It’s National Small Business Week and we’re celebrating by introducing you to some of the other small businesses that we support. We plan on releasing a few of these this week, and we’ll probably keep introducing businesses every now and then throughout the year. Today, I want to introduce the Planes of Fame Air Museum.
Planes of Fame has been a staple of Chino for as long as I can remember. As a kid, I remember visiting the museum and being blown away by the old warbirds they had there. Since my childhood, the museum has expanded vastly and now contains some of the most amazing specimens of antique aircraft I have ever seen. Their collection includes planes from as early as the Chanute Hang Glider of 1896, and many of the planes are in fantastic flying condition. Their annual Planes of Fame Air Show (which is simply one of the best you’ll ever see, in my opinion) showcases many of them in their full flying glory. We asked the marketing director, Harry Geier, some questions about what the museum does so our readers would know more. Here’s what he has to say about the organization.
What do you offer your customers?
The museum collection spans the history of manned flight from the Chanute Hang Glider of 1896 to the space age Apollo Capsule. We house over 150 Aircraft and displays. Many of the Aircraft are flyable, including the P-51 Mustang, F4U Corsair, P-47 Thunderbolt, P-40 Warhawk, B-25 Mitchell, P-38 Lightning, F-86 Sabre & Russian Mig 15.
How has your business benefited you or your community?
We just hosted our annual Planes of Fame Airshow on May 2-3 2015 that brings millions of dollars to the local community!
How can our readers contact you?
We’re on Facebook at Facebook.com/pages/Planes-of-Fame-Air-Museum/23688958789, or you can visit our website at PlanesofFame.org. Also, you can stop in during normal hours!
Where can people visit the museum?
Planes of Fame Air Museumis located at the corner of Merrill Avenue and Cal Aero Drive, on the north side of Chino Airport. The address is 7000 Merrill Ave., #17 Chino, CA 91710, and we’re open Sunday through Friday, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Saturday, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Open every day except for Christmas and Thanksgiving! Also, you can get $2 off your entry if you bring in the flyer! (Download here)
Go check out the museum as soon as you can. It’s a great place for anyone who is fascinated by aviation, by history, by engineering, or by the military. It’s also a great place to simply learn more about what it takes to maintain a fleet like this, since the volunteer crew will gladly answer your questions about anything they can. Let us know what you think of it in the comments below, and make sure you share this with your friends! Look out for more featured businesses coming soon!