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Planes of Fame Air Show 2006 Pre-Show Report
Chino, California
May 19, 2006
Airshow Photo Report
by: Victor Archer

Air Museum Planes of Fame Airshow 2006
Saturday & Sunday, May 20-21, 2005 - Chino, California

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RARE TREAT IN STORE FOR CHINO (CA) AIR SHOW VISITORS!

The theme for this years "Planes of Fame" Air Show is going to be "Fighter Command" the Museum's flying activities will include everything from the World War I British Sopwith Camel and German Fokker Dr.1 Triplane to World War II fighters, vintage jet fighters and even modern supersonic fighter-bombers. Some of the highlights will include a U.S. Air Force Heritage Flight demonstration featuring an F-16 Fighting Falcon flying together with World War II U.S. Air Force aircraft and a U.S. Navy Legacy Flight pairing up an F/A-18 Hornet with a World War II U.S. Navy F8F Bearcat.

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Perhaps the most anticipated fighter flybys will be the 'Planes of Fame' Boeing P-26A Peashooter and the Seversky AT-12 Guardsman. These 1930s fighter planes are the only flyable examples of their types in the world and have not been in the sky for quite a while

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In spite of the show's fighter theme, bombers and other types of combat aircraft will also take part in the event. In particular, they will work together with the fighters during scheduled Airpower Flight mass flyovers featuring about two dozen warbirds in the air at the same time.

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The very first permanent air museum in the American West and a pioneer in the concept of restoring display aircraft to flying condition, The Air Museum 'Planes of Fame' is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year. Staffed primarily by a core of dedicated volunteers its operations are funded primarily by donations and admission fees. The Museum also has a special membership program available to the public, with one of the benefits of membership being the opportunity to experience the thrill of orientation flights in genuine warbirds

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General admission to the Air Show is $18.00, youngsters 5-11 will be admitted for $5.00 and admission will be free for accompanied children under five. Advance discount tickets ($15.00 for general admission and $4.00 for youngsters) can be obtained at the Museum or though the Museum's website.

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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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