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HO HUM P 51 is based at Falcon Field Mesa AZ along with a B-17 and they still offer rides to those who can afford them. There was a museum there but it moved to Wa Chapland was the name I think.
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for October

They have one the first Saturday of every month.

Planes of Fame Events Calendar: PLANES of FAME - Events Calendar
2012 Schedule of Events: PLANES of FAME - 2012 Schedule of Events

October 06, 2012 Flying History Event - Pioneering Experimental & Jet Aircraft


WHO: Speaking on this topic will be Brigadier General Robert L. “Bob” Cardenas, USAF (retired) who began his military career in the Army Air Corps, becoming a pilot. He was commissioned a 2nd Lt. in July 1941. In 1944 he flew combat missions in B-24 Liberators over Germany, where he was shot down on his 20th mission. After evading capture, he eventually returned to the U.S. where he became a test pilot.

He participated in the flight test evaluation of the German jet fighter ME-262 and the Arado 234 bomber. He also aided in pioneering the Air Force’s first jet fighter and bomber, the P-59 and XB-45 respectively. In 1947 Major Cardenas was the Officer In Charge of Operations and command pilot of the B-29 during the Bell X-1 supersonic project that launched Captain Chuck Yeager into supersonic flight.

In 1948, he was assigned as Officer in Charge of Flight Test Division projects at Muroc AB and as Chief Air Force test pilot on the YB-49 flying wing project. After completion of the Performance Phase II tests he checked out Captain Glen Edwards in the YB-49. In 1949, after reporting test results of the YB-49, he flew the YB-49 non-stop from Muroc AB to Andrews AFB in Washington, setting a record time of just over 4 hours. General Cardenas actually flew the Museum's own N9MB Flying Wing back in the days that Jack Northrop was experimenting with his prototypes.



During his military career, Cardenas held many significant posts: Commander of the 51st Fighter Interceptor Wing at Naha AB; assigned to the Pentagon as Chief of the Aircraft and Missiles Program Division; assigned as Chief of the Special Operations Division at US Strike Command Headquarters in Tampa, Florida; led a joint Army & Air Force Special Force into the Kashmir, India for the purpose of evaluating and improving high altitude resupply drops; Commander of the 18th Tactical Fighter Wing at Kadena AFB; flew F-105 combat missions over North Vietnam; Commander of the 835th Air Division at McConnell AFB, training F-105 crews for combat in Vietnam; promoted to Brigadier General and placed in Command of the Air Force Special Operations Force at Eglin & Hurlburt AFB, Florida; inductee into the Air Commando Hall of Fame; assigned in Europe as Vice Commander of the 16th Air Force in Spain (while there he negotiated with Muammar Gadhafi the withdrawal of U.S. forces from Wheelus AFB in Libya); the U.S. Deputy to Live Oak in Belgium, maintaining open corridors to Berlin for SACEUR; and Chief of the JL Division of the Joint Strategic Target Planning Staff (JSTPS) where he was responsible for the development of the Joint Strategic Target List of the US nuclear War Plan (SIOP).

Cardenas is a highly educated and highly decorated veteran, test pilot, commander, who received numerous military citations, medals, honors and awards, which continued into civilian life. As a combat veteran and test pilot, he has flown over 60 different aircraft in his career.

The presentation is followed by a question and answer period then, at noon, a flight demonstration of the N9MB Flying Wing.

WHAT: On Saturday, October 6, 2012 at 10:00am to 12:00 noon, Planes of Fame Air Museum hosts its monthly Living History Flying Day. Museum doors open at 9:00am. The theme for the October 6 event is ‘Pioneering Experimental & Jet Aircraft', featuring guest speaker Brig. General Robert L. Cardenas, USAF (Ret.) and the aircraft Northrop N9MB Flying Wing and Bell P-59 Airacomet. Open to the public, we present a speaker panel of distinguished aviation experts, historians and veterans followed by a question & answer period and flight demonstration where possible. The P-59 & N9MB will be on display and the N9MB will be flown for demonstration. At 12:00 noon, the Membership Sponsored raffle flight will be in the PT-17 Boeing Stearman.

WHEN: Saturday, October 6, 2012 10am–12 noon: Speaker program. Museum doors open at 9:00 am.

WHERE: Planes of Fame Air Museum
7000 Merrill Avenue #17
Chino, CA 91710

WHY: It is the Mission of Planes of Fame Air Museum to preserve aviation history, inspire interest in aviation, educate the public, and honor aviation pioneers and veterans.

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Thanks Wheels and I would sure like to be there for that event. Thanks again for the update!!!
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It was another interesting event. Cool

You would have never believed that General Cardenas was 92 years old. His presentation was very informative and it had to have lasted 45 to 60 minutes. I know that he kept my full attention the entire time he spoke.

The other key speaker was Bob Velker who is one of our volunteers that is working on the P-59. He spoke about the 15 year restoration project that is nearing completion and he had several interesting photos of the project and stories about the problems that have been encountered along the way.

Ron Hackworth also spoke about the flying characteristics of the N9M flying wing that the museum owns and flew on Saturday.


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The Planes of Fame A6M5 was going to be the featured aircraft for the December monthly event. At the moment it is being disassembled for shipment to the Tokorozawa Aviation Museum in Tokyo, Japan. This is a going to be a 5 month temporary stay in Japan before returning to Planes of Fame next year.

It is taking quite a while to upload the videos so here are three to get you started.


Planes of Fame Zero Fighter Walkaround
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Planes of Fame Zero Fighter Tailwheel Assembly
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Planes of Fame Zero Fighter Tailwheel Assembly-01
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 21, 2012 1:51 pm
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Thanks Wheels!!!
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Glad you liked them Bushy. Smile

for November
They have one the first Saturday of every month.

Planes of Fame Events Calendar: PLANES of FAME - Events Calendar
2012 Schedule of Events: PLANES of FAME - 2012 Schedule of Events

November 03, 2012 Flying History Event - Drones - The QF-100D


WHO: Distinguished aviation experts, historians and veterans constitued the presentation panel. Stay tuned for announcement of special speakers. Kevin Thompson (POF Moderator and Aviation Historian) and Edward Maloney (Museum Founder & Curator, and Aviation Historian) moderate and join in the presentation.

WHAT: On Saturday, November 3, 2012 at 10:00am to 12:00 noon, Planes of Fame Air Museum hosts its monthly Living History Flying Day. Museum doors open at 9:00am. The theme for the November 3 event is ‘Drones', featuring the North American QF-100D. Open to the public, we present a speaker panel of distinguished aviation experts, historians and veterans followed by a question & answer period and flight demonstration where possible. The QF-100D will be on display. At 12:00 noon, the Membership Sponsored raffle flight will occur.

WHEN: Saturday, November 3, 2012 10am–12 noon: Speaker program. Museum doors open at 9:00 am.

WHERE: Planes of Fame Air Museum
7000 Merrill Avenue #17
Chino, CA 91710

WHY: It is the Mission of Planes of Fame Air Museum to preserve aviation history, inspire interest in aviation, educate the public, and honor aviation pioneers and veterans.

Planes of Fame Air Museum ‘Where Warbirds Fly and Aviation History Lives’


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for December
They have one the first Saturday of every month.

Planes of Fame Events Calendar: PLANES of FAME - Events Calendar
2012 Schedule of Events: PLANES of FAME - 2012 Schedule of Events

December 01, 2012 Flying History Event - Japanese Combat Aircraft


WHO: Dan King, author of "The Last Zero Fighter" (firsthand accounts from Japanese WWII pilots) will speak and sign books. You can access more Dan King's website here. Kevin Thompson (POF Moderator and Aviation Historian) and Edward Maloney (Museum Founder & Curator, and Aviation Historian) moderate and join in the presentation.

WHAT: On Saturday, December 1, 2012 at 10:00am to 12:00 noon, Planes of Fame Air Museum hosts its monthly Living History Flying Day. Museum doors open at 9:00am. The theme for the December 1 event is ‘Japanese Combat Aircraft', featuring the Aichi D3A1 (Val) Carrier Bomber Val replica (used in the movie Tora!Tora!Tora!. We will be flying the Val (in actuality, a modified Vultee BT-15 Valiant) and on static display will be a Yokosuka D4Y-3 Type 43 Suisei (Judy) that is currently being restored to operational taxing condition. Originally, we were to feature the A6M5 Zero, but it has been shipped to Japan to be put on temporary display for 5 months at the Tokorozawa Aviation Museum in Tokyo, Japan before returning to Planes of Fame Air Museum again. The presentation is followed by a question and answer period then a flight demonstration of the Val. At 12:00 noon, following the presentation, there will be a Membership Sponsored raffle flight.


WHEN: Saturday, December 01, 2012 10am–12 noon: Speaker program. Museum doors open at 9:00 am.

WHERE: Planes of Fame Air Museum
7000 Merrill Avenue #17
Chino, CA 91710

WHY: It is the Mission of Planes of Fame Air Museum to preserve aviation history, inspire interest in aviation, educate the public, and honor aviation pioneers and veterans.

Planes of Fame Air Museum ‘Where Warbirds Fly and Aviation History Lives’


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The Judy has been repainted and looks nothing like the photo in this announcement. I've seen it and I like the new paint scheme.


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