Planes of Fame Air Museum
Planes of Fame Air Museum
4.5
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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The Planes of Fame Air Museum is located at the Chino Airport in Southern California. It features a collection of nearly 100 aircraft, from a replica of the 1903 Wright Flyer to aircraft from World War I, the Golden Age of Aviation, World War II, the Korean War and the Vietnam War. A large number of these aircraft have been restored to flight and fly regularly. An annual Airshow, special events throughout the year, and educational displays make this a great visit for any fan of history or a simple family outing.
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Peter
Los Angeles, CA153 contributions
Sep 2022 • Friends
One of the best aviation museums around - planes of fame offers demonstration flights once a month or every other month. Many aircraft on display are airworthy. When we visited, we also saw Tom Cruise's Mustang from Top Gun on display not to mention a flying exhibition of the Lightning
Written November 15, 2022
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OldOneNow
Ridgecrest, CA61 contributions
Dec 2022
We had heard of this place for years and finally went. It was fantastic! We loved being able to see all the aircraft that were within touching distance! The fact that most of the aircraft still fly is pretty amazing. We spent over three hours there and still feel like we might have missed something. Can't wait to go there again!
Written January 16, 2023
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Jo W
Vacaville, CA230 contributions
Feb 2020
We love Plane museums, and we loved seeing this one! We didn't even have time to see all of the exhibits because we wanted to beat the freeway crush back to our lodging. This is near many dairies so it does NOT smell like aviation fuel. :) There are MANY things to see, and a very nice gift shop, also. Next time we will pack a picnic so we don't waste time going out to eat. Biplanes, props, jets and even the USS Enterprise time-line and jets are covered at this museum. Wonderful! I am sure we will return to see what we have missed.
Written February 28, 2020
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stuartr481
Brooklyn Center, MN, United States5 contributions
Jul 2019
I've been to a number of aircraft museums across the country, this one ranks up with the best. Great facility and staff. Took my time going through the museum, very laid back. Great collection. Really liked the gift store.
Written February 16, 2020
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jamie
1 contribution
Jul 2020
I will say this right out of the door I do not wright reviews so this is saying something. I live 40 miles away from here I have been here before and they have a nice collection to look at both inside and outside.The issues I have is that they are open during this pandemic we are dealing with I am thankful they are open to give us something to do the thing that suck is that you can only look at their bone yard which is only 2 rows of plane no sign telling you about them. The hanger were open you could look in but not walk in. I would have never made the trip and paid full price for to go look at what I got to see. I was their maybe 35 min when a guild sent me to go look at the B17 my daughter and I were walking down the isle a guild came around the corner and yelled what are you doing here you cant be here leave who sent you down here. I was pissed at the way yelled at 1 3 girl. I went up to the front desk and told the woman what had happen and she was like wow I dont t know why he would do that. The bottom line is dont waste your time and money at this place poor service and poor customer care. If you are out their look at Yank air way better place to spend you time.
Written July 20, 2020
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Stunts777
Chino, CA32 contributions
Nov 2016
Went to two museums at the Chino airport. This one, Planes of Fame was very small, about 1/3 rd the size of Yanks Air Museum. It had some ok stuff, but staff was rude. I would certainly pass on this one and go to Yanks near Euclid Ave, where they ever let me crawl in a real P-51!!!!
Written January 4, 2017
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P.oui
London, UK90 contributions
Jan 2015 • Solo
Located on the same stretch of road about a mile apart, both museums are worth a visit if you are into planes. Entrance to each is $11 and they both have all the "must have" warbirds of the 20th Century (including 109 and 190 but not the Spitfire, oddly), perfectly preserved and cared-for. PoF is more laid-back, with an old-school simple charm epitomised by the amazingly friendly and helpful staff. Access to the planes is literally hands-on. You can wander the hangers and "bone-yard" at your will. They also have a B17 restoration project which you can climb into and chat with veterans. Yanks is generally better laid-out, more informative, has more jet planes, and doesn't offer quite the same charm, but is more polished and professional. My advice would be to do PoF in the morning, each lunch at Flo's next door, then do Yanks in the afternoon. Then drive home with your head in the clouds, the smell of oil and grease in your nose, and a huge smile on your face...
Written January 5, 2015
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Vahe D
Los Angeles, CA18 contributions
Jun 2020
Although the Planes of Fame Museum has aircraft of many countries of origin on display, and also a prototype of an early American jet engine, the Lockheed L-1000, the corners of some of the museum's hangars contain models of so many military, civil, and experimental aircraft from the annals of aviation history. I was struck at so many models of experimental and military aircraft and missiles from World War I to the present day, including advanced X-series aircraft, early cruise missiles, and a couple military aircraft designed by Howard Hughes.
Written April 16, 2021
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connie a
Chino Hills, CA223 contributions
Jun 2017
This place is a hidden gem. It is a real neat museum of old airplanes. They also do shows several timesa year
Written June 21, 2017
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RIVERMAN63
Riverside, CA250 contributions
Dec 2011 • Couples
This is a nice place but it is not just dedicated to planes... they have some other stuff there but since I am into planes I did not spend much time looking at the other stuff. -- For pure Plane enthusiasts, go to Yank's Air Museum, less than a mile East of this place - More planes - All American Made.

In fact make a day of it and go both places. I love Chino Airport, there is plenty of activity and always something going on.
Written April 3, 2012
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