Flying season begins at the Museum of Flight with rides in the Liberty Foundation’s Boeing B-17 bomber and Curtiss P-40 fighter on April 30 and May 1. Both aircraft are part of the Liberty Foundation’s “Salute to the Veteran’s Tour.”
The B-17 has arrived Monday and be on view at the Museum Ramp. The P-40 will arrive on Friday for weekend rides.
Rides on both planes will be available April 30 and May 1 hourly from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., followed by ground tours of the planes from 4:30 to 6 p.m. Flight experiences in the bomber last about 45 minutes, with 30 minutes in the air; P-40 flights are about 20 minutes in the air.
A spectacular sight across the clear blue skies
Last May 15 and 16, the Chino Airshow was successfully held at Chino Airport by the Planes of Fame organization with P-51 Mustangs, Curtiss P-40s, and other aircraft gracefully flying into the clear blue sky. 40,000 aviation enthusiasts attended the event. Veterans generously shared some of their experiences and war stories.
Airboyd.tv (courtesy of youtube) has video clips of the event while a recap of the event can also be found at the Planes of Fame website. Here’s a video clip of Curtiss P-40s performing in the air show.
The said event will happen again next year dated May 14 and 15, 2011.
Spectators and aircraft flock the Chino Airport