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Old 01-07-2009, 10:52 AM   #91
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This was my friday a couple weeks back:

Right seat one of these from CCR down to SNA:


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Take a rental car from OAK to HWD

Hop on one of these from HWD to CCR:
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Old 01-07-2009, 01:35 PM   #92
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Old 01-07-2009, 06:26 PM   #93
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Old 01-07-2009, 08:00 PM   #94
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Old 01-07-2009, 08:09 PM   #95
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for big russian plane make great success!
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Old 01-07-2009, 09:40 PM   #96
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Old 01-07-2009, 10:07 PM   #97
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Hi Folks

I'm trying to plan a little get away with my daughter to the Grand Canyon in March and would like to do a side trip to one of the air museums. Being a litle deficient in the area of local geography I would appreciate some advice from you knowledgeable folks reading this thread.

My two choices are Calgary to Las Vegas, or Phoenix. I'm guessing Phoenix is the better choice but would appreciate info on the proximity of the canyon and the air museum. Comments on where to stay would be great as well.

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If you go to PHX the only museum I know of there is the Commemerative Air Force (was Confederate Air Force thanks to political correctness) has a pretty nice museum east of Phoenix at Falcon field in Mesa abot 10 miles east off of the I-60.

The Planes of Fame air museum in Chino has a satellite museum at the Valle airport not too far from the Grand Canyon, not been there yet but heard it is nice.

Tucson has the Pima Air Museum, just off of the I-10 at Valencia exit, south side of Davis-Monthan Airforce Base, a really nice museum, with lots to see and you can buy a ticket for a bus ride through the Boneyard on the base.
There is also a restored ICBM launch base close by also, haven't been there yet either, soon though.
South side of the base, there are several civilian scrapyards with some interesting aircraft awaiting their fate......
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Old 01-07-2009, 10:13 PM   #98
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one of th civilian scappers in Tucson.

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Old 01-07-2009, 10:15 PM   #99
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That a repeater or something like that?

Off airports are the best, theres just no doubt about it.
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Old 01-07-2009, 11:03 PM   #100
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Old 01-08-2009, 04:34 AM   #101
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Where did you get that picture? It was taken from right below my office....

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Old 01-08-2009, 06:17 AM   #102
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Thanks. Looks like Phoenix is the way to go. I'm looking forward to it. I've heard a lot about the museums there...oh yeah and that canyon too

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If you go to PHX the only museum I know of there is the Commemerative Air Force (was Confederate Air Force thanks to political correctness) has a pretty nice museum east of Phoenix at Falcon field in Mesa abot 10 miles east off of the I-60.

The Planes of Fame air museum in Chino has a satellite museum at the Valle airport not too far from the Grand Canyon, not been there yet but heard it is nice.

Tucson has the Pima Air Museum, just off of the I-10 at Valencia exit, south side of Davis-Monthan Airforce Base, a really nice museum, with lots to see and you can buy a ticket for a bus ride through the Boneyard on the base.
There is also a restored ICBM launch base close by also, haven't been there yet either, soon though.
South side of the base, there are several civilian scrapyards with some interesting aircraft awaiting their fate......
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Old 01-08-2009, 07:03 AM   #103
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Hi Folks

I'm trying to plan a little get away with my daughter to the Grand Canyon in March and would like to do a side trip to one of the air museums. Being a litle deficient in the area of local geography I would appreciate some advice from you knowledgeable folks reading this thread.

My two choices are Calgary to Las Vegas, or Phoenix. I'm guessing Phoenix is the better choice but would appreciate info on the proximity of the canyon and the air museum. Comments on where to stay would be great as well.

Thanks

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If you're from Calgary you could start at the Alberta Aviation Museum in Edmonton. I hear there is some controversy about them wanting to sell the museum's DH Mosquito to a British collector.
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Old 01-08-2009, 07:41 AM   #104
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Hi Folks

I'm trying to plan a little get away with my daughter to the Grand Canyon in March and would like to do a side trip to one of the air museums. Being a litle deficient in the area of local geography I would appreciate some advice from you knowledgeable folks reading this thread.

My two choices are Calgary to Las Vegas, or Phoenix. I'm guessing Phoenix is the better choice but would appreciate info on the proximity of the canyon and the air museum. Comments on where to stay would be great as well.

Thanks

Garrett

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I promise I'll post my pictures. I'm really enjoying this thread. The pics of the warbirds are great. The Police helicopter shots are cool as well.
Valle Air Museum, a enjoyable small museum. My son and I visited in 2006 and it is just west of the Grant Canyon NP entrance on AZ-64, easy to get to from Flagstaff.
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Old 01-08-2009, 03:14 PM   #105
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That a repeater or something like that?

Off airports are the best, theres just no doubt about it.
That is a Scottsdale Police Communications repeater. It is located on the mountain just north of Thompson's Peak in the Northeast Valley. The LZ was a small flattened pad which dropped away to the front and the rear. It was 4500ft MSL. Considering the valley is around 1200-1400 MSL it was a really cool view. We had to take a tech up there to make sure it was still working right. It had not been checked in like ten years. Everything looked good.
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