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Planes of Fame Air Museum, Chino

#91 of 846 in Museums in California
Specialty Museum · Museum
While the journey from 10 original aircraft to over 150 has been a long one, our mission has never changed. 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. And although the Museum spans the history of manned flight from the Chanute Hang Glider of 1896 to the Space Age of Apollo, many more chapters remain to be written and many more stories told before the vision of a young Ed Maloney is finally fulfilled. Come see us!
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  • Although the Planes of Fame Museum has aircraft of many countries of origin on display, and also a prototype of an early American jet engine, the Lockheed L-1000, the corners of some of the museum's.....  more »
  • I love the annual air show they have with so many of the old warbirds flying! The museum is nice too and it’s one of the first things to reopen after COVID-19! They’re currently restoring a B-17 to...  more »
  • We love planes and this was the Perfect Place to see...Sorry we missed the Air Show...Numerous planes, a Working airplane maintenance and restoration area; See Real People do Real work to make these babies Fly again. Almost every era of Flying is represented and a Vast number of models of Airplanes were displayed, too. Be a contributor to the restoration of the B-24 and take pride in helping keep history alive. A great little gift shop for plane lovers, also. Go to the library and read about your favorite planes. TALK to the people you meet there; they Know airplanes.
  • Some amazing and rare planes here for the aviation enthusiast. A good chunk are kept in flying condition, however some of the planes looked more like scrap than museum-pieces. The staff were knowledgeable, which is good because the signage was sometimes missing. If there's a particular plane you'd like to see, definitely check the website to make sure it's not flying somewhere. What this museum does great is have flying midcentury fighters and a diverse collection of aircraft. What it does decently is allow visitors do be up close and personal with the aircraft. What it could do better is be a little more fulfilling as a museum as opposed to a stranger's hangar.

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