No it is not a museum about air or our atmosphere. It is about aircraft! Faster than a speeding Hellcat! Aircraft are amazing and their development parallels the automobile. The airplane also changed our life and our infrastructure. This museum is a must see.
But keep in mind that this is Arizona and by this time of year it is hot. Often in triple digits. so get there early in the day and have plenty of water to consume. There are acres of aircraft on outside display as well as several buildings for you to continue exploring in when you need to get out of the sun.
Multiple versions of the Harrier vertical takeoff jets.
A very early version of a jet fighter.
The fabulous F-16
Off in the distance is our largest Cold War bomber.
The B-36 Peacemaker
This version was always flying around Cape Cod in the Cold War as early warning of Soviet bombers.
This is the B-52 Stratofortress. Still active as our largest bomber that outlived the Cold War.
For a brief period of time this Hustler was our strategic bomber.
The MIG Soviet fighter.
The deadly Soviet MIG-21
The Cobra gunship.
This jet turoboprop prototype was based on WW II’s P51 D
The UAV Predator
Acres of aircraft
The SR-71, the worlds fastest, highest flying manned aircraft. With several buff Americans enjoying the museum.
This really is a great place to visit and soon they will have a special section of military vehicles on site for those of us that are automotive in our perspective.