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LAWSUIT OVER THE ANNUAL PLANES OF FAME AIR SHOW SETTLED

Sunday, April 8, 2018

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The 2018 Planes of Fame Air Show is Scheduled for May 5th and 6th

CHINO, CA – Aviation enthusiasts will be pleased to learn that the lawsuit between Yanks Air Museum, Flying Tigers Aviation FBO, and Planes of Fame Air Museum has been settled and the air show will go on this year.

The settlement was reached with all parties interested in reuniting the aviation community. All parties have pledged to work together for the success of future air shows.

“We are happy to have reached an agreement so Planes of Fame Air Museum can bring to the aviation community one of the premier aviation events in the United States and the world,” stated Steve Hinton, President of Planes of Fame. “We are pleased that the tradition will continue as many in the aviation community from all over the world look forward to their annual trip to Chino for the air show,” he added.

“Yanks Air Museum has the world’s largest collection of historic all-American aircraft. Yanks was created to share aviation history with everyone and we look forward to displaying and flying the museum’s aircraft at our home in Chino,” said Charles Nichols, Founder of Yanks Air Museum.

“I’m glad we have settled the lawsuit and are looking forward to better serving the aviation community. I know with the additional support of Flying Tigers FBO and Yanks Air Museum, it will be the best air show ever and create a win-win for us all,” Michael Thayer, President of Flying Tigers, stated.

Each year the air show attracts thousands of visitors. With the lawsuit now settled, the county has approved May 5th and May 6th as the 2018 Planes of Fame Air Show dates.

JUDGE RULES CHINO AIRPORT TENANTS HAVE A PROBABILITY OF WINNING, ALLOWING LAWSUIT TO GO FORWARD

Friday, May 19, 2017

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CHINO, CA — A San Bernardino Superior Court judge has ruled in favor of allowing the lawsuit by a group of Chino Airport tenants against the Planes of Fame to go forward.  In a hearing held on May 17, Judge David Cohn found that the Chino Airport tenants had a probability of winning at trial on their claims for nuisance, trespass, and interference with the tenants’ businesses during the Air Show.

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Army Aviation Heritage Foundation’s Cobra 589 on Display at Yanks

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

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Cobra 589 embarked on a four-month journey on May 13, 2017.  The mission plan is to tour Southern California; flying in tribute for Veterans.

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THE 2017 AIR SHOW AT THE CHINO AIRPORT WILL GO ON AS PLANNED FOR THE BENEFIT OF ATTENDEES, VENDORS, AND THE AVIATION COMMUNITY

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

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Chino Airport Tenants Withdraw Their Request for a Preliminary Injunction to Stop Planes of Fame from Operating the 2017 Air Show but will Continue to Seek a Coalition to Oversee the 2018 Air Show

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We’re on the Cover of In Flight USA!

Friday, April 21, 2017

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We’re excited to announce we made the cover of In Flight USA!

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Inland Valley Daily Bulletin: Judge bows out of case seeking to stop Chino air show, what’s next

Thursday, April 20, 2017

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Source: Inland Valley Daily Bulletin

SAN BERNARDINO >> The judge assigned to a lawsuit seeking to shut down the Planes of Fame Air Show disclosed Thursday that he had a potential conflict in the case, so the case will instead be heard by a different judge starting April 28.

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Chino Airport Tenants: Let a Coalition Oversee the Air Show

Friday, April 7, 2017

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CHINO, Calif.:  The group of tenants suing the operators of the annual Planes of Fame Air Show is calling for the County of San Bernardino to appoint a coalition of tenants to oversee any future air shows at the Chino Airport.

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Greenfield Project – Update

Monday, January 16, 2017

Christen Wright, Executive Director

Originally purchased in 1988 by Charles and Judith Nichols, the 440-acre “Bill Hanson Ranch” located near Monterey County is the future site of the Yanks expansion project. Read More »

Lloyd Hoover In Loving Memory

Monday, July 4, 2016

Christen Wright, Executive Director

The Yanks Air Museum is greatly saddened by the passing of Lloyd Nims Hoover on July 2, 2016. The Yanks Staff and Volunteers wish to express our deepest sympathy to Lloyd’s family and friends, and our  great nation. He will be truly missed.

President of Taiwan Visits Yanks Air Museum

Friday, July 17, 2015

Christen Wright, Executive Director

President of Taiwan Visits Yanks Air Museum; Gifts Rare Aircraft As Thank You Read More »

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