LOTS TO SEE AT THE PIMA AIR & SPACE MUSEUM THIS WEEKEND
Tucson, November 5, 2015 –If you are looking for something fun to do this weekend – the Pima Air & Space Museum has two different offerings sure to delight. On Saturday, November 7 the museum will host a historic military vehicle show entitled “Wings and Wheels.” This impressive 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.
Also, in partnership with the Tucson Radio Control Club the museum is able to bring you on both Saturday, November 7 and Sunday, November 8 a display of nearly 30 to scale plastic model airplanes and aircraft carriers. Some of the scale models on display will be over 6 feet in length with wingspans of the likes.
“These shows are a perfect way to augment our collection,” states Scott Marchand Executive Director of the Pima Air & Space Museum. Marchand continued, “With these clubs participation, it’s a great opportunity to make, as we say ‘history come to life’ for our visitors.”
Both shows are free with paid admission to the Museum.
The 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—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 the SR-71 Blackbird—the world’s fastest plane, a B-29 Superfortress—the highest flying and fastest WWII bomber, and a rare World War II German V-1 “buzz bomb.” The museum has five large hangars totaling more than 177,000 square feet of indoor exhibit space. 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 from the museum at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base).
The Pima Air & Space Museum is located at 6000 E. Valencia Road, Tucson, Exit 267 off Interstate 10. The museum is open daily except Thanksgiving and Christmas, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. with last admission at 4 p.m. Admission is $15.50 ($12.25 for Pima County Residents) for adults, $12.75 for seniors 62 and older and active military, $9.00 for youth 7-12, and free for children under 6. For general museum information, please call 520- 574-0462 or visit www.pimaair.org.