With Covid cases reaching lower levels in Southern California, the Planes of Fame Air Museum (POF) is able to invite more guests through their doors. With that in mind, they have planned some special activities.
In November 1952 the Mustang was assigned to the Air Defense Command’s 37th Fighter Interceptor Squadron at Burlington, Vermont until being returned to ANG service again with the 167th Fighter Bomber Squadron, Kanawaha County, West Virginia in September 1953. Withdrawn from service in December 1956, the Mustang was transferred to the Sacramento, California Air Material Area where it was officially removed from the inventory and sold.
Ed Maloney purchased 45-11582 during the surplus sale which was held at McClellan AFB, California in November 1957. At that point the Mustang received the civil registration N7715C and became one of the star attractions in his growing museum collection which later came to be known as Planes of Fame Air Museum at Chino Airport in Southern California.
Planes of Fame Air Museum has two flyable P-51Ds, ‘Dolly’ and ‘Wee Willy II’, which are flown regularly.
Doors to the Museum open at 10:00am.Discount admission prices to the Museum are in effect for this family-fun event.Guests are asked to wear a face-covering while at the Museum and maintain social distancing. All the museum’s hangars are open for viewing. Guests can see the majority of the aircraft up-close and wander through many of the hangars while they learn about the collection and aviation history from our team of Museum Guides.
Furthermore, the museum’s Boeing B-17 will be open for visitors to enter and gain a unique perspective on the important role this aircraft played during World War II.
For more information about the Planes of Fame Air Museum and their programs, visit www.planesoffame.org