Local Distinations – Chino Airport – Air Museums

Chino Airport (CNO), formerly known as Cal Aero Field, is a general aviation reliever airport, which serves private, business, and corporate tenants and customers from Southern California’s Inland Empire area. Chino Airport is situated on 1,100+ acres and features three runways: 4,858′ instrument runway, 7,000′ non-precision runway, and a 4,419′ non-precision cross-wind runway. The Airport is conveniently located 3 miles south east of the City of Chino and is situated minutes from Los Angeles, Orange, and Riverside Counties.

Chino Airport is rich with history; rooted back to the early 1940′s when the airport was home to the Cal Aero Cadets. The Airport has transformed from a training facility for the war effort into a major economic engine for the Southern California region. Chino Airport has over 600 based aircraft, 100 businesses, 2 aircraft museums, the ever popular Flo’s Cafe, and 345 days of VFR weather. With room to grow, Chino Airport is your flight to opportunity.

The Planes of Fame Air Museum is an independently operated, non-profit 501(c)(3) aviation museum that is dedicated to the preservation, perpetuation and exhibition of historical aircraft, and to the men and women, both famous and unknown, who devoted their lives to flight.

The  The Yanks Air Museum is a relative newcomer, but has an impressive collection of flying and static aircraft numbering over 120 aircraft.  The focus of the collection is on US-built civil and military aircraft, and many of the aircraft are flyable.  Aircraft in the collection run the gamut from First World War-era Curtiss Jennies to such modern staples as a Grumman F-14 Tomcat, EA-6B Prowler, and E-2 Hawkeye.

Flying In

Planes of Fame Museum Fly-in visitors are welcome. Please consult current charts, NOTAMs, weather forecasts, etc., before your flight to CNO (Chino Airport).
Upon landing, request transient parking near Planes of Fame Air Museum, where you will find tie-downs.
Once your aircraft is secured, proceed in an easterly direction to the roll gate at the south end of the Museum property; there is also a walk-through gate in that fence.
Proceed to the Gift Shop (attached to the east end of the Maloney Hangar) to pay admission and receive entrance stickers.

 

 

Posted October 4th, 2011