Creating unlimited horizons in aerospace education through the preservation and presentation of the history of flight.
Incorporated in the state of Arizona on November 20, 1967 as the Tucson Air Museum Foundation, the Arizona Aerospace Foundation is a member-based not-for-profit foundation, funded by gate admissions, concessions, and donations. The Foundation operates the Pima Air & Space Museum and the Arizona Aviation Hall of Fame in Tucson, Arizona, and the Titan Missile Museum in Sahuarita, Arizona.
The Pima Air & Space Museum opened in 1976 and today is the third largest aviation museum in the world. The museum has 80 acres, exhibiting more than 300 aircraft and 125,000 artifacts (not including the archives and photo collection). The museum attracts more than 170,000 visitors annually, and houses its own aircraft restoration shop. The Pima Air and Space Museum also offers exclusive tours of the Aerospace Maintenance and Regeneration Group (AMARG) on Davis-Monthan Air Force Base. Known as the “Boneyard,” it is the world’s largest military aircraft storage facility.
The Arizona Aviation Hall of Fame (AAHOF) offers Pima Air & Space Museum visitors a unique opportunity to acquaint themselves with noteworthy Arizona aviators. Housed in the Dorothy Finley Space Gallery, AAHOF is a permanent shrine to Arizonans who have played a role in or made a significant contribution to aviation and aerospace history.