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August 10, 2005 - Growing up in Maryland, Charlie Mangum lived a life that most kids - or at least those who aspired to be pilots - only dreamed about.
WWII bombers will be at the Marana Regional Airport, 11700 W. Avra Valley Road, for walk-through tours and flights from April 17 to 20.
A piece of history sits resting at the Marana Regional Airport.
Marana’s proximity to the Tucson and Phoenix metropolitan areas makes it one of the better-positioned communities in the state. With Interstate 10, the Union Pacific Railroad and two airports within the town’s borders and planning area, Marana has become a hub for people wanting to live or do business in Southern Arizona.
Construction has begun on 120 hangars at the Marana Northwest Regional Airport to provide inside parking for additional planes and cut into the waiting list of 268 aircraft owners who want to keep their planes there.
A Consolidated B-24 Liberator comes down for landing last Friday at the Marana Regional Airport, which hosted the Wings of Freedom Tour.
Randy Metcalf/The Explorer, A Consolidated B-24 Liberator comes down for landing last Friday at the Marana Regional Airport, which hosted the Wings of Freedom Tour.
Hank Schaller, left, Al Arreola, middle, and Andy Anzanos, right, all WWII veterans, stand out on the Marana Regional Airport’s tarmac as WWII bombers land last Friday.
A car commercial shot at the Marana Regional Airport last month has recently started circulating on the Internet and television.
A WWII B-17 flies over the Marana Regional Airport last Friday for the annual Wings of Freedom tour put on by the Collings Foundation.
A B-17 bomber, juxtaposed against the Tucson Mountains, lands at the Marana Regional Airport last Friday as part of the Collings Foundation’s Wings of Freedom tour.
Photo courtesy of Northwest Fire, A plane crashed at Marana Regional Airport Saturday morning and its pilot, instructor Robert Cloutier, died as a result of the crash. A 16-year-old passenger, Julia Nicholson, was expected to be released from the hospital Monday or Tuesday of this week.
Randy Metcalf/The Explorer Jennifer Treese, the executive assistant for the Marana Regional Airport, and pilot Doug Rozendaal chat near the P-51C Mustang shortly after landing Friday afternoon. The two took the plane from Phoenix to Marana for the Wings of Freedom Tour held over the weekend.
Randy Metcalf/The Explorer, Dick Adams, a volunteer with the Collings Foundation, adjusts a propeller on a B-24 shortly after the plane landed at the Marana Regional Airport last Friday. The B-24, a B-17 and a P-51C Mustang were available for people to walk through and fly on while they made their stop over the weekend.
Randy Metcalf/The Explorer, Richard Rohrdanz, right, and David Lawrence, both volunteers with the Collings Foundation, set up a perimeter rope shortly after the planes landed.
It was nearly 12 years ago when an MV-22 Osprey Rotor Aircraft crashed at the Marana Regional Airport and burst into flames, killing 19 Marines on April 8, 2000.
A flight instructor involved in a Saturday morning airplane crash at Marana Regional Airport has died of his injuries, according to Northwest Fire Captain Adam Goldberg.
Northwest Tucson resident Al Arreola was one of the United States Army Air Corps airmen who were placed in the ball turret below a bomber airplane during World War II. Last week, he got to take another, more comfortable look inside.
Nearly a dozen A-4 Skyhawk attack jets in storage for more than 20 years will be providing jobs in Marana over the next few weeks.
The third of a series on Marana's past, present and future along the Santa Cruz River
With an eye on projects and benefits the town would receive, the Marana Town Council voted unanimously at its meeting March 16 to throw its support behind all six questions listed on Pima County's bond election scheduled for May 18.
October 11, 2006 - The silver-haired Dove Mountain resident strolled in a couple minutes late and took a seat in the back of the class.
Marana's contribution to the Greater Tucson Economic Council would be pared to its lowest level in more than eight years if the Town Council approves the funding for GTEC now being recommended by Town Manager Mike Reuwsaat.
June 7, 2006 - Hanging by its guts to its historic midtown location, Rillito Racetrack might have an out.
In its second round of budget planning for the upcoming 2011-2012 fiscal year, the Marana Town Council on May 10 reviewed the proposed enterprise funds, and were updated on how the latest legislative session will impact the town.