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A tour through the extraordinary Pima Air & Space Museum in Arizona

• by Loz Blain

Started up in 1966 with the goal of preserving America's WW2-era aviation heritage, the museum has grown to become one of the biggest aviation museums in the USA, with more than 350 aircraft. Naturally, there are plenty of war birds on display, but the Pima team has made room for plenty of other oddities as well. Here are a few that caught our attention:

The adorable Starr Bumble Bee was built to take a crack at the record for the world's smallest manned aircraft, with a 6'6 wingspan, a 9'4 length and a height of just 4'1. It took the Guinness record when it made its first flights in January 1984, and was capable of speeds up to 180 mph, but could only fly to a service ceiling of 3,000 ft due to its tiny wings.

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