See the Focke Wulf-190 in flight

Germany’s infamous Focke Wulf-190, aka the “Butcher Bird,” will be the subject of Planes of Fame Air Museum’s first Living History Flying Event of 2011 Jan. 8. Although 20,000 FW-190 fighter planes were made during World War II, none had flown after the war until Focke Wulf Flugzeugbau began to manufacture new examples for collectors a few years ago, according to officials with the Chino, California museum, who advise aviation enthusiasts to not miss this chance to see this rare aircraft in flight.

The seminar will cover the development and combat history of the FW-190 and conclude with a flight demonstration by the Frasca International, Inc. FW 190A-9. Participating in the seminar will be Edward Maloney, founder and curator, Planes of Fame Air Museum; Frank Mormillo, historian and photographer, Planes of Fame; Kevin Thompson, historian, air show announcer, and moderator; Steve Hinton,  Planes of Fame president, flying the FW 190; and Matt Nightingale, FW 190A-9 builder.

The event begins at 10 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 8 in the museum’s Maloney Hangar at Chino Airport.

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