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CHINO AIR SHOW May 5-6 2018 Planes of Fame

If anyone should be in So California on the first weekend of May. Come on down to Chino, California, about an hour east of Los Angeles, in the Inland Empire. WWII B-25's, P-38's B-17's, P-47, Tigercats, Mustangs, the N9MB Flying wing [...]

1/72 Airfix MiG-15

I did this kit a few months back. It is an attempt to depict the MiG-15 at the Planes of Fame Museum at Chino, CA. It "started life" as a 1970's Airfix "baggie" kit, hence there were SOME fit and detail issues. This [...]

The newest airplane nut meets Steve Hinton

Grand nephew Nathan Elster, who really likes Planes of Fame Air Museum,spent his 8th birthday watching Steve Hinton fly the museum's P-38, and then he got to meet Steve. He also liked the new P-40M/Kittyhawk III restoration

Chino California Air Show April 29, 2016, part 3

Chino California Air Show April 29, 2016, part 2

Chino California Air Show April 29, 2016

What a blast ! A private car show and great view of the airshow next to a taxi way at Chino Airport on Saturday April 29, 2016. Was suppose to be only for a few hours but we got mesmerized and wound up making it a ten hour day from start [...]

You won’t see these two anywhere but Chino

You're not going to see these two original Japanese airplanes anywhere but at Planes of Fame in Chino. A bad day for photography, but when the world's only J2M3 Raiden (Jack) and D4Y3 Suisei (Judy) are on display (the J2M3 hasn't been [...]

B-17G at Chino

The B-17G finally flew in to Chino yesterday. Here are some shots, including one of me holding it in front of another famus Boeing product, that will give you a good idea of just how big it is.

P-51A at Chino last weekend

This is the Planes of Fame P-51A Mustang, in the markings of "Mrs. Virginia" of the 1st Air Commando Group; the original was flown by their legendary commander, Colonel Phil Cochran. Phil and the Air Commandos were immortalized [...]

“Spam Can” in her new incarnation at Chino today

Every few years, Planes of Fame repaints "Spam Can" (the world's oldest continuously-licensed P-51D, since 1957) to represent a famous P-51. She is now in the markings of the 506th Fighter Group, one of the VLR Mustang groups [...]