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GR142_Astro
05-09-2005, 07:01 PM
Sorry for the OT, but I'm dropping in on our Ad agency for a couple of days later this week and might have a chance to snoop around the Scottsdale area.

Thanks!

GR142_Astro
05-09-2005, 07:01 PM
Sorry for the OT, but I'm dropping in on our Ad agency for a couple of days later this week and might have a chance to snoop around the Scottsdale area.

Thanks!

horseback
05-09-2005, 08:36 PM
Haven't been there in a while, but I believe the old Champlin museum is closed, although the Commemorative AF may still be operating a group out of Mesa (due south of Scottsdale, less than 10 miles from downtown Scottsdale). If you have the time (at least a day), make a run down to Tucson for the Davis Monthan AFB area. They have a pretty good air museum there (Pima Air Museum?), Saguaro National Monument, and the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum if you're into nature.

From what I recall from my residence there in the '70s, Phoenix is mostly about business and luxery hotels. But I'm still a loyal Suns fan-this could finally be our year!

cheers

horseback

corvette93
05-09-2005, 10:27 PM
I lived in Phoenix for 19 years. Subdividers rule Phoenix.

GR142_Astro
05-09-2005, 10:48 PM
Thx guys.

All I know of PHX is that my 4runner came from there and I've got to replace the front bumper cap because it melted.

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Guess I'll wear my cut-offs and a wife-beater.

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diomedes33
05-09-2005, 10:52 PM
Yes horseback,

The commenterative AF museum is till going. Its a pretty nice museum at Falcon Field in Mesa. Has a B-25 a B-17, Wildcat and a few 60's erra jets. There's enough stuff to look at to kill half a day.

Champlin used to be a Fw-190D, but they moved their entire collection up to Seattle, I believe.

SithSpeeder
05-10-2005, 09:00 AM
2 hour drive down to Tucson for the Pima Air and Space museum (very nice) http://www.pimaair.org/

Too bad you just missed the big airshow in March at Luke AFB--lotsa fun.

* _54th_Speeder *

nealn
05-10-2005, 01:38 PM
Unfortunately as stated above, the Chmaplin fighter museum has moved to Seattle. It was outstanding. The confederate (comemerative airfrce for thse politicaly correct) is still at falcon field in Mesa, near where I work and is definitely worth while. I was there a few weeks ago. They have a flyable B17 you can actually crawl through. Also a B25 and P51. Phantom, and Mig21 if you like jets.

e mail me if questions

nealn