My son is visiting from Montreal for a few days, so yesterday we rode two-up on BIG RED to Tucson, down I-10 (...
...) which took an hour and a half, DESPITE "pushing" the 75 mph speed limit a TOUCH...!
I've been there several times previously, but it's a GREAT museum if you're in the area, covering 80 acres.
One of my disappointments in the RCAF was missing a chance to fly the F-86 Sabre, and imagine my surprise to see an RCAF Sabre (we called them the "Sword" in the RCAF) hanging from the ceiling.
Later I took a pic of Joey in front of a USAF one.
Outside on the desert sands are MANY aircraft from all over the world, and here's a few, starting w/ the B-36 nuclear bomber... w/ a close-up
then the "full-meal-deal"...
For those who care, it had TEN engines: six were "pusher" reciprocating engines, while there was a 'pod' w/ two jet engines near each wing-tip.
Next up is the B-58 Hustler, a supersonic nuke bomber...
The last pic is the RAF's Hurricane fighter. It WAS the biggest part of the "Battle of Britain" w/ the MOST airplanes in action, and the highest number of enemy planes shot down, DESPITE the Supermarine Spitfire getting most of the 'press'.
Both to-and-from the Museum was via I-10, and I can NOT recommend it, if you have any other way to get there!