Thomas Jay Park in Tucson in Pima County, Arizona — The American Mountains (Southwest)
Erected by Pima Air & Space Museum.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Air & Space.
Location. 32° 8.371′ N, 110° 52.227′ W. Marker is in Tucson, Arizona, in Pima County. It is in Thomas Jay Park. Marker can be reached from East Valencia Road, 0.3 miles west of South Wilmot Road. The marker is located in the western section of the Pima Air & Space Museum. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 6000 East Valencia Road, Tucson AZ 85756, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Beechcraft UC-45J (a few steps from this marker); Convair C-131 (R4Y-1) (within shouting distance of this marker); Lockheed C-130D (within shouting distance of this marker); Grumman HU-16A (within shouting distance of this marker); Ryan AQM-34L (within shouting distance of this marker); North American CT-39A (within shouting distance Aero Spacelines B-377SG (within shouting distance of this marker); Douglas C-133B (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Tucson.
More about this marker. The marker is located on the outside section of the Pima Air & Space Museum. There is an entry fee required to visit both the inside and outside sections of the museum.
Also see . . . Convair T-29B Flying Classroom.
Based on the commercial CV-240 airliner the T-29 entered service with the U.S Air Force in 1950 as a navigation and radar trainer. They were modified with several astrodomes in the top of the fuselage for the student navigators to practice celestial navigation. Two years later the improved T-29B introduced a pressurized cabin with accommodation for ten navigation students and four student radar operators. The T-29 remained in service until the mid 1970s. Source : Pima Air & Space Museum(Submitted on November 12, 2021, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas.)
Credits. This page was last revised on November 12, 2021. It was originally submitted on November 12, 2021, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas. This page has been viewed 287 times since then and 88 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on November 12, 2021, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas.