Planes of Fame Air Museum
 
Planes of Fame Air Museum
CHINO, CA LOCATION
Visit our Chino, CA location. Hours: Wed-Sun 10am-4pm Closed Mon & Tues DIRECTIONS | BUY TICKETS
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SANTA MARIA, CA LOCATION
Opening by 2025.
EVENTS
Visit us during one of our events and get the full experience seeing these amazing aircraft flying!
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COLLECTION
We host a huge variety of (flying) aircraft, check which ones are on display, flying or undergoing restoration.
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FACILITY RENTALS
Hosting your wedding/event at our venue or booking aircraft for your airshow, we can offer you endless possibilities!
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Every day at Planes of Fame Air Museum, you can experience history - both the reliving of it and the making of it. When one of our planes flies, for most it is a rare and wonderful thing to witness. Planes of Fame Air Museum has maintained a fleet of flyable historic aircraft for over 60 years! The Museum has operated these types of aircraft longer than the Army Air Corps or Air Force did. Planes of Fame Air Museum truly is where aviation history lives.

You too can experience history through Planes of Fame Air Museum. Maybe you live too far to visit, but we hope this website gives you a taste of what we try to do here every day. And maybe someday, you will hear the roar, look up in the sky and see one of our planes overhead!

“Thank you to all staff and volunteers for your hard work and dedication to preserving aviation heritage. I enjoyed the air show with my family and must commend you all for putting on a great show. The event was well run and a pleasure to attend. Great job!”
Jeff P., Email
“I loved it (Airshow 2009). You're more than a museum. To see them in the air, hear them...well, I'm preaching to the choir. You're never going to see that many warbirds in the air for the length of time you guys do. I came from the Bay area and it's worth it. Keep up the great work!”
William B., email
“I was lucky enough to see your Sherman Tank...over Presidents Day weekend. It isn't every day you get to see a WWII tank driving along and firing its main gun. Thanks you for your efforts to bring this tank back to life.”
Frank H., Email
“I am writing regarding the P-51A... (Serial #). She was sitting on jacks at Cal Aero Tech when I attended A/C maintenance training there in June of 1951. I often felt sadness for that aircraft, as I was sure it was destined for the bone yard. You cannot imagine the thrill it gave me to run across your museum and see her so beautiful and know she was safe. It made me misty-eyed. I honor you for maintaining a beautiful legacy.”
James H., Clarkson, WA
“I visited Planes of Fame a week ago and was highly impressed. I've been a docent at the National Air and Space Museum (Garber facility) for the past 26 years, and I can truthfully say that your museum doesn't take a back seat to the national museum at all. Why? Because your aircraft are where they out to be- in real airplane hangars AND most of them FLY... I could go on and on. For years I've been telling visitors on my tours to go to Chino if they had the chance. Now I'm going to tell them to MAKE the chance.”
Jack W., Email
4
Feb
Hangar Talk - Featuring the Flying Demo of the Curtiss P-40N 'Warhawk'
Hangar Talk and Flying Demo of the Curtiss P-40N Warhawk - Learn more »
7
Feb
Kilroy Coffee Klatch
Kilroy Coffee Klatch - Learn more »
4
Mar
Hangar Talk - Featuring the Flying Demo of the Vought F4U-1A 'Corsair'
Hangar Talk and Flying Demo of the Vought F4U-1A 'Corsair' - Learn more »
7
Mar
Kilroy Coffee Klatch
Kilroy Coffee Klatch - Learn more »
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