Lyon Air Museum

Lyon Air Museum Sharing the legacy of the Greatest Generation in Aviation through education and inspiration.
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Lyon Air Museum is comprised of authentic aircraft, rare vehicles and related memorabilia, with emphasis on the defining event of the 20th century - World War II. Through captivating and thought provoking exhibits based in historical scholarship, visitors gain a better understanding of the important role the United States plays in shaping world history. Founded by Major General William Lyon, Lyon Air Museum is located on the west side of John Wayne Airport in Orange County, California. Lyon Air Museum is collocated with Martin Aviation, an Air/Lyon Inc. company and award-winning general aviation repair facility established by the famed Eddie Martin back in 1923.

Needless to say, we like ‘em fast.Photo by Royce Rumsey (@autofocusedbyroycer924) #warbirds #warbird #douglasaircraft #a...
01/22/2020

Needless to say, we like ‘em fast.

Photo by Royce Rumsey (@autofocusedbyroycer924) #warbirds #warbird #douglasaircraft #a26 #a26invader #bomber #attack #feedingfrenzy #invader #ww2planes #ww2 #koreawar #vietnamwar #aviation #avgeek #sharkmouth #airmuseum #aviationmuseum #johnwayneairport #alfaromeo #alfaromeogiulia #giulia #greatestgeneration #orangecounty #lyonairmuseum

Just by looking you wouldn’t be able to tell this bird was at D-Day 75 years ago.#dday #normandy #dday75 #douglasaircraf...
01/21/2020

Just by looking you wouldn’t be able to tell this bird was at D-Day 75 years ago.

#dday #normandy #dday75 #douglasaircraft #c47 #c47skytrain #c47dakota #gooneybird #cargoplane #troopcarrier #dc3 #flagshiporangecounty #flyinghistory #warbird #wwii #aviation #omahabeach #airmuseum #aviationmuseum #greatestgeneration #lyonairmuseum

Our “History on the Flight Line” event is a month from now. This will be the only one for the year. Lots of history and ...
01/20/2020

Our “History on the Flight Line” event is a month from now. This will be the only one for the year. Lots of history and fun will be on our ramp. Join us Saturday, February 22 from 10am-1pm.

#historyontheflightline #rampday #flightline #visitingaircraft #vintageplanes #warbird #warbirds #t6 #t28 #ocevents #airmuseum #avgeek #avnerd #aviation #aviationmuseum #orangecounty #johnwayneairport #newportbeach #costamesa #lyonairmuseum

We are reminded today that warbirds sometime go by different names. Friend, comrade, confidant, healer. Bud Carter, B-25...
01/17/2020

We are reminded today that warbirds sometime go by different names. Friend, comrade, confidant, healer. Bud Carter, B-25 pilot during WWII, got to spend some time with “Guardian of Freedom” on the ramp. He only said a few words. “Boy was I one lucky kid.”

#northamericanaviation #guardianoffreedom #b25 #b25mitchell #b25mitchellbomber #mitchell #bomber #warbird #warbirds #greatestgeneration #avgeek #doolittleraiders #aviation #wwii #airmuseum #aviationmuseum #orangecounty #lyonairmuseum

You can’t go wrong hosting an event at a 30,000 square foot hangar.Catering: @colettescatering AV: @pacificcoastentertai...
01/16/2020

You can’t go wrong hosting an event at a 30,000 square foot hangar.

Catering: @colettescatering
AV: @pacificcoastentertainment
Rentals: @bakerparty

#eventplanning #venue #eventvenue #corporateevents #holidayparty #hangarspace #hangar #eventplanner #greatestgeneration #wwiiplanes #aviation #b25 #b25mitchell #b25mitchellbomber #bomber #warbird #aviation #museum #orangecounty #newportbeach #lagunabeach #costamesa #airmuseum #aviationmuseum #lyonairmuseum

We’ll leave this caption-less so you can have a little fun.#warbirdwednesday #douglasaircraft #northamericanaviation #c4...
01/15/2020

We’ll leave this caption-less so you can have a little fun.

#warbirdwednesday #douglasaircraft #northamericanaviation #c47 #c47skytrain #dc3 #b25 #b25mitchell #willadean #guardianoffreedom #aviation #warbird #greatestgeneration #lyonairmuseum

01/14/2020

Sitting in the past, admiring the future of aviation. Makes us wonder: where did they hide their propellers on that thing??

#northamericanaviation #guardianoffreedom #b25 #b25mitchell #b25mitchellbomber #mitchell #bomber #warbird #warbirds #greatestgeneration #avgeek #doolittleraiders #aviation #wwii #airmuseum #aviationmuseum #orangecounty #lyonairmuseum

Warbirds need the same care as anyone. Proper nutrition, exercise, and a little sun make this one a happy bird.#greatest...
01/13/2020

Warbirds need the same care as anyone. Proper nutrition, exercise, and a little sun make this one a happy bird.

#greatestgeneration #douglasaircraft #dc3 #c47 #c47skytrain #c47dakota #gooneybird #cargoplane #troopcarrier #willadean #warwinner #invasionstripes #aviation #warbird #ww2planes #lyonairmuseum

01/10/2020

It’s even more magical at night. Host your next event surrounded by the Greatest Generation in Aviation. Click this link for info: http://www.lyonairmuseum.org/facility-rental

#EventVenue #CorporateEvents #HolidayParty #BanquetHall #AviationMuseum #LyonAirMuseum

01/09/2020

She lives.

#northamericanaviation #guardianoffreedom #b25 #b25mitchell #b25mitchellbomber #mitchell #bomber #warbird #warbirds #greatestgeneration #avgeek #doolittleraiders #aviation #wwii #airmuseum #aviationmuseum #orangecounty #lyonairmuseum

It doesn’t get easier when we lose one of our own. This is a tough one. Harry Selling, a B-17 pilot during WWII, passed ...
01/08/2020

It doesn’t get easier when we lose one of our own. This is a tough one. Harry Selling, a B-17 pilot during WWII, passed away yesterday. He was 99 years old. Harry’s war stories is nothing short of amazing. On September 12, 1944 Harry’s B-17 was shot down over Berlin during one of the bombing missions. He was the pilot and the only survivor of the crew of nine. He was captured and spent 9 months in Stalag 1. Harry received many awards from Air Medal, to Purple Heart, to WWII Victory Medal, and many more. We remember him as the cheery man who comes to the museum every week and gives us the tightest hugs. We miss him, but grateful to have had the opportunity of getting to know him. Thank you for your service, Harry. Blue skies, friend. **Swipe** to see Harry happy as a clam. We will remember him in these moments.

#restinpeace #thankyouforyourservice #greatestgeneration #b17 #b17flyingfortress #b17pilot #wwii #veteran #volunteer #lyonairmuseum

It’s been 6 years since “Guardian of Freedom” has flown. Let’s change that.#northamericanaviation #guardianoffreedom #b2...
01/07/2020

It’s been 6 years since “Guardian of Freedom” has flown. Let’s change that.

#northamericanaviation #guardianoffreedom #b25 #b25mitchell #b25mitchellbomber #mitchell #bomber #warbird #warbirds #greatestgeneration #avgeek #doolittleraiders #aviation #wwii #airmuseum #aviationmuseum #orangecounty #lyonairmuseum

Rearranging our toy box. The Invader will now be sleeping with a couple of American Classics.#warbirds #warbird #douglas...
01/06/2020

Rearranging our toy box. The Invader will now be sleeping with a couple of American Classics.

#warbirds #warbird #douglasaircraft #a26 #a26invader #bomber #attack #feedingfrenzy #invader #ww2planes #ww2 #koreawar #vietnamwar #aviation #avgeek #sharkmouth #airmuseum #aviationmuseum #johnwayneairport #bugatti #greatestgeneration #orangecounty #lyonairmuseum

01/03/2020

Our media team make this place look like a Hollywood movie set.

#northamericanaviation #northamerican #t6 #t6texan #at6 #snj #pilotmaker #barealuminum #pilottraining #warbird #aviation #airmuseum #aviationmuseum #greatestgeneration #orangecounty #johnwayneairport #lyonairmuseum

01/02/2020

Don’t call it a comeback.

#northamericanaviation #guardianoffreedom #b25 #b25mitchell #b25mitchellbomber #mitchell #bomber #warbird #warbirds #greatestgeneration #avgeek #doolittleraiders #aviation #wwii #airmuseum #aviationmuseum #orangecounty #lyonairmuseum

New year, but we’re sticking with vintage.Photo by Royce Rumsey (@autofocusedbyroycer924) #warbirds #warbird #douglasair...
01/01/2020

New year, but we’re sticking with vintage.

Photo by Royce Rumsey (@autofocusedbyroycer924) #warbirds #warbird #douglasaircraft #a26 #a26invader #bomber #attack #feedingfrenzy #invader #ww2planes #ww2 #koreawar #vietnamwar #aviation #avgeek #sharkmouth #airmuseum #aviationmuseum #johnwayneairport #bugatti #greatestgeneration #orangecounty #lyonairmuseum

Roaring 2020 😈.Photo: Britt Dietz (@warbirdphotos) #guardianoffreedom #b25 #b25mitchell #b25mitchellbomber #mitchell #bo...
12/31/2019

Roaring 2020 😈.

Photo: Britt Dietz (@warbirdphotos) #guardianoffreedom #b25 #b25mitchell #b25mitchellbomber #mitchell #bomber #warbird #warbirds #warbirdwednesday #tbt #greatestgeneration #thegreatestgeneration #avgeek #doolittleraiders #aviation #wwii #airmuseum #aviationmuseum #orangecounty #lyonairmuseum

Making a note for the new year to be in the presence, and know the “good ole days” is happening in that moment. Circa 20...
12/30/2019

Making a note for the new year to be in the presence, and know the “good ole days” is happening in that moment. Circa 2014 during Planes of Fame Airshow.

#planesoffameairshow #b17 #b17flyingfortress #flyingfortress #fuddyduddy #b17g #greatestgeneration #warbird #ww2planes #aviation #airmuseum #aviationmuseum #lyonairmuseum

Possibly one of the first tour of Fuddy Duddy back in 2006-07. Behind these men would be what we know now as Lyon Air Mu...
12/27/2019

Possibly one of the first tour of Fuddy Duddy back in 2006-07. Behind these men would be what we know now as Lyon Air Museum (not yet built). Curious to know the stories of these visitors..

#b17 #b17flyingfortress #flyingfortress #fuddyduddy #b17g #greatestgeneration #warbird #ww2planes #aviation #airmuseum #aviationmuseum #lyonairmuseum

12/27/2019

We ended our first season of “On The Flight Line” talking to our boss, President of Lyon Air Museum, Mark Foster. You may have seen him zoom by, but today, we got him to sit down and share stories. A great way to celebrate Lyon Air Museum’s 10th birthday. Listen now: https://bit.ly/2EUt4Uv

A HUGE thank you to our listeners, see you next season!

#ontheflightline #podcast #applepodcasts #spotifyplaylist #neverforget #iheartradio #veterans #heroes #warstories #aviation #avgeek #warbirds #podcaster #airmuseum #aviationmuseum #orangecounty #greatestgeneration #lyonx #lyonairmuseum

From our family to yours 🎅🏻🤶🏻.#merrychristmas #happyholidays #lyonairmuseum
12/24/2019

From our family to yours 🎅🏻🤶🏻.

#merrychristmas #happyholidays #lyonairmuseum

With maximum speed of 275mph and max takeoff weight of 41,800lb, you’d think Santa would prefer the B-25 over his sleigh...
12/23/2019

With maximum speed of 275mph and max takeoff weight of 41,800lb, you’d think Santa would prefer the B-25 over his sleigh.

Photo by Warbird Photos Aviation Photography by Britt Dietz

#guardianoffreedom #b25 #b25mitchell #b25mitchellbomber #mitchell #bomber #warbird #warbirds #warbirdwednesday #tbt #greatestgeneration #thegreatestgeneration #avgeek #doolittleraiders #aviation #wwii #airmuseum #aviationmuseum #orangecounty #lyonairmuseum

In our utmost unbiased trusted opinion, this is THE 🎁 for your family.Single: $55Family (Up to 6): $85Membership include...
12/20/2019

In our utmost unbiased trusted opinion, this is THE 🎁 for your family.

Single: $55
Family (Up to 6): $85
Membership includes: unlimited access to the museum for a year, early access on select special events, front of the line pass, 10% off museum merchandise, exclusive member newsletter, and more*.

#membersonly #membership #members #becomeamember #wewantyou #joinourteam #enlistnow #airmuseum #avgeek #avnerd #aviation #aviationmuseum #orangecounty #johnwayneairport #greatestgeneration #c47 #c47skytrain #costamesa #lyonairmuseum

These two won our Ugly Christmas Sweater contest. We ❤️ our volunteers!#volunteer #volunteers #docent #uglysweater #ugly...
12/20/2019

These two won our Ugly Christmas Sweater contest. We ❤️ our volunteers!

#volunteer #volunteers #docent #uglysweater #uglychristmassweater #docents #veterans #tourguide #dreamteam #loveourteam #aviation #avgeek #airmuseum #aviationmuseum #greatestgeneration #christmas #orangecounty #johnwayneairport #santaana #lyonairmuseum

Sometimes you find hidden treasures tucked under warbirds.#b17 #b17flyingfortress #flyingfortress #fuddyduddy #b17g #gre...
12/19/2019

Sometimes you find hidden treasures tucked under warbirds.

#b17 #b17flyingfortress #flyingfortress #fuddyduddy #b17g #greatestgeneration #warbird #warbirdwednesday #ww2planes #aviation #airmuseum #aviationmuseum #lyonairmuseum

12/17/2019

The DC-3 took its first flight 84 years ago today. Skytrain, Dakota, Gooney Bird, on and on, there are many names to this versatile aircraft. We celebrate them all today.

#greatestgeneration #douglasaircraft #dc3 #c47 #c47skytrain #c47dakota #gooneybird #troopcarrier #warwinner #invasionstripes #aviation #warbird #ww2 #lyonairmuseum

12/13/2019

We’re talking in morse code on this episode of On The Flight Line. Bill Pemberton is one of the first docent at Lyon Air Museum. He started in July of 2009 before the museum was open. This Navy veteran knows all the codes. Listen to this podcast now: http://pemberton.ontheflightline.live

#ontheflightline #podcast #applepodcasts #spotifyplaylist #neverforget #iheartradio #veterans #heroes #warstories #aviation #avgeek #warbirds #podcaster #airmuseum #aviationmuseum #orangecounty #greatestgeneration #lyonairmuseum

Fuddy Duddy and friend a few years back.#throwbackthursday #b17 #b17flyingfortress #flyingfortress #fuddyduddy #b17g #gr...
12/12/2019

Fuddy Duddy and friend a few years back.

#throwbackthursday #b17 #b17flyingfortress #flyingfortress #fuddyduddy #b17g #greatestgeneration #warbird #ww2planes #aviation #airmuseum #aviationmuseum #lyonairmuseum

12/11/2019

Letting Birddog out and play while it’s good weather.

#warbird #birddog #l19 #01e #o1birddog #cessna #cessna01 #flyinghistory #usarmy #observationaircraft #servicedog #aviation #airmuseum #aviationmuseum #lyonairmuseum

Happy 10 years anniversary Lyon Air Museum! We are releasing the LyonX lapel pin today. Come get yours and celebrate wit...
12/10/2019

Happy 10 years anniversary Lyon Air Museum! We are releasing the LyonX lapel pin today. Come get yours and celebrate with us.

#10thanniversary #greatestgeneration #airmuseum #warbird #keepemflying #dc3 #c47 #c47skytrain #aviation #lyonairmuseum

We’re turning 10! Join us tomorrow, we are celebrating a decade of Lyon Air Museum. Come get a special LyonX lapel pin a...
12/09/2019

We’re turning 10! Join us tomorrow, we are celebrating a decade of Lyon Air Museum. Come get a special LyonX lapel pin and toast to another 10 years.

#10thanniversary #greatestgeneration #airmuseum #warbird #keepemflying #dc3 #c47 #c47skytrain #aviation #lyonairmuseum

“No matter how long it may take us to overcome this premeditated invasion, the American people, in their righteous might...
12/07/2019

“No matter how long it may take us to overcome this premeditated invasion, the American people, in their righteous might, will win through to absolute victory.”

We remember the ones who served and sacrificed on December 7, 1941.

#pearlharbor #neverforget #weremember #adaywhichwillliveininfamy #onthisdayinhistory #wwii #greatestgeneration #lyonairmuseum

It’s only fair our C-47 gets washed too.#douglasaircraft #c47 #c47skytrain #c47dakota #gooneybird #cargoplane #troopcarr...
12/07/2019

It’s only fair our C-47 gets washed too.

#douglasaircraft #c47 #c47skytrain #c47dakota #gooneybird #cargoplane #troopcarrier #dc3 #invasionstripes #flyinghistory #warbird #warbirds #aviation #avgeek #airmuseum #aviationmuseum #greatestgeneration #lyonairmuseum

12/05/2019

The sound of music.

#northamericanaviation #northamerican #texantuesday #t6 #t6texan #at6 #snj #pilotmaker #aluminumpolishing #barealuminum #aluminum #polished #polishedperfect #pilottraining #warbird #aviation #airmuseum #aviationmuseum #greatestgeneration #orangecounty #johnwayneairport #lyonairmuseum

Thanks for the wash!#warbird #douglasaircraft #a26 #warbirdwednesday #a26invader #bomber #attack #feedingfrenzy #invader...
12/04/2019

Thanks for the wash!

#warbird #douglasaircraft #a26 #warbirdwednesday #a26invader #bomber #attack #feedingfrenzy #invader #ww2planes #ww2 #koreawar #vietnamwar #aviation #sharkmouth #airmuseum #aviationmuseum #johnwayneairport #greatestgeneration #orangecounty #lyonairmuseum

Lyon Air Museum will be turning 10 a week from today. Time...flies.. #b17 #b17flyingfortress #fuddyduddy #airmuseum #avi...
12/03/2019

Lyon Air Museum will be turning 10 a week from today. Time...flies..

#b17 #b17flyingfortress #fuddyduddy #airmuseum #aviationmuseum #warbird #lyonairmuseum #lyon10

It’s the most wonderful time of the year. Feel free to tag your family and friends on this post, a little nudge and hint...
12/02/2019

It’s the most wonderful time of the year. Feel free to tag your family and friends on this post, a little nudge and hint will steer them to the right direction of the perfect gift.

#christmasgifts #b17 #b17flyingfortress #b25 #b25mitchell #c47 #c47skytrain #birddog #vintagetee #greatestgeneration #warbird #lyonairmuseum

Don’t be fool by Ian’s size, he’s a full grown adult.#warbirds #warbird #douglasaircraft #a26 #a26invader #bomber #attac...
12/01/2019

Don’t be fool by Ian’s size, he’s a full grown adult.

#warbirds #warbird #douglasaircraft #a26 #a26invader #bomber #attack #feedingfrenzy #invader #ww2planes #ww2 #koreawar #vietnamwar #aviation #avgeek #sharkmouth #airmuseum #aviationmuseum #johnwayneairport #greatestgeneration #orangecounty #lyonairmuseum

11/28/2019

HAPPY THANKSGIVING!

On The Flight Line podcast is back with a Thanksgiving special! One of our lead volunteer joined us in conversation about educating the future generation of the greatest generation. He reminded us there are many things to be thankful for, and today we are thankful to be doing what we do. Watch it now by clicking the link:

http://morrill.ontheflightline.live

#ontheflightline #podcast #applepodcasts #spotifyplaylist #neverforget #iheartradio #veterans #heroes #warstories #aviation #avgeek #warbirds #podcaster #airmuseum #aviationmuseum #orangecounty #greatestgeneration #lyonairmuseum

11/27/2019

You can bet this will be us after tomorrow’s adult apple cider. We will be closed on Thanksgiving Day, but if you’re looking to get away from Black Friday madness, we’ll be open from 10am-4pm.

#happythanksgivng #lyonairmuseum

Thinking about all the whip cream we’re gonna put on our pie.#douglasaircraft #c47 #c47skytrain #c47dakota #willadean #g...
11/26/2019

Thinking about all the whip cream we’re gonna put on our pie.

#douglasaircraft #c47 #c47skytrain #c47dakota #willadean #gooneybird #cargoplane #troopcarrier #dc3 #invasionstripes #dday #flyinghistory #airshow #warbird #warbirds #aviation #avgeek #airmuseum #aviationmuseum #greatestgeneration #lyonairmuseum

Large pepperoni for Feeding Frenzy!Photo courtesy of Royce Rumsey (@autofocusedbyroycer924) #warbirds #warbird #douglasa...
11/25/2019

Large pepperoni for Feeding Frenzy!

Photo courtesy of Royce Rumsey (@autofocusedbyroycer924)
#warbirds #warbird #douglasaircraft #a26 #a26invader #bomber #attack #feedingfrenzy #invader #ww2planes #ww2 #koreawar #vietnamwar #aviation #avgeek #sharkmouth #airmuseum #aviationmuseum #johnwayneairport #greatestgeneration #orangecounty #lyonairmuseum

Tag your squadron.Photo courtesy of Britt Dietz (@warbirdphotos).#dday75 #planesoffameairshow  #douglasaircraft #c47 #c4...
11/22/2019

Tag your squadron.

Photo courtesy of Britt Dietz (@warbirdphotos).
#dday75 #planesoffameairshow #douglasaircraft #c47 #c47skytrain #c47dakota #gooneybird #cargoplane #troopcarrier #dc3 #invasionstripes #flyinghistory #p51 #p51mustang #planesoffameairshow #airshow #warbird #warbirds #aviation #airmuseum #aviationmuseum #greatestgeneration #lyonairmuseum

Sometimes the star of the museum is not the heavy machinery. Sometimes it’s our visitors. We had the honor of meeting Co...
11/21/2019

Sometimes the star of the museum is not the heavy machinery. Sometimes it’s our visitors. We had the honor of meeting Colonel Stephenson, USAF pilot. He flew pretty much anything he could get his hands on. Started off in the T-6, then C-47/DC-3, B-29, B-25, F-84, the list goes on. We snuck him in our B-25 cockpit and went down the memory lane. Thank you for visiting, Col. Stephenson, and thank you for your service.

#greatestgeneration #veteran #usaf #usafpilot #b25 #b25mitchell #guardianoffreedom #thankyouforyourservice #hero #aviation #warbird #aviationmuseum #airmuseum #lyonairmuseum

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19300 Ike Jones Dr
Santa Ana, CA
92707

Opening Hours

Monday 10:00 - 16:00
Tuesday 10:00 - 16:00
Wednesday 10:00 - 16:00
Thursday 10:00 - 16:00
Friday 10:00 - 16:00
Saturday 10:00 - 16:00
Sunday 10:00 - 16:00

Telephone

(714) 210-4585

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What are the odds the DC-3 will get certified for flight in 2020? 🤔 And when was the last time the engines were fired up?
Historical experience - vintage planes and cars. Great venue for private and company events!
Meet the photographer, hear his stories
Pacific Airshow on Saturday!
Restoration of the DC-3 his first flight
The C-47 Skytrain “Willa Dean” Landing at the Chino Airport this afternoon! #dday #normandy #75thanniversary #dday75 #planesoffameairshow #pofairshow #douglasaircraft #c47 #c47skytrain #c47dakota #gooneybird
Lyon's might need one of these... ;-)
I thought I would share this amazing photo of the P51 Lady Alice I captured a few years ago.
See my blog post at the blog SoCal Aviation Heritage Digest regarding Northrop aircraft seen at the Western Museum of Flight during my visit in June 2016: https://socalaviationheritagedigest.blogspot.com/2019/03/takeaways-from-visit-to-western-museum.html If anyone hasn't gone to the Western Museum of Flight, they have flying wing aircraft (including the JB-1 flying wing cruise missile prototype), the F-5 Tiger II, the HL-10, and other Northrop aircraft. 🤓