Chino – Look to the skies on the weekend of May 3 and 4 for “A Salute to the Mighty Eighth” as the exciting Planes of Fame soar at the Chino Airport.Mooney International Corporation will present this year’s air show featuring over 40 historic aircraft celebrating the history and contributions of the men, women and aircraft of the 8th Air Force. Performers include U.S.A.F. F-22 Raptor Demo Team and Heritage Flight, Sean D. Tucker-Team Oracle Aerobatics, The Bremont Horsemen, Sea Fury Aerobatics by Sanders Aeronautics, Clay Lacy’s Learjet Demonstration, Rob Harrison and the Tumbling Bear, John Collver’s AT-6 Aerobatics, and over 40 WWII aircraft including B-17, P-47s, and P-51s.
These incredible planes are exciting to behold. Exclusive access to their many charms is available through a special photographer’s Sunrise Photo Access pass so you can capture their beauty before the gates open.
In addition to many other fantastic airplanes performing, there will be a panel discussion with honored veterans of the 8th Air Force, including Clarence “Bud” Anderson, Jack Croul, Jim White, Wilbur Richardson, and George Thomas. This is an incredible event whether you are an aircraft enthusiast, or just looking to enjoy an amazing day.
The gates will open at 8 a.m. on both Saturday and Sunday, with the flying show running from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Static displays and vendors will be open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., with special merchandise and delicious food and beverages offerings available.
Adult General Admission tickets for ages 12 and above are $25. Children ages 11 and under are free, and must be accompanied by a ticketed adult. Tickets can be purchased online or at the gate. Sunrise Photo Access passes are $75 (available online). There are also special reserved bleacher seats available. For more information on this event, visit the website at http://www.planesoffame.org.
The airport and museum are located at 7000 Merrill Avenue, in Chino.