Yanks Air Museum

Yanks Air Museum Accept no substitutes! Yanks’ houses the largest collection of rare and historic legendary American aircraft in the world. Today, aviator or not, many visitors and group tours are lured to Yanks Air Museum, where the Legends live on!

Yanks’ houses the largest private collection of American WWII fighter, dive and torpedo bombers in the world. Every aircraft at Yanks Air Museum has a story to tell. Join us to discover America’s aviation history and the lore of flight. From the Wright Brothers’ 1903 Wright Flyer to the record-breaking F-106 Delta Dart, at Yanks you can see the entire sweep of American aviation!

Yanks’ houses the largest private collection of American WWII fighter, dive and torpedo bombers in the world. Every aircraft at Yanks Air Museum has a story to tell. Join us to discover America’s aviation history and the lore of flight. From the Wright Brothers’ 1903 Wright Flyer to the record-breaking F-106 Delta Dart, at Yanks you can see the entire sweep of American aviation!

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Save the date: Saturday, August 14, 2021Out of weapons, low on fuel, and a bandit on your tail? Who would you want for a...
07/30/2021

Save the date: Saturday, August 14, 2021

Out of weapons, low on fuel, and a bandit on your tail? Who would you want for a wingman? What about a graduate of US Navy Fighter Weapons School “Topgun”?

Come join us on August 14th and spend the day with one of these premier aerial warriors.
Dave “Bio” Baranek enjoyed a twenty-year career in the US Navy which included 2,499 flight hours in the F-14 and 688 carrier landings as a radar intercept officer (RIO, like Goose!). After graduating from the “Topgun” program, Baranek returned as an instructor where he had the unique experience of serving as a consultant and flew aerial sequences for the now beloved 1986 film “Top Gun.” Baranek’s first two books, “Topgun Days” and “Before Topgun Days” detail the many exploits and accomplishments that characterized his naval career. His latest book “Tomcat RIO” puts you right in the cockpit of the F-14 Tomcat as part of a highly trained two-man team.

Enjoy a presentation by Baranek about his unique career and buy a signed copy of his new book. Food and refreshments will be available. Come fly an F/A-18 simulator in our theater between 10am and 12pm. Tour the inside of our unique EC-121 “Connie” and enjoy photo-ops with our complete F-14 Tomcat or sit inside our realistic mockup of an F-14 cockpit. We’ll end the day with a 2pm showing of the classic 1986 film to be enjoyed with fresh popcorn. Come and find out which line Baranek contributed to our favorite film. Are you feeling dangerous yet?

Museum Opens at 10am
Flight Simulator and photo ops 10am-12pm
Presentation with Dave Baranek at 1pm
Top Gun showing at 2-4pm

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We are excited to work with Barnstormer's next weekend. Book your flight to tour the skies of Chino after hearing Margie...
07/11/2021

We are excited to work with Barnstormer's next weekend. Book your flight to tour the skies of Chino after hearing Margie Stivers talk about her time as a wing walker.

You can book your flight by calling (714) 203-4277, don't delay!

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We are excited to work with Barnstormer's next weekend. Book your flight to tour the skies of Chino after hearing Margie Stivers talk about her time as a wing walker.

You can book your flight by calling (714) 203-4277, don't delay!

#yanksairmuseum #airmuseum #aviationmuseum #barnstormers #travelair #flight #keepemflying #chino #chinoairport #inlandempire

Saturday, July 17They say that if you walk into a room, you will quickly know who the pilots are because they are certai...
07/10/2021

Saturday, July 17

They say that if you walk into a room, you will quickly know who the pilots are because they are certain to make sure everyone knows. What about the select few who ride on the outside of the plane? In all the excitement of the "roaring 20's", nothing brought more thrill and excitement to crowds than stunt flying. Air racers, stunt pilots and wing walkers were the heroes of their age and their incredible feats inspired generations of future aviators. Come join us at 11am on July as we host a member of this unique and exclusive group. Margaret Stivers enjoyed a long and thrilling career as a wing walker and performed such death defying stunts as skysurf loop, handstand hammerhead, ballet barrel roll, upside down splits, standing splits, victory pose, back-layout off the back of the wing walking rack, the n-strut "aerobesque" and n-strut hang. A notable moment in her career came when she hung below the gear axle of an aircraft, becoming the first woman to do so since the 1920's. By May 2006 she had successfully completed 1,000 wing walks. Come and meet Margie as we seek to recapture the thrill and excitement of a past age in aviation where the highest object in the sky was not the plane itself, but the person standing on top of it.

10am Museum Opens
11am Presentation by Margaret Stivers
12-4pm Enjoy the Museum, have lunch and enjoy our prohibition room*

Barnstormers Biplane Rides will be here providing rides in his 1929 Travel Air. Book a ride and enjoy Chino from the sky!*

*available for purchase

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Saturday, July 17

They say that if you walk into a room, you will quickly know who the pilots are because they are certain to make sure everyone knows. What about the select few who ride on the outside of the plane? In all the excitement of the "roaring 20's", nothing brought more thrill and excitement to crowds than stunt flying. Air racers, stunt pilots and wing walkers were the heroes of their age and their incredible feats inspired generations of future aviators. Come join us at 11am on July as we host a member of this unique and exclusive group. Margaret Stivers enjoyed a long and thrilling career as a wing walker and performed such death defying stunts as skysurf loop, handstand hammerhead, ballet barrel roll, upside down splits, standing splits, victory pose, back-layout off the back of the wing walking rack, the n-strut "aerobesque" and n-strut hang. A notable moment in her career came when she hung below the gear axle of an aircraft, becoming the first woman to do so since the 1920's. By May 2006 she had successfully completed 1,000 wing walks. Come and meet Margie as we seek to recapture the thrill and excitement of a past age in aviation where the highest object in the sky was not the plane itself, but the person standing on top of it.

10am Museum Opens
11am Presentation by Margaret Stivers
12-4pm Enjoy the Museum, have lunch and enjoy our prohibition room*

Barnstormers Biplane Rides will be here providing rides in his 1929 Travel Air. Book a ride and enjoy Chino from the sky!*

*available for purchase

#yanksairmuseum #airmuseum #avaitionmuseum #inlandempire #chino #chinoairport #wingwalker #stearman #kaydet #keepemflying #presentation #prohibition #airplanes #museum #roaring20s #circus #crazy #stuntpilots

Next up...July 17 Circa 1933 Barnstorming, Wing Walking with Margi Stivers & Prohibition August 14th Light The Fires!! W...
07/05/2021

Next up...July 17 Circa 1933 Barnstorming, Wing Walking with Margi Stivers & Prohibition

August 14th Light The Fires!! With Topgun instructor and Author David Baranek.

Further details on our website or stay tuned! Tickets are available online or at the door.

#yanksairmuseum #airmuseum #aviationmuseum #chino #chinoairport #inlandempire #airplaes #helicopters #aviation #topgun #tomcat #goldenage #events #keepemflying #barnstormers

Next up...July 17 Circa 1933 Barnstorming, Wing Walking with Margi Stivers & Prohibition

August 14th Light The Fires!! With Topgun instructor and Author David Baranek.

Further details on our website or stay tuned! Tickets are available online or at the door.

#yanksairmuseum #airmuseum #aviationmuseum #chino #chinoairport #inlandempire #airplaes #helicopters #aviation #topgun #tomcat #goldenage #events #keepemflying #barnstormers

07/04/2021
B-24 Story... “NO, I’M DEAD.”Bob was already a pilot when the war broke out in 1941, his job was to take the “new kids” ...
06/25/2021

B-24 Story... “NO, I’M DEAD.”

Bob was already a pilot when the war broke out in 1941, his job was to take the “new kids” out for a check ride and make sure they were ready for action in the B-24 Bomber.

One day an observer went with Bob and the kid during a check flight. The new kid did a fine job with the large aircraft and the flight seemed to be going very well, then Bob, the instructor, reached up and slowly pulled back the power on an outboard engine.

The kid went right to work to get the plane under control and about the time he did, the instructor reached up again and pulled back the power on the inboard engine, same wing.

Now the kid was frantically working to control the aircraft. He had both feet planted down hard on the rudder to compensate, yet with all his strength he could not gain control.

He turned to the instructor and said, “Hey man aren’t you going to help me?” to which the instructor Bob calmly stated, “NO, I’M DEAD.”

The “kid” without a moment to lose turned to the observer and said, “get the dead guy out of here and take a seat!”

Bob Hayden Jr. shared his story with us many years ago, about his father who was a B-24 Liberator pilot in WWII. He later founded Hayden Aircraft Corp. and produced the “Bushmaster” (1963 s/n #1)

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B-24 Story... “NO, I’M DEAD.”

Bob was already a pilot when the war broke out in 1941, his job was to take the “new kids” out for a check ride and make sure they were ready for action in the B-24 Bomber.

One day an observer went with Bob and the kid during a check flight. The new kid did a fine job with the large aircraft and the flight seemed to be going very well, then Bob, the instructor, reached up and slowly pulled back the power on an outboard engine.

The kid went right to work to get the plane under control and about the time he did, the instructor reached up again and pulled back the power on the inboard engine, same wing.

Now the kid was frantically working to control the aircraft. He had both feet planted down hard on the rudder to compensate, yet with all his strength he could not gain control.

He turned to the instructor and said, “Hey man aren’t you going to help me?” to which the instructor Bob calmly stated, “NO, I’M DEAD.”

The “kid” without a moment to lose turned to the observer and said, “get the dead guy out of here and take a seat!”

Bob Hayden Jr. shared his story with us many years ago, about his father who was a B-24 Liberator pilot in WWII. He later founded Hayden Aircraft Corp. and produced the “Bushmaster” (1963 s/n #1)

#yanksairmuseum #airmuseum #aviationmuseum #inlandempire #chino #chinoairport #greatestgeneration #pilot #lifelesson #aviation #WWII #warbirds #keepemflying #flight #b24 #liberator #consolidated #learntofly #storytime

No more social distancing.No more capacity limits.No more colors or county tiers.And if you’re vaccinated—no more masks....
06/15/2021

No more social distancing.

No more capacity limits.

No more colors or county tiers.

And if you’re vaccinated—no more masks.

Events are booking up fast-Call now to reserve your Wedding, Birthday Party, Retirement Party and more, let's party!

#yanksairmuseum #airmuseum #aviationmuseum #chino #chinoairport #open #letsparty #reopeningcalifornia #airplanes #helicopters #aviation #warbirds #keepemflying

No more social distancing.

No more capacity limits.

No more colors or county tiers.

And if you’re vaccinated—no more masks.

Events are booking up fast-Call now to reserve your Wedding, Birthday Party, Retirement Party and more, let's party!

#yanksairmuseum #airmuseum #aviationmuseum #chino #chinoairport #open #letsparty #reopeningcalifornia #airplanes #helicopters #aviation #warbirds #keepemflying

06/10/2021
In The Swing of Things

Who needs automatic landing gear when you have Frank! A little elbow grease and the P-63 King Cobra is showing off her legs!

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Yanks is proud to partner with Fed Ex to bring more jobs to the Chino Community. Apply for a job and visit the Museum al...
06/03/2021

Yanks is proud to partner with Fed Ex to bring more jobs to the Chino Community. Apply for a job and visit the Museum all in one trip!

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Yanks is proud to partner with Fed Ex to bring more jobs to the Chino Community. Apply for a job and visit the Museum all in one trip!

#yanksairmuseum #chino #chinoairport #airmuseum #aviationmuseum #inlandempire #fedex #fedexjobs #fedexhiringevent #jobsearch #jobopportunity

Eye in the SkyGeneral Charles “Chuck” Yeager famously credited his success as a combat pilot to his superb eyesight. Wha...
06/01/2021

Eye in the Sky
General Charles “Chuck” Yeager famously credited his success as a combat pilot to his superb eyesight. What about an adversary who is beyond visual range? The answer was Airborne Early Warning and Control systems (AEW&C). Pioneered in WWII, the concept and technology came into its own during the Cold War and over Vietnam. Today, Airborne Early Warning and Control has advanced to a point where not only pilots can be relayed critical information, but commanders can control the battlespace in real time almost as if they were moving game pieces around on a board. It is a critical component to modern aerial operations and one that is ever evolving.

Come join us at 11 AM on June 19th, along with US Navy combat veteran LT David McAlexander, USN as he shares his extensive knowledge on the inner workings of and experiences with AEW&C operations while flying aboard the E-2C Hawkeye in the First Gulf War from USS Ranger (CV-61). Afterward, come and join LT McAlexander and our team of docents for tours aboard Yanks’ very own E-2 Hawkeye and EC-121.

#yanksairmuseum #chino #chinoairport #airmuseum #aviationmuseum #E2 #airborne #coldwar #vietnamwar #USN #Hawkeye #earlywarningsystem #eventday #speaker #Presentation

Eye in the Sky
General Charles “Chuck” Yeager famously credited his success as a combat pilot to his superb eyesight. What about an adversary who is beyond visual range? The answer was Airborne Early Warning and Control systems (AEW&C). Pioneered in WWII, the concept and technology came into its own during the Cold War and over Vietnam. Today, Airborne Early Warning and Control has advanced to a point where not only pilots can be relayed critical information, but commanders can control the battlespace in real time almost as if they were moving game pieces around on a board. It is a critical component to modern aerial operations and one that is ever evolving.

Come join us at 11 AM on June 19th, along with US Navy combat veteran LT David McAlexander, USN as he shares his extensive knowledge on the inner workings of and experiences with AEW&C operations while flying aboard the E-2C Hawkeye in the First Gulf War from USS Ranger (CV-61). Afterward, come and join LT McAlexander and our team of docents for tours aboard Yanks’ very own E-2 Hawkeye and EC-121.

#yanksairmuseum #chino #chinoairport #airmuseum #aviationmuseum #E2 #airborne #coldwar #vietnamwar #USN #Hawkeye #earlywarningsystem #eventday #speaker #Presentation

Ahead of its time...the plane that started it all, the UC-43B Beech Staggerwing. The Staggerwing was considered the "Rol...
05/28/2021

Ahead of its time...the plane that started it all, the UC-43B Beech Staggerwing.

The Staggerwing was considered the "Rolls Royce" of aviation. The luxurious and spacious five passenger cabin, large payload and amazing speed. It was the aircraft chosen by the most elite and wealthy clientele for business or pleasure.

In 1973, the Staggerwing became the first aircraft acquired by Yanks founder and it began a love of all things aviation that led to todays extensive collection. The restoration was completed by Yanks in 1978 with it taking to the skies soon after in 1979.

Do you know what the next aircraft acquired by Yanks was?

#yanksairmuseum #chino #chinoairport #inlandempire #aviationmuseum #airmuseum #airplane #goldenage #staggerwing #beechcraft #keepemflying #flashbackfriday #goldenera

Ahead of its time...the plane that started it all, the UC-43B Beech Staggerwing.

The Staggerwing was considered the "Rolls Royce" of aviation. The luxurious and spacious five passenger cabin, large payload and amazing speed. It was the aircraft chosen by the most elite and wealthy clientele for business or pleasure.

In 1973, the Staggerwing became the first aircraft acquired by Yanks founder and it began a love of all things aviation that led to todays extensive collection. The restoration was completed by Yanks in 1978 with it taking to the skies soon after in 1979.

Do you know what the next aircraft acquired by Yanks was?

#yanksairmuseum #chino #chinoairport #inlandempire #aviationmuseum #airmuseum #airplane #goldenage #staggerwing #beechcraft #keepemflying #flashbackfriday #goldenera

Thank you to Mike Polley for his wonderful presentation and amazing flight demo in the FM-2 Wildcat on Saturday. He shar...
05/18/2021

Thank you to Mike Polley for his wonderful presentation and amazing flight demo in the FM-2 Wildcat on Saturday. He shared some legendary history, veterans personal accounts and interesting characteristics of the mighty Wildcat. It was a great day!

Share your pictures with us!

Photo Credit: Richard & Connie Takenaga

#yanksairmuseum #airmuseum #aviationmuseum #chino #chinoairport #CAF #Wildcat #warbird #warbirdlife #keepemflying #cooljob #pilotlife #greatestgeneration #WWII #wherethelegendsliveon

Thank you to Mike Polley for his wonderful presentation and amazing flight demo in the FM-2 Wildcat on Saturday. He shared some legendary history, veterans personal accounts and interesting characteristics of the mighty Wildcat. It was a great day!

Share your pictures with us!

Photo Credit: Richard & Connie Takenaga

#yanksairmuseum #airmuseum #aviationmuseum #chino #chinoairport #CAF #Wildcat #warbird #warbirdlife #keepemflying #cooljob #pilotlife #greatestgeneration #WWII #wherethelegendsliveon

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15121 Stearman Drive
Chino, CA
91710

General information

General Admission: $16.00 (Includes approx. 200 aircraft, Museum, Restoration & Boneyard Access) Seniors (65+) : $15.00 Children (5-11): $5.00 Children (under 4): Free

Opening Hours

Tuesday 10am - 4pm
Wednesday 10am - 4pm
Thursday 10am - 4pm
Friday 10am - 4pm
Saturday 10am - 4pm

Telephone

+19095971735

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Restoration projects at the museum, May 29th, 2021
Had so much fun today, I had to make this for the flight sim I play, Never forget are Viet Nam Vets
This was a magical day! I got to see the inside of a favorite, the Grumman G-21 Goose (as seen in the TV show “Tales of the Gold Monkey”) due to the amazing staff at Yanks Air Museum! Love this place...and these people!
Thank you for the flight demo!
With California's "stay-at-home" order lifted, are there plans yet for re-opening the museum? I'm really missing the boneyard...
Did you guys have your C 47 up earlier this week? I saw one from my house East of the I15 heading west with wheels down possibly on approach to Chino airfield.
Thank you Yanks Air Museum for coming to the rescue today. Today is my grandson’s birthday, he asked for a Blue Angel Model. I contacted the museum and they kindly found the item and allowed me to pick it up outside. You guys are AWESOME! Once their doors open again I hope everyone visits this treasure we have in our neighborhood.
A couple of photos of your B-25 (44-86791) in a previous life...from the set of the ABC Movie of the Week "Young Joe, the Forgotten Kennedy. Shot in May of 1977 at Skagit Regional Airport in Washington. She played a PBJ 'mother ship' as part of Project Anvil alongside David Tallichet's B-24J.
Was out at the museum drawing and painting last week. Its an amazing place and the amount of subject matter and potentials for doing artwork is amazing. Plus your restoration crew out in the back hanger was really friendly and helpful. Thanks for letting me hang out at your facility. Might bring a class out there in the future
Here are a couple of images posted to another page of F-4S 153843, the Navy Phantom that currently sits in your restoration yard. Taken on July 23, 1992 at Yokosuka Japan after she was craned off the USS Independence, where she was used as a deck handling trainer. Thought you guys would be interested.
Will you be open on Dec 26 and / or Jan 2?