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Monday
Aug062018

Tomorrow At Planes of Fame 

Plane of Fame Air Museum
ALL VETERANS ARE INVITED!
TUE. AUG 7th, 2018
 
 
‘KILROY COFFEE KLATCH’
ATTENTION ALL VETERANS: Please join us the first Tuesday of each month 9-11am for complimentary refreshments and free entry to Planes of Fame Air Museum in Chino CA.
 
Kilroy Coffee Klatch
 
Kilroy Coffee Klatch
TUESDAY, August 7th ~ 9am - 11am
Planes of Fame Air Museum, 14998 Cal Aero Drive, Chino, CA
We invite all veterans to join in, meet other veterans from the area and share whatever is on your mind. Planes of Fame Executive Director Jerry Wilkins will host, complimentary refreshments will be served and museum admission is waived for attending Veterans and their guests. 
Our ongoing presentation series, “Rare Birds”, will feature another of the Museum’s aircraft treasures. This informative presentation will start at 10:30am in the Museum Theater.
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P-51 Mustang
 
 
Ever wonder what it  feels like to sit in the cockpit of one of America’s most famous warbirds?  Here’s a chance for you and up to 3 of your guests to put yourself in the pilot’s seat of Planes of Fame Air Museum’s P-51D Mustang “Spam Can”. The Planes of Fame Open Cockpit Day gives members the chance to explore the exciting field of aviation by getting up close and personal with this historic aircraft.
Silver, Gold, Platinum, and Lifetime members are invited to join us August 25, 2018 for a presentation on the P-51D Mustang with complimentary coffee, juice, pastries, and more.  Planes of Fame Pilot and Volunteer, Tom Nightingale will assist each person into the cockpit, explain the controls and answer any questions. Memories won’t stop there! Attendees will have their picture taken and the souvenir photo emailed to them. Not a Silver or above Member? You can upgrade your membership to add your name to the guest list. This will be an RSVP only event. For more info, to upgrade or RSVP please contact: Liz Esparza 909-597-3722 x120  liz.esparza@planesoffame.org(Aircraft subject to change without notice)
 
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Planes of Fame ~ Chino Airport
909.597.3722 ~ www.planesoffame.org
Museum is Open to the Public, General Admission: $11, 11 yrs and Under $4, Ages 4 and Under: FREE!
(excludes airshows & special events)
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ON SALE 2 for $20!
(in store only)

 
 
 
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Tuesday
Jul312018

This Saturday at Planes of Fame

Plane of Fame Air Museum
     LIVING HISTORY FLYING DAY
SAT. AUGUST 4th, 2018
 
‘Little Friends’
Featuring the P-51 Mustang!
and: ‘JUNIOR AVIATORS DAY’
Kids 11yrs and Under are FREE
FEATURING: WWII P-51 Pilot and Tuskegee Airman Lt. Col. Robert Friend  
 Moderator and Historian Kevin Thompson will provide an overview of the P-51 Mustang. 
THE P-51 MUSTANG WILL BE ON DISPLAY AND IS SCHEDULED TO FLY AT 12PM!
 
EVENT: LIVING HISTORY FLYING DAY
SATURDAY, AUGUST 4th  ~ 10am
Featuring the North American P-51 Mustang!   A speaker panel of  distinguished WWII pilots, aviation experts, historians and authors is featured, followed by a question & answer period. The P-51 Mustang will be on display and is scheduled to perform a flight demonstration.
At 12:00 noon, the Raffle Flight will occur. Become a member to enter the Raffle. All members are eligible to enter but you must be present to win. 
READ MORE…   (Schedule subject to change)

 
Bob Friend
Robert J. Friend, Lt. Col. USAF Ret. In 1942, Mr. Friend joined the Air Force and was sent to Tuskegee Institute for military pilot training.
After receiving his wings as an Air Force Pilot, Mr. Friend was promoted to a Lieutenant and at that time was assigned to the 332nd Fighter Group as a pilot under Col. B.O. Davis, Jr. As a skillful pilot of the P47 and P51 single engine planes, Lieutenant Friend flew as the wing man for the Commander of the group, Col. B.O. Davis. Lt. Col. Friend also served as Combat Operations Officer at the Squadron and Group levels. In this capacity he was responsible for planning and organizing the implementation of strategic and tactical air missions for the organization.  READ MORE.
 
Junior Aviator’s Day is where kids discover and explore the wonders of flight. All children 11 years and under are admitted free (with a paid adult)* and have unlimited access to all the Museum has to offer.
Special events for Junior Aviator’s Day include:
Build a Model H-2-0 Bottle Airplane!
Off to the Air Races!
Explore Plastic Model Airplanes
Discover “My Little Airplane”
Learn the Parts of a Plane

Visit the Aviation Discovery Center, See the Museum, Plus many more surprises!  READ MORE.
 
Kevin Thompson, Historian, Moderator and Modeler, will moderate the event and give a detailed overview of the North American P-51 Mustang.  READ MORE.
 
 
Planes of Fame ~ Chino Airport
909.597.3722 ~ www.planesoffame.org
Museum is Open to the Public, General Admission: $11, 11 yrs and Under $4, Ages 4 and Under : FREE! (excludes special events)
 
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P-51
 
 
 
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14998 Cal Aero Drive, Chino, CA 91710
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Wednesday
Jul182018

Special Guest to AirVenture aboard the Millennium Phenom

Volunteers from Veterans Airlift Command Bringing Special Guest to AirVenture aboard the Millennium Phenom

 

WHAT: Volunteers from Veterans Airlift Command (VAC) are flying a special guest into EAA AirVenture on Sunday – Tuskegee Airman Lt Col George Hardy. Hardy will fly from his home in Florida to his appearances at AirVenture on VAC’s Millennium Phenom—a 2010 Embraer Phenom 100 featuring out-of-this world airbrushed art in homage to Star Wars and Star Trek. The paint scheme was designed to bring attention to the work of the VAC while creating fun, unforgettable experience for their veteran guests. 

 

The Millennium Phenom, owned by Mark Holt, will be on display at Boeing Square during AirVenture. Holt has dedicated his retirement, and his former corporate jet, to serving and honoring veterans and their families by donating his time and aircraft for VAC flights. There are visual details galore on this “intergalactic” jet that tee up fantastic photo opps. 

 

Tuskegee Airman George Hardy is one of our country’s first African American military pilots and served in the skies of the European Theater in World War II. Watch him arrive at AirVenture and get a chance to interview him next to the Millennium Phenom. He will be accompanied by Holt along with Doug Rozendaal, CAF Red Tail Squadron Leader, who can speak to Hardy’s years of support and guidance to the CAF Red Tail Squadron’s efforts to educate and inspire audiences through the history of the Tuskegee Airmen.

 

WHEN: Sunday, July 22, scheduled for arrival at 11:15 a.m. 

 

WHERE: KOSH runway, taxing directly to Boeing Square at EAA AirVenture

Tuesday
Jul172018

OPENER UNVEILS FIRST USA-QUALIFIED ULTRALIGHT ALL-ELECTRIC PERSONAL VTOL AIRCRAFT

OPENER UNVEILS FIRST USA-QUALIFIED ULTRALIGHT ALL-ELECTRIC PERSONAL VTOL AIRCRAFT

OPENER, Inc., a pioneer of aero vehicles for consumer travel, today revealed BlackFly; the world’s first ultralight all-electric fixed-wing vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) aircraft. BlackFly is a single-seat Personal Aerial Vehicle (PAV) designed and built for a new world of three-dimensional transportation. BlackFly is simple to master and requires no formal licensing (in USA) or special skills to operate safely. Though BlackFly has full amphibious capabilities, it is primarily designed to easily operate from small grassy areas and travel distances of up to 25 miles at a speed of 62 mph (USA restriction).

“OPENER is re-energizing the art of flight with a safe and affordable flying vehicle that can free its operators from the everyday restrictions of ground transportation,” said Marcus Leng, CEO. “We will offer competitive pricing in an endeavor to democratize three-dimensional personal transportation. Safety has been our primary driving goal in the development of this new technology. OPENER will be introducing this innovation in a controlled and responsible manner.  Even though not required by FAA regulations, BlackFly operators will be required to successfully complete the FAA Private Pilot written examination and also complete company-mandated vehicle familiarization and operator training.”

The OPENER team has spent the last nine years in stealth mode, designing, developing, and testing new innovative technologies which have now evolved into the zero-emission BlackFly vehicles.  Fault-tolerant design and triple modular redundancy reside at the core of these vehicles. Eight propulsion systems, spread across two wings, provide for multiple-failure security. Years of continuous testing, combined with 1,000+ flights and 10,000+ miles flown, form the bedrock of OPENER’s development program.

OPENER’s long-term vision is to integrate these highly-efficient vehicles into a rural/urban commuting network. These networks would be powered by renewable energy sources requiring only a fraction of the transportation energy used currently.

DREAM OF FLIGHT
“The future of Aviation begins today,” said Alan Eustace, Director at Opener and former Senior Vice President of Knowledge at Google.  “The dream of flight, which was so difficult and expensive to obtain, will soon be within the reach of millions.  Opener is putting the fun back into flying and opening up a new world of possibilities.”

MAKING HISTORY
“I just saw the future. Watching BlackFly take flight just blew me away.  I’ve never seen anything like it,” said Darren Pleasance, Director, EAA. “The magnitude of innovation that OPENER has been driving in electric motors, aerodynamics, and VTOL operations is stunning and inspiring. OPENER has made a huge step forward in bringing the Jetson’s world to life.”

CHECK OUT BLACKFLY VEHICLES  AT EAA AIRVENTURE
Opener vehicles will be on display at the 2018 EAA AirVenture Convention in Oshkosh, WI from July 23 to July 29, 2018. The public is invited to view the vehicles in the Innovation Building, booths IC-12A and 13A, and also experience three-dimensional flight by operating the vehicles in a virtual reality simulation.
BLACKFLY - ADDITIONAL FEATURES
  • Manufactured in the USA

  • Super Charging capable (

  • Low noise signature

  • Geofence-capable

  • Automatic Return-to-Home button (localized training feature)

  • Ballistic parachute option available

About OPENER
On Oct 5, 2011, history was quietly made near the small town of Warkworth, Ontario, Canada. That day saw the first manned flight of a fixed wing all-electric VTOL aircraft. This event prompted the formation of a stealth company with the sole purpose of pursuing the development of this new unique technology. In September of 2014, the Company reorganized as Opener and relocated the majority of its operations to Silicon Valley in California to pursue an unencumbered and accelerated development timeline.
Find videos and more information at https://opener.aero
Tuesday
Jul172018

Presentation at Planes of Fame

Plane of Fame Air Museum
            SPECIAL PRESENTATION
SAT. JULY 21st, 2018
 
‘HISTORY OF CAL AERO FIELD’
Presentations by the Museum’s
Education Programs Team!

FEATURING: WWII Cal Aero Graduates
Ed Lopez and Sandy Ross.
 
Active Duty Military will receive FREE entrance to Planes of Fame Air Museum on the Day of the Event! 
 
SPECIAL PRESENTATION:
HISTORY OF CAL AERO FIELD
SATURDAY, JULY 21st  ~ 10am
This special presentation will relate the early beginnings of the Cal Aero Flight Academy, look at the coursework taught at the school, and discuss many of the unique personalities involved in the Cal-Aero story.  Presentations by the Museum’s Education Programs team will provide insight into the amazing history of the Cal-Aero Flight Academy.
Comments from several Cal-Aero grads will also be a part of the program. 
READ MORE…   (Schedule subject to change)

 
Ed Lopez: After graduating from the Cal Aero Flight Academy in Chino,CA Ed flew with the 387th Fighter Squadron, as a replacement pilot after D-Day. A Los Angeles native, Ed not only flew as a Hell Hawk, but — during the 3rd Armored Division’s advance on Duren and Cologne, Germany — also spent two weeks riding in a Sherman tank, directing Thunderbolts by radio to hit enemy tanks and guns. READ MORE.
Lt. Colonel (Ret.) Sandy Ross was a Cal Aero Academy Chino CA student graduate. Sandy Ross is credited with downing two German Fw 190 fighters and completed 51 combat missions. One of those downings saved the life of his wingman (the squadron leader). Sandy was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross for this victory and for other mission accomplishments. READ MORE.
 
 
Planes of Fame ~ Chino Airport
909.597.3722 ~ www.planesoffame.org
Museum is Open to the Public, General Admission: $11, 11 yrs and Under $4, Ages 4 and Under : FREE! (excludes special events)
 
Become a Member Upcoming Events Shop Online Contact Us
Special Event for Silver, Gold, Platinum, and Lifetime Members!
 
 
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FREE Speicial Presentation Admission for Planes 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
 
Future Events:
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Junior Aviators Day
 
 
TWO GUYS GRILLING’ WILL BE BBQ-ING HAMBURGERS & HOT DOGS AT THE SPECIAL PRESENTATION!
 
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14998 Cal Aero Drive, Chino, CA 91710
(Corner of Merrill & Cal Aero Drive, Chino Airport)
 
909-597-3722
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