Planes Of Fame Airshow 2013


Chino, Ca.- Despite the recent Sequestration Budget Cuts, Chino’s Planes of Fame Museum hosted a historical 2013 air show on May 4th and 5th. With the featuring of five of only seven airworthy P-38 Lightnings in the world today, this show did not disappoint the 35,000 people that helped celebrate aviation history.

The attendees were not only treated to the rare sight of five P-38’s flying overhead in formation, but also to seven P-51 Mustangs in the air at the same time on Sunday. Several of the forty plus aircraft in attendance are the only flying models left in the world today.

Aerobatic demonstrations, which included performers such as Sean Tucker, Silver Wings, Clay Lacy, Rob Harrison, John Collver, and Brian Sanders, captivated show goers of all ages.

Some of the mentionable and rare aircraft on static display only were the EC-121 Super Constellation, the F-4G (P-38L) Lightning from the Yanks Air Museum, a Japanese D4Y Judy, an AT-12 Guardsman, and a PB4Y-2 Privateer, which took off to the delight of the crowd homeward bound to Arizona on Sunday afternoon.

A few of the more uncommon aircraft which took to the air included:

PBY Catalina
F3F Buffalo
J2F Duck
A6M Zero
D3A Val
Spitfire Mk XIV
N9MB Flying Wing

Of all the shows in the air show circuit, the Planes of Fame Air Show in Chino is always high on my list of favorites. I’m quite sure that I’m not speaking for only myself when I say that I’m already looking forward to next year’s show.

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