Tag: Planes of Fame Museum

Pilot killed in Northrop N-9M crash in California

  The 1944 Northrop N-9M restored and flown by the Planes of Fame museum crashed in a prison courtyard in Norco, California on 22 April 2019. The pilot did not survive the crash and the aircraft appears to have been totally destroyed by the crash and subsequent fire. The aircraft was the fourth and last …

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A Lockheed Constellation for Lewis Air Legends

Planes of Fame Air Museum’s Lockheed VC-121A Constellation has been sold to Lewis Air Legends of Texas who plans to restore the Aircraft to flying condition. This ‘Connie’ named ‘Bataan’ was the personal aircraft of General Douglas MacArthur Supreme Commander Allied Powers during the Korean War. We look forward to seeing it fly on the …

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Video: Planes of Fame D4Y Judy’s first engine test

The Planes of Fame Museum’s Yokosuka D4Y “Judy” went through its first post-restoration engine run on December 1st in Chino, with Steve Hinton in the cockpit. The aircraft is equiped with a Pratt & Whitney R-1830, replacing the original Japanese engine. There are presently only two preserved Judys, the other one being located in Japan. …

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Help the Planes of Fames museum build a Korean War memorial

You can help Planes of Fame win a $50,000 grant! If you click on the link below, you will be directed to thePepsi Refresh project. If we get the most votes, the Museum will receive $50,000 from Pepsi towards the POF’s Korean War Memorial, featuring an F-86 Sabre and a MiG-15. http://www.refresheverything.com/koreanwarmemorialatplanesoffame

Permanent link to this article: https://www.worldwarbirdnews.com/2011/12/08/help-the-planes-of-fames-museum-build-a-korean-war-memorial/