If you follow aviation accounts on social media, you’ve probably noticed how quick fellow aviation buffs are to pounce on photos of unidentified aircraft. The only thing worse is when the original poster gets the aircraft type or model wrong … then it’s Katie bar the door!
Okay, we’re all up to our eyeballs with social distancing and sheltering in place. So here’s something different.
I was looking at an old photo album on Flickr this morning, and it hit me I may have one of the most complete photo archives of the Boneyard Project, an art exhibit hosted by Pima Air and Space Museum from February through May 2012.
In 2011, when I started taking visitors on walking tours of the aircraft in PASM’s exhibit hangars, the museum had a fantastic volunteer program, possibly one of the best in the business.
In 2011, when I started leading visitors on walking tours of the aircraft in Pima Air and Space Museum’s exhibit hangars, PASM had a fantastic volunteer program.
I feel relieved, mostly, but at the same time at a bit of a loss … working at the museum had become part of my identity. I’ll get over it, and am already looking for something else to do in my retirement years.
Here’s my latest photoblog from Pima Air and Space Museum in Tucson, Arizona, where I work as a volunteer docent.
The F-111, which initially appeared to be one of the all-time military-industrial complex boondoggles, proved to be an effective low-altitude high-speed penetrating bomber, and has an extensive combat record.