Chino’s 2019 Planes of Fame Air Show is Right Around the Corner!


The Planes of Fame Air Museum has two branches, one in Arizona, the other and oldest, is in Chino, California. On the weekend of May 4-5th, 2019, their annual air show, chock full of warbirds, will be presented once again. This year, they’ll salute the 75th Anniversary of D-Day – the invasion of Normandy. The air show at Chino airport has consistently showcased a large collection of rare (some one-of-a-kind airworthy examples) and beautifully restored aircraft, and this year’s large number of flying displays (some 50 aircraft ion each day).

Here’s the latest press release from the show:

Planes of Fame Air Museum is proud to present the Planes of Fame Air Show on May 4-5, 2019. Commemorating the 75th Anniversary of D-Day. Featuring over 50 historic aircraft, including the P-47 Thunderbolt, P-38 Lightning and P-51 Mustangs flying for your enjoyment. We invite you to join us in honoring the history, contributions, and sacrifices of our Veterans. Performer Highlights include: USAF F-16 Viper Demo and Heritage Flight, WWII Airborne Demo Team Paratroopers, World’s fastest piston engine aircraft P-51 Mustang Voodoo, N9MB Flying Wing Demo; Pacific, European, Korean & Vietnam Flight Displays, Gregory ‘Wired’ Colyer T-33 Aerobatics, Eric Tucker Piper Cub demo and Rob Harrison the Tumbling Bear. There will be a Kids Zone, static displays, food & vendors, and more! In addition to many other fantastic airplanes that will be performing and on static display, there will be a special panel discussion with some of our honored Veterans. Follow our Planes of Fame Air show Facebook page and check our website to receive up to the minute news on Performers and attending Aircraft and Veterans! Saturday and Sunday May 4-5, 2019; 8am – 4pm. See all of your favorite airplanes fly!

Most of the flying activity will be of their superb collection of warbirds and of other restored former military aircraft, although there’ll be a small amount of civilian performers as well as some active military involvement. This schedule is copied directly from the Planes of Fame Air Show’s Facebook page two weeks before the show.

Over the past decade,, along with have presented reviews of their shows; these can still be viewed on our digital aviation magazine’s pages. Here are a few photos from years past, by numerous Photorecon and ClassicWarbirds reporters. The aircraft pictured are not necessarily those which will appear and perform at this year’s show!

Update: We at Photorecon and our sister publications extend our condolences to the family of David Vopat, the Planes of Fame Air Museum and the air show organization. David tragically died when the N9MB Flying Wing he was flying crashed in California last week.


Ken Kula

Assignment and Content Editor, writer and photographer A New Englander all of my life, I've lived in New Hampshire since 1981. My passion for all things aviation began at a very early age, and I coupled this with my interest of photography during college in the late 1970s. I spent 32 years in the air traffic control industry, and concurrently, enjoyed my aviation photography and writing adventures, which continue today. I've been quite fortunate to have been mentored by some generous and gifted individuals. I enjoy contributing to this great site, and working with some very knowledgeable and equally passionate aviation followers.

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