Yanks Air Museum
|Yanks Air Museum|
Preserved North American P-51 Mustang on display
The Yanks Air Museum is a non-profit 501 (c)(3) organization dedicated to exhibiting, preserving and restoring American aircraft and artifacts.
Chino facility and exhibits
The Chino, California, facility of Yanks Air Museum houses the largest private collection of American World War II fighters and dive bombers in the world. The aircraft collection now numbers more than 160 aircraft and continues to grow, many are the last surviving examples of their kind. Yanks restores all aircraft to airworthy condition, in the restoration of these rare aircraft, only original factory specifications and materials are used.
The Chino facility encompasses 124,000-square-foot (11,500 m2) under roof and covers 10 acres (40,000 m2). In addition to the display hangars, public access is permitted, on a supervised basis, to the main restoration hangar where historic aircraft can be seen in various stages of restoration, from bare fuselage to fully airworthy condition.
Work is now underway to create a second Yanks Air Museum facility in Greenfield, California. The facility will include 440 acres (1.8 km2), the campus will be centered on the new 250,000-square-foot (23,000 m2) museum facility. An active airport will support both museum flight operations and the private aviation needs of museum visitors and local aviators. Other features of this master planned complex also include an advanced-technology education center, a quality level hotel and spa, winery, restaurants, service facilities, shops, and a recreational vehicle park. Years of planning and preparation are now coming to completion.
- Ogden, 2007, p. 168
- Yanks Greenfield Expansion. The Yanks Air Museum. Retrieved 2013-02-23.
- Ogden, Bob. Aviation Museums & Collections of North America. London: Air-Britain, 2007. ISBN 0-85130-385-4.
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