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« on: June 18, 2009, 02:06:37 PM »



Well-worn Piper U-11A Aztec at Pima.
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« Reply #1 on: June 21, 2009, 06:22:39 AM »

Back in January, when AzAP first started (we were only a group on Flickr and we called ourselves the Arizona Spotters), we took our first group trip to Pima Air & Space Museum.  I had arranged a private tour of the Restoration Hangar for our group.  An unexpected part of the tour was being able to climb into the cockpit/nose and the tail of their Convair B-36J Peacemaker.

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« Reply #2 on: June 22, 2009, 11:14:32 AM »



WB-66D Destroyer at Pima.
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« Reply #3 on: June 23, 2009, 02:06:12 PM »

Being able to get inside of the B-36 was a chance of a lifetime.  And the Flight Engineer panel (below) is still one of my most interesting pictures;

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« Reply #4 on: June 26, 2009, 10:14:24 AM »

Convair T-29B in VT-29 markings.
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« Reply #5 on: June 28, 2009, 08:24:16 AM »

The B-36 is almost all put back together.  Then they have to figure out where they are going to move it to - and how to get it there.

http://pimaair.org/project.php?rid=1

It would be an amazing move to watch, but my guess is that it is going to take more than a day to accomplish.
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« Reply #6 on: July 01, 2009, 07:30:47 AM »

According to the Pima website - the B-36 Peacemaker that has been undergoing re-assembly and restoration will be moved to the display line today (Wed, July 1st).

http://pimaair.org/project.php?rid=1

(outboard propellers and jet pods will be added once it is on display)

And no - this is not a picture of it ready to be put on display.  Wink

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« Reply #7 on: July 10, 2009, 03:34:14 PM »



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« Reply #8 on: July 10, 2009, 03:36:49 PM »



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« Reply #9 on: July 16, 2009, 04:06:21 PM »

Last time I was down at Pima, I spent some time just keying in on some of the aircraft details.  This W&B placard from the Budd Conestoga caught my eye so I did a little stark processing on it.





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« Reply #10 on: July 16, 2009, 09:09:46 PM »

The B-36 is almost all put back together.  Then they have to figure out where they are going to move it to - and how to get it there.

http://pimaair.org/project.php?rid=1

It would be an amazing move to watch, but my guess is that it is going to take more than a day to accomplish.

Holy Cow they made quick work of that since I was there in April.  They really must have made hay with the "cooler" early summer temps this year.
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« Reply #11 on: July 29, 2009, 10:27:31 AM »

Wild Weasel @ Pima:

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« Reply #12 on: August 13, 2009, 04:59:31 PM »

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    - For Vance (wingsnstuff), he requested that I post this to the forum.
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« Reply #13 on: August 13, 2009, 05:20:47 PM »

Sikorsky CH-54 Tarhe - in its 'new' location on the grounds.

(it used to stradle the entrance so visitor's would walk under it on the way into the museum)

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« Reply #14 on: August 15, 2009, 08:35:15 PM »

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