GRAND CANYON TOUR GUIDE - Spring/Summer 2017

 


Planes of Fame Air Museum


From the Grand Canyon 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.

Planes of Fame Air Museum located in Valle, Ariz. offers visitors an up close look at classic aircraft.
Planes of Fame Air Museum located in Valle, Ariz. offers visitors an up close look at classic aircraft.

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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