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Yanks Air Museum To Fly America’s Iconic P-40E Warbird

On June 16th, 2018, Yanks Air Museum in Chino, California flew the Curtiss P-40E Warbird in its first post-restoration flight for the public to view. The museum had restored the aircraft back to its original condition and was thrilled to share the takeoff with the public. Attendees were also encouraged to explore the museum’s impressive collection of American aircraft, including the P-51 Mustang which had its cockpit open for attendees to climb aboard.

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 got 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.

Also on display for attendees to explore was 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.

Yanks Air Museum is an aviation museum with over 200 aircraft on display. For more information, please visit or call Yanks Air Museum at (909) 597-1735.