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Planes of Fame Central Coast Renderings

The mission of Planes of Fame Air Museum is to preserve aviation history, inspire interest in aviation, educate the public, and honor aviation pioneers and veterans.

The vision is to build a world-renowned interactive center for aviation heritage and education, featuring exhibits, educational programs, flight demonstrations, and entertainments which attracts and serves residents and visitors alike.

The museum will begin construction in 2024 of the new campus at Santa Maria Airport. The museum will offer a wide range of public programming through Permanent Exhibition, Flight Demonstrations, Educational Center, Central Coast AirFest, Skyward Bound, Aircraft Restoration & Maintenance Shop, and more. 

WATCH:

Inaugural Skyward Bound Education Program at the Central Coast AirFest 2023

Discover OUR CENTRAL COAST CAMPUS

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Programming

Explore the Public Programming of the Museum

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Design

Explore the Design of the Landmark Center

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Location

Explore the Museum Campus at Santa Maria Airport

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Timeline

How we'll get to the Grand Opening excepted in 2025

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ABOUT THE EXPANSION

The Planes of Fame Air Museum is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization with locations in Chino, CA and Valle, AZ. Originally founded in 1957 with just 10 aircraft, Planes of Fame has grown to a collection of over 160 aircraft, more than 35 of which are in flyable condition. Our world renowned flight operations are viewed by millions of spectators every year. To learn more about Planes of Fame Air Museum Chino, please visit www.planesoffame.org 

 

Adjacent development and air traffic have negatively impacted flight operations conducted at our current headquarters. Southern California is home to some of the most crowded and restrictive airspace in the country. Growth in the Inland Empire has led to dense housing tracts and industrial/commercial complexes being built where there were once open fields. These two factors have made operating vintage aircraft increasingly difficult at our current location.

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