Pima Air and Space Museum and the ‘boneyard’ in Tucson AZ

Posted By on October 20, 2010

pimaair&spacemuseumI got sidetracked yesterday while talking on the phone to a fellow aviation enthusiast as he shared with me his impressions of the Pima Air and Space Museum. He knew that the National Museum of the Air Force was in my backyard and remembering me talk about the Martin B-26 Marauder on display that had choked up my father-in-law a few years ago (the B-26 kept him safe for 40+ missions in WWII). He mentioned that there was an exhibit at Pima and wondered if I ever traveled out that way (I have not been there).

b26stipplingHe also thought the 309th Aerospace Maintenance and Regeneration Group (AMARG) “The Boneyard” for storage of aircraft area close to Pima was  impressive and suggested I check it out on Google Earth … I did and thought it was worth including a few photos – click for larger below.

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EDIT 10/22/2010: Thanks for emailing the photo (below) Gary!







Remember – Each one of these babies had a multi-million dollar price tag!


  • I really, really want to visit the boneyard. It’s crazy how many aircraft are stored there – as awesome as the satellite photos are, I think I need to see it in person.

    • I agree … and I’d also like to go to the Pima museum!

  • Gary

    Sounds like a good excuse for a road trip with your father and Taylor! GG

    • I like the thought … but I’m not sure I could handle such a trip with either my father or my son! 🙂

  • ljthomas

    Wow this is really something. Why don’t we know more about it?

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