Chino, CA - Air War Over Vietnam will be the subject of the monthly special event hosted by Planes of Fame Air Museum at the Chino Airport on Saturday, April 5, 2008. The event will begin at 10 a.m. with a seminar describing the most controversial campaign in U.S. history and conclude with a flight demonstration by the Planes of Fame Grumman OV-1 Mohawk, an observation/ forward air control airplane that was introduced into combat service during the Vietnam War and went on to provide invaluable service for more than three decades.
Historic Aircraft such as this Grumman OV-1 Mohawk will be in action over the Chino Airport during the Air War Over Vietnam event.
Employing virtually every type of aircraft in the U.S. military inventory, the air war over Vietnam was the longest and most controversial aerial campaign in this nation’s history. It ranged in scope from close air support and helicopter operations in South Vietnam to strategic operations involving heavy bombers and supersonic jets over North Vietnam. In the final analysis, airpower proved to be a deciding factor in the combat zone; but the hard-won results of its successes wound up being squandered in the political arena.
Now in its 52nd year of operation, Planes of Fame Air Museum was the very first permanent air museum in the American West and a pioneer in the concept of restoring historic display aircraft to flying condition. An independent, non-profit, educational institution, Planes of Fame supports its operations with admission fees, donations, facilities rentals and proceeds from the use of its aircraft in various productions.
Planes of Fame Air Museum also has a special membership program available to the public, with one of the advantages of membership being the opportunity to actually experience the thrill of orientation flights in genuine warbirds. At each monthly special event, members in attendance, including last-minute sign-ups, can have their names entered into a free drawing for a member-supported warbird orientation flight.
Planes of Fame is open to the public every day, except Christmas Day and Thanksgiving, from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. General admission is $11, youngsters 5 – 11 are admitted for $4, and admission is free for accompanied children under 5.
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