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I finally threw my gallery up, so you can check out my images of The Pima Air & Space Museum and AMARC (Aerospace Maintenance and Regeneration Center), at Davis Monthan AFB, Tuscon, Arizona.Regards,JoeScreenshot Forum Thread:http://ftp.avsim.com/cgi-bin/dcforum/dcboa...rum=DCForumID47Here are Picture Galleries of My Trip out west in 2002.Gallery #1 Pima Air & Space Museum + AMARC (Boneyard) at Davis Monthan AFB, Tuscon, Arizona. (over 240 Pictures)http://www.pbase.com/sonar5/pimaamarc

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Hey Sonar...thanks for the pix...my wife and I visited Pima in March...really enjoyed it...unfortunately, we could not get up to the boneyards north of Tucson...Sherman KaplanHighland Park IL

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Thanks Sherman,It sure was a great place. My two boys were in awe of all that airpower in the desert.Regards,JoeHere are Picture Galleries of My Trip out west in 2002.Gallery #1 Pima Air & Space Museum + AMARC (Boneyard) at Davis Monthan AFB, Tucson, Arizona. (over 240 Pictures)http://www.pbase.com/sonar5/pimaamarc

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I loved seeing The Connie they have parked not too far away from AF 1 circa 1961. Amazing what passed for Presidential perks back then...:-)Sherm

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yeah, and of course I give the camera to my son to take pictures inside the plane... Oops.. He forgot.. Oh well, next time. I agree, Eisenhower's Connie is one sweet bird.I just can't ever imagine why everyone back then enjoyed that aweful orange color..... Argghhh......Regards,JoeHere are Picture Galleries of My Trip out west in 2002.Gallery #1 Pima Air & Space Museum + AMARC (Boneyard) at Davis Monthan AFB, Tucson, Arizona. (over 240 Pictures)http://www.pbase.com/sonar5/pimaamarc

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Joe can you tell us a bit about the camera? I suppose it was digital?P.S. We'll swap you our F111's for some of those lovely warbirds.I am afraid all the aircraft in the Australian desert have crashed there.Cookie

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Hi Cookie,I'll be happy to. It is a Fuji Finepix 4900z Digital Camera with a 128mb Smart Media Memory card, same as my MP3 Players. It has 6x Optical Zoom, and 440x Digital Zoom. Auto and Manual Focus, 4.3 Megapixel images off of a 2.4 Megapixel SuperCCD, full manual exposure options, built in flash, plus a hotshoe, and a kitchen sink.Max Res is 2400 x 1800 which is plenty, and I paid US $849 for it when I bought it. I have taken over 5600 Pictures since Feb, 2001 when I bought it. This particular model has been phased out with a newer similar higher output model raplacing it.I will never go back to SLR's, I think I've saved over $2000 in film and developing since I bought it, and I put the photo's on CDR's and send them out at Christmas to family. I print the photos out occasionally on my HP Photosmart 1215, and I am pleased with the quality. I've had HP's since '90.Review is here:http://www.dpreview.com/reviews/fuji4900zThanks for the inquiry,JoeHere are Picture Galleries of My Trip out west in 2002.Gallery #1 Pima Air & Space Museum + AMARC (Boneyard) at Davis Monthan AFB, Tucson, Arizona. (over 240 Pictures)http://www.pbase.com/sonar5/pimaamarc

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Hey Joe,Did they have an statistics on what the monitary worth is of all the craft located there (specially once they were brand new)? I'd bet it'd run in the hundreds of billions. Thats quite impressive.Take care,Elrondhttp://members.rogers.com/eelvish/Boycott-RIAA.gif]"A musician without the RIAA, is like a fish without a bicycle."[/font://http://members.rogers.com/eelvish/B...cle."[/b][/font://http://members.rogers.com/eelvish/B...cle."[/b][/font

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Hi Elrond,Great question. But no, they didn't estimate. They did say that as an example, they pay about 4 million per aircraft, and end up selling out for about 28 million, so they turn a pretty good profit at that place on a per plane basis. In addition, they estimated about 21% of the aircraft that come in there actually end up flying again. Very cool. Interesting how the government actually found a way to make a little money.Thanks,JoeHere are Picture Galleries of My Trip out west in 2002.Gallery #1 Pima Air & Space Museum + AMARC (Boneyard) at Davis Monthan AFB, Tucson, Arizona. (over 240 Pictures)http://www.pbase.com/sonar5/pimaamarc

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Sonar5, Great pictures of the Pima Air Museum. When I last visited it back in the late 70s while stationed at Luke AFB outside of Phoenix, they only had outdoor displays and the YC-14 and YC-15 were just added to the inventory after President Carter cancelled the project looking for new cargo aircraft. Also the Boneyard was called MASDC instead of AMARC as it is today. http://www.landair.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk/amindex.htmThanks for helping me jog my memory of some really good times I had shooting tons of slides and pitures in the desert.Terry

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