• West Coast Air Museum: Planes of Fame
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    West Coast Air Museum: Planes of Fame

    The Planes of Fame Air Museum has the largest collection of vintage military aircraft on the US west coast. The collection boasts German, Japanese, and Soviet military aircraft in addition to an extensive collection of US warbirds. The unique experience provides visitors the ability to enter the aircraft or watch flight demonstrations during Living History

  • Aircraft of the Month: P-51 Mustang
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    Aircraft of the Month: P-51 Mustang

    The North American Aviation P-51 Mustang was the most successful aircraft of WWII. It was specifically created to be fast, maneuverable, and fly at long range. It was the first single engine fighter aircraft in Great Britain that was able to escort bombers to Germany. The P-51 Mustang is also credited with shooting down 4,950

  • Pilot of the Month: Virgil “Gus” Grissom
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    Pilot of the Month: Virgil “Gus” Grissom

    Virgil “Gus” Grissom was the first person to fly in space twice and chosen to command the first Apollo manned mission. Gus was described as being intellectually curious, a hard worker, and modest. He flew over 100 missions in the Korean War, was one of seven astronauts chosen for the Mercury space exploration program, and

  • The Gemini 3 Mission
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    The Gemini 3 Mission

    The Gemini 3 mission was part of the 10 mission Gemini program that would test mission procedures, spacecraft maneuverability, and equipment scheduled for use in the Apollo program. This was the first two-manned mission for the US space program and the first manned Gemini mission. The Gemini spacecraft was also the first appearance of an

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