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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…]

Aviation In The Movies at Planes Of Fame

Aviation In The Movies at Planes Of Fame

The Planes of Fame Air Museum in Chino, California will be presenting its initial monthly Living History Event of 2015 on Saturday, January 3rd. The event is open to the public of course. This month’s feature is titled ‘Aviation in the Movies’, and will feature the museum’s Curtiss P-40N Warhawk. The speakers will be Mark Carlson, author of Flying On Film: A Century[Read More…]

by January 1, 2015 0 comments Collections, Planes Of Fame
The Planes of Fame Museum's TBM-3E Avenger will be present, and hopefully fly, at the October 4th Museum event. (POF photo)

Planes of Fame Event: Carrier Air War in the Pacific – Oct.4th

The Planes of Fame Air Museum in Chino, California will be presenting its monthly Living History Event on Saturday, October 4th. The event is open to the public of course. This month’s feature is titled the ‘Carrier Air War in the Pacific’, and cover aspects of the US aircraft carrier battles in the Pacific Theatre during WWII. Noted authors Thomas M. Cleaver[Read More…]

by October 3, 2014 0 comments Aviation Museum News, Planes Of Fame