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6th of April, 2019

WHAT: Open to the public, Planes of Fame Air Museum (Chino, CA) presents its monthly Living History Flying Day on April 6, 2019, featuring the Lockheed P-38 Lightning. A speaker panel of distinguished aviation experts, historians and veterans is featured, followed by a question & answer period and flight demonstration when possible. The Lockheed P-38 Lightning will be on display and perform a flight demonstration (subject to change). At 12:00 noon, the Raffle Flight will occur. Become a member to enter the Raffle. All members are eligible to enter the Raffle, but you must be present to win. UPDATE: PLANES OF FAME'S P-38 '23 SKIDOO' IS UNDERGOING MAINTENANCE. ALLIED FIGHTERS P-38 LIGHTNING 'HONEY BUNNY' WILL BE ON DISPLAY. THE P-40 WARHAWK IS SCHEDULED TO FLY AT 12pm! 
Click on image to see the P-38 in action:

Saturday, April 6, 2019, 10am–12 noon: Speaker program & flight demonstration. Museum doors open at 9:00am.

: Planes of Fame Air Museum, 14998 Cal Aero Drive, Chino, CA 91710-9085

The Museum is open to the Public, General Admission is $15; for children 11 yrs and under, admission is $6; ages 4 and under are FREE! (excludes special events). FREE Living History Flying Day Admission for Planes of Fame Members! Click here to become a Member!

Click here to get a coupon for $2.00 off one adult admission for this event!


Hear the story of one of America’s most celebrated Fighter Groups the 475th. An all P-38 equipped lethal force that played a significant role in the Pacific South West Area as the Japanese attempting to control the island chains from the Philippines down to Australia. Planes of Fame Air Museum is honored to be the Home of this remarkable group of pilots and ground crew and you’re invited to visit their hanger which houses – 23 Skidoo. Three 475th Foundation board members will share key historical highlights including Charles Lindbergh’s time with the unit. Personal accounts by the grandsons of two distinguished pilots - Craig Taggart whos grandfather, Thomas Vincent Elliot earned 7 victories and David Madison who grandfather Harold Pete Madison pilot and co-founding of the Foundation will share their stories. Foundation President, Brad Ball will cover the group’s amazing record and contribution to victory over Japan and you’ll learn how the work of the 475th Foundation is keeping the memories and history alive now in its third generation. Bring your camera – P-38 Lightning 23 Skidoo is scheduled take to the skies following the presentation.


Kevin Thompson (POF Moderator and Aviation Historian) moderates the event and adds to presentations.

 WHY: It is the Mission of Planes of Fame Air Museum to preserve aviation history, 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 airshows in fulfillment of this mission.

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