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Air-Minded: Planes of Fame Photoblog II

On a motorcycle trip in April 2015 I visited and photoblogged the Planes of Fame Museum in Valle, Arizona. The Arizona facility is an annex of the main Planes of Fame Museum in Chino, California. This time around I pointed my Honda west toward Los Angeles and dropped in on the main facility.

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View of aircraft awaiting restoration from one of the main display hangars

As with the annex in northern Arizona, the main Planes of Fame Museum in California is more than a collection of aircraft and artifacts on display. It’s also a working maintenance and restoration facility, and many of the aircraft at Planes of Fame have not only been restored to flying condition, but are actually flown on a regular basis.

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Boeing F4B-1

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North American F-86E Sabre

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Curtiss P-40 Warhawk

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MiG-17 Fresco

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Boeing P-26A Peashooter

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Seversky AT-12 Guardsman

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Messerschmitt Me-163 Komet

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Douglas D-558-2 Skyrocket


The prettier aircraft are displayed in hangars, but many others sit on the ramp outside, while unrestored aircraft are crowded into what can only be described as an airplane junkyard. Now I don’t know about you, but I find junkyards fascinating, and airplane junkyards? I was in heaven.

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Vought F8U-1 Crusader


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Unknown (T-6 Harvard?)

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Hispano HA-200 Saeta

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Lockheed F-104G Starfighter

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Boeing B-50A forward fuselage

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A-4 Skyhawk cockpit section

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QF-100D drone, slightly used


These are just a few of the photos I took during my visit. Click on the thumbnails to see the full sized images on Flickr. Click here to see my entire Planes of Fame Chino photoset.

© 2016, Paul Woodford. All rights reserved.

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