: Open to the public, Planes of Fame Air Museum (Chino, CA) presents its monthly Living History Flying Day on March 7, 2020, featuring the Lockheed P-38 Lightning.
A speaker panel of distinguished aviation experts and historians 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.
Click on image to see the Lockheed P-38 Lightning in action:
WHEN: Saturday, March 7, 2020, 10am–12 noon: Speaker program & flight demonstration. Museum doors open at 9:00am.
WHERE: 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! (when available)
Presentation by Francis Gary Powers, Jr.
is the son of Francis Gary Powers
(an American pilot whose Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) U-2 spy plane was shot down while flying a reconnaissance mission over the Soviet Union in 1962, causing the famed U-2 incident). In 1996, Gary founded the Cold War Museum and Memorial to honor Cold War Veterans and preserve Cold War history. Currently, a mobile exhibit travels internationally that displays historical artifacts associated with the U-2 Incident of May 1960. The traveling exhibit promotes interest in the creation of a permanent Cold War Museum that will exhibit artifacts and memorabilia associated with various Cold War events from the end of World War II to the collapse of the Soviet Union. In conjunction with the Museum, a "Cold War Memorial" will honor the men and women who worked towards the preservation of Democracy during the Cold War from 1945 to 1991.
Gary holds a Bachelors’ of Arts Degree in Philosophy from California State University, Los Angeles, and a Master’s Degree in Public Administration / Certification in Non-profit Management from George Mason University (GMU), Fairfax, Virginia. Powers is also President for the Vienna-Tysons Regional Chamber of Commerce. (more details to come)
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.
Planes of Fame Air Museum, ‘Where Aviation History Takes Flight’