Hey IFC! Yesterday I went out into the Inland Empire to visit the Planes of Fame Museum at Chino Airport. The airport, like many SoCal airports, was used as a base for Warbirds during World War II. The airport has many aircraft and most of them on display in the hangars are still airworthy and fly! (Except for their boneyard. Those are in the process of being restored or aren’t airworthy).
I originally went to see the TBM Avenger fly around the airport. They had almost 10,000 of these birds produced during the war and they were used as Torpedo Bombers in the Pacific.
Gonna start out the topic with some 'MURICAN pride 🇺🇸 hung up in one of the hangars
A B-17 which is open to visitors and was delivered 1 day before the end of WWII so it never fought, but instead as used for surveillance flying.
Inside the B-17 Flying Fortress. Bombs Away!
The P-38 Lightning sitting inside a hangar
Many F-6s and F-8s
I spy Snoopy
The entire point of today’s trip out to Chino: The TBM Avenger stretching its wings
Cessna painted in the traditional Army Green