The Planes of Fame Air Museum in Chino, California will be holding a living history event on July 6. The topic for the event shall be the Flying Tigers and the AVG, featuring the Curtiss P-40 Warhawk. There will be a discussion panel featuring distinguished aviation experts, historians and veterans, followed by a question & answer period and flight demonstration.
The P-40 Warhawk will be on display and perform a flight demonstration. Speakers for this event are: Kevin Thompson, Historian Charlie Iasics, Don Baer from Veterans History Project and Ed Maloney. Historian Charlie Iasics has taught high school English, journalism, and photography for over 30 years and has been an aviation enthusiast his whole life. Charlie grew up flying in his father’s planes – two Ercoupes and a Stits Skycoupe. He first visited the museum in the late 60s when it was located in Ontario. Charlie is currently an occasional speaker at the museum and co-announcer of the airshow. Don Baer will be presenting a Veterans History Project overview and show a film on a P-40 pilot.
The museum doors open at 9AM and the special program will run from 10AM to Noon. This promises to be another interesting and successful program, furthering the Museum’s mission to inspire interest in aviation, educate the public, and honor aviation pioneers and veterans. The Museum sponsors regular events in the form of inspirational experiences, educational presentations, flight demonstrations, and air shows.