Document 365844

VOL. 38, NO. 2
NEWS
Photo: Phil Wallick
Photo: Frank Mormillo
Photo: Christina Olds
L to R: PoF Founder Ed Maloney with presenting sponsor Mooney Intl. Corp. CEO Jerry Chen, Airshow favorites 2 rare razorback P47’s, F-22 pilots meet legend Col. Bud Anderson
2014 PLANES OF FAME AIRSHOW: ANOTHER SUCCESSFUL YEAR!
By: Frank B. Mormillo
At an event like the Planes of Fame Airshow
at Chino, California over the weekend of May
3-4, 2014, who are the real stars, the pilots or
the planes? Many of the pilots at the show
are well-known around the world. Planes of
Fame Air Museum president and renowned
movie pilot Steve Hinton is probably the most
famous warbird pilot in the world; he flew no
less than five times each day in three different
warbirds. With more than 50,000 flying hours
logged to date, Clay Lacy, who performed a
great display at the show in a Learjet 24, is
also known around the world for his recordsetting flying ventures and pioneering aerial
cinematography. When it comes to general
aerobatic flying, it would be hard to find
anyone more famous than Sean D. Tucker
who performed at the show in the Team
Oracle Challenger III biplane. Though known
primarily on the west coast of the United
States, Rob “Tumbling Bear” Harrison, who
flew his wife’s Zlin 142C, and John Collver,
who performed in his SNJ-5 Texan “War
Dog”, have also built up quite a following.
Of course, the world’s only warbird formation
aerobatic team, the Bremont Horsemen, with
Steve Hinton leading Dan Friedkin and Ed
Shipley in P-51D Mustangs and also in F-86F
Sabre jets, are also known internationally.
Billed as “A Salute to the Mighty Eighth,”
highlighting the contributions of the United
States Army Air Forces’ 8th Air Force to the
defeat of Nazi Germany in WWII, the Planes
Where Aviation History Lives!
of Fame show attracted warbirds representing
the types of aircraft flown by that group in
the war. There were eleven P-51 Mustangs,
A special treat for this years Airshow - the
USAF F-22 Raptor performs demo flights &
heritage flights with a P-47 Thunderbolt, P-38
Lightning & P-51 Mustang.
four P-47 Thunderbolts, a pair of B-17G
Flying Fortresses and a P-38J Lightning in the
sky over Chino that weekend. Other WWII
European Theater aircraft highlighted included
a trio of C-47/C-53 Skytrain/Skytrooper
transports, a Spitfire Mk. XIV and a FockeWulf Fw 190A-8/N. A Pilatus P-2 and a P-63
Kingcobra were also included in the mix.
However, there was quite a bit more to
the show than 8th Air Force operations reenactments. Besides aerobatic displays, a
flight demonstration of the Planes of Fame
Air Museum’s world’s only Northrop N9M-B
flying wing and the Lucas Oil Jet Car, the show
featured scenarios highlighting air combat
action in the Pacific during World War II,
Korean Air War re-enactments, complete
with pyrotechnics, and even a touch of today’s
military air power from a USAF 325th FW
F-22A Raptor. Raptor Demo Team pilot
Capt. John “Taboo” Cummings performed
a full display routine with the Raptor and
then flew it together with Steve Hinton in
the Comanche Fighters P-47G Thunderbolt
“Snafu,” Kevin Eldridge in the Planes of
Fame Air Museum’s P-38J Lightning “23
Skidoo” and Dan Friedkin in the Comanche
Fighters P-51D Mustang “February” for
an Air Force Heritage Flight display.
Among the numerous warbirds in the Pacific
Theater air combat re-enactments were three
B-25J Mitchell bombers, an A6M3 Zero and
a “Tora! Tora! Tora!” movie Val dive bomber
replica. The Korean Air War scenario included
a dramatic dogfight re-enactment featuring an
F-86F Sabre, a MiG-15 and a T-33A Shooting
Star from the Planes of Fame collection.
All in all, the 2014 Planes of Fame Airshow
was an outstanding production that brought
together a remarkable selection of rare aircraft
at the hands of very skilled pilots over a
weekend that saw the show played out against
a nice blue sky on a rather warm weekend.
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2014 PoF AIRSHOW
HIGHLIGHTS
Planes of Fame Air Museum
President’s Message
Hackworth showed the unique N9M Flying
Wing’s classic lines as he made fly bys around
the airport. You should know this is the only
display of its kind anywhere in the world.
pic: Britt Dietz
An historic site; 4 P-47 Thunderbolts fly in
formation, including the rare razorback models.
Planes of Fame Air Museum President
Steve Hinton with the F-86F Sabre.
pic: Frank Mormillo
Always a crowd-pleaser, the B-17 Flying Fortress.
Two B-17’s flew at the show this year.
pic: Frank Mormillo
Hertiage Flight Demo with F-22 Raptor, P-38
Lightning, P-47 Thunderbolt & P-51 Mustang.
pic: Frank Mormillo
Sean D. Tucker in the Team Oracle Challenger
performing the triple ribbon-cut.
The Planes of Fame Airshow 2014 “Salute
to the Mighty Eighth” sponsored by Mooney
International is now in the books. The 26th
Annual air show was a very successful event.
We had more than 50 flying warbirds perform
during the 3 days. More than 40,000 spectators
attended.
The week leading into the air show was truly
epic. Chino airport experienced the wrath of
the mighty Santa Ana winds blowing from the
north at speeds approaching 70 MPH. The winds
started blowing Monday morning prior to the
show, and brought very high temperatures as
well as dirt and sand drifts. We were unable to
perform any of our air show set up. Everything
from setting fences lines, parking aircraft,
erecting tents and organizing vendors was on
hold. These set up jobs usually begin on the
Monday before the show, so needless to say we
all were concerned that the set up might not be
completed in time if the winds kept up.
As it all turned out, the winds died down on
Thursday afternoon and our volunteers jumped
in and had the entire airport set up by midnight
in spite of very high temperatures and dirty dry
weather. Thursday late afternoon many of our
invited aircraft arrived and were put in place,
the major clean up was underway way and
continued till the wee hours of the morning.
We had 3 separate aircraft cleanup crews
washing aircraft, one after the other, to meet
our schedules. Several of the aircraft were just
coming out of annual inspections and required
test hops as well. All our staff and volunteers
met the challenge. By Friday afternoon we were
caught up and back on schedule. The show site
was ready and we flew our practice sessions on
schedule.
Saturday’s weather was hot as expected and
we opened the show at 11:00 am. Many of the
legendary warbirds that represented the United
States Army Air Corps Mighty 8thy Air Force
in England were displayed: C47’s, P-38, P-47’s
and P-51’s. This display was followed by Rob
Harrison flying his new Zlin routine. Ron
The famous aircraft of the Pacific theatre in WW2
flew next in tight fly-by patterns and formations
only seen here at Planes of Fame. One of the
most popular Warbird displays anywhere in the
world flew next, The Bremont Horsemen, flying
P-51 Mustangs in a formation aerobatic display
(one of my personal favorites, of course, because
I am flying one of them.)
After a short intermission Planes of Fame reenacted a Korean War battle with air support
including F-86 and MiG-15 tail chase. This
scenario featured explosions and radio com to
bring the battle to the audience, very exciting
to watch. The show continued with Sean D.
Tucker flying his Oracle Challanger III. Sean
always puts on a world class aerobatic display
that leaves us speechless. The United States Air
Force brought the F-22 Raptor, the world’s most
advanced fighter, to our show. In an incredible
and amazing display of brute power and grace,
it is able to fly at a hover and at high speed all
within the confines of the airport. It is truly
an airplane that defies what we all perceive as
normal flight. The F-22 demo was capped off
with the Air Force Heritage Flight featuring the
P-38, P-51, P-47 and F-22 aircraft.
The show is a “capture history with your camera”
event. Two B-17’s and a flight of four P-47’s
made their appearance at the show right after the
Raptor. This too is so unique, to see these rare
aircraft in the same sky at the same airport. Clay
Lacy followed flying his Lear Jet in a display of
aerobatic flight. Clay is also a crowd favorite and
we always enjoy his unique, graceful flying. The
show was capped off with my all time favorite,
three F-86 Sabre jets, flown in another formation
aerobatic display by The Bremont Horsemen.
The Bremont Horsemen in F-86 Sabres are truly
a sight to see, especially from my seat as lead
Horsemen.
On behalf of Planes of Fame, our most sincere
thanks go to our sponsors, performers, volunteers
and staff for all their hard work and dedication to
help Planes of Fame once again produce the best
showing of warbirds and performing aircraft
anywhere in the world today.
Mark your calendars for next year’s show May 2
and 3, 2015. It will be another great event!
Keep ‘em flying!
Steve Hinton
President
pic: Frank Mormillo
PoF’s Korean War era jets, the Mig-15 & F-86
Sabre, WOW the crowd with a mock dog-fight.
Where Aviation History Lives!
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PLANES OF FAME RESEARCH LIBRARY OPENING SOON
getting the library spic and span for our
anticipated users. Our loyal volunteer
In the past year a lot of activity has
been going on behind the scenes to get
Planes of Fame Research Library ready
for our members, guests and employees.
You might remember that during
ArchivaPlaooza last November, we got
a major jump start by cataloging 7,500
books. Since then we have continued
cataloging books, labeling them and
Volunteers helping preserve aviation’s past by
identifying & cataloging over 1,200 boxes of
historical content for the PoF Research Library.
librarians under the direction of David
Landier, have made a huge job look easy.
It is with the greatest excitement that
we plan on opening our Research
Library by the end of the summer.
In the meantime if you have any
aviation books in good condition
that you would like to donate to us,
now is the time to do it. We will
announce our hours of operation
once the library is up and running.
VISIT THE PLANES OF FAME GIFT SHOP!
The Planes of Fame Air Museum gift shop offers a wide variety
of aircraft theme items, including books, toys, aviation art,
jackets, clothing and models with an emphasis on World War II
fighters and bombers.
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THANKS TO
ALL THE 2014
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Proudly Presents
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Weinmann
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Arnold Young
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David
Zimmermann
Carol Zink
John Zink
Don Zweifel
We treasure all
of our volunteers,
and apologize
if your name is
inadvertently not
on this list.
Board of Directors
Brian Boyer (Chairman)
Karen Hinton, Steve Hinton,
Ed Maloney, John Maloney,
Tom Nightingale, Bill Schanz
Founder & Curator
Edward T. Maloney
President
Steve Hinton
Vice President – Facilities
John Maloney
STAFF
Executive Director
Jerry Wilkins
Director – Grand Canyon
Bob Reed
Director of Retail & Visitor Services
Deborah J. Manning
Director of Marketing
& Development
Harry “T” Geier
Office Manager
Kris Maloney
TWO LOCATIONS!
Planes of Fame, Chino Airport
7000 Merrill Avenue, #17
Chino, California 91710
(909) 597-3722
Planes of Fame, Valle Airport
755 Mustang Way
Valle-Williams, Arizona 86046
(928) 635-1000
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