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Tours and Speakers

TUS “Tennis Shoe” Terminal Tour

See behind the scenes at Tucson International Airport (TUS), including the commercial aircraft ramp and terminal operations. This tour involves quite a bit of walking, so tennis shoes are a “must” for this 90 minute walking tour that begins with a slide show in the Catalina Room, third level of the terminal. Sixteen years and older. Bring parking ticket for validation.

Last Wednesday of the month, 9:00 a.m
Third level, Center Point (between Delta and Southwest Airlines Ticket Counter)
Reservations please. Groups limited to 15.

Call (520) 573-8187 for more information.

Self-Guided Tour

All ages and group sizes. The self-guided tour is a good addition to the TAA Fire Department. At the end of this tour, students often bring sack lunches to The Gallery and watch the planes.

Call (520) 573-8187 for more information.

TUS Fire Department

Airport Fire Department personnel conduct tours of the fire station, explain each fire truck’s role in the event of a fire, and demonstrate aircraft rescue fire-fighting apparatus. The tour is approximately one hour, ages six years and older. Group size is not limited, but large groups will be broken down into smaller groups for the tour.

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Times vary between 9:00 a.m. and Noon.
By reservation only.

Call (520) 573-8187 for more information.

Arizona Air National Guard

The 162nd Wing resides on 92 acres on the north end of Tucson International Airport. The unit trains U.S. and allied pilots in the F-16 Fighting Falcon aircraft. Hundreds of visitors tour the base every year to get an up-close look at operations, maintenance and support functions. Public tours are scheduled based on date availability and operations tempo at the wing.

All tours must be approved and scheduled at least 30-days in advance with the Public Affairs Office and are on a first-come-first-serve basis. Group size limited to 30 people. Groups of more than 8 must provide their own bus transportation for touring the base, or be able to walk from one tour attraction to another. Special transportation requirements can be discussed in detail with the Public Affairs Office.

All tours are subject to change or cancellation based on operational requirements.

Tuesday – Friday
By reservation only
Times vary between 8:00 a.m. and 12:00 p.m.
Send an official request to:
Include group name and size, desired date and time, and point of contact

Call 1st Lt. Lacey Roberts for more information at: (520) 295-6192

New TSA Checkpoint opens Wednesday. Southwest and United passengers enter A Concourse at east end of terminal.

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Tucson Airport Authority
7250 South Tucson Boulevard, Suite 300
Tucson, AZ 85756
(520) 573-8100