Note to travelers: Don't hit Arizona in July. It's hot, really really hot. Even though the museum yard boasts more than 250 aircraft, we pretty much stayed around the ones in the 3 huge hangars where the fans were blowing. What? I'm not an idiot. Go ahead and walk around the acreage beneath the blazing Arizona sun in 110 degrees. I'll wait for you right here in the air conditioning.
It was fun to watch the way everyone wanted to take on the museum. Bekie and Pat strolled along with the guided tour, listening to the old aviator's every word.
|Pat in his Happy Place|
|Kyle & Sam|
|Tate and the Wright Flyer|
During the first hanger tour, the boys and I were hungry and bored, waiting on the "tourists and the guide" so we schlepped into the little cafe and ordered fries. Whoa, they had good fries. We went through 3 of the 4 boxes before Pat and Bekie were finished with their tour.
|F 100 or maybe F150|
|Fieseler Aerial Camera|
|Hawker Hurricane. Look at at all the Swastikas along the edge.|
|Summer Navy Flight Suit in Guam|
|P51 Mustang WWII|
|Tate looking through the scope to drop a bomb|
|Bomber Bay doors|
|DC 3 (I think)|
|Mounted WWII machine gun|
|WWII Bomber side view|
|Crew used to crawl through this tube to get one from end of the bomber to the other.|
|WWII Mess Kit|
|Flight Jacket WWII|