Chino Warbird Show, May 16, 2004

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The Planes of Fame Air Museum at Chino, California hosted a flying display of numerous warbirds over the weekend of May 15 - 16. I shot these pictures on Sunday, May 16.

Founded over 43 years ago, The Air Museum "Planes of Fame," a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization, is dedicated to preserving aviation history for the benefit of future generations. Currently, The Air Museum houses over 150 aircraft at its two locations, the main facility at chino Airport in California and a satellite museum near the Grand Canyon at Valle Airport in Arizona.  The Air Museum displays aircraft spanning the history of manned flight, from a replica of the Chanute Hang Glider of 1896, through modern space flight, and includes numerous milestone achieving test and research flight vehicles.

Air Power Formation Flight - Massive Gaggle of Warbirds

North American P-51D Mustang, NL327DB Lady Jo North American P-51D Mustang, NL327DB Lady Jo.

North American P-51D Mustang, N64824 Speedball Alice North American P-51D Mustang, N64824 Speedball Alice.

North American P-51D Mustang, NL7715C Wee Willy II North American P-51D Mustang, NL7715C Wee Willy II.

North American P-51D Mustang, N5460V StrawBoss 2 North American P-51D Mustang, N5460V StrawBoss 2.

P-51D Mustang, NL5441V Spam Can P-51D Mustang, NL5441V Spam Can.

North American P-51D Mustang, NL451TB Kimberly Kaye North American P-51D Mustang, NL451TB Kimberly Kaye.

Vought F4U-1A Corsair, NX83782 Vought F4U-1A Corsair, NX83782.

Grumman F6F-5 Hellcat, N4994V Grumman F6F-5 Hellcat, N4994V.

Grumman F7F-3N Tigercat, Big Bossman Grumman F7F-3N Tigercat, Big Bossman.

Grumman F8F-2 Bearcat, N198F Grumman F8F-2 Bearcat, N198F.

Grumman F8F-2 Bearcat, N7825C Grumman F8F-2 Bearcat, N7825C.

Grumman TBM-3E Avenger, N28SF Grumman TBM-3E Avenger, N28SF.

Douglas A-1H Skyraider, NX39606 Douglas A-1H Skyraider, NX39606.

North American B-25J N3675G Photo Fanny North American B-25J Mitchell, N3675G Photo Fanny.

North American B-25J N9856C Pacific Princess North American B-25J, Pacific Princess has been registered as N9856C since 1963. It is currently owned by Ted Itano of Monterey Park, California. It still carries its original Air Corps tail number 43-28204. While still in the service of the Air Force, it was redesignated TB-25N. Idaho Aircraft Incorporated of Boise operated it as a tanker in 1963. Dennis Smilanich of Boise owned it from 1963 to 1966. Filmways Incorporated acquired it for use in the movie Catch-22 and then sold it to Ted Itano in 1972.

North American B-25J Mitchell, N9856C Pacific Princess at Pt. Mugu NWC on October 16, 1982

North American B-25J Mitchell, N9856C Pacific Princess at Pt. Mugu NWC on October 16, 1982. It was painted as a Navy PBJ and did not yet have a dorsal turret.

North American B-25J Mitchell, NL9117Z In The Mood North American B-25J Mitchell, NL9117Z In The Mood.

Boeing B-17G Flying Fortress, N3509G Miss Angela Boeing B-17G Flying Fortress, N3509G Miss Angela. It was delivered to the U. S. Army Air Corps as 44-85778. It was converted to a TB-17H trainer and then to a VB-17G VIP transport. Ace Smelting, Incorporated of Phoenix, Arizona bought it on August 14, 1959 and gave it its current registration. Sonora Flying Service of Columbia, California acquired it on September 20, 1960. Leo Demers of Madras, Oregon bought it on May 25, 1961 and flew it as tanker #97. Aero Union Corporation of Chico, California bought it on April 29, 1966 and flew it as tanker e16. Central Air Service of Rantoul, Kansas acquired it on June 2, 1972 and flew it as tanker f42, #42, and #102. Western Air Contractors of American Fork, Utah bought it on July 6, 1978 and sold it to Westernair of Albequerque, New Mexico on June 15, 1981. Aircraft Component Equipment Supplies of Klamath Falls, Oregon acquired it on March 28, 1982 and placed it in storage at Stockton, California in 1984. Arthur McDonnell of Mojave, California bought it in July 1990 and sold it to Florida Aircraft Leasing Corporation of Miami, Florida in February 1991. The Lone Star Flight Museum of Galveston, Texas and World Jet International of Fort Lauderdale, Florida acquired it in April 1991 and named it Miss Museum of Flying. It has been registered to Pond Warbirds since July 3, 2001. It is now named Miss Angela and is based at the Palm Springs Air Museum.

B-17G-105-VE, N3509G tanker 102 B-17G-105-VE, N3509G tanker 102 at the Mojave Airport, California on July 3, 1982.

Boeing B-17G Flying Fortress, N3509G Miss Angela Boeing B-17G Flying Fortress, N3509G Miss Angela.

Fairey Firefly AS-6, N518WB Fairey Firefly AS-6, N518WB.

Republic P-47G Thunderbolt, N3395G Spirit of Atlantic City NJ Republic P-47G Thunderbolt, N3395G Spirit of Atlantic City NJ.

Gaggle of Warbirds Twenty-five warbirds assemble on the airport in preparation for a mass flyover.

Gaggle of warbirds Lockheed P-38J Lightning, NX138AM Porky II leads a gaggle of 26 warbirds.

Hawker Sea Fury T Mk 20, NX233MB September Pops, 
Grumman F7F-3N Tigercat, Big Bossman, and 
Fairey Firefly AS-6, N518WB Hawker Sea Fury T Mk 20, NX233MB September Pops, Grumman F7F-3N Tigercat, Big Bossman, and Fairey Firefly AS-6, N518WB.

Boeing B-17G Flying Fortress, N3509G Miss Angela Boeing B-17G Flying Fortress, N3509G Miss Angela.

Boeing B-17G Flying Fortress, N3509G Miss Angela Boeing B-17G Flying Fortress, N3509G Miss Angela.

North American B-25J N9856C Pacific Princess and 
North American B-25J Mitchell, N3675G Photo Fanny North American B-25J N9856C Pacific Princess and North American B-25J Mitchell, N3675G Photo Fanny.

Boeing B-17G Flying Fortress, N3509G Miss Angela Boeing B-17G Flying Fortress, N3509G Miss Angela.

Lockheed P-38J Lightning, NX138AM Porky II Lockheed P-38J Lightning, NX138AM Porky II.

Steve Hinton Steve Hinton piloted the P-38J Lightning.

United States Air Force F-16 Viper Tactical Demonstration

General-Dynamics F-16C Block 40C Fighting Falcon, 88-0459 General-Dynamics F-16C Block 40C Fighting Falcon, 88-0459.

I packed my black bag and made the long hike back to the parking lot as the F-16C made its tactical demonstration.


More 2004 Chino Airshow pictures

Static Displays

Chino Warbird Show, May 16, 2004: Static Displays page 1 Page 1

Chino flightline Most of the airplanes that participated in the airshow were parked in two rows along the flightline.

General Motors FM-2 Wildcat, N86572 Page 2 is a walk along the airplanes parked in the row on the right.

Curtiss P-40N Warhawk, N1195N Page 3 is a walk along the airplanes parked in the row on the left.

Flying Displays

Chino Warbird Show, Flying Displays: page 1 Page 1: Missing Man Formation and Silver Wings Stearman Biplane Wing Walking Act.

Chino Warbird Show, Flying Displays: page 2 Page 2: D-Day Invasion Aircraft Display with Mustangs, Spitfires, P-47 Thunderbolt, Hurricane, and Avenger.

Chino Warbird Show, Flying Displays: page 3 Page 3: Northrop N9M Flying Wing Performance by Ron Hackworth and Korean Air War F-86 Sabre and MiG-15 Tail Chase.

Chino Warbird Show, Flying Displays: page 4 Page 4: Navy Flight SBD Dauntless, FM-2 Wildcat, F4F Hellcat, F7F Tigercat, F8F Bearcat, A-1 Skyraider, F4U Corsair, and Sea Fury.

Chino Warbird Show, Flying Displays: page 5 Page 5: Pacific Air Battle FM-2 Wildcats, Zeros and P-38 Lightning and British Fighter Aerobatics Display.

Chino Warbird Show, Flying Displays: page 6 Page 6: Air Power Formation Flight - Massive Gaggle of Warbirds and United States Air Force F-16 Viper Tactical Demonstration.


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