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With many fantastic aviation businesses to visit and amazing museums on the airport, this former World War II flight training base is an incredibly unique aviation destination with easy access to all the attractions of Southern California.
Yanks will offer tours of the museum featuring over 200 aircraft including the "Connie" will be open. She will even start her engines on Sunday the 21st at 10am! Visit our AOPA booth for details.
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Where the Legends live on-The Yanks Air Museum Collection
What brought Marilyn Monroe and Ronald Regan into the field of aviation? What aircraft was fitted with a cage to fly “Leo” the MGM studios lion to New York? Will the mystery of Amelia Earhart’s disappearing Electra ever be solved?
Uncover answers and view over 200 priceless historic American airplanes that sparked legends at the Yanks Air Museum in Chino, California.
This amazing collection of aviation history is arguably one of the finest in the world today. Each aircraft at Yanks has its own story to tell: a historical first; a new accomplishment, or a heroic service. Visitors from around the globe are enthralled by getting up close and personal to aircraft like America’s first fighter plane, the Scout, or the Huey helicopter and the tale of the Cowboys 335th AHC and how its crews’ delivered supplies and evacuated the wounded during the Vietnam conflict.
“The aircraft are as varied as our visitors. From a youngster seeing his first fighter jet to an aged veteran, all enjoy the glorious tale of flight, freedom, honor and adventure”, explains Christen Wright, Director of Operations for Yanks Museum. “Our goal is to keep those memories alive.”
The inspiring Legends exhibit immerses visitors in a bygone era of wonder and invention. Glimpse life in a world where man has conquered the air and anything is possible. Barnstormers and Flying Circuses awe record crowds in cities throughout America. Airplanes built of wood or metal, with bi-wing, mono wings, folding wings, even speed rings and pants make their appearance, the earliest “birds” of the air. Experience the birth of engineering, invention and design in early airframes and engines like America’s first mass produced aircraft with interchangeable parts the JN-4 Jenny. Encounter legendary aircraft like the Standard, Robin, Swallow, B-1 Brougham, Bird, Cub, Fleet Fawn, Travel Air, Goose and Kellet Autogyro, to name a few of the pioneer planes in this exhibit.
Warbirds –America’s “Birds of Prey”
The “Warbirds” collection houses examples of America’s aerial armada. America was stunned by the attack on Pearl Harbor, December 7, 1941, but the country rapidly pulled together to meet this crisis. Americans of all faiths and creeds worked to launch the greatest technological advances in aviation history. Grumman, Douglas, North American, Republic and Curtiss Aircraft became household names. Factories burst into action producing more than 300,000 aircraft between 1941 and 1945. Inspect the legendary P-40 Warhawk, P-38 Lightning, P-47 Thunderbolt and P-51 Mustang aircraft. Get a birds-eye perspective of the rare Curtiss Helldiver. It will be a thrill for all to discover the F4F Wildcat, P-39 Airacobra, P-63 Kingcobra, SBD Dauntless, TBF Avenger and B-25 Mitchell. Experience the most successful U.S. fighter ever built, the F6F Hellcat with a ratio of 18 enemy losses to just one Hellcat.
American Air Superiority
The Starfighter Hangar captivates the need for speed by the sleek, modern jets and Mach-capable aircraft. The F-86 Sabre, combat victor in Korea, the illustrious F-14 Tomcat as seen in the movie TOPGUN, and the famous Blue Angels F-18 Hornet are all on display. Win, break conventional barriers of flight, and venture into the unknown with these remarkable aircraft. At Yanks, stroll or dine beside the iconic aircraft of the nuclear era and the speed record holders that sent shockwaves throughout the world. America commanded the skies with the F-84 Thunderjet, F-86 Sabre, F-100 Super Sabre, F-106 Delta Dart, F-11 Tiger, A-4 Skyhawk, F-15 Eagle, F-16 Viper and the rare FJ-1 Fury.Click Here for More!