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 demons[...]
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 was my first (and a bit lame[...]
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
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 to fi[...]
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 publicly [...]
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.
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 in the comic str[...]
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 operating over Jap[...]