CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE

CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE

We can now confirm the names of those involved in the crash of our Lockheed 12A Electra Junior: Yanks Chief Operating Officer Frank Wright, and Pilot-in-Command Michael “Mike” Gilles. Mike was from Aliso Viejo, CA, and had been the Pilot-in-Command of the Lockheed 12A for Yanks during the last several years. He held an Airline Transport Certificate, Multi-Engine Instructor Certificate, and a current and valid medical certificate. Mike flew as captain on the Lockheed 12 in the left seat on the day of the incident. The airplane was not required to have two rated pilots on board, but Frank assisted in flying procedures and operations from the right seat.
 
Yanks is still cooperating with authorities in their investigation of the incident. Several people close to Yanks have been invaluable in their assistance to the families during this tragedy, and we would like to thank them as well as everyone who has expressed their condolences and support over the last few days.
 
The museum remains closed as we navigate through this difficult time, but we will update you on the status of the museum over the coming days.
Museum Hours

REMAIN CLOSED
until further notice.

Closed Sunday & Monday
Closed Major Holidays

Yanks Air Museum is a rare gem nestled in the humble town of Chino, CA. The museum is filled with perfectly restored ancient & modern aircraft, gleaming in chrome and polished aluminum, patiently waiting to be rediscovered once again.

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Current Collections

1903 - 1918

Early Birds Era

Early Birds Collection at Yanks Air Museum

Golden Era Collection at Yanks Air Museum

1919 - 1938

Golden Era

1939 - 1945

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World War II Collection at Yanks Air Museum

Jets Collection at Yanks Air Museum

1946 - 1975

Jet Age

1976 - PRESENT

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Modern Jets Collection at Yanks Air Museum

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VEHICLE COLLECTION

Vehicles & Equipment

DRONE COLLECTION

Drones & Missiles

Drones & Missiles Collection

Specialty & Miscellaneous

SPECIALTY COLLECTION

Specialty & Miscellaneous

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