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Pima Air & Space Museum

Feb 20, 2017 Monday – Pima Air & Space Museum, Tucson, Arizona

2017 Southern Arizona & Astronomy

After having breakfast, I drive over to pick up my friends who want to see the Pima Air and Space Museum in Tucson. We spend most of the day exploring the huge number of aircraft on display inside, have some lunch onsite, and then take a tram tour of the many aircraft displayed outside. We have some time to wander around outside, so some of us check out the TWA Constellation and the Boeing 787 Dreamliner. I also check out the Boeing B-17 bomber, which has a building all to itself. Before returning home I buy a nice lightweight jacket from the gift shop as a keepsake for this wonderful aviation museum.

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Since the skies are nice and clear, we make good use of my friend’s observatory. I have a wonderful time with visual observing tonight, using the 25″ Newtonian operating at f3.3 – what a treat! I also shoot a two hour time lapse of the night sky. My observing log

Pima Air Museum
Solar panels on the parking lot roofs
Solar panels on the parking lot roofs
Closeup of an electrical box for the solar panels
Closeup of an electrical box for the solar panels
Wiring and electrical boxes for the solar panels
Wiring and electrical boxes for the solar panels
A white Model S 90D parked beside my Model S75D under the solar canopy
A white Model S 90D parked beside my Model S75D under the solar canopy
Diane Bell, Matt Watson and Reg Dunkley in front of the Space Shuttle booster and Pima Air Museum sign
Diane Bell, Matt Watson and Reg Dunkley in front of the Space Shuttle booster and Pima Air Museum sign
Reg Dunkley and Matt Watson in front of the Space Shuttle booster rocket with the infamous Morton Thiokol  o-rings
Reg Dunkley and Matt Watson in front of the Space Shuttle booster rocket with the infamous Morton Thiokol o-rings
Joe's selfie at the Pima Air Museum
Joe’s selfie at the Pima Air Museum
Bell UH-1C *UH-1M) Iroquois (Huey) helicopter
Bell UH-1C *UH-1M) Iroquois (Huey) helicopter
Engine in the Bell UH-1C (UH-1M) Iroquois (Huey)
Engine in the Bell UH-1C (UH-1M) Iroquois (Huey)
McDonnell Douglas F-4E Phantom II
McDonnell Douglas F-4E Phantom II
McDonnell Douglas F-4E Phantom II
McDonnell Douglas F-4E Phantom II
Canadair Sabre Mk. V
Canadair Sabre Mk. V
Lockheed Model 10A Electra
Lockheed Model 10A Electra
Lockheed SR-71A Blackbird
Lockheed SR-71A Blackbird
Lockheed SR-71A Blackbird
Lockheed SR-71A Blackbird
Lockheed SR-71A Blackbird engine
Lockheed SR-71A Blackbird engine
Consolidated B-24J 'Liberator'
Consolidated B-24J ‘Liberator’
Consolidated B-24J 'Liberator'
Consolidated B-24J ‘Liberator’
Looking up inside the bomb bay of the Consolidated B-24J 'Liberator'
Looking up inside the bomb bay of the Consolidated B-24J ‘Liberator’
Inside the bomb bay of the Consolidated B-24J 'Liberator'
Inside the bomb bay of the Consolidated B-24J ‘Liberator’
Consolidated B-24J 'Liberator'
Consolidated B-24J ‘Liberator’
McDonnell Douglas (Boeing) F/A 18A Hornet figher bomber
McDonnell Douglas (Boeing) F/A 18A Hornet figher bomber
Boeing B-52D Stratofortress bomber
Boeing B-52D Stratofortress bomber
Vickers 744 Viscount airliner
Vickers 744 Viscount airliner
Sud Aviation SE-210 Caravelle VI-R
Sud Aviation SE-210 Caravelle VI-R
Douglas VC-118A
Douglas VC-118A
Convair B-36 Peacemaker
Convair B-36 Peacemaker
Convair B-36 Peacemaker
Convair B-36 Peacemaker
Convair B-36 Peacemaker
Convair B-36 Peacemaker
Boeing B-52G Stratofortress bomber
Boeing B-52G Stratofortress bomber
Landing gear of Boeing B-52G Stratofortress bomber
Landing gear of Boeing B-52G Stratofortress bomber
Sikorsky CH-54A Tarhe (Skycrane) heavy lift helicopter
Sikorsky CH-54A Tarhe (Skycrane) heavy lift helicopter
Fairey AEW.3 Gannet
Fairey AEW.3 Gannet
Sepecat Jaguar GR.1 fighter-bomber
Sepecat Jaguar GR.1 fighter-bomber
Boeing B-17 bomber
Boeing B-17 bomber
Bomb bay
Bomb bay
Front guns and gunner
Front guns and gunner
Cockpit and top gunner
Cockpit and top gunner
Side gunner & inside fuselage
Side gunner & inside fuselage
B-17 bomber
B-17 bomber
Boeing 787 Dreamliner nose-on
Boeing 787 Dreamliner nose-on
Wing against the Sun
Wing against the Sun
Rolls Royce engine
Rolls Royce engine
Rolls Royce engine
Rolls Royce engine
Petal engine cowling of the Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner
Petal engine cowling of the Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner
Landing gear
Landing gear
Lockheed L-049 Constellation airliner
Lockheed L-049 Constellation airliner
Lockheed L-049 Constellation airliner
Lockheed L-049 Constellation airliner
Airline cabin service memorabilia
Airline cabin service memorabilia
Rationing memorabilia
Rationing memorabilia
Joe inside a Boeing 720B cockpit simulator
Joe inside a Boeing 720B cockpit simulator
The Crescent Moon between three blades of the Sikorsky CH-54A helicopter
The Crescent Moon between three blades of the Sikorsky CH-54A helicopter
Sikorsky CH-54A heavy lift transport helicopter
Sikorsky CH-54A heavy lift transport helicopter
Engine, blades and winches
Engine, blades and winches
Gunner's nacel beside the M-25 Mitchell
Gunner’s nacel beside the M-25 Mitchell
Sighting scope on a B-25 Mitchell bomber
Sighting scope on a B-25 Mitchell bomber
Engine from a SR-71 Blackbird
Engine from a SR-71 Blackbird
McDonnell Douglas (Boeing) F/a-18A Hornet figher bomber
McDonnell Douglas (Boeing) F/a-18A Hornet figher bomber
Andrew Schoultz Spy Tiger, 2012 - acrylic on Lockheed VC-140
Andrew Schoultz Spy Tiger, 2012 – acrylic on Lockheed VC-140
Budd RB-1 Conestoga Transport
Budd RB-1 Conestoga Transport
Douglas DC-10 with Orbis markings
Douglas DC-10 with Orbis markings
Douglas DC-10 with Orbis markings
Douglas DC-10 with Orbis markings
Douglas A-24B Banshee
Douglas A-24B Banshee
Consolidated Model 28-5AMC Canso A (PBY-5A Catalina)
Consolidated Model 28-5AMC Canso A (PBY-5A Catalina)
Consolidated Model 28-5AMC Canso A (PBY-5A Catalina)
Consolidated Model 28-5AMC Canso A (PBY-5A Catalina)
Consolidated Model 28-5AMC Canso A (PBY-5A Catalina)
Consolidated Model 28-5AMC Canso A (PBY-5A Catalina)
Spitfire in the foreground of Hanger 5
Spitfire in the foreground of Hanger 5
Spitfire
Spitfire
Supermarine Spitfire FR. XIVe & Rolls-Royce Griffon 65 engine
Supermarine Spitfire FR. XIVe & Rolls-Royce Griffon 65 engine
Rolls-Royce Griffon 65 engine
Rolls-Royce Griffon 65 engine
Hawker Hurricane
Hawker Hurricane
Hawker Hurricane tail markings
Hawker Hurricane tail markings
Douglas A-24B Banshee
Douglas A-24B Banshee
Lockheed VC-121A
Lockheed VC-121A
Jacobs J-755 Radial Engine, 1943
Jacobs J-755 Radial Engine, 1943
Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-28 Fulcrum A Interceptor
Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-28 Fulcrum A Interceptor
Avro AEW Mk 3 Shackelton airborne early warning
Avro AEW Mk 3 Shackelton airborne early warning
Boeing VC-137B VIP Transport 'Freedom One'
Boeing VC-137B VIP Transport ‘Freedom One’
ITEK KA-80 optical bar camera
ITEK KA-80 optical bar camera
Grumman F-14A Tomcat
Grumman F-14A Tomcat
Hughes OH-5A Cayuse helicopter
Hughes OH-5A Cayuse helicopter
Bede BD-5J "Microjet"
Bede BD-5J “Microjet”
Pratt & Whitney R-1340 radial
Pratt & Whitney R-1340 radial
Pratt & Whitney R-1340 radial
Pratt & Whitney R-1340 radial
Phoenix Mars Lander scale model
Phoenix Mars Lander scale model
Mercury capsule
Mercury capsule
X-Plane
X-Plane

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