Planes of Fame Air Show – April 29 thru May 1st

Planes of Fame Air Museum will hold their annual air show between April 29th and May 1st at Chino Airport in Chino, California. (image via Planes of Fame)
Planes of Fame Air Museum will hold their annual air show between April 29th and May 1st at Chino Airport in Chino, California. (image via Planes of Fame)
Planes of Fame Air Museum will hold their annual air show between April 29th and May 1st at Chino Airport in Chino, California. (image via Planes of Fame)

The Planes of Fame Air Museum in Chino, California will be holding their world-famous annual air show over the course of April 29th through May 1st, 2016. As always, it is bound to be a marvelous event featuring some of the world’s finest and rarest aircraft taking to the sunny California skies. December 7th, this year will mark the 75th anniversary of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, and America’s entry into WWII. Paying homage to this pivotal, historical event will of course be a part of the air show program.

The teeming crowd at a previous Planes of Fame Air Show. (photo via Planes of Fame Air Museum)
The teeming crowd at a previous Planes of Fame Air Show. (photo via Planes of Fame Air Museum)

Roughly 50 aircraft will be taking part in this year’s Planes of Fame Air Show. Among them will be the US Air Force F-16 Viper Demo Team and Heritage Flight, Sean D. Tucker Team Oracle aerobatics, warbirds from Texas Flying Legends and the Erickson Aircraft Collection, a Hawker Sea Fury aerobatics demonstration from Sanders Aeronautics, Rob Harrison and the Tumbling Bear, Greg Colyer with his T-33 Shooting Star, the Granley Yak Aerobatic Team, Jelly Belly Airplane, aerobatics from John Collver in his AT-6 Texan, and over 40 WWII aircraft including the B-25 Mitchell, P-47 Thunderbolt, and P-51 Mustang. Aircraft from the Planes of Fame Air Museum’s collection will also feature strongly in the event, including their unique, airworthy F4U-1A Corsair, currently the world’s oldest airworthy Corsair and the sole Vought-built -1 variant still flying.

Planes of Fame's uniquely airworthy F4U-1A Corsair, the oldest 'bentwing bird' currently flying will perform at the Museum's air show this April. (photo via Planes of Fame Air Museum)
Planes of Fame’s uniquely airworthy F4U-1A Corsair, the oldest ‘bentwing bird’ currently flying will perform at the Museum’s air show this April. (photo via Planes of Fame Air Museum)

In addition to the many fantastic aircraft performances, there will be a special panel discussion with honored veterans. Military vehicles will also be in attendance at the show. The event will also have a special ‘Kids Zone’, a plethora of food and beverage options, and other vendors.

An F-18 Hornet with afterburners glowing in the twilight at a previous air show. Such dramatic photographic opportunities will also be available at this year's event. (photo via Planes of Fame Air Museum)
An F-18 Hornet with afterburners glowing in the twilight at a previous air show. Such dramatic photographic opportunities will also be available at this year’s event. (photo via Planes of Fame Air Museum)

On the Friday, events will start at 12pm and conclude at 8pm with a twilight air show, which will make for especially dramatic performances from jet aircraft with afterburners. The air show will run from 8am until 4pm on the weekend dates. For a limited time, you can buy your advance tickets online and save $5 per ticket (Click HERE for the link). General admission at the gate will be $25, although children under age 11 can enter for free. Parking in the main lot is free, although if you want more optimal parking spaces, preferred parking is available for $17.50 per vehicle. For more information and/or updates, please do visit the Planes of Fame website HERE.

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