A Douglas A-1E Skyraider in South Vietnamese Air Force markings carried dummy bombs and rockets. Its large ventral dive brake was deployed during its air show performance at Chino.
The Bremont Horsemen flew a trio of F-86 Sabres in addition to their P-51 Mustangs during the Chino show May 3-4.
At 91 years old, Wilbur Richardson talked with visitors to the Chino air show, describing details of his combat service as a B-17 ball turret gunner stationed with the Eighth Air Force in England. Richardson’s eyewitness accounts of the air war were savored by an appreciative audience.
Three P-51s make up the aerial demonstration team known as the Bremont Horsemen, starring at the Planes of Fame Museum airshow.
Aerobatic pilot Sean Tucker walked through some maneuvers on the Chino ramp near his bright red Team Oracle biplane.
The distinctive twin tails of a P-38 Lightning bracket a P-51 Mustang landing at Chino, Calif., during the earlybird flying on Friday, May 2, 2014, for the Planes of Fame Museum air show.
Only wartime Northrop flying wing still airworthy is this wooden N9M single-place proof of concept. A crown jewel of air museum pioneer Ed Maloney’s Planes of Fame, the N9M flew during the museum’s 2014 air show at Chino, Calif., May 2-3.
Two buried Franklin engines powered the Planes of Fame Northrop N-9M flying wing as seen during Saturday’s show.
Polished aluminum of classic Korean War-vintage F-86 Sabre jet fighter contrasts with low-visibility stealthy finish of modern F-22 Raptor taxiing behind the Sabre at Chino on May 2.
The ramp at Chino accommodated C-47s transports in the 70th anniversary year of the Normandy invasion in which C-47s were pivotal; bombers including twin-engine B-25s and four-engine B-17s added to the heavies available for public inspection.
The subtle random camouflage pattern on this P-40N contrasts with the deliberately bold yellow and black checkerboard tail markings intended to identify the 325th Fighter Group in the Mediterranean Theater. The Planes of Fame Museum’s P-40 has worn different markings over the years to symbolize various historic P-40 users.