Planes Of Fame Has Much To Offer

Photo courtesy: Planes of Fame The Cessna L-19/O-1E Bird Dog in action.

Photo courtesy: Planes of Fame
The Cessna L-19/O-1E Bird Dog in action.

Staff Reports

Chino – From the Air Museum and the Airshow to the delicious food at the café, there are several reasons to visit the Planes of Fame.

The Planes of Fame Air Museum at Historic Cal Aero Field in Chino, was founded in 1957 by Edward Maloney.  It is the oldest independently operated aviation museum in the United States.

The museum collection spans the history of manned flight from the Wright Flyer to the space age Apollo Capsule. They house over 150 Aircraft and displays. Many of the Aircraft are flyable, including the P-51 Mustang, F4U Corsair, P-47 Thunderbolt, P-40 Warhawk, B-25 Mitchell, P-38 Lightning, F-86 Sabre & Russian Mig 15.

Their Mission is to preserve aviation history, inspire interest in aviation, educate the public, and honor aviation pioneers and veterans.

The are a non profit 501 (c)(3) organization that has grown for the past 57 years through donations. They receive no monies from the government.

The Planes of Fame Air Show is another exciting feature of the airport. On May 6-7 at the Chino Airport celebrates the history, contributions, and sacrifices of our Veterans and Aviation Pioneers as they commemorate the “60th Anniversary of  Planes of Fame Air Museum”. This year’s air show will feature over 50 historic aircraft, performing for your enjoyment. Performers include: U.S.A.F. F-35 Lightning II Heritage Flight Team, N9MB Flying Wing Demonstration, Sea Fury Aerobatics by Sanders Aeronautics, Jelly Belly Airplane, Greg Colyer T-33 Aerobatics, Rob Harrison and the Tumbling Bear, and over 40 WWII aircraft including the F4U Corsair, B-25 Mitchell , P-40 Warhawk, and P-51 Mustang. There will be panel discussions with honored Veterans, Military vehicles, a ‘Kids Zone’, Food, Drinks and Vendors!

Saturday and Sunday May 6-7 2017  8am – 4pm   See all of your favorite airplanes fly!

SAVE $5 ORDER TICKETS ONLINE! (Hurry! Limited Time Offer)

Free Admission Kids 11 Years & Under, General $25 FREE PARKING! (Preferred Parking $17.50) FOR INFO AND TICKETS GO TO WWW.PLANESOFFAME.ORG

The Planes of Fame Air Museum is located at 7000 Merrill Avenue #17, Chino, CA  91710 You can reach them at 909-597-3722.