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Planes of Fame Air Show 2005 Pre-Show Report
Chino, California
May 11, 2005
Airshow Photo Report
by: Victor Archer

Air Museum Planes of Fame Airshow 2005
Saturday & Sunday, May 21-22, 2005 - Chino, California

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One of Southern California’s largest aviation events, the annual "Planes of Fame" Air show, is scheduled for May 21 and 22, 2005 at the Chino Airport.

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Gates will open at 8:00 and flying activities will start about 11:00 with the National Anthem and Missing Man Formation by four P-47 Thunderbolts. The event will include aerobatic routines, solo and formation flyovers, static displays and a grand finale featuring a mass flyover of vintage fighters, bombers, trainers and transport aircraft.

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Highlights of the event will include both U.S. Air Force Heritage Flight and Navy Tailhook Legacy Flight demonstrations. The U.S. Air Force Heritage Flight will have an A-10 Thunderbolt and a P-47 Thunderbolt in formation. The Navy Tailhook Legacy Flight will be the Navy’s F-18 Super Hornet and the F8F Bearcat in formation.

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Some of the other highlights that will be included:

  • Rob Harrison and his Zlin 50 Tumbling Bear Aerobatics
  • Silver Wings Stearman Biplane Wing Walking Act by Hartley Folstad and Margi Stivers
  • Northrop N9M Flying Wing performance by Ron Hackworth
  • Victory Over Japan - Navy Flight - Special feature of TWO Japanese Mitsubishi A6M Zeros against SBD Dauntless, FM-2 Wildcat, F4U Corsairs, F6F Hellcat
  • Korean Air War – F-86 Saber and MiG 15 Dog Fight and Tail Chase flown by Chris Fahey and Steve Hinton
  • Five P-47 Thunderbolts! - Formations and Aerobatics by Steve Hinton
  • United States Air Force A-10 Tactical Demonstration
  • Victory Over Europe – P-38 Lightning, P-51 Mustangs, P-47 Thunderbolt, P-40 Warhawk, Spitfire, Hurricane, British Hellcat
  • Doolittle Raider B-25s and other World War II Bombers
  • Air Power Formation Flight - Massive Gaggle of Warbirds with Hawker Sea Fury Aerobatics by Brian Sanders
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General admission to Air show 2005 will be $15, youngsters 5-11 will be admitted for $5 and admission is free for children under 5. A substantial saving can be realized by purchasing tickets in advance directly from The Air Museum before May 21, 2005; advance discount tickets are $10 for general admission and $4 for youngsters.

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There is also a $2 off coupon available at the Air show 2004 website. Souvenir and memorabilia stands will be available to the public along with refreshment booths and ample, convenient free parking.

 For more information about The Air Museum "Planes of Fame" and its events, please call (909)597-3722; or visit the "Planes of Fame" website at
www.planesoffame.org.

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Report and photography by: Victor Archer

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