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wardog
05-06-2002, 08:56 PM
For 2002, The Air Museum Planes of Fame at the Chino Airport has returned its annual airshow to its traditional spring date. Airshow 2002 will take place over the weekend of May 18 - 19. Titled "United We Stood, United We Stand", Airshow 2002 will showcase the aircraft of the American/British alliance, both past and present.

If one recalls the fact that the first two major wars thrust upon the United States were against England, it must certainly be a major irony that the two nations are now the most steadfast of allies. However, in spite of those initial conflicts, the United States and England have always essentially shared a common language, code of law, culture and sense of values. That became quite evident when the United States eventually allied itself with England and France against Germany in World War I and was reinforced when the United States and England joined forces against the Axis powers in World War II. Since then, even though the two nations may not always have been in complete agreement on all international issues, their friendship has been steadfast and today they are certainly among the strongest of allies on the planet.

Even before the United States was directly involved in World War I and World War II, American flyers fought alongside their English cousins against the common enemies. The most notable example of that was the organization of the American Eagles Squadrons which fought against Germany before the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor and this nation's entry into that war. After the United States did finally declare war on the Axis forces, the Eagle Squadrons formed the nucleus of the early U.S. Army Air Forces' fighter squadrons based in England.

Reflecting that history, during Airshow 2002 American and British warbirds will fly side-by-side in the sky over Chino. Just in time to be included in the event, two of the most famous British fighter planes of all time, a Hawker Hurricane and a Supermarine Spitfire, have taken up residence at The Air Museum Planes of Fame. Brought to the United States by the Friedkin Family Chino Warbird Collection, the two British fighters are now on fulltime display at The Air Museum Planes of Fame and will fly alongside American fighter planes like the Lockheed P-38 Lightning, Curtiss P-40 Warhawk and North American P-51 Mustang.

However, Airshow 2002 will also feature a great variety of other warbirds, antique and classic aircraft and even more modern jet combat aircraft. The popular U.S. Air Force Heritage Flight and U.S. Navy Tailhook Legacy Flight in which World War II fighters fly alongside their modern jet contemporaries are expected to return to Chino for Airshow 2002 as well. Some British jet fighters will even be displayed at the event alongside their American contemporaries. Aerobatic displays will also be a feature of the event. Alongside the aircraft on the display line will be a variety of vendors with all sorts of aviation memorabilia available to the public as well as food and beverage stands.

The gates for Airshow 2002 will open at 8 am and flying routines will be conducted throughout both days of the weekend. Admission will be $10 for adults and youngsters 11 and under will be admitted free of charge when accompanied by adults. Advance discount tickets are available directly from The Air Museum Planes of Fame until May 17, 200 for $8, and $2 discount coupons can be obtained from many local merchants in Southern California. Ample free parking will be available for Airshow 2002.

For more information, please visit www.planesoffame.org or call 909-597-3722

AAFO_WSagar
05-07-2002, 10:48 AM
Wardog, I copied your message over here since anything that happens down at Chino is pretty well related to Air Racin'

Wayne
(one of the nice admin functions here is that I just have to click twice and an entire message or thread is coped or moved)

wardog
05-07-2002, 12:33 PM
Thanks Wayne! With the show less than two weeks away, I just have to plug it :-) It's going to be a great show - with at least one Spitfire and one Hurricane (but maybe two of each!!!!) There's a tentative schedule on our message board at http://disc.server.com/discussion.cgi?id=163998&article=1420

Cindy (aka Wardog)

AAFO_WSagar
05-08-2002, 08:49 PM
Originally posted by wardog
Thanks Wayne! With the show less than two weeks away, I just have to plug it :-) It's going to be a great show - with at least one Spitfire and one Hurricane (but maybe two of each!!!!) There's a tentative schedule on our message board at http://disc.server.com/discussion.cgi?id=163998&article=1420

Cindy (aka Wardog) Hey Cindy, thanks goes to you guys for getting Mark D. up today! I hope you don't mind us "lifting" your site emblem for the little piece we put up...

I've not had a chance to talk with Mark today, we've got him chasing his tail down there pretty heavily but he did manage to get some images to me before he left for his next project.

<snif> I CAN'T GET THERE THIS TIME!!!!!!!!!!!!! And I'm ABSOLUTELY GREEEN with envy !!!!!!!!!!

<sigh> oh well.. other pressing matters will keep me here for this month but... From the looks of it, you guys are going to have one hell of a show!

Wayne

wardog
05-08-2002, 09:04 PM
Glad to see that Mark was able to go up for the photo flight today. Due to other obligations we weren't able to go today, but there will be full coverage (LOTS of pictures) on the museum website after the show.
No problem using the museum logo for the article! And, on behalf of the museum, thanks for letting us plug this awesome event on your site.
Mark....if you're at the show, come by and say hello. I'll be working the museum booth.

AAFO_WSagar
05-08-2002, 09:16 PM
Cindy, you're glad.. I'm JEALOUS!!!! ;)

Mark'll be there and I'm sure he'll read this and drop by and see ya. He should be there both days and if I know him.. he will then BURY me in images once he returns home!!

But hey.. let's not make anyone think they can stay home when they could go there and see it all for real!

This year, think AIR SHOWS!!

Show your support! Attend often, bring a friend or three..

Wayne