Planes of Fame Air Museum

Planes of Fame Air Museum, Chino: Hours, Address, Planes of Fame Air Museum Reviews: 4.5/5

Planes of Fame Air Museum
4.5
Thursday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
About
The Planes of Fame Air Museum is located at the Chino Airport in Southern California. It features a collection of nearly 100 aircraft, from a replica of the 1903 Wright Flyer to aircraft from World War I, the Golden Age of Aviation, World War II, the Korean War and the Vietnam War. A large number of these aircraft have been restored to flight and fly regularly. An annual Airshow, special events throughout the year, and educational displays make this a great visit for any fan of history or a simple family outing.
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Vahe D
Los Angeles, CA16 contributions
A repository for so many models of aircraft and spacecraft.
Jun 2020
Although the Planes of Fame Museum has aircraft of many countries of origin on display, and also a prototype of an early American jet engine, the Lockheed L-1000, the corners of some of the museum's hangars contain models of so many military, civil, and experimental aircraft from the annals of aviation history. I was struck at so many models of experimental and military aircraft and missiles from World War I to the present day, including advanced X-series aircraft, early cruise missiles, and a couple military aircraft designed by Howard Hughes.
Written 16 April 2021
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jamie
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Do not waist your time
Jul 2020
I will say this right out of the door I do not wright reviews so this is saying something. I live 40 miles away from here I have been here before and they have a nice collection to look at both inside and outside.The issues I have is that they are open during this pandemic we are dealing with I am thankful they are open to give us something to do the thing that suck is that you can only look at their bone yard which is only 2 rows of plane no sign telling you about them. The hanger were open you could look in but not walk in. I would have never made the trip and paid full price for to go look at what I got to see. I was their maybe 35 min when a guild sent me to go look at the B17 my daughter and I were walking down the isle a guild came around the corner and yelled what are you doing here you cant be here leave who sent you down here. I was pissed at the way yelled at 1 3 girl. I went up to the front desk and told the woman what had happen and she was like wow I dont t know why he would do that. The bottom line is dont waste your time and money at this place poor service and poor customer care. If you are out their look at Yank air way better place to spend you time.
Written 20 July 2020
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4stevemandy
Seal Beach, CA7,468 contributions
Many planes are flyable!
Jun 2020 • Couples
I love the annual air show they have with so many of the old warbirds flying! The museum is nice too and it’s one of the first things to reopen after COVID-19! They’re currently restoring a B-17 to flight readiness as well as a real piece of history, a Messerschmitt Ff109 E1/7 (Bf 109) that fought in the Battle of France, the Battle of Britain and the Eastern Front! They also have various warbirds from around the world! Definitely worth a stop if you’re in the area!
Written 21 June 2020
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Christina Agudo
7 contributions
P-38 Lightning flying history
Mar 2020 • Family
Loved! We’ve gone multiple times between the yearly air show, flying history, and just to take the kids it’s always amazing!
Written 10 March 2020
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Jo W
Vacaville, CA227 contributions
Love Planes? COME HERE!
Feb 2020
We love Plane museums, and we loved seeing this one! We didn't even have time to see all of the exhibits because we wanted to beat the freeway crush back to our lodging. This is near many dairies so it does NOT smell like aviation fuel. :) There are MANY things to see, and a very nice gift shop, also. Next time we will pack a picnic so we don't waste time going out to eat. Biplanes, props, jets and even the USS Enterprise time-line and jets are covered at this museum. Wonderful! I am sure we will return to see what we have missed.
Written 28 February 2020
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stuartr481
Brooklyn Center, MN, United States4 contributions
Love the history
Jul 2019
I've been to a number of aircraft museums across the country, this one ranks up with the best. Great facility and staff. Took my time going through the museum, very laid back. Great collection. Really liked the gift store.
Written 16 February 2020
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Clark Proudfit
21 contributions
Most flying A/C in Southern Cal
Dec 2019
If you want to see the most flying A/C from all nations from pre WW 2 to Vietnam come and visit our museum. Never at one time will you see the same thing since new thing happen there all the time. The museum offers one of a kind A/C and is well represented with war planes of all types. There are plenty of people there all the time to help you through the different hangers. If stumped about some detail go the gift shop and ask for them to get a guide to help you
Written 2 December 2019
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SFO45
Virginia766 contributions
If You Love Propellers. . .
Nov 2019
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This is a great, well maintained air museum, with about four hangars of pristine aircraft, ranging from a replica of the Wright Flyer to a cutaway space capsule. Outside there are an array of aircraft, mostly jets, presumably awaiting funds for refurbishment. There is one hangar of Navy aircraft; my favorite was the F9F-5 Panther of Korea War fame (see the movie, The Bridges at Toko-Ri, or read the book by James Michener to get a feel for this plane in action). There are plaques in front of the hangared aircraft, and at any given time, Museum volunteers are working on various aircraft, many of which fly on a regular basis. WWII aviation buffs will love this museum, with its P-47, P-40, P-51, B-17, B-25, etc. There is a lot here, and depending on your level of interest, you can spend anywhere from 2 hours to a full day here. When you're hungry, grab a bite a Flo's Airport Cafe, a couple blocks away on the airport grounds.
Written 27 November 2019
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David C
Spokane, WA114 contributions
Great museum for aircraft buffs!
Aug 2019 • Family
Loved this museum. I was blown away by all the rare Ww2 aircraft they have here. Allied, German, Japanese. The captured experimental aircraft was the crown in my opinion. They had lots of jet aircraft as well. The flight worthy P-47s were a real treat as well. I wish they would have had the b-29 out so you could at least walk around the nose, but I understand it is a project plane at the moment. Staff was very friendly. Highly recommend you stop here if you love aircraft as much as I do.
Written 10 September 2019
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Clark Proudfit
21 contributions
This is a FLYING MUSEUM you can never tell what might be going on at POF.
Jul 2019 • Couples
You can never tell what may be going on at the POF. You may see a one of a kind A/C fly for the first time. There are A/C being made ready for there first flight. The only original flying zero in the world. A/C from all over the world from WW 2. The first Saturday of each month they have a living History Flight Day where they talk about the selected A/C and have a 2 hour discussion and interviews with ww2 veterans. The first Tuesday of the month they have a Veterans coffee get together for coffee and doughnuts the list goes on call the POF for more information. POF offers a library as well a gift shop when you enter and a small fee per person to keep the A/C flying
Written 14 July 2019
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Planes of Fame Air Museum is open:
  • Thu - Sun 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM