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Planes of Fame Air Show: Coming May 4th & 5th

Adult, General Admission tickets for ages 12 & up are $25. Children ages 11 & under are free & must be accompanied by a ticketed adult. Tickets cam be purchased online or at the gate. The airport and museum are located at 14998 Cal Aero Dr. in Chino. You can contact them at 909-597-3722.

Chino – Look to the skies on the weekend of May 4 and 5 as the exciting Planes of Fame soar at the Chino Airport.Mooney International Corporation.  This year’s air show commemorating the 75th Anniversary of D-Day will be featuring over 50 historic aircraft including the P-47 Thunderbolt, P-38 Lightning and P-51 Mustangs flying for your enjoyment.

Performers include U.S.A.F. F-16 Viper Demo and Heritage Flight, WWII Airborne Demo Team Paratroopers, World’s fastest piston engine aircraft P-51 Mustang Voodoo, N9MB Flying Wing Demo; Pacific, European, Korean & Vietnam Flight Displays, Gregory ‘Wired’ Colyer T-33 Aerobatics, Eric Tucker Piper Cub demo and Rob Harrison the Tumbling Bear.

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 some of their honored Veterans. Follow their Planes of Fame Air show Facebook page and check out their website to receive up to the minute news on Performers and attending Aircraft and Veterans!

The gates will open at 8 a.m. on both Saturday and Sunday, May 4 & 5 2019, 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 limited passes are $90 (available online). There are also special reserved bleacher seats available. For more information on this event, visit their website at www.planesoffame.org.

The airport and museum are located at 14998 Cal Aero Drive in Chino and you can contact Planes of Fame at (909) 597-3722.

Planes of Fame Air Show

Photo Courtesy: PlanesofFame.org

STAFF REPORTS

Chino – Look to the skies on the weekend of May 5 and 6 between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. and watch all your favorite Planes of Fame as they soar through the skies at the Chino Airport. This year’s air show will be featuring over 40 historic aircraft, including P-47 Thunderbolts, P-38 Lightnings and P-51 Mustangs flying for your enjoyment. We invite you to join us in honoring the history, contributions, and sacrifices of our Veterans.
Performers include: A-10 Thunderbolt and Heritage Flight; Sean D. Tucker Team Oracle Aerobatics; World’s fastest piston engine aircraft P-51 Mustang Voodoo; N9MB Flying Wing Demo; Pacific, European, Korean & Vietnam Flight Displays, Sanders Sea Fury Aerobatics, Gregory ‘Wired’ Colyer T-33 Aerobatics and Rob Harrison the Tumbling Bear.

In addition to many other fantastic airplanes that will be performing and on static display, there will be a special panel discussion with some of our honored Veterans.

Follow our Planes of Fame Air show Facebook page to receive up to the minute news on Performers and attending Aircraft and Veterans!

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 available. See all your favorite airplanes fly!

There will be a Kids Zone, static displays, food & vendors, and more!
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 http://www.planesoffame.org

The airport and museum are located at 7000 Merrill Avenue, in Chino.

 

Planes of Fame Air Museum Special Event Sat July 22

Staff Reports

 

CHINO-The Planes of Fame Air Museum is a treat for young and old alike.  Its collection of planes is sure to thrill aircraft aficionados and anyone interested in military history.

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

It is the mission of Planes of Fame Air Museum to preserve aviation history, inspire interest in aviation, educate the public, and honor aviation pioneers and veterans. The Museum sponsors regular events in the form of inspirational experiences, educational presentations, flight demonstrations, and air shows in fulfillment of this mission.

A special event, to be held on Saturday July 22, 2017, will focus on the role of aviation in the Great War – World War I. Entitled, “WWI and Early Aircraft,” the event is being presented by Planes of Fame Air Museum Docents.

One hundred years ago, the United States entered the great conflict now known as the First World War. After years of isolationism, America’s fighting forces were unprepared for the carnage that was to come. However, with their indomitable spirit, the Americans quickly adapted, overcame, and ultimately helped secure victory.
This special program will explore the events of the Great War leading up to America’s involvement and discuss American participation – from the early volunteers serving in the French Lafayette Escadrille and Lafayette Flying Corps to American Signal Corps and U.S. Naval Aviation squadrons. We’ll look at their training, their aircraft, the technologies and tactics employed, and America’s first aviation heroes who emerged from the world’s first air war. A special encore screening of the Planes of Fame Air Museum film, “Intrepid Birdmen” will be presented.
EVENT SPEAKERS: Members of the Docent team will present an overview of the Great War, provide insight into the role of aviation and the types of aircraft deployed and developed, look at the training of new aviators and discuss the many tactics and aces that resulted.
SPECIAL PROGRAM ANNOUNCEMENT! – William Wellman and “Wings”
This year also marks a milestone in cinematic history – the 90th anniversary of the Paramount Pictures smash hit film, “Wings.” Recognized still as one of the most honest and exciting portrayals of air combat and the men who flew during WWI, “Wings” was the first film to be honored with the Academy Award® for Best Picture at the 1927 Oscar® ceremony.
Joining the presentation will be William Wellman, Jr., son of the film’s director, William A. Wellman. An established actor, author, and speaker, Bill will discuss the aviation career of his father during World War I, as well as his father’s outstanding career as a Hollywood motion picture screenwriter and director.
Bill’s presentation will center around the production of “Wings,” a massive undertaking even by today’s standards. The film employed 3,500 actors, 65 pilots and 165 aircraft. It featured leading actors of the time – Charles “Buddy”  Rogers, William Arlen, and Clara Bow and introduced a young Gary Cooper in a role that launched his career. The film took a year to complete, but when it was released it turned out to be one of the most financially successful silent pictures ever.
Immediately following the presentations, the masterfully restored film, “Wings” will be shown in the Museum Theater. Come experience the film in its full glory in our intimate 45-seat air conditioned setting. Note: Seating is limited to the first 45 people. A nominal donation of $5.00 is asked to help defray the costs of license fees for the film. Popcorn and soda will be provided.
WHEN: Saturday, July 22, 2017, 10am–12 noon. Museum doors open at 9:00am.
WHERE: Planes of Fame Air Museum, 14998 Cal Aero Drive, Chino, CA 91710-9085
WHY: It is now 100 years since the Great War and it is rapidly fading from the public memory. It is the Mission of Planes of Fame Air Museum to preserve aviation history, inspire interest in aviation, educate the public, and honor aviation pioneers and veterans. The Museum sponsors regular events in the form of inspirational experiences, educational presentations, flight demonstrations, and airshows in fulfillment of this mission.

The museum collection spans the history of manned flight from the Wright Flyer of 1903 (replica) to the space age Apollo Capsule. Over 150 aircraft and displays are available for you to peruse.  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.  Several of the aircraft displayed are rare and some are the sole remaining flying examples of their type.

The Planes of Fame Air Museum also hosts Living History Flying Days, which are held on the first Saturday of each month.  These events are great for families to attend.  A different featured airplane will fly for each event. Upcoming Living History Days will feature the Douglas SBD Dauntless on June 4, the North American P-51 Mustang on July 2, and the Vought F4U-1A Corsair on August 6.

The Planes of Fame Air Show, which has been held at the Cal Aero Field for 18 years, and was chosen “Best Air Show of 2015” by Aviation Magazine, will be held April 29th through May 1st at Chino Airport. It’s Fun for the whole family.

Enjoy the day watching aviation history take to the skies over Chino. See famous planes

and demonstration teams take to the air such as the U.S Air Force F-16 Viper, Sean D Tucker and Team Oracle Aerobatics, Jelly Belly Aerobatics plus many other extreme aerial demonstrations. Over 50 historic aircraft will be performing for your enjoyment including B-25s, P-47s, and P-51 Mustangs!

There will be static displays of historic aircraft, military vehicles, a Kids Zone and a vendor marketplace where you will find plenty of food and beverages for sale.

Experience the Afterburner Twilight Show Friday Noon-8 p.m. Gates open Saturday and Sunday at 8 a.m. Parking is Free. Tickets are $25, and kids 11 and under are Free.

For information and tickets, go to planesoffame.org.

The Planes of Fame Museum is a non-profit 501 (c)(3) organization that has grown for the past 57 years through donations. You can find the museum at 7000 Merrill Avenue, #17, in Chino.  For more info please call 909-597-3722 or visit: planesoffame.org.

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.

Planes Fly At Living History Flying Day

Staff Reports  

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.

Chino – Planes of Fame Air Museum holds a monthly Living History Flying Day for local communities to enjoy.  Next month’s event will be held on Sept. 3 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. at 7000 Merrill Avenue #17, in Chino.  It will be open to the public, with museum doors opening at 9 a.m.

The Cessna L-19/O-1E Bird Dog will be on display and perform a flight demonstration at this event.  A speaker panel of distinguished aviation experts, historians, and veterans will also be featured, followed by a question and answer period.  Kevin Thompson (POF Moderator and Aviation Historian) and Edward Maloney (Museum Founder & Curator, and Aviation Historian) will moderate and join in the presentation.

At 12 p.m., a Raffle Flight will occur, where all members are eligible to win.  If you are not a member, you may become one so you can participate in the raffle.  The only catch is that you must be present to win.

Don’t miss out on this fun event for you and your family to enjoy!  The Planes of Fame Air Museum’s mission is preserve aviation history, inspire interest in aviation, educate the public, and honor aviation pioneers and veterans. The Museum sponsors regular events in the form of inspirational experiences, educational presentations, flight demonstrations, and airshows.  Check out their ad in the Eastvale News to learn more about the museum and to receive $2 off admission.

Veteran Reunited At Planes Of Fame Event

Staff Reports

Major Tashjian and l.t. Col. Purdy in 1944

Photo courtesy: Planes of Fame
Major Tashjian and l.t. Col. Purdy in 1944

 

Chino – Planes of Fame Museum in Chino will be hosting a unique Living History Flying Day event this weekend, where an author will be present and a WWII Fighter Pilot will be reunited with the actual aircraft that he flew in combat in 1944.

The museum recently received absolute proof that their Vought F4U-1A Corsair flew in the combat zone during WWII. The story behind this discovery goes down to the work of author Michele Spry.

In honor of this discovery, Planes of Fame will be hosting a unique, Living History event on August 6 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., which will feature the Vought F4U-1A Corsair and pilot. The event will take place at Planes of Fame Air Museum, located at 7000 Merrill Avenue #17, Chino, CA 91710. Museum doors will open at 9 a.m.

Major Tashjian & l.t. Col. Purdy in 2016

Photo courtesy: Planes of Fame
Major Tashjian & l.t. Col. Purdy in 2016

Major John Tashjian, who flew the F4U Corsair in combat and author Michele Spry will be the event’s speakers. Unfortunately, Lt. Col. Purdy (who also flew the F4U in combat) will not be able to travel to California for the event, but his daughter Gayla Maier will be a guest speaker as well. A question and answer period will follow the speakers.

The Vought F4U-1A Corsair will be on display and perform a flight demonstration. At 12 p.m., the Raffle Flight will occur. All members are eligible to enter the Raffle, but you must be present to win. You can also become a member so you can enter the Raffle.

Author Michele Spry is a native of Columbia, Missouri and President of Midway Electric, Inc. Michele’s business was awarded the 2009 Blue Ribbon Award from the US Chamber of Commerce. In 2011, her company received the Free Enterprise Honoree Award from the US Chamber of Commerce given to 25 companies across the USA and in 2012 they received the Flag of Freedom Award for hiring veterans.

Among her numerous awards and honors for business and leadership, Michele is also an accomplished author. In 2013 she self-published her first children’s book titled “Tom T’s Hat Rack” and on July 4, 2106 has released her second children’s book titled “A Trip To Remember”.

Kevin Thompspon (POF Moderator and Aviation Historian) and Edward Maloney (Museum founder & Curator, and Aviation Historian) will moderate and join in the presentation.

Planes of Fame Museum’s mission is to preserve aviation history, inspire interest in aviation, educate the public, and honor aviation pioneers and veterans. The Museum sponsors regular events in the form of inspirational experiences, educational presentations, flight demonstrations, and airshows in fulfillment of this mission.

Planes of Fame Air Museum is “Where Warbirds Fly and Aviation History Lives”.

For more information, visit planesoffame.or

Planes of Fame Air Museum

F4U1 CorsairBy Carol Heyen

CHINO-The Planes of Fame Air Museum is a treat for young and old alike.  Its collection of planes is sure to thrill aircraft aficionados and anyone interested in military history.

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

It is the mission of Planes of Fame Air Museum to preserve aviation history, inspire interest in aviation, educate the public, and honor aviation pioneers and veterans. The Museum sponsors regular events in the form of inspirational experiences, educational presentations, flight demonstrations, and air shows in fulfillment of this mission.

The museum collection spans the history of manned flight from the Wright Flyer of 1903 (replica) to the space age Apollo Capsule. Over 150 aircraft and displays are available for you to peruse.  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.  Several of the aircraft displayed are rare and some are the sole remaining flying examples of their type.

The Planes of Fame Air Museum also hosts Living History Flying Days, which are held on the first Saturday of each month.  These events are great for families to attend.  A different featured airplane will fly for each event. Upcoming Living History Days will feature the Douglas SBD Dauntless on June 4, the North American P-51 Mustang on July 2, and the Vought F4U-1A Corsair on August 6.

The Planes of Fame Air Show, which has been held at the Cal Aero Field for 18 years, and was chosen “Best Air Show of 2015” by Aviation Magazine, will be held April 29th through May 1st at Chino Airport. It’s Fun for the whole family.

Enjoy the day watching aviation history take to the skies over Chino. See famous planes

and demonstration teams take to the air such as the U.S Air Force F-16 Viper, Sean D Tucker and Team Oracle Aerobatics, Jelly Belly Aerobatics plus many other extreme aerial demonstrations. Over 50 historic aircraft will be performing for your enjoyment including B-25s, P-47s, and P-51 Mustangs!

There will be static displays of historic aircraft, military vehicles, a Kids Zone and a vendor marketplace where you will find plenty of food and beverages for sale.

Experience the Afterburner Twilight Show Friday Noon-8 p.m. Gates open Saturday and Sunday at 8 a.m. Parking is Free. Tickets are $25, and kids 11 and under are Free.

For information and tickets, go to planesoffame.org.

The Planes of Fame Museum is a non-profit 501 (c)(3) organization that has grown for the past 57 years through donations. You can find the museum at 7000 Merrill Avenue, #17, in Chino.  For more info please call 909-597-3722 or visit: planesoffame.org.