAndSpace, or by calling 520 574-0462.


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PASMBeaconCrane.jpg = crane moving the beacon to its new location near Valencia Rd. during the early morning. Photo by Andrew Boehly

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PASMBeacon.jpg = the relocated beacon at Pima Air & Space, photo by mee

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PASMBeaconA-10.jpg = soon after the beacon was relocated, a C-130 takes off from Davis Monthan Air Force Base, photo by mee

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PASMBeaconBeauty.jpg = the relocated beacon at Pima Air & Space and the Museum’s signature entry monument, the Beauty of Flight, photo by mee

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jason@csdesignstudios.com (Super User) Fri, 04 Oct 2013 23:45:00 +0000
HOT RODS AND HOT PLANES SIZZLE ON A SEPTEMBER SUNDAY MORNING AT PIMA AIR & SPACE http://www.pimaair.org/historical-news-releases/186-hot-rods-and-hot-planes-sizzle-on-a-september-sunday-morning-at-pima-air-space http://www.pimaair.org/historical-news-releases/186-hot-rods-and-hot-planes-sizzle-on-a-september-sunday-morning-at-pima-air-space Pima Air and Space News Release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Mary E Emich
Director of Marketing, Sales and Visitor Services
Arizona Aerospace Foundation
6000 East Valencia Rd
Tucson, AZ  85756
Phone 520 574-0462
email

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HOT RODS AND HOT PLANES SIZZLE ON A SEPTEMBER SUNDAY MORNING AT PIMA AIR & SPACE

Tucson—Aug. 26, 2013. Hot rods and hot planes: The Tucson Street Rod Association will display their “rides” at Pima Air & Space on the morning of Sun., Sep. 15, 2013. The Tucson Street Rod Association, the self-proclaimed oldest car enthusiast club in Tucson,¬¬ organized their September group ride to see the planes at Pima Air & Space Museum and agreed to show off their “souped up” street rods juxtaposed with the museum’s outdoor collection.

Street Rods: As the 1950s rolled into the '60s, teens (and professionals such as Ed “Big Daddy” Roth) customized cars so that they bore little resemblance to assembly-line productions. They became fantastic and futuristic creations, distinctly American including such statements as the addition of the iconic “Rat Fink” character of Ed Roth on the cars. (Rat Fink was a counter culture nod to Mickey Mouse. One story goes that Rat Fink’s appearance on a t-shirt typically yielded a student being expelled from school and thereby enabling that student to work on his customizing his car.) Tom Wolfe, in his 1963 article, "The Kandy-Kolored Tangerine-Flake Streamline Baby,” described the hot rod trend as a communication of “alienation and rebellion that is so important to the teen-age ethos that customizing grew up in.”

“Although the museum prefers to restore our air & space collection with historical accuracy, we believe museum visitors will enjoy these unique museum-worthy vehicles. We are grateful to the Tucson Street Rod Association for sharing with us and the public,” stated Yvonne Morris, Executive Director of the Arizona Aerospace Foundation that operates the Pima Air & Space Museum.

“Although I can’t promise which of our 60+ members’ great rods will be there—member attendance is optional—I can promise what shows will all look really cool next to the planes!” stated Perry Peradotto, event organizer and owner of a 1940 Chrysler New Yorker. He continued, “All of our vehicles are originally pre-1948 models. I can’t wait to photograph mine with the Blue Angel.” Viewing the cars (and photographing them) is included in the price of admissions, that price recently reduced to only $12.25 for Pima County residents. Although visitors are allowed to touch most of the planes at Pima Air & Space, the club respectfully requests the public refrain from touching their cars that will be on display from museum opening (9:00am) until approximately 1:00pm.

Attached:
    • PASMDodgeRodTWAMedResRB = 1932 Dodge Sedan driven by Gene DeChant with a Lockheed L-049 Constellation
    • PASMRodsTrioB52B36medresRB = 1932 Dodge Sedan and two t-buckets with the Convair B-36J Peacemaker and the Boeing B-52A Stratofortress
    • PASMRodsTrioTWAMedResRB = 1932 Dodge Sedan and two t-buckets with a Lockheed L-049 Constellation (John Sipe and Kris Van Horne)
    • PASMRodTBuktF18MedRes = t-bucket driven by John Sipe complete with blued exhaust pipes to match the F-18 Hornet painted in the Blue Angel scheme
    • PASMRodTBuktHindMedResRB = John Sipe’s t-bucket (note the plate) next to the “new” Mi-24 Hind attack helicopter


ABOUT PIMA AIR & SPACE MUSEUM
Be wowed at Pima Air & Space Museum, one of the largest aviation museums in the world and the largest non-government-funded in the U.S. (TripAdvisor ranks it in the Top 10% worldwide for excellent ratings.) Its significant collection, 300 strong from around the globe, covers commercial, military and civil aviation alongside more than 125,000+ artifacts, including a moon rock donated by Tucsonan and Astronaut Frank Borman. Be amazed by many all-time great aircraft: the SR-71 Blackbird (the world’s fastest spy plane); a B-29 Superfortress (the WWII bomber that flew higher, farther and faster plus carried more bombs); the world’s smallest bi-plane; the C-54 (the Berlin Airlift’s star flown by the famous “Candy Bomber” Col. USAF (Ret.) Gail Halvorsen, a Tucson-area winter resident); plus planes used as renowned-contemporary-artists’ canvases, including Brazilian graffiti artist Nunca. Explore five large hangars totaling more than 177,000 indoor square feet—almost four football fields¬—of air/space craft, heroes’ stories and scientific phenomena. Two+ hangars are dedicated to WWII, one each to the European and Pacific theaters. Pima Air & Space maintains its own aircraft restoration center. It also operates exclusive tours of the “Boneyard,” aka the 309th Aerospace Maintenance and Regeneration Group (AMARG) on Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, plus offers a docent-led tram tour of its 80 acres (additional fees apply). Pima Air & Space Museum is located at 6000 E. Valencia Rd., just off I-10 exit 267, in Tucson. More information can be found at www.pimaair.org, on Facebook, or by calling 520 574-0462.

Note: The 390th Bombardment Group (Heavy) Memorial Museum is closed for reconstruction until further notice.

ABOUT THE TUCSON STREET ROD ASSOCIATION:
The TSRA was formed 42 years ago by a small group of dedicated car enthusiasts who hoped to encourage a local interest in street rods (1948 and older). Little did they know that TSRA would still be in existence forty plus years later. Since those humble beginnings the club has grown to over sixty members and an equal number of cool street rods. More information can be found at www.tucsonstreetrodassociation.net.

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1932 Dodge Sedan driven by Gene DeChant with a Lockheed L-049 Constellation

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1932 Dodge Sedan and two t-buckets with the Convair B-36J Peacemaker and the Boeing B-52A Stratofortress

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1932 Dodge Sedan and two t-buckets with a Lockheed L-049 Constellation (John Sipe and Kris Van Horne)

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t-bucket driven by John Sipe complete with blued exhaust pipes to match the F-18 Hornet painted in the Blue Angel scheme

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John Sipe’s t-bucket (note the plate) next to the “new” Mi-24 Hind attack helicopter

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jason@csdesignstudios.com (Super User) Mon, 26 Aug 2013 23:18:00 +0000
PIMA AIR & SPACE MUSEUM, DAVIS-MONTHAN AIR FORCE BASE AND THE 309TH AMARG OFFER THE FIRST EVER SATURDAY “BONEYARD” GUIDED TOUR FOR “WORKING” TUCSONANS http://www.pimaair.org/historical-news-releases/185-pima-air-space-museum-davis-monthan-air-force-base-and-the-309th-amarg-offer-the-first-ever-saturday-boneyard-guided-tour-for-working-tucsonans http://www.pimaair.org/historical-news-releases/185-pima-air-space-museum-davis-monthan-air-force-base-and-the-309th-amarg-offer-the-first-ever-saturday-boneyard-guided-tour-for-working-tucsonans Pima Air and Space News Release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Mary E Emich
Director of Marketing, Sales and Visitor Services
Arizona Aerospace Foundation
6000 East Valencia Rd
Tucson, AZ  85756
Phone 520 574-0462
email

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PIMA AIR & SPACE MUSEUM, DAVIS-MONTHAN AIR FORCE BASE AND THE 309TH AMARG OFFER THE FIRST EVER SATURDAY “BONEYARD” GUIDED TOUR FOR “WORKING” TUCSONANS!

Tucson—Aug. 22, 2013 Pima Air & Space Museum, who operates the often-sold-out docent-guided bus tours of the “Boneyard”/309th Aerospace Maintenance and Regeneration Group/309 AMARG on the Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, announced the first ever Saturday tours for Sat., Aug. 31st created specifically to show support for working Tucsonans.

The 309th Aerospace Maintenance and Regeneration Group or 309 AMARG, commonly referred to as the “Boneyard,” operates to sustain U.S. and allied warfighters. Instituted in April 1946, immediately after WW II, AMARG has grown to become the storage, regeneration and “recycling” center for all U.S. military branches’ aircraft, federal agencies including NASA. The group, located on the Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, currently has more than 4,000 airplanes on a 2,600-acre (or 4-square-mile) facility. Five elements make up their overall mission; those elements include:

    • aircraft reactivation (also called “regeneration”) – meaning returning aircraft to flying status.
    • aircraft overhaul – or limited depot-level maintenance,
    • aircraft storage, perhaps the most visible mission,
    • aircraft parts reclamation, and
    • aircraft disposal.

Having a closer “inside-the-fence” view of the vast array (for comparison, more planes in one location than exist on the entire continent of Australia) has always been in high demand. In 1999 D-M in conjunction with AMARG awarded operation of tours to the Pima Air & Space Museum. These tours run during normal business hours: Monday through Friday, not including Federal Holidays. However, normal business hours are when many Tucsonans work.

Thanks to the coordination of Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, AMARG and the museum, with volunteer airmen manning the security gates, on “Labor Saturday” –the Saturday of the Labor Day Weekend¬¬–Pima Air & Space Museum is offering docent-guided air-conditioned-bus tours of the “Boneyard.” Prices will be:

    • special savings ($5) for Pima County residents (Aug. 31 only)
    • $7 for non-Pima-County adults
    • $4 children ages 8-12
(the tour is not recommended for children age 7 & under).
Admission to Pima Air & Space Museum, recently reduced to only $12.25 for Pima County residents, is not required however telephone reservations are (call 520 574-4762), in addition to the regular security procedures for entering a U.S. Air Force Base:
    • government-issued photo identification (such as a driver's license, military ID or passport) is required for all persons 16 years of age and older.
    • check in a minimum of one hour before the start of the tour.
    • the Air Force prohibits the carrying of firearms, weapons, illegal substances, backpacks, camera cases, and other non-essential items on the AMARG tour. Carry-on items may include a small camera without the case, and a small purse or fanny/belt pack. All items will be visually inspected before boarding the bus.
    • the bus will stop for photo ops on base however everyone will remain on the bus and all photos taken through the windows.
The tours, to be offered at 10am, 11:30am, 1:30pm and 3pm, take approximately 90 minutes. Walk-up tickets will be available on a very limited basis beginning when the museum opens at 9am.

This event was designed to thank the local Tucson community for their support and for embracing the "Boneyard" as a local icon for more than 67 years. It is hoped that this outreach opens the door for many hard-working neighbors to take advantage of a rare opportunity to view the broad range of aircraft and items of interest the Aerospace Regeneration and Maintenance Group workforce maintains, and experience firsthand this nation's past and present airpower display.

“We are delighted to offer this frequently-requested tour on a Saturday,” stated Yvonne Morris, Executive Director of the Arizona Aerospace Foundation that operates the Pima Air & Space Museum, “and truly appreciate the extra effort to make this community-event happen by everyone at Davis-Monthan, 309 AMARG, the airmen, our staff and volunteers.”

ABOUT 309 AMARG
309 AMARG is a modern, high-tech industrial facility providing a broad range of aircraft and aerospace vehicle support services to the U.S government and foreign allies. Services include aircraft and aerospace vehicle storage, parts reclamation, regeneration (restoration to flight capability), limited aircraft depot level maintenance) and aircraft disposal. AMARG's primary mission or role is to provide maintenance and asset regeneration for sustainment of the warfighter.

ABOUT PIMA AIR & SPACE MUSEUM
Be wowed at Pima Air & Space Museum, one of the largest aviation museums in the world and the largest non-government-funded in the U.S. (TripAdvisor ranks it in the Top 10% worldwide for excellent ratings.) Its significant collection, 300 strong from around the globe, covers commercial, military and civil aviation alongside more than 125,000+ artifacts, including a moon rock donated by Tucsonan and Astronaut Frank Borman. Be amazed by many all-time great aircraft: the SR-71 Blackbird (the world’s fastest spy plane); a B-29 Superfortress (the WWII bomber that flew higher, farther and faster plus carried more bombs); the world’s smallest bi-plane; the C-54 (the Berlin Airlift’s star flown by the famous “Candy Bomber” Col. USAF (Ret.) Gail Halvorsen, a Tucson-area winter resident); plus planes used as renowned-contemporary-artists’ canvases, including Brazilian graffiti artist Nunca. Explore five large hangars totaling more than 177,000 indoor square feet—almost four football fields¬—of air/space craft, heroes’ stories and scientific phenomena. Two+ hangars are dedicated to WWII, one each to the European and Pacific theaters. Pima Air & Space maintains its own aircraft restoration center. It also operates exclusive tours of the “Boneyard,” aka the 309th Aerospace Maintenance and Regeneration Group (309 AMARG) on Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, plus offers a docent-led tram tour of its 80 acres (additional fees apply). Pima Air & Space Museum is located at 6000 E. Valencia Rd., just off I-10 exit 267, in Tucson. More information can be found at www.pimaair.org, on Facebook, or by calling 520 574-0462.

Note: The 390th Bombardment Group (Heavy) Memorial Museum is closed for reconstruction until further notice.

Attachments:
    • PASMSatAMARGtourRADIOpsa = :60 radio PSA
    • PASMAMARGtourCBentleyKHollett.jpg = Pima Air & Space Museum docents Christina Bentley and Ken Hollett checking ID and inspecting “Boneyard” bus tour passengers’ small carry-ons as they board
    • PASM_AMARG_C-130column = Cargo planes/C-130s at AMARG as seen on the tour
    • PASM_AMARG_F-16noses = Line up of fighter planes noses/F-16s at AMARG as seen on the tour
    • PASM_AMARG_F_16Rows = Rows of F-16 fighter planes as seen on the tour

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Pima Air & Space Museum docents Christina Bentley and Ken Hollett checking ID and inspecting “Boneyard” bus tour passengers’ small carry-ons as they board. Photo by mee.

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Cargo planes/C-130s at AMARG as seen on the tour. Photo by John Saunders.

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Line up of fighter planes noses/F-16s at AMARG as seen on the tour

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jason@csdesignstudios.com (Super User) Wed, 22 Aug 2012 22:14:00 +0000
PIMA AIR & SPACE MUSEUM ANNOUNCES "FIND THE DISNEY© PLANES PLANES http://www.pimaair.org/historical-news-releases/183-pima-air-space-museum-announces-find-the-disney-planes-planes http://www.pimaair.org/historical-news-releases/183-pima-air-space-museum-announces-find-the-disney-planes-planes Pima Air and Space News Release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Mary E Emich
Director of Marketing, Sales and Visitor Services
Arizona Aerospace Foundation
6000 East Valencia Rd
Tucson, AZ  85756
Phone 520 574-0462
email

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PIMA AIR & SPACE MUSEUM ANNOUNCES "FIND THE DISNEY© PLANES' PLANES" AND PHYSICS FACTORY FOR ITS FINAL "NIGHT WINGS" PROGRAM THIS SUMMER

TUCSON—Aug. 8, 2013. The Pima Air & Space Museum announces “Find The Disney© Planes’ Planes” Scavenger Hunt and the Physics Factory as the special features during its third and final “Night Wings” summer evening program Sat., Aug. 24th, 5 to 9pm.

Pima Air & Space Museum features planes (and vehicles) that inspired 12 of the 14 main characters in the new Disney animated comedy adventure, Planes, including the newly unveiled F-18 Hornet/Blue Angel (Echo and Bravo), the Vought F-4U Corsair (Skipper), a Snow crop duster (Dusty), a Rutan Long-EZ (Ishani), a V-tailed Bonanza (Rochelle), even Dottie and Chug! During Night Wings, kids will be rewarded with stickers when they locate each of the real planes that inspired the characters in the movie. “The movie is amazingly accurate regarding aviation science and milestones,” commented Mina Stafford, Curator of Education, “so bring your kids to see the real planes to maximize their enthusiasm and learning.”

The Physics Factory, an outshoot of the University of Arizona Physics Phun, grabs kids’ (and adults’) attention with huge sparks, invisible forces, smoke, lasers, and other amazing phenomena making physics interesting and fun. Bruce Bayly, PhD, and Physics Factory instructor claims, “We use everyday objects in our hands-on learning stations and mentoring environments, to demystify science and to help students appreciate their amazing world.”

Plus the museum will have 12 other tables of aviation activities: impact craters, sampling space food (ice cream, YUM!), climbing in the cockpit of the Shooting Star high-speed jet trainer (mentioned in the movie), plane spotting, a coloring/drawing contest and prizes too, including a chance to win a free family membership.

These activities are in addition to the museum’s fantastic planes contrasted by the setting sun and inside almost four football fields of hangars. So join us, rain or shine! Adults only $10. Kids 12 & under are FREE. For only $4 more you can ride the tram and breeze around the 150 planes on the grounds (departure at 5:30 and 6:15 pm). Great food—burgers, salads, pizza and ice cream—will be available in The Fight Grill.

ABOUT PIMA AIR & SPACE MUSEUM
Be wowed at Pima Air & Space Museum, one of the largest aviation museums in the world and the largest non-government-funded in the U.S. (TripAdvisor ranks it in the Top 10% worldwide for excellent ratings.) Its significant collection, 300 strong from around the globe, covers commercial, military and civil aviation alongside more than 125,000+ artifacts, including a moon rock donated by Tucsonan and Astronaut Frank Borman. Be amazed by many all-time great aircraft: the SR-71 Blackbird (the world’s fastest spy plane); a B-29 Superfortress (the WWII bomber that flew higher, farther and faster plus carried more bombs); the world’s smallest bi-plane; the C-54 (the Berlin Airlift’s star flown by the famous “Candy Bomber” Col. USAF (Ret.) Gail Halvorsen, a Tucson-area winter resident); plus planes used as renowned-contemporary-artists’ canvases, including Brazilian graffiti artist Nunca. Explore five large hangars totaling more than 177,000 indoor square feet—almost four football fields¬—of air/space craft, heroes’ stories and scientific phenomena. Two+ hangars are dedicated to WWII, one each to the European and Pacific theaters. Pima Air & Space maintains its own aircraft restoration center. It also operates exclusive tours of the “Boneyard,” aka the 309th Aerospace Maintenance and Regeneration Group (AMARG) on Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, plus offers a docent-led tram tour of its 80 acres (additional fees apply). Pima Air & Space Museum is located at 6000 E. Valencia Rd., just off I-10 exit 267, in Tucson. More information can be found at www.pimaair.org, on Facebook www.facebook.com/PimaAirAndSpace, or by calling 520 574-0462.

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jason@csdesignstudios.com (Super User) Thu, 08 Aug 2013 20:28:00 +0000
"KITTY HAWK" THE WRIGHT BROTHER FILM AIRING MONDAY AT THE PIMA AIR & SPACE MUSEUM http://www.pimaair.org/historical-news-releases/184-kitty-hawk-the-wright-brother-film-airing-monday-at-the-pima-air-space-museum http://www.pimaair.org/historical-news-releases/184-kitty-hawk-the-wright-brother-film-airing-monday-at-the-pima-air-space-museum Pima Air and Space News Release

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Mary E Emich
Director of Marketing, Sales and Visitor Services
Arizona Aerospace Foundation
6000 East Valencia Rd
Tucson, AZ  85756
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"KITTY HAWK" THE WRIGHT BROTHER FILM AIRING MONDAY AT THE PIMA AIR & SPACE MUSEUM!

Tucson, AZ–Aug. 16, 2013. To commemorate National Aviation Day (Orville Wright’s birthday on Aug. 19), Pima Air & Space Museum will serve FREE birthday cake Monday and show the official Wright Brothers’ National Memorial film “Kitty Hawk: the Wright Brothers’ Journey of Invention.” The 115-minute movie, depicting how the Wrights developed the first successful “heavier-than-air” flying machine, features the voices of Neil Armstrong and John Glenn as Orville and Wilbur Wright. This “gripping tale of hardship, perseverance and spectacular triumph,” according to the jacket cover, will be shown at 10am and 1pm in the Dorothy Finley Space Gallery Education Room. The DVD will also be available for purchase during the month of August in the Pima Air & Space Museum Store. “We are thrilled to be collaborating with the Wright Brothers’ National Memorial to show the beginning of aviation,” stated Mina Stafford, Curator of Education at the Pima Air & Space Museum. “It’s amazing how two Midwestern bicycle mechanics with no formal training accomplished this world-changing feat,” she continued. Pima Air & Space Museum displays a replica of the Wright Flyer complete with a manikin to demonstrate the hip-controlled yaw (aka lateral motion/rudder), key to the Flyer’s and the Wright’s Brothers’ success.

Other “included in the price of admissions” special National Aviation Day activities are an open cock pit/photo op (the T-33) and FREE birthday cake (limited quantities, first-come-first served) in Flight Grill. Arizona Aerospace Foundation members will receive an unprecedented extra 10% off in the museum shop on Aug. 19th only (for a total of 20% savings, even on summer clearance items!).

ABOUT PIMA AIR & SPACE MUSEUM
Be wowed at Pima Air & Space Museum, one of the largest aviation museums in the world and the largest non-government-funded in the U.S. (TripAdvisor ranks it in the Top 10% worldwide for excellent ratings.) Its significant collection, 300 strong from around the globe, covers commercial, military and civil aviation alongside more than 125,000+ artifacts, including a moon rock donated by Tucsonan and Astronaut Frank Borman. Be amazed by many all-time great aircraft: the SR-71 Blackbird (the world’s fastest spy plane); a B-29 Superfortress (the WWII bomber that flew higher, farther and faster plus carried more bombs); the world’s smallest bi-plane; the C-54 (the Berlin Airlift’s star flown by the famous “Candy Bomber” Col. USAF (Ret.) Gail Halvorsen, a Tucson-area winter resident); plus planes used as renowned-contemporary-artists’ canvases, including Brazilian graffiti artist Nunca. Explore five large hangars totaling more than 177,000 indoor square feet—almost four football fields¬—of air/space craft, heroes’ stories and scientific phenomena. Two+ hangars are dedicated to WWII, one each to the European and Pacific theaters. Pima Air & Space maintains its own aircraft restoration center. It also operates exclusive tours of the “Boneyard,” aka the 309th Aerospace Maintenance and Regeneration Group (AMARG) on Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, plus offers a docent-led tram tour of its 80 acres (additional fees apply). Pima Air & Space Museum is located at 6000 E. Valencia Rd., just off I-10 exit 267, in Tucson. More information can be found at www.pimaair.org, on Facebook www.facebook.com/PimaAirAndSpace, or by calling 520 574-0462.

Note: The 390th Bombardment Group (Heavy) Memorial Museum, located on the Pima Air & Space Museum grounds, is closed for reconstruction until further notice.

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jason@csdesignstudios.com (Super User) Tue, 06 Aug 2013 22:07:00 +0000
PIMA AIR & SPACE UNVEILS THE "HIND" SOVIET HELICOPTER http://www.pimaair.org/historical-news-releases/182-pima-air-space-unveils-the-hind-soviet-helicopter http://www.pimaair.org/historical-news-releases/182-pima-air-space-unveils-the-hind-soviet-helicopter Pima Air and Space News Release

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Mary E Emich
Director of Marketing, Sales and Visitor Services
Arizona Aerospace Foundation
6000 East Valencia Rd
Tucson, AZ  85756
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WITH THE BRITISH IMPERIAL WAR MUSEUM, PIMA AIR & SPACE UNVEILS THE "HIND" SOVIET HELICOPTER, THEIR FIRST FOREIGN CHOPPER.

Tucson, AZ–Aug. 5, 2013. The Arizona Aerospace Foundation and the Imperial War Museum of England have unveiled a unique, Soviet-design helicopter at the Pima Air & Space Museum: the MIL Mi-24 Hind-D helicopter. The historic helicopter is on permanent loan from the Imperial War Museum. The successful partnership involved conquering the major endeavors of negotiation, dismantling and shipping the Mi-24 Hind helicopter across the world to Tucson, AZ. After reassembly and restoration, the helicopter is currently on display. This “import” is unlike any Western helicopter and is currently the only non-American helicopter in the Pima Air & Space Museum’s collection.

The MIL Mi-24 Hind-D, serial number B4002, was born in the Mil Moscow Helicopter Plant and delivered to the East German Air Force around 1977. Also known as the “Hind,” it served on an East German flying unit that was based at Cottbus Air Base during the reunification of Germany in 1990. The helicopter was taken into service with the reunified German Air Force and given the number 96+21. By 1993, Germany was disposing of most of its Soviet-built aircraft, and the B4002 was donated to the Imperial War Museum in the United Kingdom. It was put on display in Duxford until last year when the museum began collaboration with the Pima Air & Space Museum to bring the helicopter to Tucson. Its current markings are “East German Air Force, 1990.”

“We are pleased to collaborate with the Imperial War Museum and bring this unique aircraft to America,” Scott Marchand, Director of Collections and Restoration, of the Pima Air & Space Museum said. He continued, “This helicopter is unlike any Western helicopter ever built, so it’s an intriguing contrast to the museum’s other helicopters.”

The Hind was built to pull double duty by combining the features of a heavily armed and armored helicopter gunship with the troop carrying capability of a light-assault helicopter. In 1970, production and deployment of the helicopter to Soviet forces began. It was also widely sold to the Soviet Union’s allies. The Hind first saw combat in 1977 in Ethiopia during its war with Somalia. The helicopter gained stardom during the Soviet occupation of Afghanistan during the 1980s. The Hind proved difficult to shoot down, and its combat prowess helped lead the United States into supplying direct military aid to the Afghans. The Hind has managed to survive the dissolution of the Soviet Union and the Warsaw Pact, and is still in service in the Russian military and 30 other countries.

Technical Specifications:
Main Rotor Diameter: 56 feet 7 inches
Length: 57 feet 4 inches
Height: 21 feet 3 inches
Weight: 26,500 lb (loaded)
Maximum Speed: 208 mph
Service Ceiling: 14,750 feet
Range: 280 miles
Engines: Two IsotovTV3-117 turbines with 2,200 horse power each
Crew: 2 and 8 troops

ABOUT PIMA AIR & SPACE MUSEUM
Be wowed at Pima Air & Space Museum, one of the largest aviation museums in the world and the largest non-government-funded in the U.S. Its significant collection, 300 strong from around the globe, covers commercial, military and civil aviation alongside more than 125,000+ artifacts, including a moon rock donated by Tucsonan and Astronaut Frank Borman. Be amazed by many all-time great aircraft: the SR-71 Blackbird (the world’s fastest spy plane); a B-29 Superfortress (the WWII bomber that flew higher, farther and faster plus carried more bombs); the world’s smallest bi-plane; the C-54 (the Berlin Airlift’s star flown by the famous “Candy Bomber” Col. USAF (Ret.) Gail Halvorsen, a Tucson-area winter resident); plus planes used as renowned-contemporary-artists’ canvases, including Brazilian graffiti artist Nunca. Explore five large hangars totaling more than 177,000 indoor square feet—almost four football fields¬—of air/space craft, heroes’ stories and scientific phenomena including the largest paper airplane (our work). Two+ hangars are dedicated to WWII, one each to the European and Pacific theaters. Pima Air & Space even maintains its own aircraft restoration center. The museum also operates exclusive tours of the “Boneyard,” aka the 309th Aerospace Maintenance and Regeneration Group (AMARG) on Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, plus offers a docent-led tram tour of its 80 acres (additional fees apply). Pima Air & Space Museum is located at 6000 E. Valencia Rd., just off I-10 exit 267, in Tucson. More information can be found at www.pimaair.org, on Facebook www.facebook.com/PimaAirAndSpace, or by calling 520 574-0462.

Note: The 390th Bombardment Group (Heavy) Memorial Museum is closed for reconstruction until further notice.


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Attachments: photos by John Bezosky

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The fully restored MIL Mi-24 Hind-D Helicopter

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Hind Mi-24 during the restoration process carried out by Pima Air & Space Museum staff and volunteers

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Hind Mi-24 being painted in restoration

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Hind Mi-24 getting a top coat of paint in restoration

 

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jason@csdesignstudios.com (Super User) Mon, 05 Aug 2013 20:25:00 +0000
PIMA AIR & SPACE MUSEUM UNVEILS SLEEK BLUE ANGEL F-18 HORNET http://www.pimaair.org/historical-news-releases/181-pima-air-space-museum-unveils-sleek-blue-angel-f-18-hornet http://www.pimaair.org/historical-news-releases/181-pima-air-space-museum-unveils-sleek-blue-angel-f-18-hornet Pima Air and Space News Release

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Mary E Emich
Director of Marketing, Sales and Visitor Services
Arizona Aerospace Foundation
6000 East Valencia Rd
Tucson, AZ  85756
Phone 520 574-0462
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PIMA AIR & SPACE MUSEUM UNVEILS SLEEK BLUE ANGEL F-18 HORNET

Tucson—Aug. 1, 2013. Pima Air & Space Museum unveiled its recently-acquired McDonnell-Douglas (Boeing) F/A-18A Hornet, with the paint scheme of a U.S. Navy Blue Angel.

The Hornet was developed in the mid-1970s as a replacement for the F-4 Phantom and the A-7 Corsair that were then in use by the U.S. Navy and Marines as ground attack aircraft. The F/A-18 was derived from the YF-17 that had competed for the U.S. Air Force contract that resulted in the F-16 Fighting Falcon. The YF-17 was redesigned to add more fuel, folding wings, and strengthened landing gear among other changes to adapt it for use from aircraft carriers. The first production versions of the Hornet went into service with the Navy and Marines in 1983. Most of the early F/A-18A Hornets have been retired but some continue to fly with Navy and Marine training squadrons. The F/A-18C and the newest F/A-18E and F Super Hornets are the primary fighters and attack aircraft for the US Navy and Marines. Hornets have been sold to several foreign nations including Australia, Canada, Spain, Switzerland, Finland, Kuwait, and Malaysia.

The F/A-18 was adopted by the U.S. Navy’s Blue Angels aerial demonstration team in 1986 and still is flying today. It has now served with the team for 26 years. That makes it the longest serving aircraft type to fly with the Navy’s aerial demonstration team.

The plane, a model caricaturized by two of Disney’s main characters—Echo and Bravo— in the new animated movie, “Planes,” is placed prominently in the row of U.S. Naval Fighters (enabling Flight Grill restaurant patrons to admire it while dining).

James Stemm, Pima Air & Space Museum Curator of Collections, commented, “We have been working long and hard to secure the F/A-18A. It truly enhances our collection. We are grateful to our partners, the U.S. Navy, for this aircraft.”

Current Markings: U.S. Navy Blue Angels, 2012

Service History:
Built by McDonnell-Douglas Aircraft, St. Louis, Missouri and delivered to the U.S. Navy. (Service history not yet available.)

Technical Specifications:
Wingspan: 40 ft.
Length: 56 ft.
Height: 15 ft. 4 in.
Weight: 36,970 pounds (loaded)
Maximum Speed: Mach 1.8
Service Ceiling: 50,000 ft.
Range: 1,089 miles
Engines: Two General Electric F404-GE-400 turbofans with 16,000 pounds of thrust
Crew: 1

ABOUT PIMA AIR & SPACE MUSEUM
Be wowed at Pima Air & Space Museum, one of the largest aviation museums in the world and the largest non-government-funded in the U.S. Its significant collection, 300 strong from around the globe, covers commercial, military and civil aviation alongside more than 125,000+ artifacts, including a moon rock donated by Tucsonan and Astronaut Frank Borman. Be amazed by many all-time great aircraft: the SR-71 Blackbird (the world’s fastest spy plane); a B-29 Superfortress (the WWII bomber that flew higher, farther and faster plus carried more bombs); the world’s smallest bi-plane; the C-54 (the Berlin Airlift’s star flown by the famous “Candy Bomber” Col. USAF (Ret.) Gail Halvorsen, a Tucson-area winter resident); plus planes used as renowned-contemporary-artists’ canvases, including Brazilian graffiti artist Nunca. Explore five large hangars totaling more than 177,000 indoor square feet—almost four football fields¬—of air/space craft, heroes’ stories and scientific phenomena including the largest paper airplane (our work). Two+ hangars are dedicated to WWII, one each to the European and Pacific theaters. Pima Air & Space even maintains its own aircraft restoration center. The museum also operates exclusive tours of the “Boneyard,” aka the 309th Aerospace Maintenance and Regeneration Group (AMARG) on Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, plus offers a docent-led tram tour of its 80 acres (additional fees apply). Pima Air & Space Museum is located at 6000 E. Valencia Rd., just off I-10 exit 267, in Tucson. More information can be found at www.pimaair.org, on Facebook www.facebook.com/PimaAirAndSpace, or by calling 520 574-0462.

Attachment: PASMF-18.jpg; Photo by John Bezosky.

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jason@csdesignstudios.com (Super User) Thu, 01 Aug 2013 20:14:00 +0000
SEE THE REAL PLANES FROM DISNEY'S PLANES AT THE PIMA AIR & SPACE MUSEUM http://www.pimaair.org/historical-news-releases/180-see-the-real-planes-from-disney-s-planes-at-the-pima-air-space-museum http://www.pimaair.org/historical-news-releases/180-see-the-real-planes-from-disney-s-planes-at-the-pima-air-space-museum Pima Air and Space News Release

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Mary E Emich
Director of Marketing, Sales and Visitor Services
Arizona Aerospace Foundation
6000 East Valencia Rd
Tucson, AZ  85756
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SEE THE REAL PLANES FROM DISNEY'S PLANES AT THE PIMA AIR & SPACE MUSEUM!

Tucson, AZ–Jul. 31, 2013. Get “up close and personal” with the planes that inspired the characters of Disney’s Planes at the Pima Air & Space Museum. Visitors can also enter for a chance to win a family 4-pack of tickets to Disney’s Planes’ VIP Advanced Screening at the AMC Foothills Theater on Aug. 6, 2013. (Act quickly! Entry deadline is Sun., Aug. 4, 2013. Paid admission to the museum is not required to enter the contest.)

Visitors can examine and learn about the real-life counterparts that inspired Disney’s Planes’ characters, such as the supersonic F-18 Hornet (new at the museum) that resembles two characters Bravo and Echo and the Vought F4U Corsair that’s a shoo-in for Skipper. The museum “identifies with” 12 of the movie’s 14 main characters portrayed in the trailer, including:

    • Ripslinger—a North American P-51 Mustang,
    • Leadbottom—a WACO Bi-plane 7-UPF,
    • Ned and Zed—Cassutt Formula One Pylon Racers,
    • Rochelle—a Beechcraft N-35 Bonanza (check out the unique v-shaped tail),
    • Ishani—the Rutan Long-EZ, and
    • Dusty—a crop-duster designed by Leland Snow.

On the museum’s tram tour look out for the forklift and tanker truck that inspired Dottie and Chug, respectively, but be forewarned, Dottie’s a workin’ gal and may be hard at work elsewhere on the museum grounds. A comparison sheet with the characters and details on the Pima Air & Space’s planes is being distributed at the museum. The look-alikes are located throughout the museum (indoors and out) and are designated by Disney Planes movie posters.

There are 2 ways to enter the contest for tickets to the advanced screening.
    1. email planes@pimaair.org before midnight Aug. 4, 2013, or
    2. come to the museum and fill in an entry form in the Museum Store. Entrants must be 18 years old to enter and be available to arrive at the AMC Foothills Theater at 6pm on Aug. 6th for the 7pm show. The Pima Air & Space Museum is open daily from 9am to 5pm with last admittance at 4pm. The new lower adult-admission fee to the museum for Pima County residents is $12.25.

“We are already noting an increase in aviation interest,” commented Mina Stafford, Curator of Education, “It’s a great opportunity to teach the scientific principles of flight and the aspects that differentiate each of the plane designs, building on the kids’ enthusiasm. Plus, it’s fun!” A special “Find the Disney ‘Planes’ Planes” scavenger hunt (featuring stickers!!!) will be featured at the museum’s season finale Night Wings summer-evening event on Sat., Aug. 24th (5 to 9pm, with reduced admissions: $10 for adults, kids 12 & under FREE).


ABOUT THE MOVIE
From above the world of “Cars” comes “Disney’s Planes,” an action-packed 3D animated comedy adventure featuring Dusty (voice of Dane Cook), a plane with dreams of competing as a high-flying air racer. But Dusty’s not exactly built for racing—and he happens to be afraid of heights. So he turns to a seasoned naval aviator who helps Dusty qualify to take on the defending champ of the race circuit. Dusty’s courage is put to the ultimate test as he aims to reach heights he never dreamed possible, giving a spellbound world the inspiration to soar. “Disney’s Planes” takes off in theaters on Aug. 9, 2013.
www.Disney.com/Planes
www.Facebook.com/DisneyPlanes
www.Twitter.com/DisneyPicture

ABOUT PIMA AIR & SPACE MUSEUM
Be wowed at Pima Air & Space Museum, one of the largest aviation museums in the world and the largest non-government-funded in the U.S. (TripAdvisor ranks it in the Top 10% worldwide for excellent ratings.) Its significant collection, 300 strong from around the globe, covers commercial, military and civil aviation alongside more than 125,000+ artifacts, including a moon rock donated by Tucsonan and Astronaut Frank Borman. Be amazed by many all-time great aircraft: the SR-71 Blackbird (the world’s fastest spy plane); a B-29 Superfortress (the WWII bomber that flew higher, farther and faster plus carried more bombs); the world’s smallest bi-plane; the C-54 (the Berlin Airlift’s star flown by the famous “Candy Bomber” Col. USAF (Ret.) Gail Halvorsen, a Tucson-area winter resident); plus planes used as renowned-contemporary-artists’ canvases, including Brazilian graffiti artist Nunca. Explore five large hangars totaling more than 177,000 indoor square feet—almost four football fields¬—of air/space craft, heroes’ stories and scientific phenomena. Two+ hangars are dedicated to WWII, one each to the European and Pacific theaters. Pima Air & Space maintains its own aircraft restoration center. It also operates exclusive tours of the “Boneyard,” aka the 309th Aerospace Maintenance and Regeneration Group (AMARG) on Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, plus offers a docent-led tram tour of its 80 acres (additional fees apply). Pima Air & Space Museum is located at 6000 E. Valencia Rd., just off I-10 exit 267, in Tucson. More information can be found at www.pimaair.org, on Facebook www.facebook.com/PimaAirAndSpace, or by calling 520 574-0462.

Note: The 390th Bombardment Group (Heavy) Memorial Museum, located on the Pima Air & Space Museum grounds, is closed for reconstruction until further notice.

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jason@csdesignstudios.com (Super User) Wed, 31 Jul 2013 20:09:00 +0000
THE PIMA AIR & SPACE MUSEUM RANKS IN THE TOP 10% WORLDWIDE http://www.pimaair.org/historical-news-releases/179-the-pima-air-space-museum-ranks-in-the-top-10-worldwide http://www.pimaair.org/historical-news-releases/179-the-pima-air-space-museum-ranks-in-the-top-10-worldwide Pima Air and Space News Release

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Mary E Emich
Director of Marketing, Sales and Visitor Services
Arizona Aerospace Foundation
6000 East Valencia Rd
Tucson, AZ  85756
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THE PIMA AIR & SPACE MUSEUM RANKS IN THE TOP 10% WORLDWIDE OF EXCELLENT ATTRACTIONS... AGAIN!

Tucson, AZ–Jul. 20, 2013. TripAdvisor has awarded the Pima Air & Space Museum the Top 10% IN THE WORLD Certificate of Excellence for the second year in a row. The certificate recognizes the top-performing businesses on TripAdvisor, and is only awarded to businesses that rank in the top 10% worldwide for traveler feedback aka excellent ratings. The Pima Air & Space Museum/Arizona Aerospace Foundation also earned the Certificate of Excellence in 2012.

“We are honored to receive this distinction,” stated Yvonne Morris, Executive Director of the not-for-profit Arizona Aerospace Foundation that operates Pima Air & Space. She continued, “We are proud to provide our visitors with great experiences thanks to our hard-working, dedicated staff and volunteers. This award is as much theirs as it is ours.”

The consistently great feedback the Pima Air & Space Museum has received on TripAdvisor for the past two years proves it is a world-class destination. The awesome aircraft and knowledgeable and helpful staff/volunteers are just two reasons why travelers find the museum to be a standout among world-travel destinations.

With the TripAdvisor endorsement, seventy-five percent of surveyed travelers said they were more likely to “visit.” [Source: TripAdvisor Member Survey, October 2012.]

ABOUT PIMA AIR & SPACE MUSEUM
Be wowed at Pima Air & Space Museum, one of the largest aviation museums in the world and the largest non-government-funded in the U.S. Its significant collection, 300 strong from around the globe, covers commercial, military and civil aviation alongside more than 125,000+ artifacts, including a moon rock donated by Tucsonan and Astronaut Frank Borman. Be amazed by many all-time great aircraft: the SR-71 Blackbird (the world’s fastest spy plane); a B-29 Superfortress (the WWII bomber that flew higher, farther and faster plus carried more bombs); the world’s smallest bi-plane; the C-54 (the Berlin Airlift’s star flown by the famous “Candy Bomber” Col. USAF (Ret.) Gail Halvorsen, a Tucson-area winter resident); plus planes used as renowned-contemporary-artists’ canvases, including Brazilian graffiti artist Nunca. Explore five large hangars totaling more than 177,000 indoor square feet—almost four football fields¬—of air/space craft, heroes’ stories and scientific phenomena including the largest paper airplane (our work). Two+ hangars are dedicated to WWII, one each to the European and Pacific theaters. Pima Air & Space maintains its own aircraft restoration center. It also operates exclusive tours of the “Boneyard,” aka the 309th Aerospace Maintenance and Regeneration Group (AMARG) on Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, plus offers a docent-led tram tour of its 80 acres (additional fees apply). Pima Air & Space Museum is located at 6000 E. Valencia Rd., just off I-10 exit 267, in Tucson. More information can be found at www.pimaair.org, on Facebook, https://www.facebook.com/PimaAirAndSpace, or by calling 520 574-0462.

Note: The 390th Bombardment Group (Heavy) Memorial Museum is closed for reconstruction until further notice.

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PASMDocentKenHollettMariner.jpg = Docent Ken Hollett informing a tour on the PBM-5A Martin Mariner, one of only two in existence.
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PASMDocentKeithConnollyElectra.jpg = docent Keith Connolly holding kids rapt attention in front of the Lockheed Model 10 Electra, the same airplane type that Amelia Earhart flew.

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Docent Ken Hollett informing a tour on the PBM-5A Martin Mariner, one of only two in existence.

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Pima Air & Space Museum’s Asian-theater World War II hangar

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Docent Keith Connolly holding kids rapt attention in front of the Lockheed Model 10 Electra, the same airplane type that Amelia Earhart flew.

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jason@csdesignstudios.com (Super User) Sat, 20 Jul 2013 18:30:00 +0000
PIMA AIR & SPACE MUSEUM ANNOUNCES RADIO-CONTROLLED JETS and LEGO ROBOTICS http://www.pimaair.org/historical-news-releases/178-pima-air-space-museum-announces-radio-controlled-jets-and-lego-robotics http://www.pimaair.org/historical-news-releases/178-pima-air-space-museum-announces-radio-controlled-jets-and-lego-robotics Pima Air and Space News Release

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Mary E Emich
Director of Marketing, Sales and Visitor Services
Arizona Aerospace Foundation
6000 East Valencia Rd
Tucson, AZ  85756
Phone 520 574-0462
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PIMA AIR & SPACE MUSEUM ANNOUNCES RADIO-CONTROLLED JETS and LEGO ROBOTICS AS THE SPECIAL FEATURES FOR ITS JULY 27TH “NIGHT WINGS” PROGRAM AND WINNERS OF ITS JUNE COLORING CONTEST

TUCSON—Jul. 12, 2013. The Pima Air & Space Museum announced radio-controlled jets AND Lego Robotics as the special features during its second “Night Wings” summer evening program Sat., Jul. 27th 5 to 9pm. Clay Sherrow, radio-controlled jet enthusiast, will be revving up one of his four planes at 7 and 8pm and displaying 4 of his collection valued at approximately $20,000. “The ‘fire burst’ when the engine starts is fantastic, especially at dusk,” claims Sherrow. The museum’s display area is not conducive for an actual take-off however a radio-controlled flight simulator will be available for everyone to try their hand at controlling a powerful RC jet.

Everyone can also try their hand at the museum’s new Lego Robotics activity too: charting the route and maneuvering a plane, island hopping across the Pacific Ocean. “These robots are amazing!” noted Mina Stafford, Curator of Education at Pima Air & Space Museum, just back from Robotics Camp, “And fun. They are an enthralling addition to our Education and Outreach programs.”

Other kids’ activities include: a coloring/drawing contest, impact craters, sampling space food (ice cream, YUM!), climbing in the cockpit of the Shooting Star high-speed jet trainer (photo op Mom), plane spotting, and prizes too, including a chance to win a free family membership. These activities are in addition to the museum’s fantastic planes contrasted by the setting sun and inside almost four football fields of hangars. So join us, rain or shine! Adults only $10. Kids 12 & under are FREE. For only $4 more you can ride the tram and breeze around the 150 planes on the grounds (departure at 6:30 pm). Great food—burgers, salads, pizza and ice cream—will be available in The Fight Grill.

The Winners of the June Night Wings coloring/free-hand drawing contest are: Melanie Shane, age 4; Kyle Valenzuela, age 8; and Gabi Elles, age 11. Each child wins a Crew/family membership to Pima Air & Space and Titan Missile Museum for one year! Creations attached. The August (and final for the summer) Night Wings will be held on Sat., Aug. 24, 2013.

ABOUT PIMA AIR & SPACE MUSEUM
Be wowed at Pima Air & Space Museum, one of the largest aviation museums in the world and the largest non-government-funded in the U.S. (TripAdvisor ranks it in the Top 10% worldwide for excellent ratings.) Its significant collection, 300 strong from around the globe, covers commercial, military and civil aviation alongside more than 125,000+ artifacts, including a moon rock donated by Tucsonan and Astronaut Frank Borman. Be amazed by many all-time great aircraft: the SR-71 Blackbird (the world’s fastest spy plane); a B-29 Superfortress (the WWII bomber that flew higher, farther and faster plus carried more bombs); the world’s smallest bi-plane; the C-54 (the Berlin Airlift’s star flown by the famous “Candy Bomber” Col. USAF (Ret.) Gail Halvorsen, a Tucson-area winter resident); plus planes used as renowned-contemporary-artists’ canvases, including Brazilian graffiti artist Nunca. Explore five large hangars totaling more than 177,000 indoor square feet—almost four football fields¬—of air/space craft, heroes’ stories and scientific phenomena. Two+ hangars are dedicated to WWII, one each to the European and Pacific theaters. Pima Air & Space maintains its own aircraft restoration center. It also operates exclusive tours of the “Boneyard,” aka the 309th Aerospace Maintenance and Regeneration Group (AMARG) on Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, plus offers a docent-led tram tour of its 80 acres (additional fees apply). Pima Air & Space Museum is located at 6000 E. Valencia Rd., just off I-10 exit 267, in Tucson. More information can be found at www.pimaair.org, on Facebook, or by calling 520 574-0462.

Note: The 390th Bombardment Group (Heavy) Memorial Museum is closed for reconstruction until further notice.

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PASMNightWings2013-06-22 19.57.14 = sun setting on Night Wings attendees 2013 (photo by mee)
PASMNightWingsT33LiamLewis = Liam Lewis in the cockpit of the T-33 Shooting Star and getting the thumbs up from Dad (photo by mee)
PASMNightWingsJacobCalebLoos = Jacob & Caleb Loos creating seltzer rockets with community volunteers from Raytheon Missile Systems (photo by mee)

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Sun setting on Night Wings attendees 2013

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Liam Lewis in the cockpit of the T-33 Shooting Star and getting the thumbs up from Dad

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Jacob & Caleb Loos creating seltzer rockets with community volunteers from Raytheon Missile Systems

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jason@csdesignstudios.com (Super User) Fri, 12 Jul 2013 18:03:00 +0000
WORLD-RECORD SEEKING YOUTH AVIATOR http://www.pimaair.org/historical-news-releases/177-world-record-seeking-youth-aviator http://www.pimaair.org/historical-news-releases/177-world-record-seeking-youth-aviator Pima Air and Space News Release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Mary E Emich
Director of Marketing, Sales and Visitor Services
Arizona Aerospace Foundation
6000 East Valencia Rd
Tucson, AZ  85756
Phone 520 574-0462
email

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WORLD-RECORD SEEKING YOUTH AVIATOR CHOSE FLIGHT PATH TO VISIT PIMA AIR & SPACE MUSEUM!

Tucson, AZ–Jul. 12, 2013 19-year-old Australian Aviator Ryan Campbell is choosing his world-record-breaking solo-circumnavigation route with a stopover at Pima Air & Space Museum (on Jul. 15, 2013)! Campbell, who is seeking to break the Guinness World Record for the youngest aviator to fly solo around the world–and to be the first teenager–departed Australia on June 30, 2013, and will arrive at Pima Air & Space Museum on Jul. 15, 2013. According to his spokesman/mother Joanne, “He [Ryan] has chosen Tucson as one of his stops across the USA so that he might get to tour your museum.” Arizona Aerospace Foundation Executive Director Yvonne Morris, who oversees the Pima Air & Space Museum, states, “We are truly complimented that Ryan planned his route to visit us. We frequently hear that Pima Air & Space Museum is the impetus for Tucson-destination vacation plans from all across the globe. We wish Ryan the best of luck in obtaining his goal.” On average, twenty-two percent of visitors to the Pima Air & Space Museum are from foreign countries (Source: Visitor Exit Surveys 2009-present).

Campbell did his homework. As recommended, to maximize his day and assure his seat on the tours offered, Campbell plans to arrive at Pima Air & Space Museum as it opens at 9am on Monday morning. Campbell also wishes to tour the “Boneyard” aka the 309 Aerospace Maintenance and Regeneration Group, abbreviated as AMARG, which can only be toured via the Pima Air & Space Museum Monday through Friday. The 309th AMARG Commander Col. Robert Lepper has asked to meet Campbell while he is on the Davis-Monthan base.

Campbell’s amazing journey can be tracked on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/TeenWorldFlight), Twitter (#‎TeenWorldFlight), his blog (http://www.teenworldflight.com/blog.html) and webpage (http://www.teenworldflight.com/my-achievements.html).

ABOUT PIMA AIR & SPACE MUSEUM
Be wowed like Ryan Campbell at Pima Air & Space Museum, one of the largest aviation museums in the world and the largest non-government-funded in the U.S. (TripAdvisor ranks it in the Top 10% worldwide for excellent ratings.) Its significant collection, 300 strong from around the globe, covers commercial, military and civil aviation alongside more than 125,000+ artifacts, including a moon rock donated by Tucsonan and Astronaut Frank Borman. Be amazed by many all-time great aircraft: the SR-71 Blackbird (the world’s fastest spy plane); a B-29 Superfortress (the WWII bomber that flew higher, farther and faster plus carried more bombs); the world’s smallest bi-plane; the C-54 (the Berlin Airlift’s star flown by the famous “Candy Bomber” Col. USAF (Ret.) Gail Halvorsen, a Tucson-area winter resident); plus planes used as renowned-contemporary-artists’ canvases, including Brazilian graffiti artist Nunca. Explore five large hangars totaling more than 177,000 indoor square feet—almost four football fields¬—of air/space craft, heroes’ stories and scientific phenomena. Two+ hangars are dedicated to WWII, one each to the European and Pacific theaters. Pima Air & Space maintains its own aircraft restoration center. It also operates exclusive tours of the “Boneyard,” aka the 309th Aerospace Maintenance and Regeneration Group (AMARG) on Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, plus offers a docent-led tram tour of its 80 acres (additional fees apply). Pima Air & Space Museum is located at 6000 E. Valencia Rd., just off I-10 exit 267, in Tucson. More information can be found at www.pimaair.org, on Facebook, or by calling 520 574-0462.

Note: The 390th Bombardment Group (Heavy) Memorial Museum is closed for reconstruction until further notice.

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Attachments: PASMHangar4.JPG = featuring the B-29 “Superfortress”
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Hangar 4 featuring the B-29 “Superfortress”

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SR-71, the world’s fastest spy plane

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jason@csdesignstudios.com (Super User) Fri, 12 Jul 2013 17:45:00 +0000
TITAN MISSILE MUSEUM COMMEMORATES 50 YEARS OF THE BANG THAT NEVER WAS http://www.pimaair.org/historical-news-releases/176-titan-missile-museum-commemorates-50-years-of-the-bang-that-never-was http://www.pimaair.org/historical-news-releases/176-titan-missile-museum-commemorates-50-years-of-the-bang-that-never-was Pima Air and Space News Release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Mary E Emich
Director of Marketing, Sales and Visitor Services
Arizona Aerospace Foundation
6000 East Valencia Rd
Tucson, AZ  85756
Phone 520 574-0462
email

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TITAN MISSILE MUSEUM COMMEMORATES 50 YEARS OF THE BANG THAT NEVER WAS!

Sahuarita, AZ – Jun. 28, 2013. The Titan Missile Museum announced commemorative celebrations marking 50 years since the actual Titan II site, 571-7, went operational on Jul. 15, 1963. Celebrations include:

    • an extra-special Moonlight MADness on Sat. evening, Jul. 13, during which you can win a chance to sound the alarm! (Reservations required, call 625-7736).
    • an official Pima County proclamation,
    • special tours on Mon., Jul. 15th by past commanders,
    • FREE Titan Missile Museum admission for anyone born during July, 1963—the same month and year the site went operational—from Jul 15, 2013 through Aug. 31, 2013! (ID required).

The extra-special Moonlight MADness/cool summer evening event (Sat., Jul 13, 5 to 9pm, cost $7/adult, kids 12 & Under FREE) features:

    • Professional chalk artists and community “chalking” on the massive 760-ton silo door

        o Chris Leon
        o Jamie Tooley
        o Matt Cotten
        o Greg Ewald

     • Expanded viewing sites for the missile, lit up!
     • The Thunderbolt siren (that once signaled evacuation) being set off by community members

        o The 6pm siren “pulled” by the winner of a Facebook contest (enter by 7/1/13 at https://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Titan-Missile-Museum/225757590289?fref=ts)
        o 6:30, 7, 7:30 and 8pm sirens to be set off by onsite drawing winners (among other prizes)

    • Southern Arizona Rocketry Assn. and Raytheon displays and plus activities for kids including “MAD” scientist seltzer rockets
    • The Flight Grill Food Truck (from the Pima Air & Space Museum) serving a special family-centric “grab ‘n go’ menu
    • Book signing by Titan Archivist and Historian Chuck Penson
    • No fireworks (remember, this is the bang that wasn’t)
    • Reservations at 625-7736.


“Thank goodness none of the Titan II missiles were ever launched from the U.S. so we can celebrate the success of the historic strategy that deterred our enemies; and commemorate 50 years since it went operational,” commented Yvonne Morris, a past Titan II missile silo commander and now Executive Director of the Arizona Aerospace Foundation (that operates the Titan Missile Museum). “I especially recommend coming to chalk on the massive silo doors, and see the masterpieces the professionals create inspired by the program,” continued Morris, “fifty years later, it’s continuing to execute its mission through education.” For a detailed history of the development of rocketry and the missile program see the attached article by Titan Missile Museum Archivist and Historian Chuck Penson entitled “Deterrence and the Ultimate Weapon.” Special commemorative coins will be available for purchase.

ABOUT THE TITAN MISSILE MUSEUM
The Titan Missile Museum is the only remaining Titan II site, open to the public, allowing you to relive a time when the threat of nuclear war between the U.S. and the former Soviet Union was a reality. The Titan II was capable of launching from its underground silo in 58 seconds and could deliver a nine megaton thermonuclear warhead to its target more than 5,500 miles away in less than thirty minutes. For more than two decades, 54 Titan II missile complexes across the United States stood "on alert" 24 hours a day, seven days a week, heightening the threat of nuclear war or preventing Armageddon, depending upon your point of view. To visit the Titan Museum, take I-19 to exit 69 Duval Mine Road west in Sahuarita, AZ. Open daily 8:45am to 5pm, except Thanksgiving and Christmas. Tours on the hour. More information can be found at www.titanmissilemuseum.org or by calling 520 625-7736. Yvonne Morris is available for interviews.

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Test launch of a Titan II Intercontinental Ballistic Missile from Vandenberg Air Force Base

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Missile site 571-7 as it appears today. By 1980, civilization had encroached significantly on the complex, causing much concern among Air Force officials. Photgrpahy by Chuck Penson and pilot Bert Zaccaria

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Missile site 571-7 under construction in 1962. The silo cover is seen at the left side of excavation, with the blast lock and control center to the right.

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jason@csdesignstudios.com (Super User) Fri, 28 Jun 2013 17:38:00 +0000
SALUTING ACTIVE-DUTY SERVICE PERSONNEL http://www.pimaair.org/historical-news-releases/175-saluting-active-duty-service-personnel http://www.pimaair.org/historical-news-releases/175-saluting-active-duty-service-personnel Pima Air and Space News Release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Mary E Emich
Director of Marketing, Sales and Visitor Services
Arizona Aerospace Foundation
6000 East Valencia Rd
Tucson, AZ  85756
Phone 520 574-0462
email

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SALUTING ACTIVE-DUTY SERVICE PERSONNEL: PIMA AIR & SPACE MUSEUM OFFERING FREE ADMISSION TO ACTIVE-DUTY MILITARY & THEIR FAMILIES ON JULY 4TH

Tucson, AZ—Jun. 28, 2013. Pima Air & Space Museum announced FREE admission for active military, their spouses and dependents this Independence Day (Thu., Jul. 4, 2013). The museum would like to thank our active military for their service during these tough financial times by offering FREE admission [during normal business hours 9 AM to 5 PM (last admission 4 PM)] for one day only, July 4, 2013. Military ID is required for admission.
“We are happy to offer a little perk to our military especially in light of recent cutbacks for the July 4th holiday,” stated Yvonne Morris, Executive Director of the not-for-profit Arizona Aerospace Foundation that operates Pima Air & Space. She continued, “It’s always heartwarming to watch the enthusiasm as parents share their knowledge of our collection with their kids.”


Pima Air & Space’s onsite restaurant, Flight Grill, will be open as usual. The docent-narrated tram tour ($6pp) facilitates experiencing the amazing outdoor aircrafts over the museum’s 80 acres. Due to the holiday, the “Boneyard”/AMARG tours will not be available. Pima Air & Space Museum traditionally offers free admission for active-duty military on Veterans Day and Memorial Day, however this is a one-time offer for July 4th-- only for 2013.

ABOUT PIMA AIR & SPACE MUSEUM
Be wowed at Pima Air & Space Museum! Pima Air & Space is one of the largest aviation museums in the world, and the largest non-government-funded aviation museum in the U.S. The museum maintains a collection of more than 300 aircraft and spacecraft from around the globe with 125,000+ artifacts. Exhibits at the museum include some of the world’s greatest aviation heritage, including commercial, military and civil aviation. Among them are the SR-71 Blackbird (the world’s fastest spy plane), a B-29 Superfortress (the WWII bomber that flew higher, farther and faster and carried more bombs), the world’s smallest flying bi-plane, a moon rock and planes used as canvases by renown contemporary artists including Brazilian graffiti artist Nunca. The museum has five large hangars totaling more than 177,000 indoor square feet—almost four football fields¬—of air/space craft, heroes’ stories and scientific phenomena. Pima Air & Space maintains its own aircraft restoration center. The Museum also operates exclusive tours of the “Boneyard,” aka the 309th Aerospace Maintenance and Regeneration Group (AMARG), on the Davis-Monthan Air Force Base grounds plus a docent-led tram tour of its 80 acres of airplanes (additional fees apply). Pima Air & Space Museum is located at 6000 E. Valencia Rd. in Tucson. More information about the museum can be found at www.pimaair.org, on Facebook, or by calling 520 574-0462.

Note: The 390th Bombardment Group (Heavy) Memorial Museum is closed for reconstruction until further notice.


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WWII B-29

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Father & Daughter looking at reflection in Huey

 

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jason@csdesignstudios.com (Super User) Fri, 28 Jun 2013 17:26:00 +0000
ASTONISHING ADDITION TO ITS INDOOR COLLECTION http://www.pimaair.org/historical-news-releases/174-astonishing-addition-to-its-indoor-collection http://www.pimaair.org/historical-news-releases/174-astonishing-addition-to-its-indoor-collection Pima Air and Space News Release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Mary E Emich
Director of Marketing, Sales and Visitor Services
Arizona Aerospace Foundation
6000 East Valencia Rd
Tucson, AZ  85756
Phone 520 574-0462
email

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PIMA AIR & SPACE MUSEUM ANNOUNCES AN ASTONISHING ADDITION TO ITS INDOOR COLLECTION: THE RARE BELL P-39N AIRACOBRA

Tucson, AZ–Jun. 13, 2013. The Pima Air & Space Museum added a “recovered from the jungle” and newly restored aircraft to its Pacific–theater WWII Hangar: the rare Bell
P-39N Airacobra.

The Bell P-39N Airacobra, serial number 42-18814, began its life at Bell Aircraft’s factory in New York in April 1943. It was shipped to the 5th Air Force in New Guinea where it served until it crashed at Tadji Airfield on the northern coast of New Guinea. It was stripped of useful parts and shoved into the airfield’s surrounding jungle. For the next 30 years, it laid undisturbed as the jungle grew up over it. In 1974, it was recovered by an Australian aircraft fanatic named Charles Darby, who was contracted to recover wrecked aircraft from New Guinea and return them to America to be restored and displayed in museums.

When the P-39 first appeared in 1937 it was an unusual design. Among its many unorthodox design features are the mounting of the engine behind the pilot, the use of an automobile-type door on the side of the cockpit, and the tricycle landing gear. The Airacobra had good low-altitude performance, but suffered at high altitudes. Fortunately, the aircraft’s large, nose-mounted 37mm cannon made it a perfect ground attack aircraft. Large numbers of P-39s were exported to the Soviet Union where they were very popular in this role. The Airacobra was never popular in American or British service, but they still served in combat during the early stages of the war while more capable types were being designed and built. Current Markings: 110th Tactical Reconnaissance Squadron, New Guinea, 1944 with “Girlie” on its “automobile-type” door.

Service History
The P-39 was recovered from Tadji, New Guinea in 1974 by Charles Darby and his crew (who were contracted by David Tallichet, an American aircraft collector). The crew was tasked with recovering as many wrecked aircraft as possible from New Guinea and bringing them back to America. The 42-18814, along with numerous other Airacobra hulks, was laboriously disassembled and hauled out of the jungle by hand until it could be loaded onto trucks for the first leg of its trip back to the United States. Eventually arriving in Chino, California, the decades-long restoration of the plane began as it traveled to many museums and restoration shops. In 2004, the partially restored plane was placed on loan to the Pima Air & Space Museum for restoration and display. In 2010, staff and volunteers began the process of turning a pile of parts into a finished, restored, fighter plane. Three years later, the rebuilt and repainted aircraft joined the other World War II era aircraft displayed in the museum’s Hangar 4, representing the US Army Air Forces’ efforts in the Southwest Pacific.

Technical Specifications:
Wingspan: 34 ft
Length: 30 ft 2 in
Height: 12 ft 5 in
Weight: 8,300 lbs (loaded)
Maximum Speed: 385 miles per hour
Service Ceiling: 35,000 ft
Range: 650 miles
Engine: One Allison V-1710-85 12-cylinder engine with 1,200 horsepower
Crew: 1

ABOUT PIMA AIR & SPACE MUSEUM
Be wowed at Pima Air & Space Museum, one of the largest aviation museums in the world and the largest non-government-funded in the U.S. (TripAdvisor ranks it in the Top 10% worldwide for excellent ratings.) Its significant collection, 300 strong from around the globe, covers commercial, military and civil aviation alongside more than 125,000+ artifacts, including a moon rock donated by Tucsonan and Astronaut Frank Borman. Be amazed by many all-time great aircraft: the SR-71 Blackbird (the world’s fastest spy plane); a B-29 Superfortress (the WWII bomber that flew higher, farther and faster plus carried more bombs); the world’s smallest bi-plane; the C-54 (the Berlin Airlift’s star flown by the famous “Candy Bomber” Col. USAF (Ret.) Gail Halvorsen, a Tucson-area winter resident); plus planes used as renowned-contemporary-artists’ canvases, including Brazilian graffiti artist Nunca. Explore five large hangars totaling more than 177,000 indoor square feet—almost four football fields¬—of air/space craft, heroes’ stories and scientific phenomena. Two+ hangars are dedicated to WWII, one each to the European and Pacific theaters. Pima Air & Space maintains its own aircraft restoration center. It also operates exclusive tours of the “Boneyard,” aka the 309th Aerospace Maintenance and Regeneration Group (AMARG) on Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, plus offers a docent-led tram tour of its 80 acres (additional fees apply). Pima Air & Space Museum is located at 6000 E. Valencia Rd., just off I-10 exit 267, in Tucson. More information can be found at www.pimaair.org, on Facebook, or by calling 520 574-0462.

Note: The 390th Bombardment Group (Heavy) Memorial Museum is closed for reconstruction until further notice.


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Attachments: PASMBellP-39Njungle.jpg; PASMbellP-39NReconstruction.jpg, photo by John Bezosky; PASMBellP-39N. jpg, photo by John Bezosky

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Bell P-39 in the jungle

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 Bell P-39 being reconstructed

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Bell P-39 Airacobra

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jason@csdesignstudios.com (Super User) Thu, 13 Jun 2013 16:59:00 +0000
NEW PIMA COUNTY RESIDENT ENTRY FEE AT TITAN MISSILE MUSEUM http://www.pimaair.org/historical-news-releases/173-new-pima-county-resident-entry-fee-at-titan-missile-museum http://www.pimaair.org/historical-news-releases/173-new-pima-county-resident-entry-fee-at-titan-missile-museum Pima Air and Space News Release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Mary E Emich
Director of Marketing, Sales and Visitor Services
Arizona Aerospace Foundation
6000 East Valencia Rd
Tucson, AZ  85756
Phone 520 574-0462
email

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NEW PIMA COUNTY RESIDENT ENTRY FEE AT TITAN MISSILE MUSEUM! PLUS NEW LOWER FEE AT PIMA AIR AND SPACE

Tucson—May 3, 2013. The Arizona Aerospace Foundation announced that beginning Jun. 1, 2013 a new Pima County resident fee will be introduced for the Titan Missile Museum (only $8.50!). In addition, the Pima County resident entrance fee at Pima Air & Space Museum will be reduced to $12.25 (from $12.75). Yes, lower prices! That’s a one dollar savings for adults at Titan Missile Museum and $3.25 savings for adults at Pima Air & Space Museum versus regular adult admissions. Pima County officials and the AAF want local residents to explore and enjoy their local museums. “We are happy to see the Arizona Aerospace Foundation making a strong effort to invite Pima County residents to both of their unique and world-class museums,” states Tom Moulton, Director of Pima County Economic Development and Tourism.


Yvonne Morris, Executive Director of the AAF states, “We are pleased to offer our neighbors lower pricing and are glad the new pricing takes effect during the summer when you and your family can ‘beat the heat’ at both of the museums.” The Titan Missile Museum tours, included with every admission, take you thirty-five feet underground where it’s temperate year-round. Pima Air & Space offers almost four football fields of indoor air-cooled exhibit space full of air/space craft, heroes’ stories and scientific phenomena to explore.

Children age 6 & under are free at both museums.


Other summer “beat the heat” opportunities for local residents and visitors alike are our cool Saturday evening summer programs with special kids’ activities from 5-9pm:

• Titan Missile Museum’s “Moonlight MADness” (Jun. 8, Jul. 13, Aug. 10, Sep. 14) when adult admission is only $7 and kids 12 & under (and members) are FREE. Space is limited for “Moonlight Madness;” advanced reservations are required, and are allotted on a first reserved, first served basis. For reservations email info@titanmissilemuseum.org or call 520 625-7736.
• Pima Air and Space Museum’s “Night Wings” (Jun. 22, Jul. 28, Aug. 25) when adult admission is only $10 and kids 12 & under (and members) are FREE. Touch 100 years of aviation history. Flight Grill will remain open.
More information regarding these events is forthcoming.

ABOUT THE TITAN MISSILE MUSEUM

The Titan Missile Museum is the only remaining Titan II site, open to the public, allowing you to relive a time when the threat of nuclear war between the U.S. and the former Soviet Union was a reality. The Titan II was capable of launching from its underground silo in 58 seconds and could deliver a nine megaton thermonuclear warhead to its target more than 5,500 miles away in less than thirty minutes. For more than two decades, 54 Titan II missile complexes across the United States stood "on alert" 24 hours a day, seven days a week, heightening the threat of nuclear war or preventing Armageddon, depending upon your point of view. To visit the Titan Museum, take I-19 to exit 69 Duval Mine Road west in Sahuarita, AZ. More information can be found at www.titanmissilemuseum.org

ABOUT PIMA AIR & SPACE MUSEUM

The Pima Air & Space Museum is one of the largest aviation museums in the world, and the largest non-government funded aviation museum in the United States. The museum maintains a collection of more than 300 aircraft and spacecraft from around the globe and more than 125,000 artifacts. Exhibits at the museum include some of the world’s greatest aviation heritage, including military, commercial, and civil aviation. Among them are the SR-71 Blackbird (the world’s fastest spy plane), a B-29 Superfortress (the WWII bomber that flew higher, farther and faster and carried more bombs) and a rare World War II German V-1 "buzz bomb." The museum has five large hangars totaling more than 177,000 indoor square feet—almost four football fields¬—of air/space craft, heroes’ stories and scientific phenomena. In addition, the 390th Bombardment Group (Heavy) Memorial Museum is located on the museum grounds. Pima Air & Space maintains its own aircraft restoration center and offers exclusive tours of the Aerospace Maintenance and Regeneration Group (AMARG), also known as the “Boneyard,” on the Davis-Monthan Air Force Base grounds. Pima Air & Space Museum is located at 6000 E. Valencia Rd. in Tucson. More information about the museum can be found at www.pimaair.org, on Facebook, or by calling 520 574-0462.


ABOUT THE ARIZONA AEROSPACE FOUNDATION

Incorporated in the state of Arizona on November 20, 1967, as the Tucson Air Museum, the Arizona Aerospace Foundation is a member-based non-profit foundation, funded by gate admissions, concessions and donations. The Foundation operates the Pima Air & Space Museum and the Arizona Aviation Hall of Fame in Tucson, Arizona, and the Titan Missile Museum in Sahuarita, Arizona. The AAF’s mission is to create unlimited horizons in aerospace education through the preservation and presentation of the history of flight.

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jason@csdesignstudios.com (Super User) Thu, 03 May 2012 16:13:00 +0000
COME OUT FROM YOUR BUNKER MAY 18th TO SEE THE BRITISH INVASION http://www.pimaair.org/historical-news-releases/172-come-out-from-your-bunker-may-18th-to-see-the-british-invasion http://www.pimaair.org/historical-news-releases/172-come-out-from-your-bunker-may-18th-to-see-the-british-invasion Pima Air and Space News Release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Mary E Emich
Director of Marketing, Sales and Visitor Services
Arizona Aerospace Foundation
6000 East Valencia Rd
Tucson, AZ  85756
Phone 520 574-0462
email

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COME OUT FROM YOUR BUNKER MAY 18th TO SEE THE BRITISH INVASION, including the newly restored Avro Shackleton, AT PIMA AIR & SPACE MUSEUM

Tucson, AZ—Apr. 18, 2013. The British have landed! Mobilize your crew to explore all things English as PASM celebrates the 60th anniversary of its newly restored Avro Shackleton marine patrol plane on May 18th. Spy classic United Kingdom Triumph motorcycles and other wheels. Sample culinary delights of the Commonwealth at our Flight Grill. Gather reconnaissance in the Shackleton’s belly. Climb into the English Electric Lightning cockpit too, the only domestically-developed Mach 2 operated by the Royal Air Force. Climb aboard the “British Invasion Trolley” for a free ride to see 12 of our 13 British aircraft outside. (Lucky 13 is in an air-cooled hangar.)  All included with paid admissions on May, 18, 2013 during normal operating hours (9 to 5, with the last admittance at 4:00pm).

ABOUT THE SHACKLETON:
http://www.pimaair.org/collection-detail.php?cid=386

Soon after the end of World War II the Royal Air Force issued a requirement for a new four-engine long-range maritime patrol plane to replace its American-made Liberators and Fortresses. The Avro company responded with a new design based on the Lincoln bomber. The aircraft used the Lincoln's wings and landing gear as well as parts from the earlier Lancaster bomber but with a shorter fuselage and higher powered Rolls-Royce Griffon engines driving six-blade counter rotating propellers. The new design was named Shackleton after the famous British South Pole explorer and entered service in February 1951. Beginning in 1971 a dozen Shackleton MR.2s were modified into Airborne Early Warning aircraft by the addition of radar systems and domes removed from the Fairey Gannet. These aircraft served with the RAF until 1991 when the last of them were retired.

Technical specifications
Wingspan 120 ft
Length 87 ft 4 in
Height 17 ft 6 in
Maximum Speed 300 mph

Service Ceiling

20,200 ft
Range 3,660 miles
Engines 4 Rolls-Royce Griffon Mk. 58 with 2,450 horsepower each
Crew 10

http://www.pimaair.org/collection-detail.php?cid=97

 

ABOUT PIMA AIR & SPACE MUSEUM
The Pima Air & Space Museum is one of the largest aviation museums in the world, and the largest non-government funded aviation museum in the United States. The museum maintains a collection of more than 300 aircraft and spacecraft from around the globe and more than 125,000 artifacts. Exhibits at the museum include some of the world’s greatest aviation heritage, including military, commercial, and civil aviation. Among them are the SR-71 Blackbird (the world’s fastest spy plane), a B-29 Superfortress (the WWII bomber that flew higher, farther and faster and carried more bombs) and a rare World War II German V-1 "buzz bomb." The museum has five large hangars totaling more than 177,000 indoor square feet—almost four football fields¬—of air/space craft, heroes’ stories and scientific phenomena. In addition, the 390th Bombardment Group (Heavy) Memorial Museum is located on the museum grounds. Pima Air & Space maintains its own aircraft restoration center and offers exclusive tours of the Aerospace Maintenance and Regeneration Group (AMARG), also known as the “Boneyard,” on the Davis-Monthan Air Force Base grounds. Pima Air & Space Museum is located at 6000 E. Valencia Rd. in Tucson. More information about the museum can be found at www.pimaair.org, on Facebook, or by calling 520 574-0462.

Note: the 390th Bombardment Group (Heavy) Memorial Museum, also located on the PASM museum grounds, is temporarily closed for remodeling.


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Attachments: Photos of the Shackleton as it is being restored. Note the intricate riveting covering about 50,000 square feet of surface area. Before painting, the entire surface must be hand sanded; a machine would grind up the rivets. 

 

British Invasion

British Invasion

British Invasion

British Invasion

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SMITHSONIAN HONORS LOCAL PHOTOGRAPHER http://www.pimaair.org/historical-news-releases/171-smithsonian-honors-local-photographer http://www.pimaair.org/historical-news-releases/171-smithsonian-honors-local-photographer Pima Air and Space News Release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Mary E Emich
Director of Marketing, Sales and Visitor Services
Arizona Aerospace Foundation
6000 East Valencia Rd
Tucson, AZ  85756
Phone 520 574-0462
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SMITHSONIAN HONORS LOCAL PHOTOGRAPHER

Tucson, AZ–(Mar. 28, 2013). Smithsonian Air & Space Magazine is featuring a photograph by Pima Air & Space Museum’s John Bezosky entitled “Rainbow’s End” as an example of a photo-contest winner, for its first annual contest. Bezosky’s photo is one of three rotating graphics headlining the contest informational web page*. Smithsonian A&S describes the shot: “Photographer John Bezosky assures us that this was the honest-to-goodness sight of an A-10C from the back door of his office at the Pima Air and Space Museum in Tucson, Arizona.” Source: http://www.airspacemag.com/photocontest/. The Pima Air & Space Museum currently exhibits an A-10 in its indoor collection (Hangar 1 South). Come take a shot of the A-10 or any of the almost 300 airplanes in our collection for your contest entry. Bezosky is the Collections Registrar at the Pima Air & Space Museum.

ABOUT THE A-10
Called the Warthog by its pilots and ground crews, the Fairchild A-10 is not the prettiest aircraft ever built, but it is extremely good at its job -- killing tanks. Designed around a massive 30mm rotary cannon capable of firing up to 4,200 rounds per minute and with large amounts of titanium armor around the cockpit and engines the A-10 is almost a flying tank itself. The A-10 proved its capabilities in the 1990-91 Gulf War by destroying several thousand Iraqi tanks, and other vehicles.

Technical specifications
Wingspan 57 ft 6 in
Length 53 ft 4 in
Height 14 ft 8 in
Weight 50,000 lbs (loaded
Maximum Speed 381 mph

Service Ceiling

30,500 ft
Range 620 miles
Engines 2 General Electric TF34-GE-100 turbofans, 9,065 lbs. thrust
Crew 1

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ABOUT PIMA AIR & SPACE MUSEUM

The Pima Air & Space Museum is one of the largest aviation museums in the world, and the largest non-government funded aviation museum in the United States. The museum, which opened in 1976, maintains a collection of more than 300 aircraft and spacecraft from around the globe, including many rare and one-of-a-kind, and more than 125,000 artifacts. Exhibits at the museum include some of the world’s greatest aviation heritage, including military, commercial, and civil aviation. Among them are a B-29 Superfortress, the SR-71 Blackbird, and a rare World War II German V-1 "buzz bomb." The museum has five large hangars totaling more than 177,000 indoor feet—almost four football fields­—of exhibit space. In addition, the 390th Bombardment Group (Heavy) Memorial Museum is located on the museum grounds. Pima Air & Space maintains its own aircraft restoration center, and also offers exclusive tours of the Aerospace Maintenance and Regeneration Group (AMARG), also known as the "Bone Yard" (across the street at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base). Open daily except Thanksgiving and Christmas, PASM is located at 6000 E. Valencia Rd. in Tucson; more information about the museum can be found at www.pimaair.org, on Facebook, or at 520-574-0462

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Attachment: Photograph by John Bezosky, PASMRainbowsEndPhotoJBezosky.jpg

 

Rainbow's End

Figure 1 "Rainbow's End" by John Bezosky PASM

 

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