Open : 10am - 4pm, Tuesday - Saturday

Open : 10am - 4pm, Tuesday - Saturday

About Us

Yanks Air Museum

Nestled in the humble town of Chino, CA – Yanks Air Museum is a rare gem. A museum, filled with hundreds of vintage aircraft... gleaming in dramatic painted finishes and polished aluminum. Perfectly restored and patiently waiting to take to the skies once again.

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Yanks Air Museum hosts one of the world’s largest aircraft collections, many of them airworthy. Painstakingly rebuilding these titans of American aviation history is hard work, with mechanics and craftsmen working by hand (sometimes for decades) to return craft to their original state.

Visitors are encouraged to view the aircraft and learn about their history, their stories, and their journey from graveyard to restoration.

We house legends like the P-40 Warhawk, the F-86 Sabre, F-16B Fighting Falcon, F-15A Eagle and many more! Our experienced Flight Team also takes the aircraft on the runway for regular testing and scheduled flights. We also have a fun “planes” ride for the kids! 

Yanks Air Museum also has special events held every month, so please visit the events calendar on our website for more information.

Our History

Spanning across decades of labor intensive searching, Yanks Air Museum boasts one of the most extensive and rarest collections of American aircraft worldwide. The collection began in 1973 with the acquisition of the Beech Staggerwing and from there grew to more than 200 aircraft. Many of the aircraft at Yanks are the only remaining specimens of their kind.

The founders of the museum spent almost 40 years traveling the world in order to find rare American airplanes and parts. Because of this hard work and dedication, the Yanks Air Museum is now home to many extremely rare planes.

Charles Nichols, Founder of Yanks Air Museum
Charles Nichols, Founder of Yanks Air Museum

Yanks Foundation

Yanks Air Museum Foundation is a non-profit 509a(1) educational foundation formed as a public charity.

The primary purpose of the Foundation is to act as a financial support system for the museum. The Board of Directors work together to ensure the success and stability of Yanks Air Museum; one of the world’s premier museums of antique American aircraft and artifacts.