Kids explore science behind propulsion
Rudy Salayandia and his son, Aidan, 4, enjoy a recent trip to the Pima Air & Space Museum. The museum has landed on the list of the top 10 percent of tourism businesses in the world by TripAdvisor.com.
The 390th Bombardment Group Memorial Museum is undergoing a major overhaul. It is expected to reopen by Sept. 28.
Visitors check out some of the helicopters and planes at the museum.
It may be summer, but the Pima Air & Space Museum is still in full flight, with a slate of special educational events this month.
Patrons, upper right, climb into a Lockheed T-33A like the one used for the 1957 John Wayne movie "Jet Pilot" at Saturday's "Night Wings" event at the Pima Air & Space Museum, 6000 E. Valencia Road. Kids and their parents got their photos taken at the plane's controls, which was one of t…
Stephen Welch watches as a robot he programmed maneuvers its way across the Pacific at the robotics challenge site that's part of the museum's "Night Wings" event. More than 1,030 turned out last week.
Conner Etzenhouser reacts to the launch of an effervescent antacid-and water-powered rocket, one of some dozen activities for children during "Night Wings" at the Pima Air & Space Museum.
The Pima Air & Space Museum, 6000 E. Valencia Road, has special events every Saturday this month, starting with a pair of model airplane-building activities this Saturday.
The Pima Air & Space Museum, 6000 E. Valencia Road, has added a newly restored aircraft, recovered from a New Guinea jungle, to its Pacific-theater WWII hangar: the rare Bell P-39N Airacobra.
Visitors check out an English Electric Lightning during the "British Invasion" at the Pima Air and Space Museum, 6000 E. Valencia Road. Saturday's show spotlighted several aircraft, including the Lightning, a Cold War-era fighter capable of flying at Mach 2 speeds.
Museum volunteer Rob Lovell sits in the tight cockpit of the English Electric Lightning. Go to www.pimaair.org for more on the museum, which is open seven days a week.
Standing, in background, are Alex Montes and his girlfriend, Blanca Rivera, inside the AVRO Shackleton's fuselage. The kids surveying the interior are, from left, Alice Montes, Gabriel Aguilar, Aubrey Montes, and way in the background, Juan Armstrong.
A newly restored Royal Air Force AVRO Shackleton also was on display during the "British Invasion." The Shackleton is a post-World War II, long-range maritime reconnaissance plane.
Aubrey Montes, left, is drawn to an opening in the nose section of the Royal Air Force AVRO Shackleton. Juan Armstrong, right, also was checking it out. During last Saturday's event, the British Invasion Trolley also took visitors to see other British-made aircraft on display at the museum.