WILLIAMS TOUR GUIDE - Spring/Summer 2017

 


Planes of Fame Air Museum


From the Williams Tour Guide print publication

For a fascinating look at some of history’s most unique planes, visitors won’t want to miss the Air Museum Planes of Fame Air Museum in Valle. The museum is only a 30-minute drive from Williams.

Located at the Valle Grand Canyon Airport near the junction of highways 180 and 64, Planes of Fame is open daily from 9 a.m.-5:30 p.m. The Valle Visitor Center is located at the front of the museum.

The museum has a late version of the most produced fighter plane in history, the Messerschmitt BF109G-10, among its collection. You can also view  the Martin 404 and Western Airlines Convair 240.

Some of the other WWII fighter planes on display at the museum include T-28 Trainers, the Grumman F3F, the Vampire and the Douglas A-26 Invader. A 1929 Ford 5-AT Trimotor, which was used for flights over the Grand Canyon, is also on display.

One of the museum’s newest exhibits features the Lockheed P-38 Lightning and the P-38 National Association of Pilots. The history of the World War II P-38 pilots and their connection to the greatest combat aircraft of WWII is displayed in this exhibit. The P-38 National Association will host its Sixth Annual Gathering at the Canyon in June at the Valle Planes of Fame location.  Visit the P-38 National Association at www.p38assn.org.

Call (928) 635-1000 for information or visit www.planesoffame.org.

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