Yanks Air Museum

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Yanks Air Museum

Yanks Air Museum
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Yanks Air Museum houses one of the largest and most historically significant collections of American aircraft including the World War II fighters, dive and torpedo bombers. The aircraft collection begins with the 1903 Wright Flyer (only replica in collections) and continues through the 1980s era represented by the F-15 Eagle, F-16 Fighting Falcon and Blue Angels F-18 Hornet. The collection now numbers more than 190 aircraft and continues to grow, many are the last surviving examples of their kind. Yanks restores all aircraft to airworthy condition, in the restoration of these rare aircraft, only original factory specifications & materials are used.
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Jimmy M
Long Beach, California, United States12 contributions
Great
Sep 2021
Visited midweek so it was quiet. It has many exhibits and especially the WW2 aircraft. Enjoyed the whole experience. The restoration area has many projects ongoing and will keep them busy for years. The boneyard area outside is dry, hot and dusty. It is also littered with dog feces so watch your step. Nice gift shop.
Written 17 September 2021
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4stevemandy
Seal Beach, CA7,468 contributions
It’s great to have this open again
Apr 2021 • Couples
It’s a really nice and clean museum! Some of the aircraft are flight ready! A good variety of both civilian and military aircraft. Hopefully the open cockpits on the third Saturdays of the month will come back soon!
Written 18 April 2021
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Robert A
Torrance, CA121 contributions
Museum Visit
Nov 2019 • Solo
Excellent aircraft museum with a vast array of aircraft from the beginning of human flight to present day. Something for everyone.
Written 1 October 2020
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Stuart S
Broughton, UK11 contributions
Yanks air museum rocks
Jan 2020 • Friends
One of the best aviation museums I've ever been to, knowledgeable & friendly staff really help too. The storage yard is a joy to walk round. Big thanks go out to David in the restoration area for the chat and information on several items.
Written 26 January 2020
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CalBMWRider
San Diego34 contributions
Must-see for aviation fans
Dec 2019
This is an amazing collection of American planes, both civil and military! The collection begins at the beginning of aviation history with a replica of the Wright brothers’ plane on down to a Blue Angel jet and drones. Nearly all of the planes were restored to “flyable” condition and each plane has detailed information about its specifications, manufacturer, year, etc. don’t forget to look overhead because there are planes suspended from the ceiling. There also were informative placards about the major players in aviation history such as Grumman, Bell Systems, etc. we were mesmerized and spent 2+ hrs. there. If you go during the winter, take a jacket because the hangars are not heated.

For fellow aviators: We flew into Chino Airport and parked there. It’s an easy 3/4 mi. walk to the museum from there. Look for the pedestrian walk-thru between the Quonset hangars, rows 2 and 3 to get outside the security fence that surrounds the airport. Gate has a code to get back in.
Written 7 January 2020
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Paul S
Costa Mesa, CA1,655 contributions
We Should Have Visited Years Ago
Jul 2019 • Family
There's much more here than meets the eye.

I think this museum is overshadowed, unfortunately, by Planes of Fame, next door. This one is well worth the visit in its own right and there is more here than you might otherwise realize.

We stopped by on a Friday about Noon and pretty much had the place to ourselves for a an hour or two. The staff here is nice and helpful. You enter through the gift shop (a really nice one) and there are two hangers, a restoration section, and the "boneyard" that you can wander through. The planes are kept is really nice condition, several fully restored.

I really appreciated the opportunity to walk through the restoration hanger and watch the staff work on the planes (or partial planes). It's amazing to see the care and workmanship these folks are putting into the rebuilds. The boneyard is pretty interesting as well.

As you tour the hangers stop and read the plaques for the planes. Each one has a story to tell making the history of the exhibit come alive.

We took about two to two and half hours to see the museum. Parking is easy and the restrooms are clean.

Don't skip this one!
Written 5 July 2019
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Pat B
Los Angeles, CA314 contributions
A must-see for airplane buffs
Jul 2019 • Friends
A large, beautiful collection of our earliest and best military and even a few civilian planes. Some are beautifully restored and many are actually ready to fly. There are even a few copies of historical planes (a Wright Flyer is accurate down to the last screw and glue joint.
Written 3 July 2019
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Russ H
Grand Rapids, MI623 contributions
Almost as good as the Planes of Fame
Jun 2019 • Couples
This place is a lot of fun with many, many old planes, most well preserved, although a lot in in the process of being restored. IT is almost right beside the "Planes" museum and you should NOT go to one without see the other. It cost a couple dollars more and it is ot quite as good, but that is quibbling. If the other weren't there, I would just be raving about this one.
Written 15 June 2019
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fred1140
9 contributions
Yanks, a Compliment to Planes of Fame
Mar 2019 • Couples
We visited Yanks right after touring The Planes of Fame Air Museum. Yanks does not compete with Planes of Fame. If you enjoyed Planes of Fame, I'm sure you will enjoy Yanks as much or more. Yanks is funded by a wealthy individual who made money in real estate. Yanks focus is on US planes and has no foreign aircraft, with one exception (WWII German Buzz Bomb). Like Planes of Fame, Yanks restores its aircraft to flying condition, which includes planes from all types (even helicopters) and eras. Yanks is large but not as large as Planes, but is extremely clean and well maintained. Don't miss visiting both air museums, as they are complimentary and not competitive. If you only visit one, you are missing out on a lot.
Written 18 May 2019
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JulesMill
Wellingborough, UK323 contributions
Very good
Apr 2019 • Couples
I am not an avid plane enthusiast but my husband is, so I accompanied him here. I have to say it was quite an amazing museum. The displays they have are excellent, but the bone yard was something else. I personally have never seen anything like it and I don’t think my other half could quite believe it either. As with most of the US museums they are run my volunteers who take pride in what they do and it really shows.
Written 9 May 2019
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Yanks Air Museum is open:
  • Tue - Tue 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Wed - Sat 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM