Planes of Fame Chino

By: Category: MuseumsRoad tripsWarbird

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I had the chance to visit the POF in Chino a few weeks ago. I love to visit this place on a Saturday Afternoon. Visitors are low and I get a chance to photograph aircraft with no one else around.

The Museum was founded by Edward T. Maloney in 1957 in Claremont, California, with an initial collection of six aircraft. As the collection grew, the museum moved first to Ontario, California in 1965, and finally in 1973 to Chino Airport.

On the first Saturday of every month, the museum holds a mini-airshow around a certain theme. Themes have included “World War 1 Aviation”, “Experimental Aircraft”, “Korean War Aviation”, “Airplanes In The Movies”, “Naval Aviation”, etc...

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P-59 Airacomet

By: Category: MilitaryMuseumsRoad trips

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The Bell P-59A was the first United States jet fighter aircraft, designed and built during World War II. The USAAF was not impressed by its performance and cancelled the contract when fewer than half of the aircraft ordered had been produced. Although no P-59s went into combat, it paved the way for another design generation of U.S. turbojet-powered aircraft and was the first turbojet fighter to have its turbojet engine and inlet nacelles integrated within the main fuselage.

XP-59A    * The original prototype XP-59A is on display the Milestones of Flight Gallery at the National Air and Space Museum in Washington, DC

YP-59    * YP-59 is undergoing restoration to flying condition at the Planes of Fame Museum in Chino, California. The aircraft was acquired in 1991.

P-59A    * P-59A (44-...

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Planes of Fame – High Country Fly-In 2009

By: Category: AirshowsRoad tripsWarbird

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Dave Budd and I, attended the High Country Fly-In hosted by the Planes of Fame. Planes of Fame has a branch of it’s wonderful museum in Valle, Arizona. Every June they bring some of the classic warbirds they own over to Valle and they sell rides to the general public. I have photographed at the museum before but this weekend they had all the planes rolled outside. This was my chance to photograph some of the planes outside in the sunshine.

Needless to say. When the P-51’s started to fly all hell broke out. They were doing 250 m.p.h. hot laps around the Valle airport. Steve Hinton Jr. was doing some of the flying as well as Steve Hinton Sr. They both took turns flying the two Mustangs they brought from Chino. On one of those laps I managed to grab this wonder shot with my prime lens...

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High Country Warbirds Fly-In June 27, 2009 – Valle, Arizona

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· Valle, Arizona – High Country Warbirds Fly-In is the Planes of Fame Museum’s yearly Airshow at the Valle Facility.

High Country War Birds Air Display Dates: 6/27/2009 – 6/27/2009
Location: Planes of Fame Air Museum  http://www.planesoffame.org/index.php
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Times: 8:00 AM
Phone: 928-635-1000
Take 1-40 to 64 North. Planes of Fame will be about 30 miles north of Williams. Turn left into the Planes of Fame parking lot. You’ll see the C-121A Constellation in front of the hangar from afar. From Flagstaff,Az take Hwy 180 to the 64 Junction.
Read more about this event and the aircraft scheduled to appear.http://www.azcentral.com/news/articles/2009/06/24/20090624planes0626.html
Some more info on the possible P-38’s coming to Valle,AZ  http://p38assn.org/meeting09/meeting09.htmimg_8030
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