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Great stay

Full Hook-ups, 50 amps, clean, level spot, well drained. We had no issues getting on or off base... read more

Reviewed August 18, 2019
karl p
Boneyard tour is good but its military aircraft only

First things first you have to book the Boneyard tour through the Pima Air and Space Museum. That's... read more

Reviewed June 21, 2019
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Reviewed April 5, 2019

I was in Tucson AZ for the annual air show at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base (D-M AFB)

It is a place that I have been to, flown over and enjoyed many times since my first visit in 1987. This visit marked five years since I was last in Tucson and last looked at D-M AFB from both the ground and the air. I attended the air show on Saturday 23rd together with two friends. It was a very hot day to say the least and there was very little shade, factor 50 was the order of the day for us used to colder climates!

D-M AFB and the co-located 309th Aircraft Maintenance And Regeneration Group covers some 5,000 acres and it is said that there is one aircraft for every acre. It is an amazing sight looking at what the locals call the 'Bone Yard' both from the ground and from the air.

The Air Show from my personal perspective was not as good as we are used to in the U.K and Europe, of course it being held on an Air Force Base sort of dictates that only Air Force assetts fly in the show. It would have been better if the US Army and US Navy could have also been represented as they would have been in shows outside of the USA. I think the USAF have a bit to learn about staging air shows :-)

That said it was an extremely enjoyable day out and gave the people of Tucson and a far wider audience a chance to see the USAF aerial display team the Thunderbirds in action.

However unlike U.K and European air shows this was free, always a bonus.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank justincasemate
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Reviewed March 31, 2019

what a great day in March to see many kinds of air show segments. The Blue Angels, a conventional diesel truck the three jet engines doing a drag.

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed March 31, 2019

Went on the boneyard tour from the nearby PIMA air museum. The tour is amazing for a plane buff as you can see examples of planes that either no longer fly or only in the US.

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed March 29, 2019

Since this is an active military base, it's not open to the general public except during and open house an air show. As was the case on this visit. It is your very typical air base and it was your very typical air show with civilian and largely military aircraft. Lots of static displays, plenty of personnel to answer your questions. Plenty of food and drink and port-a-potties. Access onto the base is limited, but getting into and parking was easy, although it was a bit of a hike to the viewing area. but I guess that is to be expected. All in all, a fun day.

Date of experience: March 2019
1  Thank Rick C
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Reviewed March 25, 2019 via mobile

Great Airshow. If you take a backpack in be sure it is a clear plastic one. Anything else cannot be brought in. I wasn’t sure but they do allow folding chairs. Double check their website for what is allowed. Be aware it is a long walk from the parking area to the the security check in. When you first walk in there are “porta potties” but I would suggest walking a little further into the facility because they are everywhere and there are no lines. The Airshow is held on Saturday and Sunday and it is every other year. I believe the next one is is 2021.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank 255terrencet
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