Next to Davis-Monthan AFB is the Pima Air and Space Museum and Boneyard. The museum is a private non profit and does not receive any money from the Government.The Boneyard is located on the base and is toured by bus from the museum. The museum features an outdoor viewing area of 80 acres featuring over 300 aircraft accessible by tram or walking. Several Hangars feature different displays of vintage military aircraft. The Space Gallery takes you through the history of the space program. The 390th Memorial Museum features a B-17G Flying Fortress. www.pimaair.org
|B-17G Flying Fortress|
Davis-Monthan's storage of military aircraft began after WW II and is ongoing today. It is the largest boneyard in the world. The technical name is AMARG (AEROSPACE MAINTENANCE AND REGENERATION GROUP). Inventory consists of over 4400 aircraft. Not all of the aircraft is scrapped. For more info check out airplaneboneyards.com
Below are some of the photos from our tour of museum. Did not take any of the boneyard as we did not make stops and window reflection would have distorted the photos.
|Model of Phoenix Mars Lander|
|Altair Computer..John built one..his first computer|
|PBM 5A Mariner|