CHINO, CA – Yanks Air Museum, a local museum dedicated to exhibiting, preserving and restoring American aircraft, will fly its P-40E Warbird on Saturday, June 16th around 12PM. The museum has restored the aircraft back to its original condition and is thrilled to share its first post-restoration flight with the public. Attendees are encouraged to arrive early and explore the museum’s impressive collection of American aircraft, including the P-51 Mustang which will have its cockpit open for attendees to climb aboard, as the exact takeoff time may vary.
The Curtiss P-40E Warbird is a single-engine, single-seat fighter aircraft. The popular shark mouth, well suited to the contours of the P-40, was made famous by the 1941 American Volunteer Group (AVG), also known as the “Flying Tigers.”
In addition to seeing the P-40 take flight, attendees will get to see a standalone Allison V-1710 aircraft engine operate to see the inner workings of the same robust engine that gives power to Yanks Air Museum’s P-40E Warbird and other famous aircraft like the Lockheed P-38 Lightning and the North American P-51 Mustang.
On Saturday, June 16th visitors can also tour the Super Constellation, a “top secret” aircraft known as the EC-121T Warning Star. Before satellites, this was America’s “big eye” in the sky keeping us safe from hostile intruders over her illustrious twenty plus year career.
The air museum is located at 7000 Merrill Ave #35-A270, Chino, CA 91710. General admission is $16 for adults and $5 for children which includes access to the full museum with over 200 aircraft on display. All fathers will receive free admission on Sunday, June 17th.
Yanks Air Museum offers events every 3rd Saturday of the month to feature a new aircraft. For more information, please visit www.YanksAir.org or call Yanks Air Museum at (909) 597-1735.