Planes Of Fame

The 60th Anniversary Planes of Fame Airshow Recap

The 60th Anniversary Planes of Fame Airshow Recap

By Scott Plummer The 2017 Planes of Fame Air Show celebrated the Planes of Fame Air Museum’s 60th anniversary and the 25th year they’ve held the air show at Chino Municipal Airport in Chino California. The 2017 air show also marks the first time that Planes of Fame’s Founder, the legendary Ed Maloney, was not at the announcer’s stand. Sadly, Ed[Read More…]

Planes of Fame Air Show - Celebrating the 60th Anniversary of the Planes of Fame Air Museum

Planes of Fame Air Show – This Weekend! – May 6/7th 2017

One of the world’s truly great warbird air shows is set to take place this coming weekend (May 6/7th, 2017) at Chino Airport in Chino, California. The Planes of Fame Air Show will be celebrating the Planes of Fame Air Museum’s 60th anniversary, so you know they will be pulling out all the stops to make this a spectacular event![Read More…]

The A6M-3 Zero currently flying in Japan is stilll in its warpaint from the film Pearl Harbor. It is seen here at Mojave in 2006. (photo by Alan Wilson)

A6M Zero Flies Over Japan

Earlier today, legendary Reno Air Racing pilot, Skip Holm flew a restored Mitsubishi A6M Zero over Japan. Although it is not the first former WWII-era Japanese aircraft to do so in the intervening seventy odd years since the end of the war, it is the first time a Japanese-owned example has gone aloft in that period, and this may have set[Read More…]

Participants in Bomber Camp will be learning and flying aboard the Collings Foundation's B-17G 'Nine-o-Nine'. (Photo by Richard Mallory Allnutt)

FAA Lifts Moratorium on Living History Flight Experiences

The Collings Foundation’s B-17G ‘Nine-o-Nine’ was exempted from the moratorium on “Living History Flight Experiences”, but other aircraft in the collection were not. Now with the moratorium lifted, hopefully Collings, along with many other warbird operators and potential operators will be able to share their vintage aeroplanes with the general public. (Photo by Richard Mallory Allnutt) The Experimental Aircraft Association[Read More…]

The Planes Of Fame Corsair, one of the few in the word with a passenger seat located behind the pilot. ( Photo by Frank Mormillo via Chris Fahey)

Let’s Support Planes Of Fame Air Museum

By Mike Lambert In October, 2014, Planes of Fame submitted the necessary paperwork to have their ride program, or “Living Heritage Flight Experience”, reinstated.  After many years with an excellent safety record, the FAA stopped allowing exemption renewals or extensions effectively killing the ride programs for many warbirds that had exemptions expire during the FAA moratorium.  This has been reversed[Read More…]