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Thursday
Jun152017

Thank You From Tomorrow's Aeronautical 

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Freshly refurbished F-4 Phantom now has a new home in our hangar
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Friday
Jun092017

Flying the Brazilian Hotrod

By David Brown

Chief Test Pilot Gilberto Pedrosa Schittini, the author and Embraer Flight Test Engineer Mauro Mezzacappa at SJ Dos Campos (David Brown)In my logbooks, I have a number of memorable aircraft. One such was Embraer’s Proof of Concept (POC) Super Tucano for the JPATS program. Engineering prototype PP-ZTW, the EMB 312.161, had a checkered career, starting life as a standard Tucano with a 750HP PT6A-25C. It had later been modified with a Garrett TPE-331 turboprop of 950 SHP as a prototype for the Shorts Tucano. Now for the JPATS competition for the U.S. Military, which specified a maximum speed in excess of that attainable by the RAF version, Embraer had decided to bite the bullet and shoehorn a monster 1,600 SHP PT6A-67R into the Tucano. This stretched the nose by more than a foot and required a deeper inlet under the nose. This stupendous SHP was transmitted to the air through a five-bladed Hartzell propeller.  With the longer nose and increased solidity of the five-bladed propeller up front, directional stability was degraded, so a three-foot plug was incorporated into the rear fuselage, and a pair of ventral fins added under the rear fuselage. The Genealogy of this aircraft was pretty unique. When I flew this aircraft, there was a quartet of manufacturers’ nameplates under the port horizontal, representing the four different standards of the aircraft.

As befits a much-modified flight test aircraft, the cockpit was mainly standard Tucano with round gauges rather than the glass cockpit that would come along with the JPATS prototype aircraft (I was to fly this one later) and the aircraft had a Brazilian registration PT-ZTW for demonstration purposes. Some systems had been upgraded while others remained standard Tucano. PP-ZTW did have a single-power lever to control the engine, Martin-Baker Mk 10 zero-zero ejection seats, OBOGS to produce oxygen and to eliminate the constant need for refilling oxygen bottles and a new air conditioning system fed by an inlet behind the canopy. But it was not pressurized.

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Saturday
Jun032017

Planes of Fame Living History Today 

Plane of Fame Air Museum
     LIVING HISTORY FLYING DAY
SAT. JUNE 3rd, 2017
 
‘North American F-86 Sabre’    
Featuring:
 
Master Gunnery Sargent Andy Benjock

Cindee McCallister Daughter of
Lt. Col. David McCallister
Kevin Thompson Moderator and Historian
SEE THE NORTH AMERICAN F-86 SABRE FLY!
The F-86 Sabre is scheduled to fly at 12 pm
 
EVENT: LIVING HISTORY FLYING DAY SATURDAY June 3rd 10am
Featuring the North American F-86 Sabre. A speaker panel of distinguished aviation experts and historians is featured, followed by a question & answer period. The North American F-86 Sabre will be on display and perform a flight demonstration when possible.
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.
READ MORE… (Schedule subject to change)
 
 
Andy Benjock
Master Gunnery Sargent Andy Benjock was a machine gunner during WWII on the SBD Dauntless and the SB2C and was a radio operator on the TBM. He worked off several aircraft carriers in the Pacific Theater. At the end of the war, he and 5,000 other Marines were sent to China to disarm the Japanese. They would later become the “China Marines” where he spent 5 years till the Korean War fired up! He became a radio operator on the R5D, (DC-4) during that conflict. He flew on and off the “Chosin Reservoir” in Korea READ MORE.
 
Planes of Fame ~ Chino Airport
Museum is Open to the Public, General Admission: $11, 11 yrs and Under $4, Ages 4 and Under : FREE! (excludes special events)
 
 
McCallister F-86
Cindee McCallister, daughter of former commander of the 142nd Tactical Fighter Squadron, Delaware Air National Guard, Lt. Col. David F. McCallister, Jr. (1920-1961), a World War II P-51 combat pilot with 131 missions and rebuilder of the Delaware ANG starting in 1948, will be presenting about her father.Colonel McCallister was the winner of a national jet air race, the 1956 Earl T. Ricks Memorial Trophy Race, an Air Force Association sponsored cross country F-86 Sabre race by Air National Guard aircraft.  READ MORE.
 
Become a Member Upcoming Events Shop Online Contact Us
 
 
Click on image to see the F-86 Sabre in action:
 
F-86 Video
AIRSHOW T Shirts $5
(Limited Sizes Available)
 
PLANES OF FAME AIR MUSEUM DIRECTIONS
CLICK HERE:
POF Google Map-2
 
14998 Cal Aero Drive, Chino, CA 91710
(Corner of Merrill & Cal Aero Drive, Chino Airport)
 
 
Keep up with the latest Happenings!
POF Facebook
Instagram Link
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FREE JUNE 3rd Event Admission forPlanes of Fame Members
 
Wilbur and Child
 
BECOME A MEMBER OF THE PLANES OF FAME AIR MUSEUM! Planes of Fame Air Museum, is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. By becoming a member today you help us sustain our efforts to Keep ‘em Flying! Click Here for Info
 
Tuesday
May302017

Tomorrow's Aeronautical Museum Thanks You 

The latest news and info from your friends at Tomorrow’s Aeronautical Museum - Air Fair Update 2017
Check out City Pride Magazine Special May 2017 issue

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Come by to see all the new changes
Freshly refurbished F-4 Phantom now has a new home in our hangar
Tomorrow’s Aviation Museum | 961 W. Alondra Blvd., Compton, CA 90220 | 310.618.1155 
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Tuesday
May302017

Planes of Fame Living History 

Plane of Fame Air Museum
     LIVING HISTORY FLYING DAY
SAT. JUNE 3rd, 2017
 
‘North American F-86 Sabre’    
Featuring:
 
Master Gunnery Sargent Andy Benjock

Cindee McCallister Daughter of
Lt. Col. David McCallister
Kevin Thompson Moderator and Historian
SEE THE NORTH AMERICAN F-86 SABRE FLY!
The F-86 Sabre is scheduled to fly at 12 pm
 
EVENT: LIVING HISTORY FLYING DAYSATURDAY June 3rd 10am
Featuring the North American F-86 Sabre. A speaker panel of distinguished aviation experts and historians is featured, followed by a question & answer period. The North American F-86 Sabre will be on display and perform a flight demonstration when possible.
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.
READ MORE… (Schedule subject to change)
 
 
Andy Benjock
Master Gunnery Sargent Andy Benjock was a machine gunner during WWII on the SBD Dauntless and the SB2C and was a radio operator on the TBM. He worked off several aircraft carriers in the Pacific Theater. At the end of the war, he and 5,000 other Marines were sent to China to disarm the Japanese. They would later become the “China Marines” where he spent 5 years till the Korean War fired up! He became a radio operator on the R5D, (DC-4) during that conflict. He flew on and off the “Chosin Reservoir” in Korea READ MORE.
 
Planes of Fame ~ Chino Airport
Museum is Open to the Public, General Admission: $11, 11 yrs and Under $4, Ages 4 and Under : FREE! (excludes special events)
 
 
McCallister F-86
Cindee McCallister, daughter of former commander of the 142nd Tactical Fighter Squadron, Delaware Air National Guard, Lt. Col. David F. McCallister, Jr. (1920-1961), a World War II P-51 combat pilot with 131 missions and rebuilder of the Delaware ANG starting in 1948, will be presenting about her father.Colonel McCallister was the winner of a national jet air race, the 1956 Earl T. Ricks Memorial Trophy Race, an Air Force Association sponsored cross country F-86 Sabre race by Air National Guard aircraft.  READ MORE.
 
Become a Member Upcoming Events Shop Online Contact Us
 
 
Click on image to see the F-86 Sabre in action:
 
F-86 Video
AIRSHOW T Shirts $5
(Limited Sizes Available)
 
PLANES OF FAME AIR MUSEUM DIRECTIONS
CLICK HERE:
POF Google Map-2
 
14998 Cal Aero Drive, Chino, CA 91710
(Corner of Merrill & Cal Aero Drive, Chino Airport)
 
 
Keep up with the latest Happenings!
POF Facebook
Instagram Link
Twitter Logo
 
FREE JUNE 3rdEvent Admission forPlanes of Fame Members
 
Wilbur and Child
 
BECOME A MEMBER OF THE PLANES OF FAME AIR MUSEUM! Planes of Fame Air Museum, is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. By becoming a member today you help us sustain our efforts to Keep ‘em Flying! Click Here for Info
 
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