Military History Books
by Harold A. Skaarup   
Warplane Survivors USA: California Warplanes (Book)

California Warplanes

Data current to 4 May 2018.

 (Bill Larkins Photos)

Douglas O-38E, California National Guard. ca 1939.

 (USAF Photo)

North American F-51H Mustang (Serial No. 44-64579), 194th Fighter Squadron, California Air National Guard.

 (Bill Larkins Photo)

North American F-51H Mustang (Serial No. 44-64480), 195th Fighter Squadron, California Air National Guard, night view.

 (USAF Photo)

North American P-51H-5-NA Mustang (Serial No. 44-64255), 196th Fighter Squadron, California Air National Guard, ca 1953.

 (USAF Photo)

North American P-51H-10-NA Mustang (Serial No. 44-64544), 196th Fighter Squadron, California Air National Guard, ca 1954.  

 (Bill Larkins Photo)

North American F-51H Mustang (Serial No. 464350), 194th Fighter Squadron, California Air National Guard, ca 1953.

 (USAF Photo)

North American F-51H-5-NA Mustang (Serial No. 44-64255), 195th Fighter Squadron, California Air National Guard, 1948.

 (USAF Photos)

Republic P-47N-20-RE Thunderbolt (Serial No. 44-89140), EE-140, USAAF, Hamilton Field, California, 8 May 1949.

  (USAF Photo)

North American F-86A-5-NA Sabre formation, 115th Fighter-Bomber Squadron, California Air National Guard, ca 1953. 

 (USAF Photo)

North American F-86A-5-NA Sabre (Serial No. 49-1122) formation, 115th Fighter-Bomber Squadron, California Air National Guard, 1953. 

 (SSgt Ed Drew, USAF Photo)

North American F-86 Sabre formation, 196th Fighter Interceptor Squadron, California Air National Guard, 1953.

 (USAF Photo)

McDonnell F-4D-26-MC Phantom (Serial No. 65-0588), 194th Fighter-Interceptor Squadron, California Air National Guard, 1984.

 (Rob Schleifflert Photo)

McDonnell RF-4E Phantom (Serial No. 68-0415), 196th Fighter-Interceptor Squadron, California Air National Guard, 1988.

 (Rob Schleifflert Photo)

McDonnell RF-4E Phantom (Serial No. 69-0291), 196th Fighter-Interceptor Squadron, California Air National Guard, 1988.  

 (Tech. Sgt. Lance Cheung, USAF Photo)

Sikorsky HH-60G Pave Hawk, 129th Rescue Wing, Moffett Federal Airfield, California Air National Guard.

 (SSgt Ed Drew, USAF Photo)

Sikorsky HH-60G Pave Hawk, 129th Rescue Wing, Moffett Federal Airfield, California Air National Guard, fighting forest fires, 2013.

 (Staff Sgt. Travis, Edwards USAF Photo)

Lockheed C-130J Hercules, 146th Airlift Wing, California Air National Guard, 2014.

 (Senior Master Sgt. Chris Drudge, USAF Photo)

McDonnell Douglas F-15C Eagle, 194th Expeditionary Fighter Squadron, California Air National Guard, 2014.

 (John Murphy Photo)

General Dynamics F-16C Fighting Falcon (Serial No. (82-0614), California Air National Guard.

During the twentieth century, civil and military aviation has played a prominent role in the history and development of California. Commercial operators have exploited the advantages offered by aircraft to overcome its unique challenges of geography and climate. By virtue of Californias comparative size and strategic importance on the West Coast of the continental USA, a wide variety of military aircraft have been based there through the years.The list of military aircraft types that made up the tapestry of California aviation is as extensive as the list of legendary figures who have contributed to its amazing history. While most of the military aircraft types no longer grace the airspace over California, many can be viewed in their former splendor as they stand as gate guards or museum exhibits. This booklet provides a comprehensive guide to where these restored aircraft can be found. Complementing the details concerning aircraft specifications and roles, the author has included many facts. Finally, the descriptions of the recovery, restoration and preservation efforts stand as a tribute to the many volunteers who have devoted time, energy and financial support to ensure this rich heritage is preserved.

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This is an aviation handbook designed to be used as a quick reference to the classic military heritage aircraft that have been restored and preserved in the state of California.  The aircraft include those flown by members of the US Air Force, the US Navy, the US Army, the US Marine Corps, the US Coast Guard, the Air and Army National Guard units, and by various NATO and allied nations as well as a number of aircraft previously operated by opposition forces in peace and war.

The interested reader will find useful information and a few technical details on most of the military aircraft that have been in service with active flying squadrons both at home and overseas.  150 selected photographs have been included to illustrate a few of the major examples in addition to the serial numbers assigned to American military aircraft.  For those who would like to actually see the aircraft concerned, aviation museum locations, addresses and contact phone numbers, websites and email addresses have been included, along with a list of aircraft held in each museum’s current inventory or that are on display as gate guardians throughout the state of California.  The aircraft presented in this edition are listed alphabetically by manufacturer, number and type.

Although many of California’s heritage warplanes have completely disappeared, a few have been carefully collected, restored and preserved, and a good number of these have been restored to flying condition.  This guide-book should help you to find and view California’s Warplane survivors (publication date April 2012).

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Acampo, Lodi Parachute Center.

 (Bernd das Brot Team Photo)

Douglas DC-3 (Serial No.).


 (kb7ywl Photo)

Douglas A-4C Skyhawk (BuNo.), USMC, mounted on a pylon in front of Encinal High School.

Alameda Naval Air Museum, 2151 Ferry Point Road, 94501.  (510) 522-4262.

The historic legacy of the Alameda Naval Air Station is preserved at the Alameda Naval Air Museum located in the former Air Terminal Building No. 77 at Alameda Point.  The museum features archival materials, photographs and stories of the war workers of the Second World War up to the eventual closing of the base in 1997.  The museum is open on Saturdays and Sundays from 10:00am to 4:00pm.

 (Bill Larkins Photos)

Douglas A-4A Skyhawk (BuNo. 142200), modified to represent A-4H (BuNo. 155247), USMC, ME-00, VMA-133, mounted on a pylon.

 (Photo courtesy of (Bill Abbot Photo)

 (Bill Larkins Photo)

 (kb7ywl Photo)

LTV A-7B Corsair II (BuNo. 154362), ND-400, mounted on a pylon.

Alameda, USS Hornet Museum, PO Box 460, 707 W Hornet Ave, Pier 3, Alameda CA 94501.  (510) 521-8448.

 (Sanfranman59 Photo)

The USS Hornet (CV-12) aircraft carrier is a museum ship with exhibits from the NASA Apollo moon exploration missions, (the Hornet recovered the Apollo 11 and Apollo 12 space capsule), and several retired aircraft from the Second World War and the transonic and early supersonic jet propulsion period.  A number of compartments contain exhibits concerning contemporary carriers that are supported by related associations.  The flight deck, hangar deck, and first deck below are open for self-guided tours.  Docent-led tours are available into the ship’s navigation and flight deck control areas of the island and down into one of the engineering spaces containing two of the four ship’s propulsion turbines.  It is located on the southernmost pier of the former Naval Air Station Alameda.  Open daily 10 AM to 4 PM.

Apollo Command capsule.

Douglas SBD-4 Dauntless (BuNo. 10508).

 (Photo courtesy of

Douglas A-4A Skyhawk (BuNo. 139929).

Douglas A4D-2N Skyhawk (BuNo. 148610), VMA-214, ME-10.

 (Photo courtesy of

Douglas TA-4J Skyhawk (BuNo. 158137), 00.

Gemini BP 1102A capsule.

General Motors (Eastern) FM-2 Wildcat (BuNo. 55052), 6, 15, restoration project.

 (Photo courtesy of

General Motors (Eastern) TBM-3 Avenger (BuNo. 85560), c/n 2379, 14, (Serial No. 69-375), Reg. No. N6830C.

 (Photo courtesy of

 (Broken Sphere Photos)

Grumman F9F-5P Panther (BuNo. 125316), painted as (BuNo. 123517), 38.

Grumman F-11A Tiger (BuNo. 141821), 205, nose section.

 (Photo courtesy of

 (Guinog Photo)

 (saopaulo1 Photo)

Grumman F-14A Tomcat (BuNo. 162689), AD-101.  F-14A-140-GR.

 (BrokenSphere Photo)

Grumman US-2B Tracker (BuNo. 136691), 691.

Kaman SH-2F Seasprite Helicopter (BuNo. 149021).

Lockheed P2V-3W Neptune (BuNo. 124359).

 (Jon 'ShakataGaNai' Davis Photo)

Lockheed S-3B Viking (BuNo. 160599), NG-700.

LTV A-7E Corsair II (BuNo.).

 (Mike Fleer Touchdown-aviation Photo)

McDonnell F-4D-26-MC Phantom (Serial No. 65-0588), 194th Fighter-Interceptor Squadron, California Air National Guard, 1989.

McDonnell F-4D Phantom II (BuNo. 148423), project.

 (Jon 'ShakataGaNai' Davis Photo)

McDonnell F-4S Phantom II (BuNo. 153879), 210.

MQU-004, Apollo 14.

 (Author Photo)

North American FJ-3 Fury (BuNo. 132057), on the hangar below the flight deck of the USS Hornet Museum, moored in San Francisco Harbour, Alameda, California.

 (Jon 'ShakataGaNai' Davis Photo)

 (kb7ywl Photo)

North American T-28B Trojan (BuNo. 529263), painted (BuNo. 138349), 349.

 (Photo courtesy of

Piasecki HUP-1 Retriever Helicopter (BuNo. 124915), UP-8.

Sikorsky SH-3H Sea King Helicopter (BuNo. 148999), 66, HS-4.

 (Photo courtesy of

Sikorsky UH-34D Seahorse Helicopter (BuNo. 150553), YZ-63, built in 1963.

Chance Vought F7U-3 Cutlass (BuNo. 129565), restoration project.  This Cutlass (BuNo 129565) was on display for many years at Olathe, Kansas.

 (Stan Shebs Photos)

Vought F-8U-1 (F-8A) Crusader (BuNo. 143703), NL-412, VF-154.

Vought F-8U-1 (F-8K) Crusader (BuNo. 147034), 00, “Clementine”, nose section.


Boeing B-17G-90-DL Flying Fortress (Serial No. 44-83663), c/n 32304 (-DL), "Short Bier", Reg. No. N47780.  This aircraft is currently on display at the Hill AFB Museum.

Lockheed C-130A Hercules (Serial No. 56-540), Reg. No. N135FF.  Aero Firefighting Svc Co Inc, 631 Manchester, 92802.

Anaheim, A-4I, 8191 East Kaiser Boulevard, 92808.

Douglas A4D-2N Skyhawk (Serial No. 12639), Reg. No. N130AT.

Douglas A4D-2N Skyhawk (Serial No. 12454), Reg. No. N143AT.

Douglas A4D-2N Skyhawk (Serial No. 12525), Reg. No. N146AT.

Douglas A4D-2N Skyhawk (Serial No. 12532), Reg. No. N147AT.

Douglas A4D-2N Skyhawk (Serial No. 12600), Reg. No. N154AT.

Douglas A4D-2N Skyhawk (Serial No. 12774), Reg. No. N207AT.

Douglas A4D-2N Skyhawk (Serial No. 12825), Reg. No. N218AT.

Douglas A4D-2N Skyhawk (Serial No. 12916), Reg. No. N228AT.

Fairchild C-123K Provider (Serial No. 54-661), Reg. No. N4112A.

Anaheim, Military Aircraft Restoration Corporation (MARC), Yeserday's Air Force (YAF), 8191 East Kaiser Boulevard, 92808.  (905) 597-3313.

Beechcraft TC-45J Expeditor (Serial No. 67103), Reg. No. N200KU.

Bell P-39N-5-BE Airacobra (Serial No. 42-4949).  Recovered from a crash site near Fort Nelson, British Columbia in November 1971.

Bell P-39N Airacobra (Serial No. 42-8740), restoration project.

Bell P-39N Airacobra (Serial No. 42-18814), restoration project.

Bell P-39N Airacobra (Serial No. 42-19027), restoration project.

Bell P-39Q Airacobra (Serial No. 42-19991), restoration project.

Bell P-39Q Airacobra (Serial No. 42-19993), restoration project.

Bell P-39Q Airacobra (Serial No. 42-19995), restoration project.

Bell P-39Q Airacobra (Serial No. 42-20339), restoration project.

 (Tony Hisgett Photo)

Boeing B-17G-85-DL Flying Fortress (Serial No. 44-83546), c/n 32187-DL, “Memphis Belle”, Reg. No. N3703G.  This B-17G owned by David Tallichet.  It was a former firebomber converted into a B-17F configuration by installing a Sperry top turret, early-style tail gunner’s compartment and waist gunner’s positions, and omitting the chin turret.  It subsequently appeared in the 1990 fictionalized version of the Memphis Belle story, and continues to make air show appearances in that guise.  N3703G currently operates out of Geneseo, New York.

Bristol Beaufort (Serial No. A9-13), restoration project.

Bristol Beaufort (Serial No. A9-226), restoration project.

Bristol Beaufort (Serial No. A9-557), restoration project.

Bristol Beaufort (Serial No. A9-559), restoration project.

Canadair CT-33 Silver Star (Serial No. 133083), Reg. No. N84KK.

Curtiss P-40N Warhawk (Serial No. 42-104730), C/N A29-448, restoration project.

Curtiss P-40N Warhawk (Serial No. 42-104961).  Recovered in 1973, this aircraft is a future project, now in storage.

Curtiss P-40N Warhawk (Serial No. 42-104959).  Recovered in 1974, this aircraft was sold to John Fallis in 2002.

Curtiss P-40N Warhawk (Serial No. 42-105915), restoration project.

Curtiss P-40N Warhawk (Serial No. 42-105951), restoration project.

Curtiss P-40N Warhawk (Serial No. 42-106101), restoration project.

Curtiss P-40N Warhawk (Serial No.), C/N A29-405, restoration project.

Curtiss P-40N Warhawk (Serial No.), C/N A29-414, restoration project.

Douglas A-20G Havoc (Serial No. 43-21627).  Recovered in 1974, this aircraft is being restored at the Pima Air & Space Museum in Tucson, Arizona.

Douglas A-20H Havoc (Serial No. 44-0020), c/n 23243, Reg. No. N99385.  This aircraft was recovered from Nicaragua and is being restored in Beaver Creek, Pennsylvania.

Douglas A-26B Invader (Serial No. 43-22602), c/n 18749, painted as 3-2260, Reg. No. N9990Z.

Douglas B-26B Invader (Serial No. 44-34697), c/n 27976, Reg. No. N4807E.

Douglas B-26C Invader (Serial No. 44-35888), c/n 29167, Reg. No. N4810E.

Douglas B-26B Invader (Serial No. 44-34104), c/n 27383, Reg. No. N99420.

Douglas B-26B Invader (Serial No. 44-34423), c/n 27702, Reg. No. N9594Z.

Douglas B-26B Invader (Serial No. 39162), c/n 162, Reg. No. N99425.

Douglas DC-3 (Serial No. 43-49819), Reg. No. N54602.

Douglas DC-3 (Serial No. 43-161-141), Reg. No. N54610.

Douglas DC-3 (Serial No. 43-49206), Reg. No. N54611.

Fairchild C-123K Provider (Serial No. 54-661), Reg. No. N4112A.

Fairchild C-123K Provider (Serial No. 54-706), Reg. No. N94DT.

Fieseler (Morane-Saulnier) Fi-156C Storch (Serial No. 724), Reg. No. N42FS.

General Motors (Eastern) FM-2 Wildcat (BuNo. 16161), Reg. No. N4224W.  Currently on loan to the Pima Air & Space Museum.

General Motors (Eastern) TBM-3E Avenger (BuNo. 53804), c/n 3866, X2, Reg. No. N9710Z.

Hawker Hurricane Mk. IIB (Serial No. RS1940), Reg. No. N2009N.

Hispano Aviación SA LA C4K-MIL Buchón (Serial No. 8-109-116-40), Reg. No. N3109.

Junkers Ju 52 (Serial No. T.2B-142), Reg. No. N9012N.

Lockheed C-130 Hercules (Serial No. 53-0500), Reg. No. N223MA.

North American TB-25N (Serial No. 44-86701), c/n 108-47455, Reg. No. N7681C (reported destroyed in a hangar fire at Le Bourget Airport, Paris).

North American TB-25N Mitchell (Serial No. 44-30210), c/n 108-33485, Reg. No. N9455Z.

Martin B-26 Marauder (Serial No. 40-1459), recovered from Smith River, British Columbia, restoration project.

Martin B-26 Marauder (Serial No. 40-1464), Reg. No. N4297J, recovered from Smith River, British Columbia, restoration project.

Martin B-26 Marauder (Serial No. 40-1501), Reg. No. N4299S.

North American T-28A Trojan (Serial No. 389), Reg. No. 99393.

North American T-28A Trojan (Serial No. 122), Reg. No. N99412.

North American T-28A Trojan (Serial No. 222), Reg. No. N99414.

North American T-28D Trojan (Serial No. 51-3565), Reg. No. N8522Z.

North American T-28D Trojan (Serial No. 51-7669), Reg. No. N9860A.

 (Bill Larkins Photo)

Stinson L-5G Sentinel (Serial No. 534951), California Air National Guard.

Stinson L-5 Grasshopper (Serial No. 76-709), Reg. No. N29846.

Stinson V77 (Serial No. 77-284), Reg. No. N70012.

Supermarine Vickers Spitfire Mk. XVIIIe, RAF (Serial No. TP298), ex-Indian Air Force (Serial No. IAF HS687), c/n 6S/672224), Reg. No. N41702.

Anaheim, Boysen Park, 951 S State College Blvd.  (714-765-5155).

 (Photo courtesy of

Grumman F9F-6P Cougar (BuNo. 127484).

Apple Valley Airport, 21600 Corwin Road.  (760) 247-2371).

 (Photo courtesy of

 (Steve D. Smith Photos)

North American F-86H Sabre (Serial No. 53-1515), FU-910.

Apple Valley, Lewis Centre for Educational Research, Thunderbird Road and Wichita Road.  (760) 946-5414.

 (Photo courtesy of

Northrop AT-38A Talon (Serial No. 60-0591).

Atwater, Castle Air Museum, 5050 Santa Fe Drive, 95301-5154.  The file has become too large and in order to keep the page from crashing, the aircraft preserved at the Castle Air Museum are listed on a separate web page on this website.


Boeing B-17G Flying Fortress (Serial No. 42-97854), c/n 7219, Reg. No. N9094V.  Institute of Aeronautical Archaeological Research.  This aircraft ditched in Lageons Fjord, Greenland on 9 April 1944.  Recovery attempted in 1999, yet to be recovered.

Hawker Sea Fury T.20 (Serial No. WE820), c/n ES.8504, # 10, “Critical Mass”, Reg. No. N85SF, Ken and Tom Dwelle.  Airworthy.  Silver paint scheme similar to what it wore while based at RNAS Lossiemouth in Moray, Scotland in 1953.

Banning City Airport, West Lincoln Street and South Hathaway Street.
(951) 922-3320.

 (Photo courtesy of

Radioplane RP-54D Crossbow Drone (Serial No. 64-2965).

Bishop, city static display.

Douglas A-4B Skyhawk (BuNo. 142790).

Boron, city static display, located on old Hwy 58 in center of town; a VFW post.

 (USAF Photo)

Convair F-102A-90-CO Delta Dagger (Serial No. 57-775), 196th Fighter Interceptor Squadron, California Air National Guard, 1969. 

Convair F-102A Delta Dagger (Serial No. 53-1785).

Boron, Colonel Vernon P. Saxon Jr Aerospace Museum, 26922 Twenty Mule Team Road, 93516.  (760) 762-6600. 

Bensen X-25A Gyrocopter (Serial No. 68-10770).

  (Photo courtesy of

  (Elf Photo)

 (beagle39z Photo)

McDonnell NF-4D-31-MC Phantom II (Serial No. 66-7716), ED.

Turner Monoplane.

X-31 and F-18 HARV models on loan from the NASA Dryden Flight Research Center.

Burbank Historical Society, 1015 West Olive Ave, 91506.  George Izay Park.  The Society operates the Gordon R. Howard Museum which includes an 1887 Victorian house, a Lockheed Aviation display and other historical artifacts.

 (Photo courtesy of

 (showbizkid Photo)

Lockheed F-104D-15-LO Starfighter  (Serial No. 57-1334), "Spirit of Burbank", mounted on a pylon.

Burbank, Producers Air Force, 1 Orange Grove Terrace, 91501.  (818) 845-5970.

Aircraft replicas and cockpit mock-ups for use in the motion picture and broadcast industry.

Lockheed Martin/Boeing F-22 Raptor cockpit, mock-up.

General Dynamics F-16 Fighting Falcon, WA-285, mock-up.

Lockheed F-117 Nighthawk cockpit, mock-up.

McDonnell-Douglas AV-8B Harrier, mock-up.

McDonnell-Douglas F-15 Eagle, mock-up.

McDonnell-Douglas F/A-18 Hornet, mock-up.

Northrop F-5A Freedom Fighter, 017, mock-up.

Cockpit interior mock-ups, AV-8, B-2, F-5, F-15, F-16, F-18, F-22, F-117.

Camarillo Historical Society, Camarillo Airport, 93010. 

 (Photo courtesy of

Lockheed 1049F-55-96 Super Constellation (Serial No. 4175), USAF C-121C (Serial No. 54-0156), Reg. No. N73544, “Camarillo Connie”.


Lockheed EC-121T Super Constellation (Serial No. 53-0548).

Camarillo, Commemorative Air Force Southern California Wing’s the Second World War Aviation Museum, Camarillo Airport, 455 Aviation Drive, 93010.  (805) 482-0064.  Open Tuesday through Sunday from 10 AM to 4 PM.  Closed Mondays.

The Commemorative Air Force (CAF) is an all-volunteer organization, with members from all walks of life, dedicated to preserving the history of combat aircraft which were flown by all military services of the United States.

Beechcraft T-34B Mentor (Serial No. 140731), Reg. No. N341MR.

 (USAF Photo)

Curtiss C-46D-15-CU Commando (Serial No. 44-77984), 129th Air Resupply Squadron, California Air National Guard.

Curtiss C-46F Commando (Serial No. 44-78663), c/n 22486, “China Doll”, Reg No. N53594.

Fairchild F24R Forwarder/Argus.

Fairchild PT-19A Cornell (Serial No. 249319), 44, Army, Reg. No. N641BP.

Grumman F6F-5 Hellcat  (Serial No. 27354801-66), c/n A-5634, VF-19, USS Essex, Reg. No. N1078Z.

Grumman F8F-2P Bearcat (BuNo. 122674), c/n D.1227, S-201, Reg. No. N7825C.

 (Armchair Aviators Photo)

Mitsubishi A6M3-21 Type 0 Model 22 Zero (Serial No. 3869), Tail No. X-133, Imperial Japanese Navy Air Group No. 3, Reg. No. N712Z.

 (Bill Larkins Photo)

North American T-6 Texan (Serial No. 481273), California National Guard, 1949.

North American SNJ-4 Texan  (Serial No. 88-10177), composite, Reg. No. N6411D.

North American SNJ-5 Texan  (Serial No. 84865), S-290, Reg. No. N89014.

North American PBJ-1J Mitchell (BuNo. 35857), USMC, “Semper Fi”, Reg. No. N5865V.

 (Aldo Bidini Photo)

North American P-51D-25NA Mustang (Serial No. 44-72739), c/n 122-39198, QP-A, “Man O’ War”, Elmer F. Ward, Reg. No. N44727.

North American NA-145 Navion, Reg. No. N886MD.

 (Spartan7W Photo)

Supermarine Spitfire FR Mk. XIVe, RAF (Serial No. NH749), c/n 6S/5838873, ex Indian Air Force, Reg. No. N749DP.

Yakovlev Yak-3M (Serial No. 0470104), Reg. No. N529SB.

Camp Roberts Historical Museum, 114 New Mexico St, Bldg 114, Monterey County93451.

Bell AH-1 Cobra Helicopter (Serial No.).

Carlsbad, Cinema Air & Jet Center, 2056 Palomar Airport Road, 92008.  (760) 438-0877.

General Motors (Eastern) FM-2 Wildcat (BuNo. 74560), c/n 4752, Reg. No. N29FG.  Now owned by Chino Warbirds Inc., in Houston, Texas.

Grumman F6F-3 Hellcat  (BuNo. 41930), c/n A-3196, Tom Friedkin, Chino Warbirds Inc., Reg. No. N30FG.


Goodyear FG-1D Corsair (BuNo. 87853), c/n 2667, Reg. No. N9152Z.

Castro Valley

 (Bill Larkins Photo)

North American P-51D Mustang (Serial No. 44-74825), 144th Fighter Wing, California Air National Guard, flying in formation with Nevada and Utah ANG Mustangs, ca 1950. 

North American P-51D-25NA Mustang (Serial No. 44-72907), c/n 122-39366, “Red Dog XII”, 4th FG, Duane Doyle, Reg. No. N334FS.

Goodyear FG-1D Corsair (Serial No. 76628), c/n 2490, Duane S. Doyle, Reg. No. N7171K.

Goodyear FG-1D Corsair (Serial No. 92642), being restored, Duane S. Doyle.

Chico Air Museum, 170 Convair Court, Chico Municipal Airport, 95973.  (530) 345-6468.

Located on the flight-line of the Chico Municipal Airport (Northern California), the Museum consists of an outdoor aircraft display, as well as an indoor display of interesting and historic aviation artifacts.  The Museum is open every Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 9 AM until 4 PM, or by appointment.

Aero Vodochody L-29 Delphin fuselage No. 38.

Antonov An-2 Colt (Serial No. CCCP-07618).

Dragonfly, Reg. No. N174K.

Formula 1 Reno Air Racer No. 56, Reg. No. N43RT.

Hummel Bird Experimental Aircraft.

Lockheed T-33A Shooting Star (Serial No. 80491).

Lockheed P2V-7 Neptune (BuNo. 147968), PL-6, Reg. No. N702AU.

Luscombe 8A.

 (Staff Sgt. Joe McFadden, USAF Photo)

McDonnell Douglas F-15C Eagle, 194th Expeditionary Fighter Squadron, California Air National Guard.

McDonnell-Douglas F-15C Eagle (Serial No. 80-014).

Schrader HP11-A Sailplane (Serial No. 46), Reg. No. N5992.

Chico, Aero Union (Fire Tankers)

Lockheed SP-2H Neptune (BuNo. 140980).

Lockheed SP-2H Neptune (BuNo. 145903).

Lockheed SP-2H Neptune (BuNo. 147968).

Lockheed SP-2H Neptune (BuNo. 148339).

Lockheed SP-2H Neptune (BuNo. 150283).

Lockheed P-3A Orion (BuNo. 151377).

China Lake, US Naval Museum of Armament & Technology, Naval Warfare Center China Lake, Ridgecrest, 93556-0217, located at 1 Pearl Harbor Way, on the East end of Blandy Ave.  (760) 939-3530. 

The museum preserves and displays many unique achievements in naval air and surface armament and technology. Entrance into the Museum is free.  Open Monday through Saturday 10 AM to 4 PM.

Bell HH-1K Iroquois Helicopter (Serial No. 157191), USMC, tailboom only.

Bell UH-1 Iroquois Helicopter, SAR helicopter.

 (Photo courtesy of, Peter S. Kuntz)

Bell AH-1J Sea Cobra Helicopter (BuNo. 159224), c/n 26064.

Boeing B-29 Superfortress (Serial No. 44-70102), “Here’s Hopin”, restoration project.

 (Photo courtesy of, Peter S. Kuntz)

Douglas XF4D-1/F-6 Skyray (BuNo. 124587).

 (Photo courtesy of, Peter S. Kuntz)

Douglas AD-4N Skyraider (BuNo. 125739), c/n 7632.

 (Photo courtesy of, Peter S. Kuntz)

Douglas A-4A Skyhawk (BuNo. 137818), Superior Valley Range.

 (Photo courtesy of, Peter S. Kuntz)

Douglas YA4D-1/A-4A Skyhawk (BuNo. 137814), mounted on a pylon.

Douglas A4D-2 Skyhawk (BuNo. 142120), “The Blue Tail Flies”, WSL.

Douglas NTA-4F Skyhawk (BuNo. 152102), 042.

 (Photo courtesy of, Peter S. Kuntz)

Douglas NTA-4F Skyhawk (BuNo. 152102).

General Dynamics F-111B Aardvark (Serial No. 152715).

 (Photo courtesy of, Peter S. Kuntz)

Grumman A-6E Intruder (BuNo. 152936), 610.

 (Photo courtesy of, Peter S. Kuntz)

Grumman F11F-1F Super Tiger (BuNo. 138647).

Lockheed DC-130A Hercules (Serial No. 571461).

 (Photo courtesy of, Peter S. Kuntz)

Lockheed A1 (UGM-27A) Polaris Missile.

 (Photo courtesy of, Peter S. Kuntz)

LTV A-7C Corsair II (BuNo. 156797).

LTV A-7E Corsair II (BuNo. 160722), formerly with the United States Aviation Museum, Inyokern Airport.

LTV TA-7E Corsair II (BuNo. 156765), formerly with the United States Aviation Museum, Inyokern Airport.

McDonnell-Douglas F-4B-12-MC Phantom II (BuNo. 150423).

McDonnell-Douglas QF-4N Phantom II (BuNo. 150468).

 (Photo courtesy of, Peter S. Kuntz)

McDonnell-Douglas RF-4B Phantom II (BuNo. 157348).

 (Photo courtesy of, Peter S. Kuntz)

McDonnell Douglas YF-4J Phantom II (BuNo. 151743), (F-4H-1).

 (Photo courtesy of, Peter S. Kuntz)

McDonnell-Douglas AV-8A Harrier (BuNo. 159249).

 (Photo courtesy of, Peter S. Kuntz)

McDonnell-Douglas F/A-18 Hornet (BuNo. 160775), 1.

 (Photo courtesy of, Peter S. Kuntz)

McDonnell-Douglas F/A-18A Hornet (BuNo. 163092), VX-31.

North American F-86H Sabre (Serial No. 01396).

 (Photo courtesy of, Peter S. Kuntz)

North American QF-86F Sabre, JASDF (Serial No. 62-7479), USAF (Serial No. 55-3916)

North American RA-5C Vigilante (BuNo. 156640), AC-602, USS Saratoga.

Vought DF-8L Crusader (BuNo. 145528), 105.


A-1 Polaris submarine-launched missile.

AGM-45 Shrike anti-radiation missile.

AGM-53 CONDOR long-range television-guided missile.

AGM-65 Maverick air-to-surface tactical missile.

AGM-83 Bulldog short-range air-launched laser-guided missile.

AGM-88 HARM anti-radiation missile.

AGM-122 Sidearm anti-radiation missile.

AGM-136 Tacit Rainbow persistent anti-radiation missile.

AGM-154 Joint Standoff Weapon (JSOW) air-to-surface glide weapon.

AIM-9 Sidewinder heat-seeking short-range air-to-air missile.

AIM-54 Phoenix long-range air-to-air missile.

APAM CBU-59 Anti-Personnel/Anti-Material BLU-77 bomblet dispenser.

ASM-2 BAT air-to-surface missile.

CBU-78/B GATOR anti-tank/anti-personnel mine weapon.

Fuel Air Explosive (FAE) weapons.

LGB-24B/B Laser-Guided Bomb.

Mark 20 Rockeye II Cluster Bomb Mark 12.

Mark 80 Series General Purpose Bombs.

SLAM-ER Standoff Land Attack Missile-Expanded Response man-in-the-loop cruise missile.

Tomahawk all-weather submarine or ship-launched land-attack cruise missile.

WALLEYE air-launched precision-guided air-to-surface weapon.

Chino, Planes of Fame Air Museum – Where Aviation History Lives, 7000 Merrill Ave, # 17, 91710-9084.  (909) 597-3722.   The file has become too large and in order to keep the page from crashing, the aircraft preserved at the Planes of Fame Air Museum are listed on a separate web page on this website.

Valle, Planes of Fame Air Museum, Grand Canyon Valle Airport, 755 Mustang Way, Valle-Williams, Arizona, 86046.  Tel: (529) 635-1000.  Valle Airport is located half way between Williams and the Grand Canyon, 200 miles North of Phoenix.  The Planes of Fame Museum in Valle is open daily 9 AM to 5 PM.

Aero Vodochody L-39 Albatros (Serial No. 30), static display.

Aichi D3A2 Val (BT-15 conversion).

Baby Great Lakes biplane, static display.

Bede BD-5V, static display, Reg. No. N64DS.

Boeing-Stearman PT-17 Kaydet, static display.

Bristol F.2b Brisfit static replica.

Cessna L-19A Bird Dog (Serial No. 51-12129), black with rockets.

Cessna Airmaster C-165 (Serial No. 568), Reg. No. N25463.

Convair 240-1 (Serial No.47), flying aircraft, Reg. No. N240HH.

Curtis Wright J-1 Robin (Serial No. 47), flying replica, Reg. No. N74H.

Curtiss JN-4 Jenny.

de Havilland DH 100 Vampire Mk. IV, RCAF (Serial No. 17018), c/n EEP42310, static display, Reg. No. N6881D.

Fairchild PT-19 Cornell, static display.

Fort 5-AT-C Trimotor (Serial No. 74), flying aircraft, Reg. No. N414H.

Grumman J2F-6 Duck (Serial No. 3-MS-1).

Grumman G32A Flying Barrel (Serial No. 8-F-8), flying replica, Reg. No. N100TF.

Grumman F-11F-1 Tiger (Serial No. 141868), Blue Angel 2, static display.

Hawker Hunter Mk.58 (Serial No. XE-23), offsite, static display, Reg. No. N159AM.

Lancair Composite Homebuilt, flying aircraft.

Lew Ann Model DD-1 biplane, Reg. No. N576A.

Lincoln Standard J-1 Speedster.

Lockheed VC-121A Constellation (Serial No. 48-0613), “Bataan”, flying aircraft, Reg. No. N422NA.

Lockheed T-33A Shooting Star (Serial No. 57-15262), c/n 580-8680, static display.

Lockheed T-33A Shooting Star (Serial No. 126591), Reg. No. N6633D.

Martin 4-0-4 Airliner, flying aircraft.

Messerschmitt Bf 109G-10/U4 (Serial No. 611943/13), static display.

Mikoyan Gurevich MiG-15 UTI Fagot (Serial No. 1301), static display.

Mooney M-18 Mite, static display.

Nieuport 17 Scout replica, (Serial No. 72854), flying replica, Reg. No. N124PW.

 (Tom Montgomery Photo)

North American P-51A-10NA Mustang (Serial No. 43-6251), c/n 99-22354, RCAF No. 414 Squadron, displayed as RAF (Serial No. AG470), RU-M, "Miss Virginia", Reg. No. N4235Y, airworthy.

 (Bill Larkins Photo)

North American AT-6D-NT Texan (Serial No.  012-90), California National Guard.

North American T-6G Texan (Serial No. 49-3221A), off site, flying aircraft, Reg. No. N17498.

 (USAF Photo)

North American F-86A-5-NA Sabre (Serial No. 48-0160), 115th Fighter-Bomber Squadron, California Air National Guard, ca 1953.  

North American F-86A Sabre (Serial No. 49-01217), cockpit.

North American T-28B Trojan (Serial No. 138310), 2P, flying aircraft.

North American T-28C Trojan (Serial No. 140539), TN, flying aircraft.

Pitts S-2B (Serial No. 5106), “Double Take”, Reg. No. N25CH.

Radioplane RP-54D Crossbow Drone.

Republic F-84B Thunderjet (Serial No. 45-59556), FS-556, static display.

Republic F-105B Thunderchief (Serial No.).

Rutan Model 61 Long-EZ, static display, Reg. No. N85H.

Schmitt Commuter Helicopter.

Siemens-Schuckert SSW D.IV Fliegertruppe (Serial No. S10), replica static display, Reg. No. N1094G.

Sorta Baby Lakes (Serial No. 001), Reg. No. N193TE.

Standard V77/J-1 Biplane Trainer, static display.

Stinson AT-19 Reliant (Serial No. 77-131), Reg. No. N79496.

Team/JTD Mini-MAX 1100, static display.

Vultee BT-15 Valiant converted to an Aichi D3A Val replica for the movie “Pearl Harbor”.

Yokosuka D4Y Suisei, restoration project.

Chino, Yanks Air Museum, Chino Airport Southwest Side, 7000 Merrill Avenue, Hangar A207, Box 35, 91710.  (909) 597-1734.  The museum aircraft have been restored in-house with great attention to detail so that both flying and static aircraft are considered exemplary examples of their type.  Great care and effort has been made to conform to the original manufacturer’s specifications in all restoration projects.  The existing museum campus extends over ten acres and includes 176,000 square feet of display space under roof including restoration and storage buildings with additional open-air storage areas.  The collection now numbers over 170 aircraft.  Work is now underway to create a second Yanks Air Museum facility in Greenfield, California.  The facility will include 440 acres (1.8 km2), while 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.

Aeronca C-2 Sport c/n 27, Reg. No. NC647W.

 (RuthAS Photo)

American Eagle A-101 (Serial No. 4289).

Beech D17S/UC-43B Staggerwing/Traveler USAAF (Serial No. 43-10842), c/n 4890, assigned to the US Embassy, London, UK, Reg. No. N51746.

 (Greg Goebel Photo)

Bell P-39N Airacobra (Serial No. 42-8740), RAF 1242, Reg. No. N81575, recovered from Tadji, West Sepik, Papua New Guinea.

Bell P-63C-5 Kingcobra (Serial No. 42-69080), “Fatal Fang”, Reg. No. N94501.

Bell OH-13E Sioux Helicopter US Army (Serial No. 51-14175), c/n 940, (BuNo. 114175), Reg. No. N55230.

Bellanca 17-31ATC Viking 300A (Serial No. 73-31068), Reg. No. N93669.

Boeing B-52F Stratofortress (Serial No. 57-0042), c/n 17436, parts.

Boeing C-40A Clipper (Serial No. 38-540), ATC No. 616, Reg. No. N93R.

 (RuthAS Photo)

Brunner-Winkle Bird BK c/n 2039-19, Reg. No. NC731Y.

Canadair CL-13B Sabre Mk. 6/F-86E (Serial No. 23467), c/n 1472, RCAF (Serial No. 1257), FU-472, Reg. No. N3842H.

Cessna T-37A Tweet (Serial No. 58-1962), c/n 40387.

Cessna T-37A Dragonfly (Serial No. 57-1962).

Cessna UC-78 Bobcat USAAF (Serial No. 64469), c/n 5193, AF-43-7673, Reg. No. N46617.

 (RuthAS Photo)

Cessna AW, c/n 167, “West Wind III”, Reg. No. NC8782.

Command-Aire 3C3, Waco, c/n 532-66300, Reg. No. NC136E.

Consolidated (Vickers) PBY-5 Catalina (BuNo. 21232), USAF (Serial No. 44-34037), Reg. No. N2763A.

Consolidated PB4Y-2 Privateer, (BuNo. 66300), Tanker # 124, Reg. No. N2872G.

 (USAF Photo)

Convair F-106A and F-106B Delta Dart fighters, 194th Fighter-Interceptor Squadron, California Air National Guard, ca 1970s.  

Convair F-106B Delta Dart  (Serial No. 57-2513), c/n 8-27-07.

Convair R4Y-1/C-131F Samaritan (BuNo. 141013), c/n 296, 013, Reg. No. N9030V.

Curtiss C-1 Robin, c/n 469, Reg. No. NC3865B.

Curtiss C-2 Robin (Serial No. 538), Reg. No. N374K.

Curtiss CW-1 Junior (Serial No. 1101), Reg. No. N10919.

Curtiss J-1 Robin floatplane Serial No. 675), or 778, Reg. No. N679R.

Curtiss JN-4D Jenny (Serial No. D-51), Reg. No. N1563.

Curtiss 85 O-52A-1 Owl (Serial No. 40-2769), c/n 14302, Reg. No. N61241.

Curtiss P-40E-1 Warhawk (Serial No. 41-36483), c/n 15208.  Kittyhawk, RCAF (Serial No. AK827), Reg. No. N40245,

Curtiss C-46F Commando USAAF (Serial No. 43-47218), c/n 289, Reg. No. N74173.

Curtiss-Wright SB2C-3 Helldiver (Serial No. 19075), Reg. No. N4250Y.

de Havilland DH-60-GMW Gipsy Moth.

Double Eagle homebuilt (Serial No. 1), Reg. No. N2717.

 (Greg Goebel Photo)

Douglas SBD-4S Dauntless (Serial No. 10518), c/n 2478, Reg. No. N4864J.

 (Bill Larkins Photo)

Douglas C-47 Skytrain (Serial No.  0-348012), California Air National Guard.

Douglas C-47A Skytrain (Serial No. 42-23668), c/n 9530, QA, ATC No. 669, Reg. No. N60480M.

Douglas AD-4N Skyraider (BuNo. 155644), Reg. No. N2692.

Douglas A-4A Skyhawk (BuNo. 139969).

Douglas A-4B/A4D-2 Skyhawk (BuNo. 142892), c/n 11954.

Douglas A-4C/A4D-2N Skyhawk (BuNo. 149636), c/n 12961, 5L-3, Reg. No. N230AT.

Douglas A-4E/AD-5 Skyhawk (BuNo. 151038), c/n 13208, AD-16.

Douglas KA-3B Skywarrior (BuNo. 138965), c/n 116/10826, AF-652.

Fairchild PT-26 Cornell (Serial No. FC110), ATC No. 724, Reg. No. N62A3.

Fieseler Fi-103 (V-1) Buzz Bomb.

General Dynamics F-111D Aardvark (Serial No. 68-0092).

General Dynamics F-16B Fighting Falcon (Serial No. 80-0633).

General Motors (Eastern) FM-2 Wildcat (BuNo. 86564), c/n 5618, Charles F. Nichols, Reg. No. N4629V.

Grumman F6F-3 Hellcat (BuNo. 40467).

Grumman F6F-5 Hellcat G-50 (BuNo. 78645), c/n A-9790, Reg. No. N9265A.

Grumman F9F-2 Panther (BuNo. 123054).

Grumman F9F-8/RF-9J Cougar (BuNo. 141675), c/n 8, Reg. No. N9256.

Grumman TBF-1C Avenger (BuNo. 05997), c/n 4045.

Grumman F-11F-1 Tiger (BuNo. 141735), AU 1735.

Grumman A-6E Intruder (BuNo. 155644), c/n I-370, NF-521.

Grumman A-6E Intruder (BuNo. 160995), c/n I-596, NK-507.

Grumman F-14A Tomcat (BuNo. 158985), c/n 48, NJ-437, on display at the front entrance to the museum.

Grumman F-14A Tomcat (BuNo. 160671), c/n 290, XF-132.

Grumman G-21A Goose (Serial No. B140), Reg. No. N329.

 (USAF Photo)

Grumman SA-16A Albatross (Serial No. 51-0025), 129th Air Commando Squadron, California Air National Guard, 1964.

Grumman UH-16B Albatross (Serial No. 51-7195), c/n G-258, Reg. No. N7024S.

Grumman E2C Hawkeye (BuNo. 161344), c/n A-75, 603.

Hawker Hunter T Mk.7, (Serial No. XL576), Reg. No. N576NL.

Hawker-Siddeley Harrier GR3, RAF (Serial No. ZD 668), c/n 712229, 3E.

 (RuthAS Photo)

Kellett KD-1A/YG-1B Autogyro (Serial No. 37-301), c/n 108, ATC 712.

Learjet 23 (Serial No. 23068), Reg. No. N73CE

Lincoln-Page LP-3, c/n 156, Reg. No. N3830.

Lockheed 12A/UC-40D Electra Junior USAAF (Serial No. 38-540), c/n 1257, Reg. No. N93R.

 (Greg Goebel Photo)

Lockheed P-38L-5-LO/F-5G Lightning USAAF (Serial No. 44-27183), c/n 422-8187, Charles F. Nichols, fitted with original F-5G nose and camera fittings, Reg. No. N718.

Lockheed F-80C Shooting Star (Serial No. 49-719), Reg. No. N729A.

Lockheed T-33A Shooting Star (3) (Serial No. 51-9302), Reg. No. N48907.

Lockheed EC-121T Warning Star (Serial No. 53-0548), c/n 4363, Reg. No. N5486F.  Flown to Chino on 14 January 2012.

Lockheed F-104A Starfighter (Serial No. 56-0785), c/n 183-1073.

LTV A-7B Corsair II (BuNo. 154475), c/n B-115, 6A152.

LTV A-7B Corsair II (BuNo. 154538), c/n B-178, NA-512.

Mahoney-Ryan B-1 (Serial No. 141), Reg. No. NC6956).

McCulloch MC-4C/YH-30 Hum (Serial No. 133816), 1002.

 (USAF Photo)

McDonnell F-4C-20-MC Phantom (Serial No. 63-7644), 196th Fighter-Interceptor Squadron, California Air National Guard, 1986.

McDonnell Douglas F-4C Phantom II (Serial No. 63-7646).

McDonnell Douglas F-4C-23-MC Phantom II (Serial No. 64-0761), c/n 1055, painted as (BuNo. 416263).

McDonnell Douglas F-4S Phantom II (Serial No.).

 (USAF Photo)

McDonnell Douglas F-15A Eagle (Serial No. 770.150).

McDonnell Douglas F/A-18B Hornet (BuNo. 161943).

 (RuthAS Photo)

Mutual Aircraft Blackbird (Serial No. 1).

Naval Aircraft Factory N3N-3 Canary c/n 4480, “Yellow peril” floatplane, Reg. No. N695M.

Naval Aircraft Factory N3N-3 Canary c/n 2685, Reg. No. N45265, Flyer No. 1.

Naval Aircraft Factory N3N-3 Canary c/n 2827, Reg. No. N45280, Flyer No. 2.

Naval Aircraft Factory N3N-3 Canary c/n 2804, Reg. No. N45070.

Naval Aircraft Factory N3N-3 Canary c/n 2621, Reg. No. N44757, wings and fuselage not covered.

Naval Aircraft Factory N3N-3 Canary  c/n 2659, Reg. No. N112D.

Noorduyn UC-64A Norseman (Serial No. 43-5148), Reg. No. N420.

North American SNJ-5 Texan  (Serial No. 41-31532), Reg. No. N90358.

 (Greg Goebel Photo)

North American P-51A-10/F6A Mustang (Serial No. 43-6274), c/n 99-22377, displayed as USAAC (Serial No. 36274), AX-H, Charles Nichols, Reg. No. N90358.

North American P-51D-30NA Mustang (Serial No. 44-74910), c/n 122-41450, J-JA, “Miss Judy”, Charles Nichols, Reg. No. N74920.

North American TB-25J Mitchell (Serial No. 44-86791), c/n 108-47545, A47-31, KO-P, Reg. No. N6116X.

 (NJW87 Photo)

North American FJ-1 Fury (Serial No. 120349), c/n 141-38401, S-102, Reg. No. NA MDL 141.

 (Scott Manning Photo)

North American F-100C-25-NA Super Sabre (Serial No. 54-2091), c/n 217-352, FW-091.

Northrop T-38A Talon (Serial No. 60-0908), c/n N5274, XL, front entrance of the museum.

Northrop T-38A Talon (Serial No. 64-13179).

Northrop F-5E Tiger II (Serial No. 61638), 5243.

Piasecki HUP-1 Retriever Helicopter (BuNo. 130022).

Piasecki HUP-3/HU-25 (PV-18) Retriever Helicopter (BuNo. 147610), c/n 35.

 (USAF Photo)

Republic P-47N-20-RE Thunderbolt (Serial No. 44-89140), EE-140, USAAF, Hamilton Field, California, 8 May 1949.

Republic P-47D-40 Thunderbolt (Serial No. 45-49346), c/n 399-55885, Reg. No. N3152D.

Republic YP-47M-1 Thunderbolt USAAF (Serial No. 42-27385), 93F-12000, Reg. No. N27385.

Republic F-84E Thunderjet (Serial No. 49-2155), FS-155.

Republic F-84F Thunderstreak (Serial No. 51-1824).

Republic F-105D-6-RE Thunderchief (Serial No. 59-1759), c/n D71, restoration project.

Republic F-105D-10-RE Thunderchief (Serial No. 60-0471), c/n D159, TH, restoration project.

Ryan B-1 Brougham, c/n 141, Reg. No. N6956.

Schultz Glider (Serial No. 42-57209), Reg. No. N25699.

Schweizer TG-3A Glider (Serial No. 42-53127), c/n 109, Reg. No. N44787.

Sikorsky R4B Hoverfly (S-47) Helicopter (Serial No. 43-46534).

Sikorsky S-58B/H-34 Sea Bat Helicopter (BuNo. 58-0403), Reg. No. N886X.

Sikorsky CH-3C/CH-3E Sea King Helicopter (Serial No. 62-12578), c/n 61503.

Sikorsky HH-52A Seaguard Helicopter, USCG (Serial No. 1375), c/n 62053.

Sikorsky CH-53 Sea Stallion Helicopter (Serial No. 62-12578), Reg. No. 44010, Nose No. 78.

Standard J-1 (Serial No. 214), Reg. No. N214J.

Boeing Stearman 4E Junior Speedmail, c/n 4026, Reg. No. N11224.

Stearman 6-l painted to represent a US Army Stearman YPT-9B Cloudboy (Serial No. 795), c/n 6004, ATC No. 459, Reg. No. N795H.

Stinson L-5/V76 Sentinel (Serial No. 1428), ATC No. 764, Reg. No. N6438C.

Stinson L-5/V76 Sentinel (Serial No. 76-192), (Serial No. 42-14986), Reg. No. N723E.

Stearman 4D (Serial No. 4026), Reg. No. NC11224.

Stearman 6L, 6A, YPT-9B (Serial No 6004), Reg. No. N795H.

 (RuthAS Photo)

Swallow Twin Place, c/n 161, Reg. No. N8761.

Thomas Morse S-4C Scout (Serial No. 38734), Reg. No. N39735.

Thomas Pigeon, 1916.

Travel Air 2000, c/n 669, Reg. No. NC6217.

Univair 415 D Ercoupe (Serial No. 4218), Reg. No. N3593H.

Univair 415 D Ercoupe (Serial No. 1852), Reg. No. N99229.

Vought OS2U Kingfisher (BuNo. 09643), c/n 2731.

Vought F4U-4B Corsair (BuNo. 97390), c/n 9544, Reg. No. N47991.

Vultee BT-13B Valiant V-54, (Serial No. 42-89607), c/n 79-326, M434, Reg No. N4425V.

Waco CG-4A Hadrian Glider (Serial No.513696).

Waco CG-4A Hadrian Glider (Serial No.513698).

Waco CG-4A Hadrian Glider (Serial No.555896).

 (RuthAS Photo)

Waco UEC, c/n 3684, Reg. No. N18613.

Waco 10 DSO (Serial No. 1746), Reg. No. N7887.

Yokosuka Kugisho MXY-7 Ohka II (Serial No. 1-10).


Boeing B-29-75-BW Superfortress (Serial No. 44-70049), Aero Trader, in storage for Kermit Weeks.

North American B-25J-30/32-NC Mitchell (Serial No. 44-86777), c/n 108-47531, MSLC, “Martha Jean”, Reg. No. N9167Z.

 (Bill Larkins Photo)

North American P-51D Mustang (Serial No. unknown), 144th Fighter Wing, California Air National Guard with practice bomb.

North American P-51D-20NA Mustang (Serial No. 44-63791), ex-Swedish Air Force, FAD 1926, Pioneer Aero, being restored, Reg. No. N151GP.   This aircraft is being rebuilt to flying condition as a 352nd Fighter Group "Blue Noser" carrying the nose art "Three of Hearts", by Warbird Recovery.

North American P-51D-25NT Mustang (Serial No. 44-84847), c/n 124-44703, “Miss Velma”, Reg. No. N251RJ.  Stephen Grey, Chino.

North American P-51D-30NT Mustang (Serial No. 45-11526, "Lady Alice", Reg. No. N151MW, Dr. Ken Wagner, Wagner P-51 Corp, Chino.

SEPECAT Jaguar T.2A RAF (Serial No. XX832), ex-RAF, Michael Perry.


Convair F-102A-90-CO Delta Dagger (Serial No. 57-0775), city park static display.

 (Chris Finney Photo)

North American P-51D-30NT Mustang (Serial No. 45-11633), "The Flying Undertaker", this aircraft was being restored in Clovis until 1999.  It is now flown as "Snooks 6th" with Rob Poynton, the Pay Collection, Scone, New South Wales,  Australia, Reg. No. VH-FST.


General Motors (Eastern) TBM-3E Avenger (BuNo. 86026), Reg. No. N9428Z.


Yakovlev Yak-3UR-2000 (Serial No. 123012), Reg. No. N498SD.

Corona Del Mar

 (USAF Photo)

Lockheed P-38L-5-LO Lightning (Serial No. 42-68008) over southern California, ca 1944.

Lockheed P-38L/F-5G Lightning (Serial No. 44-26981), 44-53012), c/n 422-7985, Ex-Spartan Air Services Ltd., Ottawa, Ontario, Dec 1951-1956, Reg. No. CF-GCH.  Current Reg. No. N7723C, Vintage Fighters.

North American P-51D-25NA Mustang (Serial No. 44-74202), c/n 122-4072, "Swamp Fox", Reg. No. N5420V, Jack Croul.

Costa Mesa, Lions Park, 567 W. 18th Street, 92627.

Grumman F9F-4 Panther (BuNo. 125180).


 (Bill Larkins Photo)

North American RF-51D Mustang (Serial No. 44-14845), California Air National Guard, at Hayward, California in June 1950. The camera hatch is clearly shown just ahead of the letters ANG.

North American P-51D-25NA Mustang (Serial No. 44-73129), c/n 122-39588, “Merlin’s Magic”, Reg. No. N151SE, Stu Eberhardt.


North American P-51D-25NA Mustang (Serial No. 44-73415), ex-RCAF (Serial No. 9289), "Voodoo", Reg. No. N551VC. Bob Button, Voodoo LLC.

Dos Palos

General Motors (Eastern) TBM-3E Avenger (BuNo. 69355), c/n 2094, RN FAA colors, Reg. No. N7850C. 

General Motors (Eastern) TBM-3U Avenger (BuNo. 91741), c/n 4646, Reg. No. N6829C.

El Cajon, Commemorative Air Force Air Group 1, Flying Field Museum, 1905 North Marshall Avenue, Hangar # 6, 92020.  (619) 259-5541.

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North American SNJ-5 Texan (Serial No. 43763), c/n 88-15758, 6-49, “Sassy”, Reg. No. N7300C.

Stinson L-5 Sentinel USAAF (Serial No. 42-14934), c/n 76-137, “Betsy”, Reg. No. N59AF.

General Motors (Eastern) FM-2 Wildcat (BuNo. 86819), c/n 5877, Q-T, Reg. No. N5833.  This aircraft flew from El Cajon operated by the Commemorative Air Force, Arizona Wing, Falcon Field, Phoenix, Arizona, until it was shipped to New Zealand in 2002.

El Cajon, San Diego Air & Space Museum Restoration Facility, Gillespie Field Annex, 335 Kenney Street, 92020.  (619) 258-1221.

American Eaglet

Bede BD-5.

Beechcraft T-34B Mentor.

Bell Aviation “Honey Bee”.

Bell H-13D Sioux Helicopter.

Bell AH-1U Cobra Helicopter.

Boeing-Vertol 44B, c/n 44438, 42-3, CF-NVC.

Boeing KC-97L (53-0200), c/n 16982, nose section only.

Boeing B-52E Stratofortress nose section.

Boeing 727 nose section only, c/n 19558, TWA scheme, Reg. No. 9Q-CSH.

Chance-Vought F4U-7 Corsair, USMC, VMA-212.

Convair Atlas ICBM.

Convair F-102A-70-CO Delta Dagger (Serial No. 56-1268), c/n 8-10-485, FC-FC-268.

Douglas A-26C Invader (Serial No. 44-34313), c/n 27592, "Miss Michelle", Reg. No. N4313, Black Crow Aviation.

Douglas A-4C Skyhawk.

Flying Citroen, Paris 03, “Spirit of San Diego”.

Fouga CM-170 Magister, c/n 61, Reg. No. N28JV.

General Dynamics F-16N Fighting Falcon (BuNo. 163269), c/n 3M-2, 401, 42, ex USAF (85-1369).

General Dynamics (Raytheon) AGM-129 Cruise Missile.

Grumman A-6E Intruder (BuNo. 162195), c/n I-688.

Grumman A-6E Intruder nose section (BuNo.), c/n 522.

Gyrodyne QH-50D DASH Helicopter Drone.

Kenner Bird.

Hawker Siddeley AV-8A Harrier Mk. 50, (BuNo. 159239), WH-02.

Lockheed T-33A Shooting Star (Serial No. 52-9692), c/n 580-7917, forward fuselage.

LTV A-7B-4-CV Corsair II (BuNo. 154554), c/n B-194, NG-031.

Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-15bis Fagot (Serial No. 137085), fuselage No. 70201.

Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-21 Fishbed (Serial No. N75049099), ex-Hungarian Air Force, fuselage No. 9099.

Moraine Saulnier.

North American F-86F Sabre (Serial No. 55-5014), c/n 227-247, FU-958, “the Paper Tiger”, painted as (Serial No. 51-12958).

Pietenpol Air Camper.

Pitts S-1-S Special, c/n 10034, Reg. No. N4HS.

Primary Glider.

Rearwin Cloudster.

Ryan Model 147 Drone, mounted on a pylon.

Ryan NYP “Spirit of St. Louis”, replica.

Ryan PT-22 Recruit.


Soneral Two.

Stinson Detroiter.


Taylorcraft L-2 Grasshopper.

Thorp T18.

 (Photo courtesy of

Vought F-8J Crusader (BuNo. 150297), c/n F8-1041, AH-213, Navy VF-162, USS Ticonderoga.

El Cajon, San Diego, Warbirds West Air Museum, 1850 Joe Crosson Drive, 92020.  (858) 414-6258.  Open 3rd Sunday each month 11 AM to 12 PM and upon request. 

Aero Vodochody L-29C Delphin, 53.

Beechcraft C-45H Expeditor (Serial No. 51-11472), Reg. No. N7724P.

Beechcraft T-34 Mentor (Serial No. 33366), USAF.

North American T-28A Trojan, 2S-371, TW-5.

Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-21 Fishbed cockpit, 64.

North American L-17A Navion, USAF, “OOO-HA”.

Schweitzer TG-2 Glider, USAAC (Serial No. 53).

El Cajon, Gillespie Field

 (Dave Miller Photo)

 (Paulmaz Photos)

Fairey Firefly (Serial No. WB518).

El Centro Naval Air Facility, 1605 3rd Street, 92243-5000.  (760) 339-2699

Douglas TA-4J Skyhawk (Serial No. 159798), c/n 14497, station guard, Blue Angel 7.

Grumman F11F-1 Tiger (BuNo.) mounted on a pylon, Blue Angel.

Grumman A-6E Intruder (BuNo.) mounted on a pylon.

Grumman F-14A Tomcat (BuNo. 159620), mounted on a pylon.  F-14A-85-GR.

Grumman F-14A Tomcat (BuNo. 159856).  F-14A-90-GR.

LTV A-7B/TA-7C Corsair II (BuNo. 154467).

LTV A-7D Corsair II (BuNo. 154478).

McDonnell-Douglas RF-4B-21-MC Phantom II  (BuNo. 151979), c/n 897, Blue Angel 3, station guard.

McDonnell-Douglas F/A-18A-16-MC Hornet (BuNo. 162448), mounted on a pylon, displayed as a Blue Angel but did not fly as one.

McDonnell-Douglas AV-8A Harrier (BuNo. 158698).


North American P-51D-25NA Mustang (Serial No. 44-73323), c/n 122-39782, restoration project, Reg. No. N151MD, Marvin Croutch. 

North American P-51D-25NA Mustang (Serial No. 44-72936), c/n 122-39395, restoration project, Reg. No. N7711C, Marvin Croutch.


General Motors (Eastern) TBM-3E Avenger (BuNo. 91521), c/n 4426, USN 25, Reg. No. N417A, Freeberg family. 

Fairfield, Jimmy Doolittle Air & Space Museum (Travis Air Museum), Building 80, 461 Burgen Boulevard, Travis AFB, 94535-5000.  (707) 424-5605.  Open Tuesday to Saturday 9 AM to 4 PM.

The museum is presently housed in the old base commissary located in the middle of Travis Air Force Base.  A new museum to be built off-base is in the works.  The Travis Air Museum is one of the Largest Collections of Military Aircraft on the West Coast.  Located an hour from San Francisco or Sacramento, the Travis Air Museum has 35 aircraft on display, assorted exhibits on military aviation, a gift shop, and picnic area. To get to the museum take the Interstate 80 to Airbase Parkway exit.  Follow the Parkway east to the main gate of Travis Air Force Base.   The Museum of Military Aviation History has a representative collection of American military aircraft from various periods: fighters, bombers, trainers, cargo and liaison aircraft.  Its exhibits showcase Jimmy Doolittle and the Tokyo Raiders, the 15th Air Force in the Second World War, the Tuskegee Airmen, the Berlin Airlift, the history of Travis Air Force Base with special emphasis on the Korean war, the war in Vietnam and other significant military missions.  Those who do not have a US Government ID should call the Visitors’ Center at the main gate (707) 424-1462, or the museum to check on current security conditions for entry.

Beechcraft AT-11 Kansan (Serial No. 41-27616), c/n 1461, H-14.

 (kb7ywl Photo)

Beechcraft C-45H Expeditor (Serial No. 52-10865), c/n AF-795.

 (kb7ywl Photo)

Boeing B-29-25-MO Superfortress (Serial No. 42-65281), c/n 3456), “Miss America ‘62”.

 (kb7ywl Photo)

Boeing B-52D-40-BW Stratofortress (Serial No. 56-0696), c/n 464067, “Twilight D’Lite”.

Cessna 195B painted as (Serial No. 49-7892), c/n 16179, Reg. No. N2194C.

Cessna T-50/AT-17/UC-78B Bobcat (Serial No. 42-71507).

Cessna O-2A Super Skymaster (Serial No. 68-10848), c/n 337M-0213.

Cessna LC-126A Businessliner (Serial No. 69-7892).

Cessna U-3A Administrator “Blue Canoe” (Serial No. 57-05870), painted as (Serial No. 58-2127), c/n 38101.

Cessna T-37B Tweet (Serial No. 56-3576), c/n 40148.

Cessna T-37B Tweet (Serial No. 55-2972) fuselage.

Consolidated PBY-5 Catalina, nose turret.

 (kb7ywl Photo)

Convair F-102A Delta Dagger (Serial No. 56-1247), c/n 8-10-464.

Convair T-29C/C-131D Flying Classroom/Samaritan (Serial No. 52-5788).

 (kb7ywl Photo)

Convair C-131D Samaritan (Serial No. 54-2806), c/n 201.

 (kb7ywl Photo)

de Havilland Canada C7A Caribou (DHC-4A) (Serial No. 60-03767), c/n 18.

Douglas A-26B/K Invader (Serial No. 44-35440), c/n 28719, BG-O, painted as 435617, BC-617, N, “The Devil’s Own Grim Reaper”.

 (kb7ywl Photo)

Douglas RB-26C Invader (Serial No. 43-22652), c/n 18799, displayed as a B-26K, TA652, Reg. No. N8018E.

Douglas A-26C Invader (Serial No. 44-35617), c/n 28896.

 (kb7ywl Photo)

Douglas C-47 Skytrain (Serial No. 42-92990), c/n 12852, 4U-A.

 (kb7ywl Photo)

Douglas C-54D/R5D-3 Skymaster (Serial No. 42-72560), c/n 10665/DC396, painted as (BuNo. 56505), Reg. No. N67041.

 (kb7ywl Photo)

Douglas C-118A/R6D-1 Liftmaster (Serial No. 51-17651), c/n 43705, (BuNo. 131602).

Douglas C-118A Liftmaster (Serial No. 131602).

 (kb7ywl Photo)

Douglas C-124C Globemaster II (Serial No. 52-1000), c/n 43909.  The museum was given the C-124 in August 1982. The aircraft had been stored for many years outside at the Aberdeen Proving Ground in Maryland where it was used as a storage shed. Transporting the aircraft by ground to California would have been prohibitively expensive so the decision was made to fly the aircraft to the museum. Volunteers joined with members of the Georgia Air National Guard's 116th Tactical Fighter Wing from Dobbins Air Force Base to restore the C-124 to an airworthy and ferryable condition.  The aircraft was then ferried from Aberdeen to Dobbins AFB in Georgia where members of the 116 TFW completed the aircraft's restoration.  The aircraft was then flown cross country to Norton Air Force Base in California. After a photo session over the Golden Gate Bridge the C-124 arrived at the Jimmy Doolittle Air & Space Museum at exactly 1400 on 10 June 1984.  This was the first recorded flight of a C-124 in nearly a decade.

Douglas C-133A Cargomaster (Serial No. 56-1999), c/n 45164, N199AB.

Fairchild PT-19A Cornell (Serial No. 41-20230).

 (kb7ywl Photo)

Fairchild C-119G Flying Boxcar (Serial No. 53-22134).

 (kb7ywl Photo)

Fairchild C-123K Provider  (Serial No. 55-4507), c/n 20168.

 (USAF Photo)

Grumman HU-16 Albatross amphibian with its crew.  The aircraft was assigned to the 129th Air Commando Group, California Air National Guard at Hayward Airport from 1963 to 1968.

Grumman HU-16B Albatross (Serial No. 51-7254), c/n G-345, ex (Serial No. USCG 7254).

Kaman HH-43B Huskie Helicopter  (Serial No. 62-4532), c/n 158.

Link Trainer.

 (kb7ywl Photo)

Lockheed C-56 Lodestar (Serial No. 41-19729), c/n 18-2089.

Lockheed T-33A Shooting Star (Serial No. 55-3021), c/n 580-9518.

 (kb7ywl Photo)

Lockheed C-140A-LM/VC-140A Jetstar (Serial No. 59-5958), c/n 5010.

 (kb7ywl Photo)

Lockheed C-141B Starlifter (Serial No. 63-8088), “Golden Bear”.

Lockheed F-104A-10-LO Starfighter  (Serial No. 56-0752).

Lockheed F-104D Starfighter  (Serial No. 57-1320).

 (kb7ywl Photo)

McDonnell F-101B Voodoo (Serial No. 58-0285), c/n 657.

 (kb7ywl Photo)

 (Nobukiko Moriya Photo)

McDonnell-Douglas F-4C Phantom II (Serial No. 63-7567), c/n 611.

McDonnell ADM-20C Quail.

 (Photo courtesy of

 (kb7ywl Photo)

North American F-86L Sabre Jet (Serial No. 53-0704), c/n 201-148, FU-704.

 (kb7ywl Photo)

North American F-100A Super Sabre (Serial No. 52-5770).

North American T-28A Trojan (Serial No. 51-3693).

 (kb7ywl Photo)

North American CT-39A Sabreliner (Serial No. 60-03483).

 (kb7ywl Photo)

North American CT-39A Sabreliner (Serial No. 62-04452).

North American AGM-28A/GAM-77 Hound Dog.

Piasecki Vertol HH-21B Shawnee Helicopter (PV-22) (Serial No. 52-8688), c/n B.50.

Piper L-4B Grasshopper (Serial No. 42-753).

Republic F-84F-30-RE Thunderstreak (Serial No. 52-6359), FS-359.

 (SSgt Matthew McGovern, USAF Photo)

Republic F-105D-31-RE Thunderchief (Serial No. 62-4299), c/n D498, HI.

Sikorsky VH-34A Choctaw Helicopter (Serial No. 57-1705), c/n 58-0865.

Stinson L-5 Sentinel (Serial No. 03917).

Stinson L-5 Sentinel (Serial No. 3917).

Waco CG-4A Hadrian Glider, nose section.

Vultee BT-13A Valiant (Serial No. 41-21933).

Firebaugh, Heritage of Eagles Air Museum, Eagle Field AAF and CCHMM, 11163 North Eagle Avenue, 93622.  (209) 392-8264.  Open Saturday and Sunday.  The Central California Historical Military Museum is an all-volunteer non-profit organization (501-(c) (3)) dedicated to the preservation of the Eagle Field Army Air Forces training base built near Dos Paslos,

Boeing Stearman.

Lockheed Hudson.

North American B-25J-NC Mitchell (Serial No. 44-30748), c/n 108-34023, “Heavenly Body”, 390th BS, 42nd BG, 13th AF, Reg. No. N8195H.

Ryan PT-22 Recruit, 855.

Fresno, United States Air Power Museum

Boeing B-29A Superfortress (Serial No. 44-69972), “Doc”, Reg. No. N69972.

Fresno, California Air National Guard, 26th NORAD Region and Air Division, 194th FIS, 144th FIW, Fresno Air Terminal, 5323 East McKinley Avenue, 93727-2199.  (559) 454-5154. (559) 454-5100.

Convair F-102A Delta Dagger (Serial No. 53-1804), FC-804.

 (USAF Photo)

Convair F-106A-100-CO Delta Dart (Serial No. 58-0784), 194th Fighter Interceptor Squadron, California Air National Guard, 1979.

Convair F-106A-135-CO Delta Dart (Serial No. 59-0146).

Lockheed T-33A-1-LO Shooting Star (Serial No. 52-09640).

 (USAF Photo)

McDonnell F-4D Phantom II (Serial No. 65-0740), 194th FIS, Fresno AGB, California Air National Guard, 1982.

McDonnell-Douglas F-4D Phantom II (Serial No. 65-0588).

 (fresgo Photo)

North American P-51D-25NA Mustang (Serial No. 44-73972), c/n 122-40512, painted in California Air National Guard colours.

 (USAF Photo)

North American F-86A-5-NA Sabre (Serial No. 48-0260), 115th Fighter-Interceptor Squadron, California Air National Guard, ca 1953.

North American F-86A Sabre (Serial No. 49-1272).

 (USAF Photo)

North American F-86L-55-NA Sabre (Serial No. 53-0752), 194th Fighter Interceptor Squadron, California Air National Guard, 1960.

North American F-86L Sabre Jet (Serial No. 53-0642).

Fullerton, Air Combat USA, 230 North Dale Place, Fullerton Airport, 92833-2524.  (800) 522-7590.

Extra 300L.

 (Photo courtesy of, John Shupek)

SIAI Marchetti SF260.

Gardena, Goodyear Airship Operations, 19200 Main Street, 90745

Goodyear Blimp “Spirit of America”, Reg. No. N10A.

Grass Valley

General Motors (Eastern) TBM-3E Avenger (BuNo. 91664), c/n 4569, SM-01, NMNA, Reg. No. N9651C.

Half Moon Bay

North American P-51D-25NA Mustang (Serial No. 44-73079), L-JA, "Primo Branco", Reg. No. N451EA, Eddie Andreini Airhows Inc.


Bell P-63E Kingcobra (Serial No. 43-11727), Reg. No. N9003R.  This aircraft is on loan to the Pima Air and Space Museum, Tucson, Arizona.

Lockheed T-33A-1-LO Shooting Star (Serial No. 51-4424).

Northrop T-38A-40-NO Talon (Serial No. 61-00862).

Lockheed YO-3A Quiet Star (Serial No. 69-18007).

Hayward, Bud Field Aviation, Hayward Executive Airport, 22005 Skywest Drive, 94541.  (510) 782-9063.   The aircraft at Bud Field are privately owned.

Aeronca C-3, (Serial No. 690), Reg. No. N16549.

Aeronca C-3, (Serial No. A-747), Reg. No. N17438.

Boeing Stearman 4CM-1 (Serial No. 4037), Reg. No. NC489W.

Boeing Stearman PT-13 Kaydet, USAAC (Serial No. 75-001), 36002, Reg. No. N75001.

Curtiss Wright Robin, (Serial No. 45), Reg. No. N76F.

de Havilland DH 89 Dragon Rapide, restoration project.

 (Bill Larkins Photo)

Douglas C-47 Skytrain (Serial No.  292026), California Air National Guard,1949.

Douglas C-47B Skytrain (Serial No. 44-77281), c/n 16865, 33613, Hiller Aviation Museum DC-3, Reg. No. N97H.

General Aircraft Corporation Aristocraft 102-A, (Serial No. 20), Reg. No. NC278H.

Grumman F6F-5 Hellcat (BuNo. 94385), c/n A-12137, Reg. No. N7861C.  Restoration project.

Piper J5C Cub Cruiser (Serial No. 5-1461), 30258, HE-1, USN Ambulance, Reg. No. N65940.

Piper PA-12 Super Cruiser (Serial No. 12-2683), Reg. No. N3748M.

Ryan Aeronautical ST-A Special (Serial No. 110), Reg. No. N14954.


North American P-51D-25NT Mustang (Serial No. 44-84864), c/n 124-44720, tall tail conversion, NACA 126 LCC, airworthy, Reg. No. N4223A, Mike Coutches.

 (USAF Photo)

North American P-51H-10-NA Mustang (Serial No. 44-64600), 195th Fighter Squadron, California Air National Guard, 1953.

North American P-51H-5NA Mustang (Serial No. 44-64314), NACA 130 LLC, airworthy, Reg.No. N551H, Mike Coutches.

Hemet, Ryan School of Aeronautics Museum, 4280 Waldon Weaver Road, 92545-9787.  (909) 658-2716.  Artifacts.

Grumman S2F-1 Tracker (BuNo. 136745).  Stetson Avenue and Walden Weaver Road intersection.

Hemet, Ryan Air Attack Base Fire Station, 4710 West Stetson Ave, 92545.  (530) 477-0641.  Ryan Air Attack is a joint Air Attack/Helitack base operated by the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (Riverside Unit).  It is one of 19 tanker bases strategically located throughout California.  The base provides initial attack aircraft service to over 17,000 square miles (44,000 km2) of private, state, and federally owned lands.  CAL Fire operates 48 classic warbirds as part of its statewide firefighting program. The Aviation Department operates (23) S-2T 1200 gallon "First Responder" Tracker tankers, (11) UH-1H Huey Helicopters and (14) OV-10 Broncos. One of each of the fixed wing aircraft are kept as a spare for trading out for maintenance during the fire season and two of the Hueys are kept back for the same reason.

Cal Fire Bell UH-1H Iroquois Helicopters, No. 101; 102; 104, Reg. No. N482DF; 106, Reg. No. N495DF; 202, Reg. No. N497DF; 205, Reg. No. N490DF; 301, Reg. No. N491DF; 303; 404, Reg. No. N494DF; 406, Reg. No. N498DF; 901, Reg. No. N489DF; 901, Reg. No. N489DF; (Serial No. 72-21019), Reg. No. N481DF; (Serial No. 71-20022), Reg. No. N499DF; (Serial No. 11433), Reg. No. N492DF; (Serial No. 12001), Reg. No. N493DF; (Serial No. 69-15676), Reg. No. N496DF.

Grumman S-2T Tracker Turbo Tanker Firebombers (BuNo. 153570), Reg. No. N427DF; (BuNo. 149268), Reg. No. N432DF; (BuNo. 153573), Reg. No. N435DF; (BuNo. 149858), Reg. No. N437DF; (BuNo. 149854), Reg. No. N439DF; (BuNo. 151654), Reg. No. N444DF; (BuNo. 152337), Reg. No. N436DF; (BuNo. 149265), Reg. No. N431DF; (BuNo. 152345), Reg. No. N445DF; (BuNo. 152838), Reg. No. N449DF; (BuNo. 152817), Reg. No. N422DF; (BuNo. 152820), Reg. No. N424DF; (BuNo. 151640), Reg. No. N438DF; (BuNo. 149855), Reg. No. N433DF; (BuNo. 152824), Reg. No. N426DF; (BuNo. 152825), Reg. No. N425DF; (BuNo. 153579), Reg. No. N434DF; (BuNo. 149862), Reg. No. N428DF; (BuNo. 152341), Reg. No. N450DF; (BuNo. 152826), Reg. No. N442DF; (BuNo. 152347), Reg. No. N448DF; (BuNo. 149873), Reg. No. N440DF; (BuNo. 152808), Reg. No. N441DF.

Cal Fire North American (Rockwell) OV-10 Broncos (BuNo. 155471), Reg. No. N410DF; (BuNo. 155402), Reg. No. N413DF; (BuNo. 155405), Reg. No. N414DF; (BuNo. 155459), Reg. No. N402DF; (BuNo. 155380), Reg. No. N408DF; (BuNo. 155496), Reg. No. N421DF; (BuNo. 155400), Reg. No. N429DF; (BuNo. 155401), Reg. No. N409DF; (BuNo. 155428), Reg. No. N418DF; (BuNo. 155454), Reg. No. N400DF; (BuNo. 155454), Reg. No. N407DF; (BuNo.), Reg. No. N401DF; (BuNo. 155427), Reg. No. N415DF; (BuNo. 155467), Reg. No. N403DF; (BuNo. 155406), Reg. No. N617NA; (BuNo. 155502), Reg. No. N77AW; (BuNo. 155395), Reg. No. N12317.

Lockheed C-130A Hercules Firebomber.


North American P-51D-20NA Mustang (Serial No. 44-72192), c/n 122-38651, “Straw Boss 2”, Reg. No. N5460V, California Warbirds.


North American P-51K/F-6K-15NT Mustang (Serial No. 44-12840), c/n 111-36123, “Kiss Me Kate”, Reg. No. N51EW, Valhalla Aviation Inc, Tom Cruise.

Imperial, Pioneer’s Museum and Cultural Center of the Imperial Valley, 373 East Atan Road, 92251.  (760) 352-1165. Open Tuesday to Sunday 10 AM to 4 PM.

Imperial Beach

General Motors (Eastern) TBM-3E Avenger (BuNo. 69374), c/n 2113, Reg. No. N9650C.  Stored for the USS Midway Museum pending restoration.

Inyo National Park

Douglas TA-4B Skyhawk.


Douglas B-23 Dragon (Serial No. 39-033), Willa K. Bogue.

 (Dave Miller Photo)

Hawker Sea Fury Mk. 11  (Serial No. 41H656803), RCN TG114, BC-L, # 114, “Argonaut”, Reg. No. N19SF.

Hawker Sea Fury T Mk. 20 (Serial No. VZ368), c/n ES.9505, # 8, “Dreadnought” Reg. No. N20SF.

Hawker Sea Fury T Mk. 20 (Serial No. c/n ES.8502, Reg. No. N924GF.

North American P-51D-30NA Mustang (Serial No. 44-74602), c/n 122-41142, HM-P, ex-RCAF (Serial No. 9255), RAF desert sand camoflage, Reg. No. N3580, Jack Hovey.


North American P-51D-30NA Mustang (Serial No. 44-74996), "Dago Red", Mod Racer No. 4, Reg. No. N5410B, Hoffman Aircraft Holdings LLC.

King City, Classic Flying Machines Ltd.

Goodyear FG-1D Corsair (BuNo. 88391), c/n 3205, Reg. No. N55JP.  Registered as ZK-COR, Aukland-Ardmore, New Zealand.


North American P-51D-25NA Mustang (Serial No. 44-72777), "Sparky", ex-USAAF 15th Air Force 52nd Fighter Group 5th Fighter Squadron, Racer No. 44, Reg. No. N151D, Steve and Brant Seghetti.

Lakewood, Del Valle Park, 5939 Henrilee Street.  (562) 429-0545.  Vietnam War Memorial, corner of Henrilee Street and Woodruff Avenue.

 (Photo courtesy of

Douglas F3D-2 Skyknight (BuNo. 125870), painted as (BuNo. 127039), BP, USMC, mounted on a pylon.

La Mesa

Beech T-34A Mentor (Serial No. 53-3366), Reg. No. N4WL.  James T. Ostrich.

North American P-51D-25NA Mustang (Serial No. 44-74204), c/n 122-40744, "`Deja-vu", Racer No. 56, being restored, Reg. No. N51U, Centerline Holdings.

North American P-51D-25NT Mustang (Serial No. 44-84850), C/N 124-44706, FF-850, "Su Su", Reg. No. N514NH.  Walter Bagdasarian, Centerline Holdings.

 (Mike Freer - Touchdown Aviation Photo)

North American P-51D-25NA Mustang (Serial No. 44-73027), C/N 122-39486, ex-RCAF (Serial No. 9250), Cavalier, "Temptation", Reg. No. N51MP, flew out of La Mesa until 1992.  This aircraft, Reg. No. HB-RCW, was destroyed in fatal crash in the Gothard Pass, Switzerland, 11 Sep 1998.

Lancaster, Antelope Valley College, Aviation Department, 3041 West Avenue K, 93536.  (661) 722-6300.

 (Photo courtesy of, John Shupek)

Douglas D-558-II Skyrocket No. 3 (BuNo. 37975), mounted on a pylon at the intersection of Avenue K and 30th Street West.

Lancaster, Apollo County Park, General William J. Fox Airport, 4555 West Avenue G, 93536.  (661) 940-7701.  Named in honor of the Apollo 11 astronauts who first journeyed to the moon, Los Angeles County began construction of Apollo Park in 1969 and was dedicated on November 4, 1972. The park is also home to an Apollo Space Capsule replica, on loan from the Smithsonian Institute.

Apollo Space capsule “Boilerplate” mock-up.

Lancaster, Milestones of Flight Air Museum, General William J. Fox Airport, 4549 Wm. Barnes Avenue, Fox Field, 93536.  (661) 940-7701.  Open Monday to Friday 10 AM to 3 PM, Saturday and Sunday 8 AM to 12 AM.

Aeronca 7DC Chief/L-16A Grasshopper (Serial No. 7BCM-380), Reg. No. N4009B.

Armstrong-Whitworth AW.660 Argosy C.1, RAF (Serial No. XP447), c/n 6779, Santa Monica Museum of Flying, Reg. No. N1430Z.

 (Alan Radecki Photo)

Boeing KC-97G Stratofreighter (Serial No. 53-0272), c/n 17054, California Air National Guard, now on display at the Milestones of Flight Museum, Lancaster, California

Briegleb BG-12B (Serial No. 12063), Reg. No. N9767C.

Convair TF-102A Delta Dagger (Serial No. 54-1353), TC-353, 3rd twin-seat model.

Curtiss D Pusher, replica.

Douglas DC-3C.

Fairchild C-119C Flying Boxcar (Serial No. 48-322), c/n 10304, Hemet Valley Flying Service Tanker 82, Reg. No. N13745.

Fieseler (Morane-Saulnier) Fi-165C Storch (Serial No. 605), CF+TFF, Reg. No. N41FS.

Globe GC-1A Swift (Serial No. 316), Reg. No. N90302.

Hawker Hunter F. Mk. 4 (Serial No. G9-434), Reg. No. N72602.

Kitfox XL.

North American L-17A Navion A (Serial No. NAV-4-2039), Reg. No. N5139K.

North American BT-14 Yale (Serial No. 3361), Reg. No. N3361.

North American B-25C Mitchell (Serial No. 41-13251), c/n 82-5886, Howard Hughes personal aircraft, Reg. No. N75635.

Pietenpol Air Camper (Serial No. 1), Reg. No. N22EZ.

Percival Prince P50 Series 2A (Serial No. P50/10), Reg. No. N206UP.

 (Photo courtesy of, John Shupek)

Sikorsky UH-19D Chickasaw Helicopter (Serial No. 55-4943), Reg. No. N95489.

Sikorsky UH-34J Sea Bat Helicopter (Serial No. 58-0707), 20.

Stinson 105.

Super Baby Lakes (Serial No. 01-84CJ), Reg. No. N4611S.

WAR Focke-Wulf 190 homebuilt, Reg. No. N7334W, +2.

Wise RW500.

Aircraft Engines and Rocket Motors

Lancaster, Boeing Plaza – Aerospace Walk of Honor, West Lancaster Boulevard, and Sierra Highway, 93534.  (661) 940-7701.

 (Photo courtesy of, Ron Strong)

 (calgriz Photo)

McDonnell-Douglas F-4D-25-MC Phantom II (Serial No. 64-0952), ED.

Lancaster Municipal Stadium, Jethawks, 2400 West Ave 1, 93536.  (805) 726-5400.

 (Photo courtesy of, John Shupek)

McDonnell-Douglas F/A-18 Hornet (BuNo. 161214), NASA 842A, mounted on a pylon.


General Motors (Eastern) TBM-3E Avenger (BuNo. 91580), Reg. No. N9565Z.

Great Lakes 2T-1A (Serial No. 249), Reg. No. N11336, Steven P. Ericson

Lemoore, Naval Air Station Lemoore, 93245.  (209) 998-4045. 

Douglas A-1H Skyraider (BuNo. 137602), c/n 10687, mounted on a pylon.

 (Photo courtesy of

Douglas A4D-2/A-4B Skyhawk (BuNo. 142094), NM-208, mounted on a pylon.

Douglas A-4E Skyhawk (Serial No. 150033).

LTV A-7C-3-CV Corsair II (BuNo. 156763), painted as (BuNo. 160122).

McDonnell-Douglas F/A-18 Hornet (BuNo. 161366), NG 301, ex Blue Angels, mounted on a pylon.

Lemoore, Hickey Park

Douglas A-4A Skyhawk (BuNo. 139953), 410, VFA-25, mounted on a pylon.


 (Mike Freer - Touchdown Aviation Photo)

North American P-51D-25NA Mustang (Serial No. 44-74008), "Comfortably Numb", adopted (Serial No. 44-73339), Reg. No. N510TT. Terry Tarditi, T & T Trucking.

 (Lonnie Park Photo)

North American F-100D-50-NH Super Sabre (Serial No. 55-2888), Reg. No. N2011U.

Lompoc, Vandenberg Heritage Museum, Vandenberg Air Force Base, 93437.  Base tours Wednesday at 10 AM, reservations required.  (805) 606-3595. 

Curtiss P-40 Warhawk replica, Main HQ Building.

Boeing Minuteman II missile.

Boeing Minuteman III missile.

Bomarc missile.

Peacekeeper ICBM.

Rocket engines.

Thor IRBM.

Titan stages and re-entry systems.

Titan I missile.

Long Beach

Bell UH-1H Iroquois Helicopter (Serial No. 66-16374).

Douglas AD-6/A-1H Skyraider (BuNo. 135332), c/n 9976, Reg. No. N39148.

Los Alamitos, Naval Air Station Los Alamitos.

Bell UH-1 Iroquois Helicopter.

 (USAF Photo)

Lockheed XFV-1 Salmon.

Los Alamitos Joint Forces Training Base.

Bell AH-1 Cobra Helicopter.

Los Alamitos Army Airfield, Armed Forces Reserve Center, I-405 & I-605, 90270-5001. 

Bell UH-1 Iroquois Helicopter.

Sikorsky UH-60 26052 Blackhawk Helicopter (Serial No.).

Los Altos

North American P-51D-25NA Mustang (Serial No. 44-73704), FF-704, painted as 357th FG P-51 "Weaver's Nude", to honour Capt. Charles E. "Chuck" Weaver, Reg. No. N6168C, Michael Malcolm, 

Los Angeles, California Science Center, Aerospace Hall, Exhibition Park, 700 State Drive, 90037.  (213) 744-7400.

Bell 47G-5 Sioux Helicopter (Serial No. 7926), Reg. No. N4799R.

Bell X-1, movie prop.

Comet Glider.

Douglas DC-3.

Douglas DC-8-52 Jet Trader.

Gemini 11 Capsule.

General Electric J47 engine.

Lilienthal Glider, replica.

 (Scott Manning Photo)

Lockheed F-104D Starfighter  (Serial No. 57-1333), mounted on a pylon on the building.

 (Photo courtesy of

  (Thomas Chung Photo)

(Kowloonese Photo)

Lockheed A-12 Oxcart (Serial No. 60-6927), c/n 124, two-seat model, nicknamed "Titanium Goose".

 (Scott Manning Photo)

McDonnell Douglas F/A-18A Hornet (BuNo. 161725), mounted on a pylon.  This aircraft was previously with the Hill Aerospace Museum in Utah.

Mercury MR-2 Capsule.

Northrop T-38A Talon (Serial No. 58-01196).

 (Scott Manning Photo)

Northrop F-20A Tigershark, prototype, (Serial No. 82-0064) Northrop (Serial No. GI1002), Reg. No. N44671.

Velie Monocoupe Model 70.

Wright Glider, 1902, full-scale flying replica.

Los Angeles, Flight Path Learning Center of Southern California, 6661 W Imperial Highway, LAX Imperial Terminal. 

Los Angeles, Proud Bird Restaurant and Museum, Los Angeles International Airport, 11022 Aviation Boulevard, 90045.  (310) 670-3093.

Bell X-1, replica.

Chance-Vought F4U Corsair, replica.

Curtiss P-40 Warhawk, replica.

Douglas A-4A Skyhawk (BuNo. 144930).

Lockheed P-38 Lightning, replica.

Lockheed P-80 Shooting Star, replica.

Messerschmitt Bf 109, replica.

Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-15 Fagot.

 (USAF Photo)

North American F-86 Sabre (Serial No. 49-1122), 196th Fighter Interceptor Squadron, Ontario Air National Guard training site, ca 1950s.

North American F-86 Sabre, replica.

North American P-51D Mustang, replica.

 (Eddie Maloney Photo)

Republic P-47 Thunderbolt, replica.

Supermarine Spitfire, replica.

Los Angeles

 (USGOV-PD Photo)

North American F-51K-5-NT Mustang (Serial No. 44-11558), Wisconsin Air Natonal Guard, 176th Fighter-Interceptor Squadron, USAAF. 

North American P-51D-30NT Mustang (Serial No. 44-11558), c/n 124-48311, painted as (Serial No. 44-72727), Reg. No. N514DK, DK Warbirds Inc., Las Vegas, Nevada.

North American P-51D-25NA Mustang (Serial No. 44-73163), c/n 122-39622, ex-RCAF (Serial No. 9585), being restored, Reg. No. N51MR, Randall Kempf.

North American P-51D-25NA Mustang (Serial No. 44-73751), "Miss Kandy", 363rd Fighter Group colours, Reg. No. N5444V, Darren Moore.

North American P-51D-30NA Mustang (Serial No. 44-74423), "Miss Van Nuys", Reg. No. N64CL, H. Clay Lacy.

Los Gatos, Oak Meadow Park, (children’s playground,) 200 Blossom Hill Road, 95032.  (408) 399-5781.

 (Photo courtesy of, Ron Strong)

Lockheed T-33A Shooting Star (Serial No. 53-05421).

Madera, city static display.

Lockheed T-33 Shooting Star (Serial No. 52-9769)

Mark West, Charles M. Schultz Sonoma County Airport

Canadair CT-33 Silver Star 3, RCAF (Serial No. 21306), c/n T-33-306, Reg. No. N933GC.

Marysville, Edward F. Beale Museum, Beale Air Force Base, 9SRW/CCX, 95903.

Boeing B-29 Superfortress nose section (Serial No. 42-24791), "The Big Time Operator".  This aircraft is currently in Maryland awaiting restoration for the QuestMasters Online Museum.

Boeing KC-97L Stratofreighter  (Serial No. 53-0250).

Douglas A-26C-45-DT Invader (Serial No. 44-35724), c/n 29003, Reg. No. N7954C.  This aircraft has been moved to the Southern Musem of Flight, Birmingham, Alabama.

 (John Stanton Photo)

 (kb7ywl Photo)

Lockheed SR-71A Blackbird (Serial No. 61-7963), c/n 2014.

 (kb7ywl Photo)

Lockheed D-21 Drone.

 (kb7ywl Photo)

Lockheed U-2R (Serial No. 56-6714), mounted on concrete pylons.

Martin B-57B-MA/EB-57B Canberra (Serial No. 52-1526).  Reported as being on display at the Museum of the Kansas National Guard, Topeka, Kansas.

 (kb7ywl Photo)

Northrop T-38A Talon, mounted on a pylon.

Northrop-Grumman RQ-4 Global Hawk.

Marysville, Forgotten Warriors Museum, 5865 A Rd, 95901.  (530) 742-3090.  Open Thursday & PM to 9 PM and Saturday 10 AM to 3 PM.


 (FWM Photo)

Bell UH-1H Iroquois Helicopter (Serial No. 69-15472).

 (FWM Photo)

Hiller OH-23G Raven Helicopter  (Serial No. 61-3163).

Hughes OH-6A Cayuse.

Mather, Sacramento VA Medical Center, Mather Air Force Base, 10535 Hospital Road, 95655.

Bell UH-1H Iroquois Helicopter.  TBC.

Bell OH-58A Kiowa Helicopter.  TBC.

 (Photo courtesy of, Ron Strong)

Republic F-105G Thunderchief (Wild Weasel), (Serial No. 83-0278).

McClellan, Aerospace Museum of California, 3200 Freedom Park Drive, 95652.  This Museum is located in North Highlands on the grounds of the former McClellan Air Force Base (AFB).  Established in 1986, it features displays of authentic military and civilian aircraft as well as space vehicle replicas.  It preserves the history and mission of this former base as well as those of neighboring bases like Beale AFB (active) and Mather AFB (closed).  McClellan AFB closed in 2001 and became McClellan Airfield , a civil aviation airport.

 (kbyywl Photo)

Beech SNB-2/UC-45J Expeditor (BuNo. 51291), painted as (Serial No. 42-51291.

Bell UH-1H Iroquois Helicopter (Serial No. 70-2467), Reg. No. N81114.

 (kb7ywl Photo)

Boeing PT-13D Kaydet (Serial No.), Reg. No. N68830.

 (kb7ywl Photo)

Cessna UC-78 Bobcat (Serial No. 43-7314),Reg. No. N52390, restoration project.

 (kb7ywl Photo)

Composite Engineering BQM-167A Skeeter.

 (kbyywl Photo)

Convair F-102A-65-CO Delta Dagger (Serial No. 56-1140), painted as (Serial No. 55-5431), FC-431, 431st Fighter Interceptor Squadron.

 (TSgt. Frank Garzelnick, USAF Photo)

Convair F-106A-135-CO Delta Dart (Serial No. 59-0136), 194th Fighter-Interceptor Squadron, California Air National Guard, ca 1979.

 (kb7yl Photo)

Convair F-106A Delta Dart (Serial No. 59-0010), 5th Fighter Squadron.

 (kbyywl Photo)

Convair VC-131-CO/D Samaritan (Serial No. 54-2822).

 (kbyywl Photo)

Curtiss-Wright B-14-B Speedwing, Reg. No. NC12332.

  (Greg Goebel Photo)

Dassault-Breguet Mystère Falcon 10 (Serial No. 74), Reg. No. N55FJ. 

 (Greg Goebel Photo)

 (kb7ywl Photo)

Douglas C-53D Skytrooper (Serial No. 42-68835), W-CU, c/n 11762, N19924.

Douglas C-54D-1-DC Skymaster (Serial No. 42-72449).

 (kb7yl Photo)

Douglas AD-5/A-1E Skyraider (BuNo. 132463), c/n 9480, EC, 1st Special Operations Squadron, painted as USAF (Serial No. 32463), EC.

 (kb7yl Photo)

Fairchild M-62A/PT-19B Cornell (Serial No. T43-5281), Reg. No. N46387.

 (kb7ywl Photo)

Fairchild C-119G Flying Boxcar, ex-RCAF (Serial No. 22114), USAF 114.

 (kbyywl Photo)

Fairchild-Republic A-10A Thunderbolt II (Serial No. 76-0540).

 (Scott Manning Photo)

 (kb7yl Photo)

General Dynamics FB-111A-CF Aardvark (Serial No. 67-0159), first production FB-111.

General Dynamics F-111 Aardvark (Serial No. 63-09770).

General Dynamics F-111 Aardvark (Serial No. 63-9779).

 (kb7yl Photo)

Grumman HU-16B Albatross (Serial No. 51-7209), USCG 7209, “Sacramento”.

 (kb7yl Photo)

Grumman TS-2A Tracker (BuNo. 133251), CDF 78, Reg. No. N412DF.

 (kbyywl Photo)

Grumman F-14B Tomcat (BuNo. 163897), 210.  F-14B-165-GR.

 (kbyywl Photo)

Lockheed F-80C-12-LO Shooting Star (Serial No. 45-8704), 23rd Fighter Squadron, 36th Fighter Group.

 (FolsomNatural Photo)

Lockheed T-33A-1-LOA Shooting Star (Serial No. 53-5205).

 (kbyywl Photo)

Lockheed EC-121D/WV-2 Warning Star (BuNo. 141309) painted as USAF (Serial No. 53-0552), 552nd Airborne Early Warning and Control Wing.

 (kbyywl Photo)

Lockheed F-104B-10-LO Starfighter  (Serial No. 57-1303), FB-303, NASA N819A.

 (kbyywl Photo)

LTV A-7D-17-CV Corsair II (Serial No. 70-0998).

LTV A-7D-17-CV Corsair II (Serial No. 75-0393), PR.

McDonnell F-101B-100-MC Voodoo (Serial No. 57-0352).

 (kbyywl Photo)

McDonnell F-101B-100-MC Voodoo (Serial No. 57-0427).

 (kbyywl Photo)

McDonnell-Douglas F-4C-22-MC Phantom II (Serial No. 64-0706).

 (kbyywl Photo)

McDonnell-Douglas A-4C Skyhawk (Serial No. 148503), Blue Angels 2.

 (kb7yl Photo)

Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-17PF Fresco E, fuselage No. 4721.

 (kb7yl Photo)

Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-21F Fishbed/Aero S-107 (Serial No. 46-0201), "Balalaika",  fuselage No. 0201.

 (kb7yl Photo)

North American T-6G Texan  (Serial No. 51-15124), TA-124.

 (kb7yl Photo)

North American F-86F-20-NH Sabre (Serial No. 51-3082), 115th Fighter Squadron, California ANG.

 (USAF Photo)

North American F-86L-60-NA Sabre (53-0739), 194th Fighter Interceptor Squadron, California Air National Guard, 1959.  

 (kb7yl Photo)

North American F-86L Sabre Jet (Serial No. 51-2968), FU-968.

North American F-100D Super Sabre (Serial No. 55-3733).

 (Mike Freer - Touchdown Aviation Photo)

North American F-100D Super Sabre (Serial No. 56-3288), FW-288.

 (kb7yl Photo)

North American T-28B Trojan (BuNo. 138327), painted as USAF (Serial No. 38327).

 (FolsomNatural Photo)

North American CT-39A-1-NA Sabreliner (Serial No. 61-0660).

Northrop T-38 Talon (Serial No. 60-00551).

Piasecki CH-21C Workhorse Helicopter (Serial No. 51-5886).

 (kb7ywl Photo)

Pitts Special S-1C Racer, “Class Action” 21, Reg. No. N382SJ.

 (kb7ywl Photo)

Radioplane MQM-36 Shelduck (Serial No. MQ11881,

Republic F-84F-30-RE Thunderstreak (Serial No. 51-1772).

Republic F-105B Thunderchief (Serial No. 54-0100).

 (kbyywl Photo)

Republic F-105D-31-RE Thunderchief (Serial No. 62-4301), ZA.

Republic F-105F-1-RE Thunderchief (Serial No. 63-8325).

Ryan BQM 34S Firebee RPV (Serial No.).

 (kbyywl Photo)

Sikorsky CH-3B/CH-3E Jolly Green Giant Helicopter (Serial No. 65-05690).

 (kb7ywl Photo)

Taylorcraft L-2M Grasshopper (Serial No. 43-26433), Reg. No. N53792.


North American P-51D-20NA Mustang (Serial No. 44-63807), c/n 122-31533, “Daddy’s Girl”, Charles Somers, Pacwest P51 LCC, Reg. No. N20MS.

Merced, city static display.

Lockheed F-80 Shooting Star (Serial No. 53-03850), number may be incorrect.

Meridan, Naval Air Station Meridan

North American Rockwell T-2A Buckeye (Serial No. 147522).

Meridan, city park static display.

North American Rockwell T-2A Buckeye (Serial No. 147516).

Modesto, Commemorative Air Force Central California Valley Squadron, Hangar 1S, Harry Sham Field, 95354. 

 (Photo courtesy of

Cessna L-19 Bird Dog.

Stinson L-5E Sentinel.

Vultee BT-13 Valiant.

Modesto, Hillier Air Museum, 700 Tioga Drive, Hangar 7, 95354.    (209) 526-8297.  The Museum houses a collection of classic aircraft from the years 1937 to 1947.  Open on the 2nd Saturday from 9 AM to 1 PM.

Beech D17S Staggerwing  (Serial No. 44-67726).

Beechcraft Model 35 Bonanza (Serial No. D-400), Reg. No. N3001V.

Boeing N2S-2 Stearman, USN 378.

Cessna 140.

Cessna TU-206-G on Wipline 3730 amphibious floats.

Ryan PT-22 Recruit (Serial No. 41-15448), 488.

Globe GC-1B Swift.

Republic RC-3 Seabee (Serial No. 784), Reg. No. N6518K.

Taylor J-2 Cub.

Mojave Airport, East Kern Airport District, 434 Flightline, 93501.  (661) 824-2433.  Aircraft Boneyard and static displays, one mile east of the city.

Canadair CT-33 Silver Star 3, RCAF (Serial No. 21559), c/n T-33-559, Reg. No. N83TB.

Consolidated PBY-5A Canso, Albert Hansen.

 (linkys Photo)

Convair 990, Reg. Nos.  N5617, N713NA, N710NA.

Douglas C-133A-1-DL Cargomaster (Serial No. 54-0136), stored at the airport.

Douglas C-133A-1-DL Cargomaster (Serial No. 56-2001), stored at the airport.

 (linkys Photo)

McDonnell EF-4C Phantom II (Serial No. 64-0741), painted grey with red fins, 414.

Mountain View, Moffett Field Museum, Moffett Field Historical Society, PO Box 16, Moffett Field, 94035; Severyns Ave, Building 126.  (650) 964-4024.  Open Wednesday through Saturday, 10 AM to 2 PM.  The museum is located at Moffett Federal Airfield near Sunnyvale and Mountain View approximately 35 miles south of San Francisco, adjacent to Highway 101, approximately 10 miles north of San Jose.

Bell AH-1S Cobra Helicopter (Serial No. 0-15155).

 (Photo courtesy of, Ron Strong)

Lockheed SP-2E Neptune (BuNo. 128393).  Undergoing restoration, not on display.

 (DougK Photo)

Lockheed P-3A-25-LO Orion (BuNo. 150509), 91.  Will go into the restoration hangar when the SP-2E is complete.

 (DougK Photo)

Lockheed TF-104G Starfighter (Serial No. 66-13628), NASA colours, Reg. No. N825NA.

 (DougK Photo)

Lockheed U-2C (Serial No. 56-6681), NASA colors, Reg. No. N708NA.  Undergoing restoration, to be complete by summer 2012.        

Mountainview, NASA Ames Research Center, Visitors Center, Moffett Field, 94035.  (415) 604-6274.  Located at the very southern part of the San Francisco Bay next to Moffett Field Naval Air Station.  Open Wednesday to Saturday, 10 AM to 2 PM.


McDonnell-Douglas F/A-18 Hornet (BuNo. 161521), ex Blue Angel.

Mercury Space capsule.

Space Shuttle 1/3-scale.

Murrieta, Wings and Rotors Air Museum, 37350 Sky Canyon Drive, Box 321, Hangar 7, French Valley Airport, 92563.  (951) 662-5653.  Open Monday to Friday 9 AM to 4 PM.  Occasional Saturdays 9 AM to 3 PM (call first).  The museum is located next to the new Jet Center FBP, just past the Fire Department.

Bell UH-1B Iroquois Helicopter (Serial No. 62-2084), Reg. No. N832M, flyable.

Bell OH-58A Kiowa Helicopter  (Serial No. 70-15258), Reg. No. N58WR, flyable.

Bell OH-58A Kiowa Helicopter (Serial No. 68-16888), "TRIP ATE", Reg. No. N206PR, undergoing restoration to fly.

Hughes TH-55 Osage Helicopter, undergoing restoration to fly.

McDonnell F4H-1F Phantom II (BuNo. 145310), undergoing restoration to fly.

Sikorsky UH-34D Seahorse Helicopter (BuNo. 150255), undergoing restoration to fly.  This was the 11th preproduction aircraft, delivered to the USN in Aug 1959, flown until Sep 1964.

Nevada City, static display.

 (sbcamper Photo)

Lockheed F-104A Starfighter (Serial No. 56-0751).

Newbury Park

North American TB-25N Mitchell (Serial No. 44-30801A), "Executive Sweet", Reg. No. N30801.  American Aeronautical Foundation.

Oakland Aviation Museum, 8252 Earhart Road, 94621.

The Oakland Aviation Museum was founded in 1981 as a non-profit organization under IRS Code 501 C (3) under the name of Western Aerospace Museum.  The museum’s first home was a small room at Hangar 5 at Oakland International Airport’s historic North Field.  In 1988, the Museum was granted use of the historic Boeing School of Aeronautics hangar built in 1939.  The hangar serves as the primary facility of the Museum, providing indoor and outdoor exhibition space, an education room, a History Flicks room, a research library and aircraft restoration work areas. In 2007, Western Aerospace Museum was renamed Oakland Aviation Museum with the historical mission refocused on the important legacy of flight at North Field and the surrounding area.

Aeronca 7AC Champion.

Aero Sport Model F (Serial No. 13), Reg. No. N17093.

Arrow/Aerocycle Penguin/Aerosport Model F (Serial No. 13), Reg. No. N17093.

Appli-mation Inc. KA-3B Low Cost Cockpit Procedures Trainer (Serial No. FIRST ART), YR 1982-83, c/n N61339-82-C-003, Device # 2C63A.

Balloon Works Fire Fly Hot Air Balloon (Serial No. A7145-S), Reg. No. 1531P.

Bede BD-5B (Serial No. 3555), Reg. No. N325A.

Central States Aero Co., Monocoupe 110 (Serial No. 6W00), Reg. No. NC18629.

Douglas DC-6B (Serial No. 45320), nose, 44, Reg. No. N444SQ.

Douglas TA-4J Skyhawk (Serial No. 154332), 040, “Ladyhawk”.

Douglas A-4M Skyhawk (Serial No. 158195).

Douglas KA-3B Skywarrior (BuNo. 147666).

Engineering & Research Ercoupe 415-C (Serial No. 2795), Reg. No. 2795.

Emulation Systems ES200 Plus Cessna 172/182 Flight Simulator.

Glasair SH-2 (Serial No. 385), Reg. No. N4473W.

Grumman S2F-1 Tracker (BuNo. 136624), cockpit procedures trainer.

 (Bill Abbott Photo)

Grumman KA-6D Intruder (BuNo. 152910), NL-520.

Goodyear Aerospace Corp.  KA-6D Intruder cockpit procedures trainer (Serial No. 97-25142).

Grumman F-14A Tomcat (BuNo. 160666).  F-14A-100-GR.

 (Photo courtesy of, John Shupek)

Hawker-Siddeley TAV-8A Harrier (BuNo. 159831), 701 NASA.

Ison (MiniMax) 1650R Eros (Serial No. MK703), Reg. No. N464BB.

Kitfox Classic IV-1200 (Serial No. JCU117), Reg. No. N10EF.

Link Trainer, ca. 1942, ANT-18.

Link Trainer 1968 GAT-1.

LTV A-7E Corsair II (BuNo. 159301), (Serial No. 70-945), MB.

Mauro (UFM) Ultralight Easy Rider.

McDonnell-Douglas AV-8A Harrier (BuNo. 159381).

McDonnell GAM-72 Quail (Serial No. 60-374).

Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-15bis Fagot (Jian-2), Reg. No. NX90589.

North American YF-86H-5-NA Sabre (Serial No. 52-2090), restoration project.

North American T-39 Sabreliner (Serial No. 60-3504), Reg. No. N030504.

Republic RF-84F Thunderflash (Serial No. 53-07524).

Rutan 33 Vari-Eze homebuilt, (Serial No. 315), Reg. No. 35EZ.

Rutan 33 Vari-Eze homebuilt, (Serial No. 1491), Reg. No. N45LE.

Short Solent Mk. III Flying Boat, G-AKNP, Reg. No. N9946F.  Originaly built as an RAF Short Sunderland IV/Seaford I S-45, (Serial No. NJ203), this aircraft was comverted to a civilian Short Solent 3 by Short Bros Belfast in 1947.  In 1949 it went to BOAC as Reg. No. G-AKNP, "City of Cardiff".   In 1951 it was taken over by Trans Oceanic Airways of Australia as Reg. No. VH-TOB "Star of Papua".   In 1953 it went to South Pacific Air Lines as Reg. No. N9946F, "Isle of Tahiti".  It was last flown in 1958 and then went to the Howard Hughes and the Hughes Tool Company.  G-ALKNP has been with the museum since 1990.

Sparrow Hawk (Serial No. 860106), Reg. No. N23SH.

Vultee BT-13A Valiant (Serial No. 121218), E524, Reg. No. N59842.

Wright EX Vin Fiz, replica, 1975, Reg. No. NIVF.

Oakland Museum Department of History, 1000 Oak Street.

Meteor Model 1919.

Oakland, Commemorative Air Force Golden Gate Wing, PO Box 6056, Oakland International Airport, 94603.  (510) 568-7708.

 (Photo courtesy of

Lockheed T-33A Shooting Star.

Mikoyan Gurevich MiG-17 Fresco/.

North American SNJ-5 Texan .

Ontario Airport, static display

Republic RF-84K Thunderstreak (Serial No. 52-07265).

Pacific Palisades, A and T Productions

Douglas A-26B Invader (Serial No. 44-34538), c/n 27817, BC-538, “Feeding Frenzy”, Reg. No. N34538.

Palmdale, Blackbird Airpark Museum, Edwards AF Production Flight Test Installation, 3620 East Avenue P and 25th Street East, 93550.  (661) 272-9271.  The Blackbird Airpark Museum is an extension of the AFFTC Museum at Edwards AFB, while the Heritage Airpark is operated by the City of Palmdale.  Both are manned by retirees who had previously worked in the aerospace industry, some actually having worked on the aircraft displayed at the two parks. All of the aircraft have been carefully restored for public display. Operating hours of the airparks are the same - Friday through Sunday (except in inclement weather) from 11:00 A.M. to 4:00 P.M. Pacific Time. On Federal Government holidays both airparks are closed. The two airparks are located at Avenue P and 25th Street East near Site 9.

 (calgriz Photo)

Lockheed A-12 Oxcart (Serial No. 60-6924).

Lockheed SR-71A Blackbird (Serial No. 61-7973), c/n 2024.

 (Photo courtesy of, John Shupek)

Lockheed D-12 Drone, c/n 525.

 (calgriz Photo)

Lockheed U-2D (Serial No. 56-6721).

 (Curtis Shannon Jr. Photo)

Lockheed YF-117 Nighthawk (Serial No. 79-10783), ED.

Boeing XB-47 Stratojet (Serial No. 45-0066), c/n 15973, on loan from the NMUSAF.  This aircraft was previously on display in the Chanute Air Museum, Rantoul, Illinois.

Palmdale, Joe Davies Heritage Airpark at Palmdale Plant 42, 2001 East Ave P, 93550.  (661) 267-5300.  Open Friday, Saturday and Sunday 11 AM to 4 PM.  Located between 20th Street East and 25th Street East on Avenue P.  Guided tours available on Wednesdays and Thursdays from 7 AM to 11 AM. 

 (Aeroprints Photo)

Boeing B-52F-105-BO Stratofortress (Serial No. 57-0038), C/N 17432.

Canadair CL-13 Sabre Mk. 5, ex-RCAF (Serial No. 23231), Reg. No. N91FS.

Curtiss C-46D-15-CU Commando (Serial No. 44-78019).

 (aeroprints Photo

Douglas A-4C Skyhawk (BuNo. 145067), 89.

Grumman F-14D-170-GR Super Tomcat (BuNo. 164350), AJ-103, VF-31.

Lockheed T-33A Shooting Star (Serial No. 51-4533).

Lockheed F-104C-LO Starfighter (Serial No. 57-0915).

Lockheed U-2R (Serial No. 80-1098), BB.

Lockheed C-140 JetStar, NASA, Reg. No. N814NA.

Lockheed L-1011 Tri-Star, Reg. No. N729DA.

Lockheed F-117 Nighthawk (Serial No. 79-10778).

Lockheed F-117 Nighthawk (Serial No. 79-10779).

Lockheed F-117 Nighthawk (Serial No. 79-10785).

Lockheed F-117 Nighthawk (Serial No. 82-00801).

 (Alan Radecki Photo)

Lockheed D-21 drone.

Lockheed Dornier X-55m Reg. No. N807LM, Air Force Research Laboratory, Advanced Composite Cargo Aircraft.

LTV A-7D Corsair II (BuNo. 154449).

 (Aeroprints Photo)

McDonnell F-101F-111-MC Voodoo (Serial No. 58-0324).

 (Nobuhiko Moriya Photo)

McDonnell-Douglas F-4D-28-MC Phantom II (Serial No. 65-0696).

 (Aeroprints Photo)

North American F-100D-15-NA Super Sabre (Serial No. 54-2299), FW-299.

North American AGM-28 Hound Dog Missile, c/n M-025.

Northrop F-5E Tiger II (Serial No. 74-1529), USMC, 06, VMFT-401.

 (Aeroprints Photo)

Northrop T-38A-50-NO Talon (Serial No. 63-8182), LB.

Northrop Grumman B-2A Spirit 1/8-scale model (Serial No. AF-0330).

 (Aeroprints Photo)

Republic F-105G-1-RE Thunderchief (Wild Weasel) (Serial No. 62-4416), WW.

Palmdale, Lockheed-Martin Plant, static display.

 (Steve D. Smith Photos)

General Dynamics F-16C Fighting Falcon, NASA 516.

 (Steve D. Smith Photos)

Lockheed F-104N Starfighter, NASA N812NA, c/n 683C-4053.  On display at the plant entrance.

Palm Springs Air Museum, 745 North Gene Autry Trail, Palm Springs Regional Airport, 92262.  (760) 778-6262, ext 222.  Located on the Northeast side of the airport, the museum is open seven days a week from 10 AM to 5 PM.  The museum has a large collection of flying aircraft from the Second World War, many of which have been used in movies.  The museum has three main display hangars, theatre, gift shop and airport access for flight demonstrations.

Beechcraft T-34B Mentor (BuNo. 140699), c/n BG-23, Reg. No N8662E.

Bell P-63A Kingcobra (Serial No. 42-68864), 091263RP, “Pretty Polly”, Reg. No. N163BP.

Bell AH-1G Cobra Helicopter XE (Serial No. 67-15574).

Bell TH-13T Sioux (Serial No. 67-17005), c/n 3687, Reg. No. N170HF.

Boeing Stearman PT-13D Kaydet (E75) (Serial No. 42-17359), c/n 75-5522, 427, Reg. No. N5359N.

 (Edward O'Connor Photo)

Boeing B-17G-105-VE Flying Fortress  (Serial No. 44-85778), c/n 8687 (-VE), “Miss Angela”, Reg. No. N3509G.

Consolidated PBY-5A Catalina (28-5ACF EMQ Super Catalina (Serial No. 48426), c/n 1788, 55, Reg. No. N31235.

Convair C-131 Samaritan (Serial No. 42809).

Curtiss-Wright TP-40N Warhawk (Serial No. 44-7084), c/n 32824, USAAC 306, “Miss Josephine”, Reg. No. N999CD.

 (Photo courtesy of, John Shupek)

Douglas C-47B Skytrain (Serial No. 476423), c/n 16007/32755, 3X, 044, Reg. No. N60154.

Douglas SBD-5 Dauntless (Serial No. 36176), c/n 4812, B-25, Reg. No. N4522.

Douglas A-26C Invader (Serial No. 44-35721), c/n 29000, BP, “Invader,” Reg. No. N9425Z.

Erco 415E Ercoupe, c/n 4918, Reg. No. N94805.

 (Mike Kaehler Photo)

General Dynamics F-16N Fighting Falcon (BuNo. 163277), c/n 3M-10, 40.

General Motors (Eastern) FM-2 Wildcat (BuNo. 55627), c/n 3268, F-3, Reg. No. N47201.

General Motors (Eastern) TBM-3U Avenger (BuNo. 53785), c/n 3847, JR456, RP, RN Avenger Mk III colors, Reg. No. N7075C.

 (RufusTeleStrat Photo)

Goodyear FG-1D Corsair (Serial No. 92629), c/n 3890, S-301, VF 53, Reg. No. N62290.  Bob Pond.

Grumman F6F-5K Hellcat (BuNo. 94473), c/n A-12225, painted as USN 58644, 36, Reg. No. N4964W.

Grumman F7F-3N Tigercat (BuNo. 80412), c/n C.154, painted as USN (BuNo. 80411), BP-7, “King of the Cats”, Reg. No. N207F.

 (RufusTeleStrat Photo)

Grumman G58B Gulfhawk (F8F-1 Bearcat), c/n D.1262, “Bob’s Bear”, BP-8, Reg. No. N700A.

Grumman C-1B Trader (BuNo. 146048), 16, USS Lexington.

 (Magnus Manske Photo)

Grumman A-6E Intruder (BuNo. 154162), c/n I-297, AJ-500, VA-36.

 (RufusTeleStrat Photo)

 (Mike Kaehler Photo)

Grumman F-14A Tomcat (BuNo. 160898), c/n 327, AJ-101, VF-41.  F-14A-105-GR.

Lockheed T-33A Shooting Star (Serial No. 51-16992).

Lockheed T-33A Shooting Star (Serial No. 53-5156).

Lockheed T-33B Shooting Star (BuNo. 126591), c/n 580-5327, 659, TR-591 “Return of Kilroy”.

Lockheed PV-2 Harpoon (BuNo. 37211), c/n 15-1177, airworthy, Reg. No. N7273C.

Lockheed EC-121/L-1049 Constellation, “Bataan”.

 (Mike Kaehler Photo)

McDonnell-Douglas TA-4J Skyhawk (BuNo. 154649), c/n 13767, 01, VC-8.

McDonnell-Douglas QF-4S Phantom II (BuNo. 153851), c/n 2299, 127.

 (Edward O'Connor Photo)

McDonnell-Douglas F/A-18B-14-MC Hornet (BuNo. 162430), c/n 0231/A183, NG-201, VMFA-323.

North American AT-6G Texan, USAF (Serial No. 49-3402), c/n168-526, 0084, 2-P-7, Reg. No. N85JR.

North American B-25J Mitchell (Serial No. 44-86747), c/n 108-47501, “Mitch the Witch II”, Reg. No. N8163H.

North American P-51D-30NA Mustang (Serial No. 44-74908), c/n 122-41448, "Button Nose", E2-S, Reg. No. N151BP, Robert Pond.

North American T-28B Trojan (BuNo. 140041), Reg. No. N28BP.

Piper L-4/NE Cub, c/n 4594, Reg. No. N28118.

 (Bill Larkins Photo)

Republic P-47N-20-RE Thunderbolt (Serial No. 44-89140), EE-140, USAAF, Hamilton Field, California, 8 May 1949.

Republic P-47D Thunderbolt (Serial No. 45-49205), c/n 399-55744, HV-P, painted as 228473, “Big Chief”, Reg. No. N47RP.

Republic F-105D Thunderchief (Serial No. 61-0108), RU, 108, restoration project.

Ryan STM-S2 Recruit, c/n 458, Reg. No. NC17343.

Schlep EKW C-3605 (Serial No. 1937), Reg. No. NX360BP.

Sikorsky UH-34J Seabat Helicopter (BuNo. 154895), c/n 58-1805, YL-75, USMC.

Supermarine Spitfire FR Mk. XIVe, RAF (Serial No. NH904), c/n 6S/648206, W2-P, RAF No. 80 Sqn, Reg. No. N114BP.

Yakovlev Yak-11 Moose (Serial No. 25 III 25), Reg. No. N25YK.

Palm Springs, Pond Warbirds LLC.

Douglas A-26B-30-DL Invader (Serial No. 41-39359), c/n 7072, 21, “Invader”, Reg. No. N26BP.

Pasadena, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, von Karman Visitor Center, 4800 Oak Grove Drive, 91109.  (818) 354-4321.  Visitor day tours by reservation (818) 354-9314, Monday or Wednesday at 1 PM.  Artifacts, satellites and space program displays.

Paso Robles, Estrella Warbird Museum, Paso Robles Municipal Airport, 4251 Dry Creek Road, 93446.  (805) 227-0440.  (805) 238-9317.  Open Thursday to Saturday, 10 AM to 4 PM, Sunday 12 AM to 4 PM.

Aermacchi MB-326 Impala, ZU-IMP, 479.

Aeronca 7EC Champion/L-16A Grasshopper (Serial No. 7AC-628), Reg. No. N82003.

Bede BD-5B Microjet, “The Spirit of Paso Robles”.

Beechcraft D-45 Expeditor, (Serial No. BG-139), USN, Reg. No. N34NL.

Beechcraft T-34B Mentor.

Bell UH-1H Iroquois Helicopter (Serial No. 66-16997), c/n 9191, painted as US Army (Serial No. 26997).

Cessna O-2A Super Skymaster, Reg. No. N1041.

Cessna T-37B Tweet (Serial No. 57-2322), c/n 40255, EN.

Douglas C-47B Skytrain USAAF (Serial No. 43-48608), c/n 25869/14424, U5-B, Reg. No. N47SJ.

 (Scott Manning Photo)

Douglas A-4A/A4D-1 Skyhawk (BuNo. 137826), c/n 10723, 302. 

Douglas TA-4J Skyhawk (BuNo. 158512), C-425.

Folland Fo.141 Gnat (Serial No. E12223).

Fouga CM-170R Magister (Serial No. 556), IDF, Reg. No. N451FM.

Fouga CM-170R Magister (Serial No. 573), c/n 573, Reg. No. N573FM.

Fouga CM-170R Magister (Serial No. 342), c/n 342. 

Fouga CM-170R Magister (Serial No. 233), c/n 233.

Fouga CM-170R Magister (Serial No. 414), c/n 414.

Fouga CM-170R Magister (Serial No. 430), c/n 430.

General Dynamics F-16B Fighting Falcon (Serial No. 78-0089), ED.

Grumman F9F-8P Cougar (BuNo.).

 (Bill Abbott Photo)

Grumman TS-2A/US-2D Tracker (BuNo. 136404), c/n 476, Reg. No. N411DF. 

 (Bill Abbott Photo)

Grumman A-6E Intruder (BuNo. 154171), c/n I-306, NG-505. 

 (Skeet Shooter Photo)

Grumman F-14B Tomcat (BuNo. 159851), c/n 559, AG-210. 

Grumman F-14B-145-GR Tomcat (BuNo. 162911).

Link Trainer (Serial No. 34-27829).

Lockheed T-33A Shooting Star (Serial No. 52-9769) c/n 580-8029.

  (Bill Abbott Photo)

  (Bill Abbott Photo)

Lockheed T-33A Shooting Star (Serial No. 53-5850), c/n 580-9291.

 (Photo courtesy of, Ron Shupek Photo)

Lockheed TF-104G Starfighter (Serial No. 61-3065), c/n 583D-5735, Reg. No. NASA N824NA.

 (Bill Abbott Photo)

LTV A-7C Corsair II (BuNo. 156739), c/n C-006, 706. 

McDonnell-Douglas F-4J Phantom II nose (BuNo. 156739).

McDonnell-Douglas F-4J-39-MC Phantom II (BuNo. 155890), c/n 3520, USMC.

McDonnell-Douglas F-4S Phantom II (BuNo. 155861), front fuselage.

Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-15UTI Fagot, 01.

Morane-Saulnier MS760 Paris IR, c/n 14, in storage.

North American L-17A Navion (Serial No. 47-1333).

North American SNJ-5C Texan  (Serial No. 90654), BC-21, Reg. No. N621BC.

 (Bill Abbott Photo)

North American QF-86F Sabre (Serial No. 52-4913, painted as (Serial No. 55-5019), c/n 191-609, FU-019, ex-JASDF (Serial No. 62-6428). 

North American T-28B Trojan (BuNo. 138303), Reg. No. N9671N.

 (Skeet Shooter Photo)

North American OV-10A Bronco (BuNo. 155413), c/n 305-24, WB-03. 

Northrop F-5A Freedom Fighter (BuNo. 741537), c/n R1195, 08, USMC.

Rutan Vari-Eze, c/n 2075, Reg. No. N84EZ.

Ryan BQM 34S Firebee RPV (Serial No. BQ19624).

SAAB A32A Lansen (Serial No. 32284), Reg. No. N4767R, Swedish Air Force.

Sikorsky HH-52A Sea Guard Helicopter (Serial No. 1394).

Stinson L-5E Sentinel (Serial No. 44-17944), Reg. No. N45CV.

Titan II Missile.

 (Bill Abbott Photo)

Vought  F8U-1P (RF-8G) Crusader (BuNo. 146931), restored as an F-8K, VMF-321.

Vultee BT-13A/SNV-1 Valiant (BuNo. 56319), Reg. No. N56319.

Engines: Allison 250-C18; J-47; J-79; T-53; TF-30.

Paso Robles

General Motors (Eastern) TBM-3E Avenger (BuNo. 85983), c/n 2802, RCN, USN, X2, Reg. No. N28SF.


Curtiss Wright P-40E Warhawk (Serial No. AK940), RCAF (Serial No. 1058), c/n 15411, Reg. No. N940AK.

North American P-51D-30NT Mustang (Serial No. 44-11153), C/N 111-29286, "Kimberly Kaye", Reg. No. N451TB, Anthony Banta Aviation Corp, Livermore.

Point Mugu, California Air National Guard, 145th Airlift Wing, Channel Island ANGS, Point Mugu, CA 93041-4001.  Tel: 805-986-7500.  DSN: 893-7000.

North American F-86 Sabre (Serial No. 51-2844).

Point Mugu, Naval Air Warfare Center Point Mugu Airpark, Naval Air Road and Wood Road, 93042-5000.  The Airpark is located off Highway 1 at the intersection of Pacific Avenue and SR1.

   (Phillip Young Photo,)

 (, John Shupak Photo)

Grumman F-14A Tomcat (BuNo. 158623), c/n 24, 224, VX-30.  Front gate, mounted on a pylon.  F-14A-65-GR.

Grumman E-2 Hawkeye (BuNo.), 600.

 (Phillip Young Photos)

McDonnell-Douglas F-4S Phantom II (BuNo. 157259), c/n 3666, VX-9, mounted on a pylon, painted as a QF-4S of VX-30.

McDonnell-Douglas QF-4S Phantom II (BuNo. 158351).


Bullpup air-to-surface missile.

Bullpup II air-to-surface missile.

Harpoon anti-shipping missile.

Hawk surface-to-air missile (SAM).

High-performance Anti-Radiation Missile (HARM).

AAM-N-4 Oriole air-to-air missile.

AGM-65 Maverick Air to surface tactical missile.

AGM-78 Standard ARM was an anti-radiation missile.

AIM-7 Sparrow I passive radar-guided air-to-air missile.

AIM-7 Sparrow III semi-active radar-guided air-to-air missile.

AIM-9 Sidewinder air-to-air infra-red guided missile.

AIM-54 Phoenix semi-active radar-guided air-to-air missile.

AIM-120 Advanced Medium-Range Air-to-Air Missile (AMRAAM).

AUM-N-2 Petrel winged rocket-propelled acoustic-homing air to surface missile.

SAM-N-2 Lark surface to air missile.

McDonnell Douglas Harpoon all-weather, over-the-horizon, anti-ship missile system.

Polaris submarine-launched ballistic missile.

 (Phillip Young Photo)

Republic R-2 Loon missile, copy of the German V-1 Buzz Bomb.

 (Phillip Young Photo)

SSM-N-8 Regulus submarine-launched surface-to-surface missile.

 (Phillip Young Photos)

SSM-N-9 Regulus II supersonic surface-to-surface missile.

Shrike missile.

Standard anti-radar missile (ARM).

Porterville, Veteran's Park.

Bell UH-1 Iroquois Helicopter (Serial No. unknown), painted as (Serial No. 12189), Medevac, mounted on a pylon.

Porterville Municipal Airport, static display.

Douglas A-4CE/A4D-5 Skyhawk (BuNo. 147727), c/n 12491, AH-400, VA-164 USS Oriskany, mounted on a pylon.

Port Hueneme, Channel Island Air National Guard Base, 146th Airlift Wing, 100 Mulcahey Drive, 93041.  (800) 831-9968.

 (USAF Photo)

North American F-86A-5-NA Sabre (Serial No. 49-1286), 194th Fighter-Bomber Squadron, California Air National Guard, ca 1953.

 (Photo courtesy of, John Shupek)

North American F-86A-5-NA Sabre (Serial No. 49-1046).

Port Hueneme, Naval Air Station Port Hueneme

Lockheed T-33 Shooting Star (Serial No. 51-06781).

Port Hueneme

Goodyear FG-1D Corsair (BuNo. 67087), CC Air Corp.


Douglas A-26C Invader (Serial No. 44-34313), c/n 27592, K, BC-313, Reg. No. N119DH.

Ramona, Classic Rotors Museum, Ramona Airport, 2898 Montecito Road, Hangar G, 92065.  (760) 650-9257.  Open Fridays and Saturdays from 10 AM to 4 PM.  Classic Rotors is a California based, non-profit organization dedicated to the preservation of historic helicopters and vintage rotorcraft.

Adams Wilson 101/XH-1 Hobbycopter (Serial No. 2), Reg. No. N9192Z.

AeroLift Inc X2 Cyclocrane Blimp (Serial No. 1), Reg. No. N240AL.

Aérospatiale SA319B Alouette III Helicopter (Serial No. 1972), Reg. No. N6UH.

Aérospatiale SA341G Gazelle Helicopter (Serial No. 1408), Reg. No. N505NM.

Allied Aerospace Ring Wing ISTAR UAV (Serial No. 1).

American Helo XA-6 Buck Private Helicopter (Serial No. 1), Reg. No. N6232C.

Autogyro c/n 8.

Bell B-47-B3/H-13 Sioux Helicopter (Serial No. 77), c/n 66, Reg. No. LV-AEE.

Bell B-47G-2A/H-13 Sioux Helicopter (Serial No. 2666), Reg. No. N7576.

Bell B-47-J2/H-13 Sioux Helicopter (Serial No. 2850), Reg. No. N2098.

Bensen B.8 Gyrocopter, VWK-1, Reg. No. N1820.

Boeing Vertol BV-44 Helicopter, “Holy One”, restoration project.

Boeing Vertol HH-46E Sea Knight Helicopter, USMC (BuNo. 157688), Reg. No. N57688.

Bolkow Bo-102A Helitrainer Helicopter (Serial No. 61012).

Brantley 305 Helicopter, doubly articulated offset hinge, CF-UFS, c/n 1022, Reg. No. N68.

Convertawings Model A Quad Rotor Helicopter (Serial No. 1), Reg. No. N63N.

Dupont DP-1.

Goodyear GA-400R-2 Gizmo Helicopter (Serial No. 4098), Reg. No. N69N.

Gyrodyne QH-50D DASH Helicopter Drone (Serial No. 05-1709).

Hiller UH-12B/H-23B Raven Helicopter  (Serial No. 0729), Military (Serial No. 54-2935).

Hiller HJ-1/H-32 Hornet Ramjet Helicopter (Serial No. 2), Military (Serial No. 53-4663), Reg. No. N3781G.

Hiller YH-32 Hornet Ramjet Helicopter, c/n 15, Reg. No. N3955.

Hiller Model 1094 Camel Helicopter, c/n 1.

Hughes 269A/TH-55 Osage Helicopter (Serial No. 160433), Military (Serial No. 64-18121).

Kaman HH-43A Huskie Helicopter c/n KA-020, WB-7, USMC, Reg. No. N2856J.

Kaman K-600 Sync-Copter/H-43A Huskie Helicopter  (Serial No. 146321), Military (Serial No. 58-1840), Reg. No. N2856J.

Kamov Ka-26 Hoodlum Helicopter (Serial No. 7505101), Reg. No. N4106H.

Koddra Copter Bensen B-8 Gyrocopter (Serial No. VWK-1), Reg. No. N1820.

McCulloch MC-4E/H-30 Sedan (Serial No. 1001), Reg. No. N407K.

McCulloch J-2 Gyro Plane c/n 74, Reg. No. N4364G.

McDonald Douglas MD600N NoTar Helicopter (Serial No. RN035), Reg. No. N606BP.

Mil Mi-2 Hoplite Helicopter (Serial No. 527326101), OM-LJQ.

Monte-Copter Model 15 Triphibian Autogyro, c/n 1, cold-cycle pressure tip-jets on rotors, Reg. No. N69P.

Piasecki PV-3/HRP-1 Rescuer Helicopter (Serial No. 12), Military (Serial No. 48-0012).

Piasecki PV-18/H-25A Army Mule Helicopter, c/n 050, Military (Serial No. 51-16621), 50, Royal Canadian Navy HUP (Serial No. 621), Reg. No. N7089F.

Piasecki CH-21B Workhorse (Serial No. 54-4001), c/n B.154, Reg. No. N64606,

Revolution Mini-500 Helicopter c/n 79, Reg. No. N501CS.

Rotorway Scorpion Helicopter (1st Model).

Rotorway RW-133 Scorpion II Helicopter (Serial No. 2753), Reg. No. N5255D.

Rotorway RW-152 Executive Helicopter (Serial No. 3287), Reg. No. N328DM.

Rotary Rocket Company (RRC) Atmospheric Test Vehicle (ATV) Roton.  On display at Mojave Spaceport at the intersection of Airport Boulevard and Sabovich Road.

Sikorsky S-52-3/H-18 (Serial No. 125516), Reg. No. N9433H.

Sikorsky UH-19B Chickasaw Helicopter (Serial No. 57-5962), c/n 55-1261, Reg. No. N2256G.

Sikorsky UH-19D Chickasaw c/n 55-803 and tail from c/n 54-1409, Reg. No. 95484.

Sikorsky S-56/HR2S/H-37 Mojave Helicopter.

Sikorsky S-58/H-34J Choctaw Helicopter (Serial No. 148011), Military (Serial No. 58-1269), Reg. No. N87717.

Sud-Ouest SO.1221S/YHO-1 Djinn Helicopter (Serial No. 062/FR.112), Reg. No. F-BRGC.

Piasecki Vertol V-42/H-21B Shawnee Helicopter (Serial No. 54-4001), B-154, Reg. No. N64606.

Vertol B-107/H-46F Sea Knight Helicopter (Serial No. 981461-1101-01).

Westland Wasp HAS Mk. 1 Helicopter (Serial No. F.9734), Military (Serial No. XV-639 (A/C 612)), Reg. No. N612VH.

Riverside, California Air National Guard, 163rd ARG, March ARB, Riverside, CA 92518-5000.  (909) 655-1110.

McDonnell-Douglas F-4C-20-MC Phantom II (Serial No. 63-7611), painted as (Serial No. 82-163).

Riverside, March Field Air Museum, March Air Reserve Base, 22550 Van Buren, 92518.  (951) 902-5949.  Located just off Highway I-215.  Open Tuesday to Sunday 9 AM to 4 PM.

Antonov An-2 Colt, PZL Mielec, Model 1975 (Serial No. ANATDSR-IR-16550), c/n 1G165-50, 44, Reg. No. N22AN.

Beechcraft C-45J Navigator (BuNo. 44588), c/n 8222.

Bell P-39Q Airacobra (Serial No. 42-20000), displayed inside the museum suspended from the ceiling.  Recovered from Tadji, West Sepik, Papua New Guinea.

  (Tom Montgomery Photo)

Bell P-59A Airacomet  (Serial No. 44-22614), c/n 27-22, 88.

Bell UH-1F Iroquois Helicopter (Serial No. 63-13143), c/n 7003.

Bell OH-58A Kiowa Helicopter  (Serial No. 70-15258).

Bell AH-1F Cobra Helicopter  (Serial No. 69-16416), c/n 20848.

Bensen B-8M Gyrocopter.

Boeing Stearman PT-13D Kaydet  (Serial No. 42-16388) (this No. was for a PT-17).

Boeing B-17G-50-DL Flying Fortress (Serial No. 44-6393), c/n 22616 (-DL), painted as Y-1, “Return to Glory”, Reg. No. CP-891, static display.

 (Willy Logan Photo)

 (Tomas Del Coro Photo)

Boeing B-29A-40-BN Superfortress (Serial No. 44-61669), c/n 11146, 49, "Three Feathers", Reg. No. N3299F.

 (Magic Aviation Photos)

Boeing B-47E-110-BW Stratojet (Serial No. 53-2275), c/n 4501088, “Betty Boop”.

 (Curimedia Photo)

Boeing B-52D-25-BW Stratofortress (Serial No. 55-0679), c/n 464026.

 (Eddie Maloney)

Boeing KC-97L Stratofreighter  (Serial No. 53-0363), c/n 17145.

Boeing KC-135A Stratotanker (Serial No. 55-3130), c/n 17248.

Boeing LGM-30 Minuteman I ICBM.

Cessna O-2B Super Skymaster (Serial No. 67-21465), c/n MC337-0261.

Cessna T-37B Tweet (Serial No. 57-2316), c/n 40249.

Cessna A-37 Dragonfly (Serial No. 71-0790), c/n 43328, EK.

Consolidated PT-6A, Air Corps (Serial No. 30-0385), Fleet No. 326, Reg. No. N13933.

Convair F-102A Delta Dagger (Serial No. 56-1114), c/n 8-10-331.

 (Eddie Maloney)

Convair VC-131D Samaritan (Serial No. 54-2808), c/n 204.

Curtiss P-6E Hawk 7/8-scale replica (Serial No. AC 32-240), Reg. No. N90DS.

Curtiss P-40 Kittyhawk I, replica, mounted on a plinth.

Douglas VC-47B Skytrain (Serial No. 43-15579), c/n 20045.

 (Aeroprints Photo)

Douglas C-54Q Skymaster (BuNo. 56514), c/n 10741, (Serial No. 42-72636), Reg. No. N67062.

Douglas A-26C-30-DT Invader (Serial No. 44-35224), c/n 28503, BC-224, “Sweet Miss Lillian”, and "Midnight Endeavour".

 (Magic Aviation Photo)

Douglas AD-5W/EA-1E Skyraider (BuNo. 132789), c/n 9385, RR-704.

Fairchild PT-19B Cornell (Serial No. 42-83011), 46-ED 29.

Fairchild PT-19B Cornell (Serial No. 43-5598).

 (USAF Photo)

Fairchild C-119G Flying Boxcar (Serial No. 53-7836), 129th Special Operations Squadron, California Air National Guard.

Fairchild C-119G Flying Boxcar (Serial No. 51-0906), RCAF (Serial No. 22122).

Fairchild C-123B-6-FA/C-123K Provider (Serial No. 54-0612), c/n 20061, IE.

Folland (Hindustan) Fo.141 Gnat F1 (Serial No. E1076).

General Dynamics FB-111A Aardvark (Serial No. 68-0245), c/n B1-17.

 (Magic Aviation Photo)

Grumman HU-16E Albatross, USCG 1293, c/n G-370.

 (Eric Salard Photo)

Grumman F-14ATomcat (BuNo. 157990), c/n 11, NE-100, prototype.  F-14A-50-GR/YF-14A

Hughes OH-6A Cayuse Helicopter (Serial No. 68-17252).

Link Trainer.

Lockheed R5O-5 Lodestar  (BuNo. 12473), c/n 18-2358, painted as (Serial No. 83538), Reg. No. N505R.

Lockheed P-38L Lightning fiberglass replica painted as (Serial No. 44-27231), owned by the P-38 National Association.  The original P-38L (Serial No. 44-27231) is flown out of Granite Falls, Minnesota as “Ruff Stuff”.

Lockheed T-33A-5-LO Shooting Star (Serial No. 58-0513), c/n 580-1482.

 (Magic Aviation Photo)

Lockheed F-104 Starfighter mock-up, painted as F-104C (Serial No. 57-0925), “Smoke II”.

 (Curimedia Photo)

 (Dereck Bradley Photo)

Lockheed SR-71A Blackbird (Serial No. 61-7975), c/n 2026.

Lockheed D-21 Drone (Serial No. 90-0537).

 (Magic Aviation Photo)

 (Eddie Maloney Photo)

Lockheed C-141A-LM/C-141B Starlifter (Serial No. 65-0257), c/n 300-6108, “Spirit of the Inland Empire”.

LTV A-7D Corsair II (Serial No. 69-6188), c/n D-018, “Who ya callin SLUF?”, DM.

Martin B-57B-MA/EB-57B Canberra (Serial No. 52-1519), c/n 102.

 (Magic Aviation Photo)

McDonnell F-101B-115-MC Voodoo (Serial No. 59-0418), c/n 742.

McDonnell-Douglas F-4C-21-MC Phantom II (Serial No. 63-7693), c/n 828, FP.

 (Rob Schleiffert Photo)

McDonnell RF-4C Phantom II (Serial No. 69-0291), 196th TFS at March AFB, January 1988.

McDonnell-Douglas RF-4C-18-MC Phantom II (Serial No. 63-7746), c/n 509.

McDonnell-Douglas F-4E-38-MC Phantom II (Serial No. 68-0382), c/n 3465.

 (Eric Salard Photo)

McDonnell-Douglas F-15A-15-MC Eagle (Serial No. 76-0008), c/n 186/A160, ST.

McDonnell-Douglas TA-4J Skyhawk (BuNo. 154342), c/n 13730, ES-04.

Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-15 Fagot, fuselage No. 273.

Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-17 Fresco, fuselage No. 1605.

 (Eric Salard Photo)

Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-19S Farmer, c/n 150409, fuselage No. 0409, Czech.

Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-21F-13 Fishbed C, c/n 161111, fuselage No. 1101, Czech.

Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-23BN Flogger, c/n 0393215477, fuselage No. 54774, Czech.

Nieuport 11 7/8-scale replica, Reg. No. N437.

North American SNJ-4 Texan (BuNo. 51360), c/n 88-13627, V-360.

North American B-25J Mitchell (Serial No. 44-31032), c/n 108-34307, Reg. No. N3174G.

 (Tom Montgomery Photo)

North American F-86H Sabre (Serial No. 53-1304), c/n 203-76, FU-304.

North American F-86D Sabre Jet (Serial No. 50-0560), c/n 165-106.

North American F-100C-5-NA Super Sabre (Serial No. 54-1786), c/n 217-47, SM.

North American T-28B Trojan (BuNo. 140041), c/n 219-40, BP, USMC, Reg. No. NX28BP.

 (aceebee Photo)

 (Eddie Maloney Photo)

North American CT-39A Sabreliner (Serial No. 62-4465), c/n 276-18.

 (aceebee Photo)

Northrop F-89J Scorpion (Serial No. 52-1949), c/n N443, 949.

 (Magic Aviation Photo)

Northrop T-38A Talon (Serial No. 60-0593), c/n N5166, 1.

Northrop YA-9A (Serial No. 71-1368), c/n 02, 2nd prototype.

 (Magic Aviation Photo)

Piasecki H-21B Workhorse Helicopter (Serial No. 53-4326), c/n B.76.

PZL-Mielec Lim-5 (Serial No. 1605).

Republic F-84C Thunderjet (Serial No. 47-1595), FS-595.

Republic F-84F Thunderstreak (Serial No. 51-9432), FS-432.

Republic RF-84F Thunderflash (Serial No. 53-07600).

Republic F-105B Thunderchief (Serial No. 57-5803), c/n B40, HI.

Republic F-105D-31-RE Thunderchief (Serial No. 62-4383), c/n D582, RM.

Rockwell YU-9A Aero Commander (Serial No. 52-6218), c/n 21.

Schweizer TG-2 Glider, Reg. No. N54301.

Sikorsky SH-3H Sea King Helicopter (BuNo. 149688), GF-27.

Stinson L-5 Sentinel (Serial No. 63085).

Vultee BT-13A Valiant (Serial No. 41-21487), 2365.

Vultee BT-13A Valiant (Serial No. 41-1414), c/n 74-1524, modified to look like a Japanese Aichi D-3A1 Val replica B1-211), Reg. No. N54865.

Minuteman II Intercontinental Ballistic Missile (ICBM), LGM30F.

Riverside, Commemorative Air Force Inland Empire Squadron, Riverside Municipal Airport, 6936 Flight Road, 92504.  (951) 354-7954.

Douglas C-53D-DO Skytrooper USAAF (Serial No. 42-68830), c/n 11757, M2-R.

Piper J-5A Cub Cruiser/L-4F Grasshopper (Serial No. 42-5772), c/n 5-772, Reg. No. N35786.

Ryan PT-22C Recruit (ST3KR), c/n 1298, 269, Reg. No. N48742.

Riverside, P-38 Museum, 22550 Van Buren Blvd, 92518-0393.  Adjacent to March Air Reserve Base.  Open only on weekends, 9 AM to 4 PM.

Lockheed P-38 Lightning, replica.

Riverside, 475th Fighter Group Historical Foundation, March Air Force Base.

Lockheed P-38 Lightning cockpit.

Rosamond, city static display.

North American Rockwell YOV-10A Bronco (Serial No. 152879).

Rosamond, NASA Dryden Flight Research Center, POB 273, Edwards, CA 93623-0273.  (661) 276-1100.  Located approximately 90 miles Northeast of Los Angeles.

NASA Dryden Flight Research Center, Operational Aircraft current to September 2011.

Beechcraft T-34C Mentor (BuNo. 160266), c/n GL-2, NASA 865.  Mission support/pilot proficiency.

Beechcraft B200 King Air (Serial No. B-997), c/n BB-997, NASA 7.  Mission support/personnel travel, Reg. No. N7NA.

Beechcraft B200 King Air (Serial No. BB-1164), NASA 801.  Research testbed, mission support, Reg. No. N801NA.

Boeing B-747-123 (Serial No. 20107), NASA 905.  Shuttle Carrier Aircraft (JSC), Reg. No. N905NA.

Boeing B-747-SR-46 (Serial No. 20781), NASA 911.  Shuttle Carrier Aircraft (JSC), Reg. No. N911NA.

Boeing B-747SP, NASA 747, SOFIA Infrared Observatory (at DAOF).  Reg. No. N747NA.

Boeing X-48B Blended Wing Body (BWB) experimental unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) (Serial No. 2), in flight test.

Douglas DC-8-72 (Serial No. 46082), c/n 46082/458, NASA 817.  Earth Science “Flying Laboratory” (at DAOF), Reg. No. N817NA.

DROID (Dryden Remotely Operated Integrated Drone) (four), NASA Nos. 1, 2, 3, and 4.

Gulfstream III/C-20A (Serial No. 83-0502), c/n 389, NASA 0389.  Science Research, UAVSAR.

Ikhana (Predator B) Unmanned Science and Research Aircraft System, NASA 879.  Environmental research, technology development, Reg. No. N870NA.

Lear Jet 24A, c/n 24A-102, NASA 805NA.  Mission support.  Reg. No. N805NA.

Lockheed ER-2 High Altitude Airborne Science Aircraft (Serial No. 80-1063), NASA 806.  Science sampling/imaging, Earth resources, Reg. No. N806NA.

Lockheed ER-2S High Altitude Airborne Science Aircraft (Serial No. 80-1097), NASA 809.  Science sampling/imaging, Earth resources, Reg. No. N809NA.

Martin B-57B Canberra (Serial No. 52-1576), c/n 166, Reg. No. N516NA, painted as N809NA.

McDonnell-Douglas F-15B Eagle (Serial No. 74-0141), NASA 836NA.  Research, aeronautics; chase/proficiency.

McDonnell-Douglas F-15D Eagle (Serial No. 79-0007), c/n 577/D018.  Aeronautics research, mission support, pilot proficiency.          

McDonnell-Douglas F/A-18A Hornet (BuNo. 161519), c/n 0036/A026, NASA 843NA.  Mission support, safety chase, pilot proficiency.

McDonnell-Douglas F/A-18B Hornet (BuNo. 161355), c/n 0023/B006, NASA 846NA.  Mission support, safety chase, pilot proficiency.

McDonnell-Douglas F/A-18A Hornet (BuNo. 161703), c/n 0048/A037, NASA 850NA.  Mission support, safety chase, pilot proficiency.

McDonnell-Douglas F/A-18B Hornet (BuNo. 161217), c/n 0016/B003, NASA 852NA.  Mission support, safety chase, pilot proficiency.

 (Photo courtesy of, John Shupek)

Northrop HL-10, NASA 804.  Aeronautics research, lifting body, Reg. No. N804NA.  Mounted on a pylon.

Northrop T-38A Talon (Serial No. 68-8116), c/n T6121, NASA 863.  Mission support/pilot proficiency.  Reg. No. N863NA.

Northrop T-38A Talon (Serial No. 68-8113), NASA 864.  Mission support/pilot proficiency.  Reg. No. N864NA.

Northrop Grumman RQ-4A Global Hawk (Serial No. 95-2001), NASA 871NA.  Science research platform.

Northrop Grumman RQ-4A Global Hawk (Serial No. 00-2006), NASA 872NA.  Science research platform.

Other NASA Dryden Flight Research Center, not on flight status:

Boeing X-48B Blended Wing Body (Serial No. 1), non-flyable, in storage.

Boeing Phantom Eye High Altitude Long Endurance (HALE) UAV, (Boeing demonstrator, not NASA).

Lockheed YO-3A Quiet Star (Serial No. 69-18010), c/n 011, NASA 818, Reg. No. N818NA.

McDonnell-Douglas F-15D Eagle (Serial No. 78-0564), c/n 469/D004.  Mission support, pilot proficiency.          

McDonnell-Douglas F-15D Eagle (Serial No. 78-0565), c/n 476/D005.  Mission support, pilot proficiency.

McDonnell-Douglas F/A-18A Hornet (BuNo. 161744), c/n D100/A070, NASA 853.  Research, IRAC/IFCS.  Reg. No. N853NA.

Northrop T-38A Talon (Serial No. 68-8116), c/n T6121, 965, NASA 863.  Mission support/pilot proficiency, Reg. No. N863NA.

Northrop T-38A Talon (Serial No. 68-8113), NAS 864.  Mission support/pilot proficiency, Reg. No. N864NA.

Retired aircraft on display at DFRC:

Bell X-1E (Serial No. 46-0063), NASA 6063, mounted on a pylon in front of the main building.

Grumman X-29A Forward Swept Wing (FSW) No.2, (Serial No. 82-0049), NASA 049, on display outside the main complex.

HiMAT (Highly Maneuverable Aircraft Technology) RPV.

Lockheed F-104G Starfighter (Serial No. 8213), c/n 683-8213, NASA 826.  Research & mission support, pilot proficiency, Reg. No. N826NA.

Lockheed SR-71A Blackbird (Serial No. 64-7980), c/n 2031, NASA 844, on display outside the main complex.

Lunar Landing Research Vehicle (LLRV) (Serial No. 2), NASA 951.

McDonnell-Douglas F-15 Eagle RPRV.  Research, F-15 aerodynamics, subscale RPV.

NASA M2-F1 Wingless Lifting Body manned flight research prototype (NASM) M2, Reg. No. N86652.

Northrop HL-10, NASA Lifting Body Research Aircraft, NASA 804, mounted on a pylon at the front entrance to the main complex, Reg. No. N804NA.

Vought F8U-2 (F-8C) Crusader (BuNo. 145546), Digital Fly-by-Wire (DFW) Crusader, NASA 802, Reg. No. N802NA, on display outside the main complex.

Vought F8U-1T (TF-8A) Crusader (BuNo. 141353), NASA 810.  Research, Supercritical Wing airfoil.

Retired DFRC aircraft on display elsewhere in the local area:

Boeing NB-52B Stratofortress, heavy lift, carrier, airborne launch, (Serial No. 52-008), NASA 008.  EAFB north gate.  This Mothership launched the majority of X-15 flights.

Convair CV-990 Coronado, NASA 810.  Mojave Air and Space Port, Mojave, Reg. No. N5617NA.

General Dynamics F-16 Fighting Falcon (Serial No. 82-0976), NASA 516.  Lockheed Martin, Palmdale.

Lockheed F-104A Starfighter  (Serial No. 56-0790), NASA 820.  AFFTC Museum, Century Circle, Edwards, Reg. No. N820NA

Lockheed C-140 JetStar, NASA 814.  Joe Davies Heritage Airpark, Palmdale, Reg. No. N814NA.

McDonnell-Douglas F/A-18 Hornet (BuNo. 161214), NASA 842.  Clear Channel, JetHawks Stadium, Lancaster.

McDonnell-Douglas X-36 Tailless Agility Fighter Research Aircraft, on display inside the AFFTC Museum, Edwards, Reg. No. AV-2. 

Retired DFRC aircraft at Dryden/Edwards AFB, not on display, in storage:

General Dynamics NF-111A Aardvark (Serial No. 63-9778), c/n A1-13, NASA AFTI (Advanced Fighter Technology Integration, Mission) Adaptive Wing),  AFFTC Museum, Edwards AFB.

General Dynamics F-16XL-2 Fighting Falcon (Serial No. 75-0747), c/n 61-3, NASA 848.  Research, laminar flow.  Non-flyable, in storage.

General Dynamics F-16XL-1 Fighting Falcon (Serial No. 75-0749), c/n 61-5, NASA 849.  Research, digital flight controls.  Flyable, in storage.

Grumman American G-1159 Gulfstream II G-II STA (Shuttle Training Aircraft), c/n 144, NASA 944, Reg. No. N944NA.

Martin B-57B Canberra (Serial No. 52-1576), c/n 166, NASA 809.  Atmospheric research, Reg. No. N809NA.

McDonnell-Douglas YF-15 Eagle (Serial No. 71-0287), c/n 9/A008, NASA 835.  AFFTC Museum, Edwards AFB.  Reg. No. N835NA.

McDonnell-Douglas F-18 Hornet (BuNo. 161520), c/n 0037/A027, NASA 847.  Ironbird, non-flyable, in storage.

McDonnell-Douglas F-18 Hornet (BuNo. 161251).  Ironbird for systems testing, non-flyable.

McDonnell-Douglas F-18 Hornet (BuNo. 161705), NASA 851.  Mission support, safety chase, pilot proficiency.

McDonnell-Douglas F-18B Hornet (BuNo. 160781), NASA 845.  Research, advanced systems (AFF/AAR).

North American X-15 Experimental high-speed rocket-powered research aircraft No. 3 (Serial No. 56-6672), NASA 822, 66672, replica of the third X-15.

Orbital Sciences X-34 A-2 RLV technical demonstrator.  Transferred to Edwards AFB, in storage, north base.


In addition to the above categories, Dryden’s model shop has built a variety of sub-scale radio-controlled flying model aircraft which have been used to assist a number of research projects in obtaining preliminary aerodynamic data.

Lockheed C-140 Jetstar, c/n 5003, NASA 814, Reg. No. N814NA, was loaned to the city of Palmdale for restoration and display at their Plant 42 Museum.

Lockheed SR-71A Blackbird (Serial No. 64-7980), c/n 2031, NASA 844, Reg. No. N844NA, is on display at the NASA Dryden Flight Research Center.

Lockheed SR-71A Blackbird (Serial No. 61-7971), c/n 2022, was declared excess and was transferred to the Air Force Museum, Dayton, Ohio, but is slated for exhibit at the Evergreen Air Museum, McMinnville, Oregon.

Lockheed SR-71B Blackbird (Serial No. 61-7956), c/n 2007, NASA No. 831 was transferred to the Kalamazoo Air Zoo Museum, Kalamazoo, Michigan.

McDonnell-Douglas F-18 Hornet (BuNo. 160780), c/n 0006/AD06, NASA 840 , Reg. No. N840NA, is on long-term loan to the Virginia Air & Space Center, Hampton, Virginia for display.

McDonnell-Douglas F-18 Hornet (BuNo. 161216), NASA 841, and F-18 Hornet (BuNo. 161250), NASA 843, were returned to the Navy for destructive weapons testing in the 1980s.  NASA 843 was re-assigned to (BuNo. 161519) when received.

McDonnell-Douglas F-18 Hornet (BuNo. 161213), NASA 844, was destroyed in crash in 1988, (its tail number was reassigned to a Lockheed SR-71A Blackbird).

McDonnell-Douglas X-36 Tailless Agility Fighter Research Aircraft No. 1 was transferred to the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force at Wright Patterson AFB, July 2003.

McDonnell-Douglas X-36 Tailless Agility Fighter Research Aircraft No. 2 was transferred to AFFTC Museum, Edwards AFB.

Orbital Sciences X-34 A-1A and A-2 Reusable Launch Vehicle technical demonstrators were transferred to the Air Force Flight Test Center, Edwards Air Force Base, for possible airframe testing.

Four Lockheed D-21 reconnaissance drones were loaned to the NASA Dryden Flight Research Center in June 1994.  Dryden loaned one D-21 to the Blackbird Airpark in Palmdale of which ownership was later transferred back to the Air Force.  In 2006 ownership of the remaining three D-21’s was transferred back to the Air Force.  One D-21 was loaned by the USAF to the March ARB Museum and the other two were returned to storage at Davis-Monthan AFB in Arizona.  Prior to returning the drones to the USAF, NASA was requested to remove the engines from the three remaining airframes.  The engines contained a trace amount of magnesium-thorium which is considered a radioactive substance by museum standards so any drone going to a civilian museum had to be without an engine.  NASA mechanics volunteered their weekend time to remove the engines and those were shipped separately to Wright-Patterson AFB to be destroyed.  (Tony Landis, 6-12-08).

Rosamond, Air Force Flight Test Museum, Edwards Air Force Base, 95ABW/MU, 405 S Rosamond Boulevard, 93524-1850.  (661) 277-8050.  This 12,000 sq. ft. museum houses exhibits covering such diverse subjects as the formation of the ancient lakebeds, early homesteading, the first military uses of Edwards, flight testing during the Second World War, breaking the sound barrier, aviation records set at Edwards, testing the X-15, and the story of Glen Edwards, for whom the base was named.  Other exhibits include aircraft hardware, personal memorabilia, aviation fine art and photography, and models.  A museum centerpiece is the historical mural “Golden Age of Flight Test,” a 10 foot by 20 foot painting by noted aviation artist Mike Machat.  The museum is open to the public Tuesday through Saturday, 9 AM to 4:30 PM and is closed Sunday, Monday, and federal holidays. Admission is free.  Currently, due to security restrictions, the museum is only open to those individuals with official business on Edwards Air Force Base or individuals attending a tour through public affairs.

Beech UC-45J Expeditor (Serial No. 408823), c/n 5805, 823, ex SNB-2, (Ex (Serial No. 43-33532), (BuNo. 67161), Reg. No. N57161.

Bell P-59B Airacomet  (Serial No. 44-22633), c/n 27-41, ex-”Reluctant Robot”, early RPV, mounted on a pylon in front of the base library.

Bell X-1 (Serial No. 46-00062), “Glamorous Glennis” replica.

Bensen X-25B Gyrocopter (Serial No. 68-10771), gyrochute DDV test vehicle.

 (USAF Photo)

Boeing XB-47 Stratojet (Serial No. 46-066), second prototype.  This aircraft has been moved from Ramntoul, Illinois.

Boeing B-47B Stratojet (Serial No. 51-25-BW).

 (calgriz Photo)

Boeing NB-52B Stratofortress (Serial No. 52-0008), c/n 16498, “Balls Eight”, NASA Mothership, outside the North Gate.

Boeing B-52D-70-BO Stratofortress (Serial No. 56-0585), c/n 17268, AFFTC Museum Air Park display.

Boeing C-135A Stratolifter, (Serial No. 60-0377), c/n 18152, B2 Avionics test-bed.

Boeing-Vertol H-21C Workhorse Helicopter, (Serial No. 52-8623), c/n C.44, Reg. No. N8540.

Cessna A-37 Dragonfly (Serial No. 73-1114), c/n 43534, ED.

Cessna NA-37B Tweet (Serial No. 73-1090), c/n 43456, ED, ex-test Pilot School support.

Consolidated ZXF-81 (Serial No. 44-91000).

Consolidated ZXF-81 (Serial No. 44-91001).

Convair F-106B-75-CO, QF-106 Delta Dart (Serial No. 59-0158), c/n 8-32-10, AD275, on display at Century Circle.

Convair YB-58/TB-58A Hustler (Serial No. 55-0665), “Snoopy”, YF-12 radar test, major damage.  Located on the Edwards AFB photo test range, south side of Rogers Dry Lake, approximately ½-mile north of East Avenue B and one mile east of 140th Street.

Compass Dwell RPV MMC-845.

de Havilland Canada DHC-2/U6A Beaver (Serial No. 53-2781), c/n 562, ED, Reg. No. N384N.

de Havilland Canada C-7B Caribou (Serial No. 63-9765), c/n 232, Ex US Army Golden Knights.

Douglas TB-26H Invader (Serial No. 44-34165), c/n 27444, Reg. No. N9146H, Calspan flying simulator.

Douglas C-53D Skytrooper (Serial No. 41-20093), c/n 11639, Reg. No. N101KC.

Douglas EF-10B/F3D-2Q Sky Knight (BuNo. 125850), c/n 8044, CY-19, ex-USMC F3D-2.

Douglas A-3D-1 Skywarrior (BuNo. 135434), ex-barrier test/fire training.

Fairchild C-119B Flying Boxcar (Serial No. 48-0352), ex-firebomber, USDA loan.

Fairchild C-123B-9-FA/C-123K Provider (Serial No. 54-0683), on loan from USDA.

Fairchild-Republic YA-10B Thunderbolt II (Serial No. 73-1664), c/n A10-0001, this is the only 2-seat variant built.

Fairchild T-46A (Serial No. 84-0492), NGT Next Generation Trainer prototype (Serial No. 1).

General Dynamics F-111A Aardvark (Serial No. 63-9766), c/n A1-01, 1st F-111 built.

General Dynamics NF-111A Aardvark (Serial No. 63-9778), c/n A1-13, NASA AFTI (Advanced Fighter Technology Integration).

General Dynamics NF-16B Fighting Falcon (Serial No. 75-0750), c/n 61-6, first 2-seat B variant.

General Dynamics F-16B Fighting Falcon (Serial No. 80-0634), c/n 62-67, mounted on a pylon in front of Base HQ alongside F-86F (Serial No. 52-5241), also on a pylon.

Gloster Meteor TT 20 NF 11 (Serial No. WD592), Reg. No. N94749.

Lockheed F-80 Shooting Star (Serial No. 49-0851).

Lockheed EF-80A Shooting Star (Serial No. 44-85123), c/n 080-1146, 1946 trans-continental speed record.

Lockheed T-33A Shooting Star (Serial No. 52-9846), mounted on a pylon at TPS.

Lockheed T-33A Shooting Star (Serial No. 53-5099), c/n 580-8438.

Lockheed T-33A Shooting Star (Serial No. 53-5540).

Lockheed T-33A Shooting Star (Serial No. 58-0669), c/n 580-1718.

Lockheed YF-94A Starfire (Serial No. 48-0356), c/n 1146, FA-356, prototype A, ex TF-80C/T-33. This aircraft was previously on display as a gate guard at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio, Texas and is currently in storage at Edwards AFB awaiting restoration.

Lockheed F-104 Starfighter (Serial No. 56-0801).

 (Otto Dickey Photo)

Lockheed NF-104A Starfighter  (Serial No. 56-0760), c/n 183-1048, NF-760, composite with parts from (Serial No. 56-0756), this aircraft was the SR-71 first flight chase plane.  Mounted on a pylon outside the Test Pilot School.

Lockheed NF-104A Starfighter  (Serial No. 56-0790), c/n 183-1078, FG-790, rocket assisted, mounted on a pylon at TPS, Reg. No. N820NA.

Lockheed C-140A Jetstar (Serial No. 59-5962), last operational USAF C-140.

Lockheed NC-141A Starlifter (Serial No. 61-2779), No. 5 aircraft radar test bed, modified with an F-15 nose section.

 (Aeroprints Photo)

Lockheed A-12 Blackbird (Serial No. 60-6924), c/n 121, Oxcart prototype, on display at Blackbird Park.

 (Scott Manning Photos)

Lockheed SR-71A Blackbird (Serial No. 61-7955), c/n 2006, ex Flight Test, Skunk Works logo on the tail.

Lockheed D-21 Drone, on loan from NASA.

Lockheed U-2D (NS), Dragon Lady ex Edwards Air Force Base, previously on display at March Air Force Base.

LTV YA-7D-1-CV Corsair II (Serial No. 67-14583), c/n D-002, ED, ex DIGITAC fly-by-wire test aircraft.

LTV A-7D-11-CV/YA-7F Corsair II (Serial No. 71-0344).

M2-F1 Lifting Body. Reg. No. N86652.

Martin B-57B Night Intruder (Serial No. 52-1576), c/n 166, NASA 809, Reg. No. N809NA.

McDonnell F-101B Voodoo (Serial No. 58-0288), c/n 660, 05.

McDonnell-Douglas NF-4C Phantom II (Serial No. 63-7407), c/n 311, ED, 1st production F-4C.

McDonnell-Douglas NRF-4C-20-MC Phantom II (Serial No. 64-1004), c/n 690, ED.

 (TSgt. Ed Boyce, USAF Photo)

McDonnell F-4D-28-MC Phantom II (Serial No. 65-0763), 194th FIS, 144th Fighter Wing, California Air National Guard, 1987.

McDonnell-Douglas YF-4E Phantom II (Serial No. 65-0713), c/n 1761, prototype E, ex F-4D.

McDonnell-Douglas F-15B Eagle (Serial No. 73-0114), c/n 41/B009, ED.

McDonnell-Douglas YC-15A (Serial No. 72-1875), c/n CX001, 15, Reg. No. N15YC, on display near the west gate in Century Circle.

MMC-845 RPV Compass Dwell (Serial No. 01454).

North American F-86F Sabre (Serial No. 52-5241), c/n 191-937, FU-241, mounted on a pylon outside 412 TW/HQ, beside F-16B (Serial No. 80-0634), also on a pylon.

North American F-100A Super Sabre (Serial No. 52-5760), No. 5, photo range target.

North American F-100A Super Sabre (Serial No.53-1688), in storage at Mojave airport.

North American YF-100A Super Sabre (Serial No. 52-5755), c/n 180-2, FW-755, 2nd Super Sabre built, on display in Century Circle.

North American CT-39A Sabreliner (Serial No. 60-3505), c/n 265-33.

North American T-28B Trojan (Serial No. 137702), c/n 200-65, Army Flight Test.

North American X-15 (Serial No. 56-6672), replica of X-15 No. 3 that crashed in 1967 with the loss of pilot Michael Adams.  Mounted on a pylon.

Northrop X-4 Bantam (Serial No. 46-6761), No. 1 of 2, moved from the USAF Academy, Colorado Springs, 2003.

Northrop F-89D Scorpion (Serial No. 52-1959).

Northrop F-89 Scorpion (Serial No. 52-01883), ex-Aberdeen target, not in good shape.

Northrop X-21A (Serial No. 55-408) B-66 Laminar flow/target, transferring to USAFM.

Northrop X-21A (Serial No. 55-410) B-66 Laminar flow/target, transferring to USAFM.

Northrop T-38A Talon (Serial No. 61-0810), mounted on a pylon.

Northrop F-20A Tigershark, Northrop marketing mock-up.

Northrop YA-9A (Serial No. 71-01367), 1st  prototype, only two were built.

PGM-17A Thor, ex-Rocket Propulsion Test Article.

Piasecki H-21C Workhorse Helicopter (Serial No. 52-8623), on loan from USDA.

Piasecki HUP-2/H-25 Retriever Helicopter  (BuNo. 130059).

Piper PA-48 Enforcer, c/n 48-8301002, Reg. No. N482PE, No. 2 of 2.

Republic F-84F-10-GK Thunderstreak (Serial No. 51-9350), FS-350, Air Park Museum display.

Republic XF-84H Thunderstreak (Serial No. 51-17059).

 (Rennet Stow Photo)

Republic F-105D-1-RE Thunderchief (Serial No. 61-0146), c/n D341, HI.

Rutan 354 Vari-Eze, Museum foundation loan.

Sikorsky SH-34G Seabat Helicopter (Serial No. 53-4477), c/n 58-0022, 00, USMC.

Sikorsky VH-34C Choctaw Helicopter (Serial No. 57-1726), c/n 58-0918, ex-Presidential Flight.

Sikorsky CH-3E/JCH-3E Jolly Green Giant Helicopter  (Serial No. 62-12581), c/n 61506.

Teledyne-Ryan AQM-34J Firebee I.

Teledyne-Ryan BQM-34A Firebee I.

Vought F-8U Crusader (Serial No. 145385).

Vought RF-8G Crusader (Serial No. 144607), ex X-31 Chase plane.

Rocket Engines: XLR-99, XLR-8, XLR-11, LR-121.


North American P-51D-20NA Mustang (Serial No. 44-72321), FAD 1932, parts, Reg. No. N551GP, Dream Machines LLC.


 (kb7ywl Photo)

Republic F-105G Thunderchief (Serial No. 63-8278), Sacramento VA Medical Center, Mather Airport (formerly MatherAFB).

Sacramento Executive Airport

Bell UH-1 Iroquois Helicopter (Serial No. 65-09771).

Lockheed T-33 Shooting Star (Serial No. 58-00491).

San Bernardino

North American P-51D-30NA Mustang (Serial No. 44-74444), ex-RCAF (Serial No. 9222), No. 402 Squadron, California Air National Guard colour, in storage, Reg. No. N4451C, Ken McBride.

Yakovlev Yak-3U (Serial No. 170101), Reg. No. N130AM.

San Carlos, Hiller Aviation Museum, 601 Skyway Road, 94070.  (650) 654-0200.  Open seven days a week, 10 AM to 5 PM. 

Aero Vodochody L-39C Albatross.

Arnold AR-5 Sport Monoplane, c/n X1, Reg. No. N105AR.

Beachy Little Looper, 1914 Gnome 80 HP engine.


Bell 47D Helicopter.

Boeing 2707-300 SST, 1969, mock-up, nose section.

Boeing 737-200 cockpit.

Boeing 747-100 cockpit.

Boeing 747-136 nose section, c/n 20269/150, BOAC, Flying Tigers, Reg. No. G-AWNG.

Boeing Condor A, 1988, piston-powered HALE reconnaissance aircraft.

Buel Autogyro, 1931.

Cessna 177 Cardinal.

Cole Flyer.

Christen Eagle, 1987, aerobatic biplane.

Curtis D Pusher, 1911, replica.

Doman YH-31/LZ-5 Carbie.

Douglas C-47 B Skytrain (Serial No. 44-77281), c/n 16865, 33613, Reg. No. N97H, located at the Bud Field Hangar.

Douglas A-4M Skyhawk cockpit.

Fairchild 22, 1934.

Fairchild 24-C8C, 1935.

Gonzales Brothers Tractor Biplane, 1912.

Hiller-copter XH-44, 1944, replica in process.

Hiller J-10 Helicopter, 1947, first NOTAR helicopter.

Hiller Hornet, 1949, prototype.

Hiller Ten99 Helicopter.

Hiller 360 Helicopter, 1949, first stable helicopter.

 (saopaulo1 Photo)

Hiller H-23A Raven Helicopter (Serial No. 234).

Hiller H-23B Raven Helicopter, 1950.

Hiller YH-32A Helicopter Gunship, 1955.

Hiller UH-4 Commuter.

Hiller VZ-1 Flying Platform, 1955.

Hiller XROE-1 Rotorcycle, 1033, 4021.

Hiller VXT-8 Coleopter, 1957.

Irvin Aerocycloid, 1908, replica.

Link Trainer.

Lockheed YO-3A Quiet Star (Serial No. 01).

LTV Astronaut Maneuvering Unit.

Marriott Avitor Hermes Jr., 1869 Airship, replica.

Martin-Hollman HA-2M Sportster Gyroplane.

Maupin-Lanteri Black Diamond, 1910.

McDonnell-Douglas Blended Wing Technology Model, 1990.

Monocoupe 70, c/n 151, built in 1928, Reg. No. N6740.

Montgomery Gull Glider, 1883, replica.

Montgomery Santa Clara Glider, 1905, replica.

Montgomery Evergreen Glider, 1911.

NASA/Ames-Dryden AD-1 Oblique Wing Demonstrator, c/n 001, Reg. No. N805NA.

NASA/Stanford Oblique Wing, flying Model.

Nelson PG-185 Hummingbird, 1955, powered glider..

Paraplane PM-1 powered parachute

Pietenpol Aircamper, 1929.

Pitts S1-C.

Quicksilver MX Ultralite on floats.

Republic RC-3 Seabee, c/n 18, Reg. No. N87482.

Rutan Defiant Model 74, c/n 001, Reg. No. N78RA.

Stanford Swift Hang Glider.

Stearman-Hammond Y-1S, c/n 307, Reg. No. NC15522.

Thaden T-1 Argonaut, c/n 1, built in 1928, wreckage, Reg. No. NX3902.

Thorpe Model T3, c/n 1, built in 1933, Reg. No. NX6497C.

Travelair D4D, c/n 515, built in 1928, Reg. No. N434P.

Trek Aerospace XFV Solotrek.

Waco 10, 1927.

Wright Flyer 1903, replica.

Wright Model EX Vin Fiz, replica.

San Diego, USS Midway Museum, 910 North Harbor Drive, 92101.  Located alongside the Navy Pier on the Embarcadero waterfront.  The file has become too large and in order to keep the page from crashing, the aircraft preserved on the USS Midway Museum are listed on a separate web page on this web site.

San Diego Air & Space Museum, Inc, 2001 Pan American Plaza, Balboa Park. 92101. (619) 234-8291.  Open daily 10 AM to 4:30 PM.

Aeronca C-3 Duplex.

Albatross D.Va Scout (Serial No. AA, 106), replica, Reg. No. N3767A.

Albatross ASG-21 Hang Glider.

American Eagle A-1.

Apollo Spacecraft Capsule.

Bell UH-1B Iroquois Helicopter (Serial No. 60-36140).

 (Author Photo)

Bell AH-1E Cobra Helicopter (Serial No. 77-22778).

Blériot XI, replica.

Boeing F4B-4, replica.

Boeing Stearman N2S-3 Kaydet  (Serial No. 5414), Reg. No. N1301M, No. 39.

Bowers Flybaby 1A.

Bowlus SP-1 Albatross, replica.

Brunner Bird BK.

Cayley Glider, replica.

Chanute Glider, replica.

Consolidated PT-1 Trusty.

Consolidated PBY-5A Catalina (Serial No. 48406), Reg. No. N5590V.

 (Author Photo)

Convair YF2Y-1 Sea Dart (BuNo. 135763), mounted on a pylon in front of the Museum.

 (Petty Officer 2nd Class Joseph Moon, USN Photo)

Curtiss A-1 Triad, replica, flown on 26 Jan 1984 over San Diego Bay.  This functional replica of a Curtiss A-1 Triad seaplane skimmed the water in San Diego Bay in front of the aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis during a demonstration at Naval Air Station North Island.  The A-1 Triad was the first Navy plane purchased by the Navy. 

Curtiss A-2 Pusher (Serial No. N5599N).

Curtiss Little Cooper.

Curtiss B-1 Robin.

Curtiss-Wright CW-1 Junior.

Curtiss JN-4D Jenny (Serial No. 396), replica, Reg. No. N5391.

Curtiss Wright P-40E Kittyhawk Mk. 1a (Serial No. AK979), c/n 18723, ex-RCAF (Serial No. 1064), Reg. No. N540FT.

de Havilland DH 2 Pusher, Reg. No. N32DH, 1915 Pusher.

de Havilland DH 60-GM Gypsy Moth.

Deperdussin C.

Douglas DC-3 Dakota.

Douglas SBD-4 Dauntless (BuNo. 6900), Reg. No. N4522.

Douglas A-4B Skyhawk (BuNo. 142905).

Douglas A-4C Skyhawk (BuNo. 148517).

Douglas A-4C Skyhawk (BuNo. 148586).

Fleet 2.

 (Tomas Del Coro Photo)

Fokker Eindecker E.III, replica.

 (USMC Photo)

Fokker Dr.1 (Serial No. 0577), replica.

 (Author Photo)

Ford 5-AT-B Tri-Motor (Serial No. 11), Reg. No. NC9637, Pan American Airways System

Gemini Spacecraft.

General Dynamics Tomahawk Cruise Missile.

General Dynamics F-16N Fighting Falcon (BuNo. 163269), c/n 3M-2, 401, ex-USAF (Serial No. 85-1369).

Grumman J2F-6 Duck (Serial No. 33594), Reg. No. N1273N.

Grumman F4F-3A Wildcat (BuNo. 3950), being restored.

Grumman F4F-3A Wildcat (BuNo. 3969), c/n 851.

Grumman F4F-3 Wildcat (BuNo.11828), being restored.

Grumman F6F-3 Hellcat (BuNo. 42874), c/n A-4140, 21.  This aircraft was recovered from the Pacific Ocean off the California coast.

Grumman A-6E Intruder (BuNo. 162195).

Grumman F-14A Tomcat (BuNo. 159631), c/n 178, NG-201.  F-14A-85-GR.

Horten Ho 229 Flying Wing replica.

Jungster VI.

Leonardo Da Vinci Ornithopter, replica.

Lilienthal Glider, replica.

Link Trainer.

 (Author Photos)

 (Roman Eugeniusz Photo)

Lockheed A-12 (Serial No. 60-6933), mounted on a pylon in front of the museum.

LTV A-7B-4-CV Corsair II (BuNo. 154554), c/n B-194, NG-031..

 (Author Photo)

McDonnell-Douglas F-4J Phantom II (BuNo. 157267), mounted on a pylon inside the museum.

 (Curimedia Photo)

McDonnell-Douglas F/A-18A-12-MC Hornet (BuNo. 161963), ex Blue Angel.

Mercury Air Shoestring Racer.

Mercury Space Capsule.

Messerschmitt Bf 109G-14 Gustav, mockup, hanging inverted from the ceiling inside the museum.

Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-15 Fagot (Serial No. 70201).

 (Tomas Del Coro Photo)

 (Author Photo)

Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-17 Fresco C (Serial No. 3020), mounted on a pylon inside the museum.

Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-21 Mongol B, fuselage No. 4418, Reg. No. N315RF, Brown Field.

 (Eddie Maloney Photo)

Mitsubishi A6M7 Zero ) (Serial No. 23186).

Montgolfier Balloon, replica.

Montgomery Evergreen Glider.

Moraine-Saulnier MS-230.

Nieuport 11, replica, Reg. No. N1256.

Nieuport 28, replica.

 (Eddie Maloney Photos)

 (Author Photo)

North American P-51D-25NA Mustang (Serial No. 44-73683), "Bunnie", Reg. No. N5551D.  This aircraft is painted to represent Roscoe Brown's "Bunnie" of the 100th Fighter Squadron, 332nd Fighter Group.


Pietenpol Air Camper.

Piper J-3 Cub.

Pitcairn PCA-1A Autogiro.

Pitts S-1-S Special, c/n 10034, Reg. No. N4HS.

Radioplane OQ-1 Drone.

Rearwin Cloudster.

RV-4 Homebuilt.

Ryan M-1 Messenger, replica.

Ryan B-5 Brougham.

Ryan PT-22 Recruit (Serial No. 1901), Reg. No. N47483.

Ryan NYP "Spirit of St. Louis", replica.

Ryan STA.

Ryan Firebee II.

SPAD VII.c.1 (Serial No. 5334), S3.

Standard J-1.

Sundancer 1 Racer.

Supermarine Spitfire LF Mk. XVIe, RAF (Serial No. SL574), c/n CBAF.IX4688, MD-T, painted to represent a Spitfire from  RAFNo. 133 (Eagle) Squadron..

Swallow TP.

Thomas-Morse S-4C Scout, Tommy.

Travel Air Mystery (Serial No. NR-613K).

Vought F4U-7 (BuNo. 133704).

Vought F-8J Crusader (BuNo. 150297).

Waco YKS-7, replica, Reg. No. N17713.

Wee Bee, replica.

Wright Flyer 1903, replica.

San Diego Air & Space Museum Annex, Gillespie Field

 (USN Photo)

 (Jim1138 Photos)

Douglas A2D-1 Skyshark (Serial No. 125485).  El Cahon airport.

 (Jim1138 Photo)

MiG-15 (Serial No. 70201), Chinese markings.

 (Jim1138 Photo)

Ryan X-13A Vertijet (Serial No. 54-1619).

 (Jim1138 Photo)

Wright EX Vin Fiz, replica.

San Diego, California Flight Museum, 1424 Continental Street, Hangar No. 8, Brownfield Airport, 92154.  (619) 435-1075.  Open Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday 1PM to 5 PM, no admission charge.  The museum is located approximately ten miles south of San Diego and one mile north of the Mexican border.

Aero Vodochody L-39 Albatros.

 (CFM Photo)

Fairchild PT-19 Cornell, 19.

 (CFM Photo)

Folland Fo.141 Gnat, Red Arrows.

 (CFM Photo)

Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-21U-600 Mongol B, fuselage 4418, flying aircraft.

Rutan Long-Eze.

Pazmany PL-2 restoration project.

San Diego, Flying Leatherneck Aviation Museum, Flying Leatherneck Historical Foundation, T2002 Anderson Ave, Marine Corps Air Station Miramar, 92145-0316.  The file has become too large and in order to keep the page from crashing, the aircraft preserved with the Flying Leatherneck Aviation Museum are listed on a separate web page on this web site.

San Diego, Naval Air Station Miramar, Miramar Way, 92126.

Douglas A-4F Skyhawk (BuNo. 155025).

General Dynamics F-16N Fighting Falcon (BuNo. 163277).

Grumman F-14A Tomcat (BuNo. 158978).

Grumman E-2A Hawkeye  (BuNo. 150536).

McDonnell-Douglas F-4B-7-MC Phantom II (BuNo. 148408), painted as (BuNo. 153019).

Vought F8U-1/F-8A Crusader (BuNo. 143755), painted as (BuNo. 149216).

San Diego, Naval Air Station North Island, Coronado, 3420 Guadalcanal Road, San Diego, CA 92155-5020.  Tel: 619-437-2011.

Glenn Curtiss, recognized as the “Father of Naval Aviation” arranged for an aircraft carrier to be built according to his specifications from an existing US Navy ship in San Francisco harbor.  On 18 January 1911, Eugene Ely successfully flew a Curtiss D-IV "Pusher" both off and onto the deck of the USS Pennsylvania. (Ely performed the first take off from an aircraft carrier in 1910 in the East, but did not execute the landing at the time).  The Navy was not impressed and didn't see an immediate future for the aircraft carrier, but encouraged Curtiss to build a sea plane which could be used for reconnaissance on a battleship.  By 26 January 1911, Curtiss successfully demonstrated the first practical sea plane in San Diego Harbor by flying it next to a battleship and having it raised onto the deck and down to the water again.  The first naval aviation school had already been established by Curtiss as early as 23 December 1910 on North Island, San Diego using Curtiss’s airplanes.  By February 1911, the first amphibious landing of an airplane was performed at Coronado Island at the Del Coronado Hotel.  Navy Lt. Ellyson completed his training and became the first Navy flyer (Naval Aviator No. 1) on 11 April 1911.  On 8 May 1911, the Navy purchased two Curtiss airplanes and one Wright Flyer and the Navy Aviation School, the first in the country, was well on its way on North Island San Diego: the birth of U.S. Naval Aviation; all due to Glenn Curtiss.

 (Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Susan Van Veen, USN Photo)

Douglas A-4C Skyhawk (BuNo. 148516), AH-352, painted as (BuNo. 151134, VA-163, in honour of ADM James B. Stockdale.

San Diego, North Island Naval Air Station, PO Box 357033, San Diego, CA 92135-7033.  Tel: 619-545-1011.  DSN: 735-1011.

Boeing Vertol CH-46D Sea Knight Helicopter (BuNo. 150951).

Grumman C2A Greyhound (BuNo. 152795).

Kaman SH-2 Seasprite Helicopter (BuNo. 149022).

Lockheed S-3 Viking (BuNo.159412).

Sikorsky CH-53A Sea Stallion Helicopter  (BuNo. 149915).

Sikorsky MS-60A Sea Hawk Helicopter (BuNo. 162893).

San Diego

Beechcraft T-34A-BH Mentor (Serial No. 55-0167), "24", Reg. No. N111LK.

 (FlugKerl2 Photo)

Canadian Vickers PBY5A Canso (Serial No. CV-427), Reg. No. N427CV.

North American P-51K-10NT Mustang (Serial No. 44-12119), c/n 111-30273, A-VF, painted as (Serial No. 44-12840), Reg. No. N119VF.  Aadu Karemaa, 

San Francisco, The Exploratorium, 3601 Lyon St.  Spacecraft.

San Francisco, Crissy Field Aviation Museum, Pier One, Fort Mason, 94121.  Open working weekends first and third Saturdays each month.  (415) 221-4907.

de Havilland DH-4, restoration project.

SFO Museum, San Francisco International Airport.  (650) 821-9915.  Aviation Museum, Research Library and artifacts.

San Luis Obispo, California Military Museum, Camp San Luis Obispo, Hwy 1.

Bell OH-13H Sioux Helicopter (Serial No. 51-13738).

Bell UH-1H Iroqois Helicopter.

Bell OH-58A Kiowa Helicopter .

Boeing Vertol Model 114 CH-47A Chinook Helicopter (Serial No. 61-2408), c/n B-D012.  11th Chinook produced.

Cessna O-1 Bird Dog  (Serial No. 51-7312), c/n 22046.

de Havilland Canada DHC-2/U-6A Beaver (Serial No. 53-2817), c/n 614.

Hiller OH-23C Raven Helicopter (Serial No. 56-2259), c/n 861, CANG.

McDonnell-Douglas F-4C-24-MC Phantom II (Serial No. 64-0827), c/n 1165.

Republic F-105G Thunderchief (Serial No. 63-8278).

Sikorsky UH-19D Chickasaw Helicopter (Serial No. 49-4973), c/n 55-1277.

Sikorsky CH-34C Choctaw Helicopter (Serial No. 53-4544), c/n 58-0106.

San Jose

Hawker Sea Fury Mk. 11, (Serial No. 41H636334), Reg. No. N260X, Ellsworth Getchell.

North American P-51D-20NA Mustang (Serial No. 44-63701), c/n 122-31427, ex-RSwAF, painted as (Serial No. 44-63702), “Grim Reaper”, Reg. No. N26PW, Sal Rubino Jr., Almaor Aviation.

San Martin, Wings of History Air Museum, South County Airport of Santa Clara, 12777, Murphy Avenue, 95046-0495.  (408) 683-2290.  Located off Hwy 101.

The Wings of History Museum is an all-volunteer, non-profit organization dedicated to the preservation and restoration of antique aircraft as well as other aviation artifacts

Aeronca C-3, 1934.

Alexander Primary Glider, 1930, restoration project.

American Eagle A-101, c/n 283, Reg. NC7172, built in 1918, flyable with Curtiss OXX-6 engine.

Avro Avian, restoration project, in storage.

Beech Model 23 Musketeer, 1964, four-place low-wing monoplane.

Bowers Fly Baby 1-A, c/n 65-66, Reg. No. N4722.

Bowlus Albatross, original 1928 glider, restoration project, in storage.

Bowlus Baby Albatross, 1938 glider, on loan from the National Soaring Museum, Elmira, NY.

Bowlus Super Albatross, 1940 glider, competition sailplane, one of only two built.

Culver Cadet, restoration project, in storage.

Kinner Sportster B, c/n 122, Reg. No. NC14201, built in 1934, on loan from Bill Mette.

Marketello Stahltaube replica, c/n 001, Reg. No. N1381N.

Markse Pioneer II, 1980, tailless glider.

Nelson Dragonfly, 1938 powered glider.

North American TB-25N Mitchell (Serial No. 44-30324), c/n 108-33599, Reg. No. N3161G, on loan from Ken McBride.

Peel Glider Boat, 1930, on loan from the National Soaring Museum, Elmira, New York.

Penguin, 1932, ground control trainer

Pietenpol Air Camper, 1934, restoration project.

Pitts Special, acrobatic biplane.

Rutan Quickie, 1982, early composite homebuilt design.

Security Airster S-1B, 1940, restoration in progress.

SimCopter, 1957, homebuilt Simca car and rotorcraft.

Stahltaube, flyable ¾-scale replica.

Stan Hall Cherokee II, 1964, sailplane, in storage.

Stan Hall Safari, 1984, Volkswagen powered glider.

Stinson 10A, restoration in progress.

Stitts SA-5A Flut-R-Bug, prototype

Volmer Jensen VJ-21, 1946, powered glider.

Volmer Jensen VJ-22 Sportsman amphibian, c/n 55, Reg. No. N5591.

Volmer Jensen VJ-23 hang glider.

Volmer Jensen VJ-23E powered hang glider.

Volmer Jensen VJ-24W (1980), ultra-light.

Wright Flyer, 1903, replica.

San Martin

Chance-Vought F4U-4 Corsair (BuNo. 97320), c/n 9474, Reg. No. N72084.

North American P-51D-30NA Mustang (Serial No. 44-74311), c/n 122-40851, ex-RCAF (Serial No. 9577), PV-577, Canadian Reg. No. C-GPSI, in storage, RCAF colours, Reg. No. N151KM, Ken McBride.

San Pedro, Fort McArthur Museum, 3601 S Gaffey St, 90731.  (310) 548-2631.

Western Electric SAM-A-7 Nike Ajax surface-to-air missile.

Artillery and Army memorabilia displays.

Santa Ana, Lyon Air Museum/Martin Aviation, 19300 Ike Jones Road, 92707.  (714) 210-4585.   Founded by Major General William Lyon, the Lyon Air Museum is located on the west side of John Wayne Airport in Orange County.  The Museum is collocated with Martin Aviation.  The Museum’s exhibits include authentic aircraft, rare vehicles and related memorabilia, with emphasis on the Second World War.

Boeing B-17G-85-DL Flying Fortress  (Serial No. 44-83563), c/n 32204 (-DL), 297400, K-E, “Fuddy Duddy”, 447th Bomb Group, Reg. No. N9563Z.

Cessna O-1E Bird Dog  (Serial No. 0-24729).

 (Alan Wilson Photo)

Douglas C-47 Skytrain (Serial No. 43-15579), California Air National Guard, on display at the March Field Museum, Riverside.

Douglas C-47A Skytrain (Serial No. 42-100931), D-Day veteran, painted as American Airlines DC-3 Airliner “Flagship Orange County”, Reg. No. NC16005.

Douglas C-47B Skytrain (Serial No. 44-76791), “Will Dean”.

North American B-25J-20/22-NC Mitchell (Serial No. 44-29465), c/n 108-33790, “Guardian of Freedom”.

Santa Ana, 12 Civic Center Plaza, south side of Building 12, USMC Veterans Memorial.

Aviation pioneer Glenn Martin first flew in Santa Ana in 1909, flying a copy of a combination Wright and Curtiss pusher biplane.

Douglas A-4M Skyhawk (BuNo. 160031), ZJ-98, USMC, mounted on a pylon.

Santa Barbara

North American P-51D-20NA Mustang (Serial No. 44-72145), "Petie 3rd", Reg. No. N51PT, Jeff Pryor.

Santa Maria Museum of Flight, 3015 Airpark Drive, 93455.  (805) 922-8758.  Open Friday to Sunday, 10 AM to 4 PM.  

Bell UH-1M Iroquois Helicopter (Serial No. 66-0630), c/n 1612, US Army.

Bowers Flybaby.

de Havilland DH 82 Tiger Moth (Serial No. 85882), Swedish Air Force.

Douglas DC-2-118B, c/n 1368, Reg. No. N1934D.

Douglas A-4L Skyhawk (BuNo. 147825), c/n 12589, USMC, 012.

Fleet Trainer.

Great Lakes Trainer.

Great Plains Sonerii II.

Hawker Siddeley Gnat T1, c/n FL543, ex-XP541, Reg. No. N8130Q.

Hunt Special.

Jensen Hang Glider.

McDonnell-Douglas A4M Skyhawk  7825, being restored.

McDonnell F-4S Phantom II (BuNo. 153868), c/n 2403.

Model II, 1929.

Monnett Moni, c/n 62, Reg. No. N321EW.

Monnett Sonex, c/n 0348, Reg. No. N3772V.

North American F-86F Sabre (Serial No. 55014), c/n 227-247, former drone from China Lake, being restored.

Parker Sailplane.

Rand KR-2.

Stinson AT-19 Reliant (Serial No. RNAF FK 104).

Wright Glider, original.

Santa Maria, city park static display.

Convair F-102 Delta Dagger (Serial No. 56-0995).

Santa Monica, Pancho Barnes Trust Estate Archive and Museum.  Artifacts.

Santa Monica Museum of Flying, 3100 Airport Avenue, 90405.  Mail: 2425 Olympic Boulevard, Suite 650E, 90404-4030.  (310) 398-2500.  The Museum was founded in 1974 as the Douglas Museum and Library, renamed the Museum of Flying in 1989, closed in 2002, and re-opened on 25 February 2012 in a new facility.  The new museum features a display and exhibit area of nearly 22,000 square feet (2,000 m2), with its primary focus on aviation history in Southern California.  (310) 752-055. 

Beech D17S Staggerwing, c/n 6898, Larry C. Boyd, Wellton, Arizona, Reg. No. N9465H.

Bede BD-5J Microjet, from the film “Octopussy”.

Boeing Stearman N2S-4/A75N1 Kaydet (Serial No. 75-2305, , Reg. No. N555BF, used in the film “Spacecamp”.

Cassutt IIIM Racer, No. 44.

Douglas C-53 Skytrooper (Serial No. 41-20107), c/n 4877, R4D-3 (BuNo. 05076), Reg. No. N596AR, mounted on a pylon.

Douglas A-4C Skyhawk (BuNo. 158195), Blue Angel 4.

Lockheed Vega, replica, from the film “Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian”.

North American P-51D-25NA Mustang (Serial No. 44-73973), c/n 122-40513, 49, “Cotton Mouth”, painted as (Serial No. 44-10755), Reg. No. N151DP, David G. Price, North American/Aero Classics, Santa Monica.

Ryan PT-22 Recruit (Serial No.)

Sailplane, Monerai.

Starduster, Reg. No. N163G.

Stinson SA 10/AT-19/V-77 Reliant.

Univair 415 D Ercoupe (Serial No.), Reg. No.

Waco UEC, c/n 3684, Reg. No. N18613.

Wright Flyer, replica, from the film “Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian”.

Santa Paula, Aviation Museum of Santa Paula, 824 E Santa Maria Street, 93061.  (805) 525-1109.  Located South of Hwy 126 in Santa Paula, between the 10th Street and Palm Street exits.  Open first Sunday each month, 10 AM to 3 PM.   

Beech D17S Staggerwing.

de Havilland DH 60 Gypsy Moth.

de Havilland DH 82A Tiger Moth (Serial No. PG675), Reg. No. N675LF.

Fairchild F-24 Forwarder.

Howard DGA-1.

ZLIN trainer.

Santa Rosa, Pacific Coast Air Museum, Sonoma County Airport, 2230 Becker Blvd, 95403.  (707) 575-7900.  Open Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday 10 AM to 4 PM.

Aeronca L-3B.

Bede BD-5J (Serial No. 4174).

Bell UH-1H Iroquois Helicopter (Serial No. 66-16779).

Broussard MH (Serial No. 1512).

Cessna T-37B Tweet (Serial No. 57-2341).

 (BrokenSphere Photo)

Convair F-106A-120-CO Delta Dart (Serial No. 59-0086).

Douglas A-26B-25-DL Invader (Serial No. 41-39303), c/n 7016, “City of Santa Rosa”, Reg. No. N5589A.

Douglas A-4E Skyhawk (BuNo. 151030).

 (Crabtree13 Photo)

Douglas A-4E Skyhawk (BuNo. 151194), QG-07, USMC.

Douglas R6D-1/C-118A Liftmaster (BuNo. 131594), (Serial No. 51-17644), RT, Reg. No. N777SQ.

Douglas DC-6 Liftmaster cockpit (Serial No. 44087).

Folland Fo.141 Gnat.

General Dynamics F-16N Fighting Falcon (Viper) (BuNo. 163271), previously USAF (Serial No. 85-01372).

Globe GC-1.

Grumman HU-16E Albatross, (Serial No. USCG 7245), c/n G-334, “San Francisco”, Reg. No. N70262.

Grumman S-2 Tracker (BuNo.), CDF, Tanker No. 84.

 (Crabtree13 Photo)

Grumman A-6E Intruder (BuNo. 155595), NG 00, VA-165, “War Eagle” USS Constellation.

Grumman F-14A Tomcat (BuNo. 160889), 200.

Hawker-Siddley AV-8A Harrier (BuNo. 158959).

Ilyushin Il-14P Crate, c/n 4340606, Reg. No. N606RR, Poland.

Lockheed T-33 Shooting Star, TR-380.

Lockheed SR-71 Blackbird nose.

Lockheed D-28 Drone.

LTV A-7 Corsair II, 401.

 (Nobuhiko Moriya Photo)

McDonnell-Douglas F-4C-24-MC Phantom II (Serial No. 64-0823), 823.

McDonnell-Douglas F-4B Phantom II cockpit, flight simulator, Blue Angels.

 (Master Sgt. Roy Santana, USAF Photos)

McDonnell Douglas F-15 Eagle (Serial No. 84-0014), 144th Fighter Wing, California Air National Guard, Fresno.

McDonnell-Douglas F-15 Eagle (Serial No. 77-102), “First Responder”.

Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-15UTI Midget.

Nachang CJ-6A.

North American SNJ-4 Texan .

North American SNJ-5 Texan .

North American RF-86F Sabre (Serial No. 6517), 609, painted as (Serial No. 52-4913).

 (Crabtree13 Photo)

North American F-86H Sabre, (Serial No. 52-4913), California Air National Guard.

North American T-28B Trojan (Serial No. 0-91724).

North American T-28C Trojan (BuNo. 146261), Reg. No. N728C.

Northrop F-5E Tiger II (Serial No. 72-1387), 00.

Northrop T-38 Talon (Serial No. 23659).

Piper J-3 Cub.

Piper U-11A Aztec B.

Pitts Special S1, Reg. No. N17J.

Republic F-84F Thunderstreak (Serial No. 52-6475).

Republic F-105F-1-RE Thunderchief (Serial No. 63-8331).

Sikorsky CH-34C Choctaw Helicopter (Serial No. 57-1708), c/n 58-0868.

Stampe SV-4C.

Stinson L-5B Sentinel.


Vought F-8U-2 (F8C) Crusader (Serial No. 146995), 125.

Vought RF-8 Crusader cockpit, 604.

Vultee BT-13A Valiant (Serial No. 42-1216).


Yakovlev Yak-11 Moose.

Yakovlev Yak-18 Max.

Yakovlev Yak-52.

Zlin 526M Trener.

Santa Rosa

Curtiss Wright P-40N-5 Warhawk (Serial No. 42-105526), Reg. No. N942KH.  Craig Schultz.


Boeing A75N1 Stearman N2S-3 (Serial No. 75-7923), 310, USN, Reg. No. N5106N, built in 1947. David A. Derby.


General Motors (Eastern) FM-2 Wildcat (BuNo. 86572), Thomas Camp.


North American P-51D-30NA Mustang (Serial No. 44-74389), c/n 122-40929,A68-175, ex-RCAF (Serial No. 9580), B6-31-F, “Speedball Alice”, Reg. No. N64824, Julia Vance.

Shafter, Minter Field Air Museum, 401 Vultee Ave, PO Box 445, Shafter Airport, 93262-4031.  (661) 393-0291.  Open Friday and Saturday 10 AM to 2 PM, or by appointment (661) 654-9159.  The museum is located ten miles north-west of Bakersfield off Route 99.  The Museum houses artifacts and photographs of the men and women who were stationed at Minter Field as well as other military eras. Artifacts include military uniforms, radio equipment, a Norden Bomb Sight; Medals and Patches, Echelons (Class Books), Snap Roll Newsletters, hundreds of photographs and documents, and beautiful aviation art.  The Museum features an extensive collection of model aircraft and military vehicles. There are several recreations of historic aircraft, ships, and a German Railroad cannon.  The Museum has a database of over 11,600 names of staff and cadets who were at Minter Field, including many pictures in class books.  There is also a DVD library with over 1000 hours of military and aviation videos, catalogued by subject and names.

 (Photo courtesy of

Aermacchi MB-326M Impala (Serial No. 493), N153TP, MFAM.

Aeronca L-3B Grasshopper (Serial No. 0-58B3262), Reg. No. N48850, MFAM.

Bell AH-1F Cobra Helicopter (Serial No. 0-15327), MFAM, on loan from the Kern County Fire Department, being renovated for static display.

Boeing Stearman PT-17 Kaydet , owned by former Reno Racer Eddie Van Fossen.

Cessna AT-17/UC-78 Bobcat (Serial No. 23264), Reg. No. N73580, MFAM, disassembled for parts, not displayable.

Fokker Dr.1 Triplane, replica, Reg. No. N425FS, MFAM in museum hangar.

Grumman C-1 Trader (BuNo. 136781), Reg. No. N475AM.

Hughes OH-6A Cayuse Helicopter (Serial No. 12931), MFAM, on loan from DEA.

Link Trainer, MFAM, on display inside the museum.

Lockheed TV-2B Sea Star (BuNo. 138995), on loan from the US Navy.

North American AT-6 Texan , “Miss T-N-T”, on the field in new owner’s hangar.

Northrop T-38 Talon (Serial No. 60-0566).

Pietenpol Air Camper, Reg. No. N932BJP, MFAM in museum hangar.

Sikorsky SH-34G Seabat Helicopter (BuNo. 140122), being restored for static display.

Turner T-40 Experimental, Reg. No. N145G, MFAM in museum hangar.

Vultee BT-13 Valiant (Serial No. 290259), 150, Reg. No. N75789, MFAM in museum hangar.


Douglas A-26C Invader (Serial No. 44-35456), Reg. No. N5625S, Wade Eagleton.

 (Chris Finney Photo)

North American P-51D-20NT Mustang (Serial No. 44-13105), ex-RAAF (Serial No. A68-679), "Strega", C/N 00-30, racer No. 7, Reg. No. N71FT.  Bill G. Destefani.

Republic P-47D Thunderbolt (Serial No. 42-26766), being restored by Bill Destafani.

Sierra Madre

North American P-51D Mustang (Serial No. 44-74543), ex-RCAF (Serial No. 9252), Reg. No. N4543, aka (Serial No. 44-63655), "Geraldine", Richard Vartanian.

Simi Valley, The Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum, 40 Presidential Drive, 93065.  (800) 410-8354. 

 (Photo Courtesy of the Ronald Reagan Library)

Boeing VC-137A Air Force One “Spirit of 76”, (Serial No. SAM 27000), inside the museum.

 (Lisa Barnum Photo)

Grumman F-14A-135-GR Tomcat (BuNo. 162592), outside the museum.

 (Happyme22 Photo)

Sikorsky VH-3A Sea King Helicopter (BuNo.), inside the museum.



Curtiss Wright P-40E Warhawk (Serial No. 40-401), Christopher Provost, Reg. No. N95665.

Curtiss Wright P-40N-5 Warhawk (Serial No. 42-105306), Reg. No. N540TP.

South El Monte, American Society of Military History Museum, The Whittier Narrows Recreation Area, 1918 North Rosemead Boulevard, 91733.  The museum features over 175 military vehicles and exhibits dating from 1933 to the present.

 (Photo courtesy of

Bell UH-1 Iroquois Helicopter (Serial No. 65-9423).

Stockton Field Aviation Museum, 7432 CE Dixon Street, Stockton Metro Airport.  Open by appointment only, (209) 982-0273.

Beechcraft AT-11 Kansan

Lockheed PV-1 Super Ventura (Serial No. 5492), Reg. No. N183PL.

 (USN Photo, ca 1945)

Lockheed PV-2D Harpoon (BuNo. 84062),

Firebomber Tanker No. 37 & 101, Reg. No. N6657D.  Being restored by Vintage Aircraft (209) 982-0273,

Boeing B-29 Superfortress (Serial No. 42-65401) nose & tail sections & Remote Control Turret System.

Sperry ball turret as used on the B-17 & B-24.

Link Trainer.


Boeing B-29 Superfortress (Serial No. 42-65287), nose section only, Nick Veronico.

Susanville Airport, static display.

McDonnell-Douglas RF-4C-21-MC Phantom II (Serial No. 64-01022).


Douglas A-26B Invader (Serial No. 44-34769), Reg. No. N26BK, H.B. Keck, Thermco Aviation.

Thousand Oaks

North American P-51D-25NA Mustang (Serial No. 44-73693), previously (Serial No. 44-13253), "Risky Business", Reg. No. N35FF, Mike Brown.

Torrance, 25311 Aero Way, 90505-6109.  City static display.

Lockheed T-33A Shooting Star (Serial No. 52-09239).

Torrance, Western Museum of Flight, Louis Zamperini Field, 3315 Airport Drive, Red Baron No. 3, 90505.  (310) 326-9544.  Open Wednesday to Sunday 10 AM to 5 PM.

Acme Sierra S-1 Sierra (Sue), Reg. No. N12K.

 (Motohide Miwa Photo)

Bede BD-5.

 (Steve D. Smith Photo)

Boeing Model 100 (P-12/F4B).

 (Motohide Miwa Photos)

Boeing Stearman PT-17 Kaydet, USN, 358.  Reg. No. N90840.

Cessna O-2 Super Skymaster (Serial No. 67-21296), possibly moved to a new location.

Douglas DC-3 “Spirit of Seventy-Six”.

Douglas A4D-1 Skyhawk (BuNo. 142227), later redsignated A-4A, painted as USMC, VMA-211, previously painted as Blue Angel 1.

 (Motohide Miwa Photo)

Grumman F-14A Tomcat (BuNo. 159830), c/n 190, NE-201.  F-14A-90-GR.

 (Steve D. Smith)

Hawker-Siddeley Harrier T.4, RAF (Serial No. XZ145), on loan from the California Science Center.  This aircraft is painted in the colours of the Royal Navy, No. 899 Naval Air Squadron, (Serial No. ZD993).

Link Trainer.

 (Steve D. Smith Photos)

Lockheed T-33A Shooting Star (Serial No. 52-9239).

Lockheed YO-3A Quiet Star (Serial No. 69-18007).

Montgomery Glider, 1883, replica.

North American XAT-6E Texan, replica.

North American P-51C-10NT Mustang (Serial No. 42-103645), c/n 103-26199, A4-2, “Tuskegee”, airworthy, Reg. No. NL61429, airworthy, CAF St. Paul, Minnesota.

 (USAF Photo)

North American F-51D-30-NA Mustang (Serial No. 44-74607), 195th Fighter Squadron, California Air National Guard, 1948.  

North American P-51D-25NA Mustang (Serial No. 44-72739), QP-A, “Man O’ War”, Reg. No. N44727, Elmer Ward Estate.

 (Motohide Miwa Photos)

North American F-86F Sabre (Serial No. 55-3937), FU-401.

 (Motohide Miwa Photo)

 (Steve D. Smith Photos)

Northrop JB-1 Bat, MX543.

Northrop F-89 Scorpion (Serial No. 52-1870), restoration project.

 (Motohide Miwa Photos)

Northrop F-5A Freedom Fighter, 207.

Northrop RF-5E Tiger II.

 (Motohide Miwa Photo)

 (Christophe Chodorowski Photo)

Northrop YF-17A Cobra (Serial No. 72-1569), c/n C0001, NAVY.

 (Motohide Miwa Photos)

Northrop-McDonnell Douglas YF-23A Black Widow II (Serial No. 87-0801), c/n 1002/PAV-2.

 (Motohide Miwa Photo)

Northrop JB-1 Bat Flying Wing.

Northrop KD2R-5 Basic Training Target Drone.

Northrop RP-76 Drone.

Northrop Radioplane RP-71 Falconer, SD-1 Target Drone.

Northrop Grumman BQM-74F.

 (Motohide Miwa Photo)

Radioplane RP-5A Target Drone.

Rogallo Sail Wing Hang Glider.

Teledyne Ryan AQ-34K Firebee RPV.

Montgomery Glider, 1883, replica.

Jet and piston engine displays.

 (Paaln Photo)

Northrop N-3PB Seaplane, No. 320-U, the only surviving aircraft was restored at Hawthorne by Northrop employees and is currently on exhibition as part of Norwegian Armed Forces Aircraft Collection at Gardermoen, Norway.


Beechcraft T-34A Mentor (Serial No. 52-7656), (G-37)), Reg. No. N104412, Skyview Aviation.

Tulare, American Veterans Memorial, Veterans of Foreign Wars Highway, 92374.  The aircraft are located near the entrance to Mefford Field (TLR).  AMVETS Chapter 56.

 (Alan Wilson Photo)

Boeing B-17G Flying Fortress  (Serial No. 44-85738), K, c/n 8647 (-VE), “Preston’s Pride”.  Built at Vega Burbank.  Given to AMVETS Chapter 56 in 1958.  Moved to compound at Perry's Coffee House in 1971.  Placed on display at AMVETS again in 1981.

Convair T-29A (Serial No. 50-0193), c/n 223.  Now a café on the east side of North L Street between East King Avenue and East San Joaquin Avenue.

McDonnell F-4C-25-MC Phantom II (Serial No. 64-0912), c/n 1368, TJ.

Twentynine Palms Marine Corps Air-Ground Combat Center.

Douglas A-4C Skyhawk (BuNo. 145113), FC-00, USMC.

Upland, Commemorative Air Force 3rd Pursuit Squadron, 1749 W 13th Street, Cable Airport.

Antonov AN-2 Colt (Serial No. 43798), c/n 1G210-55, Reg. No. N2AN.

Beechcraft T-34 Mentor.

North American AT-6 Texan.

North American SNJ Texan.

Polikarpov I-16 Rata/Mosca.

Ryan PT-22 Recruit.

Vacaville, Nut Tree Airport

Douglas C-41A, Reg. No. N341A.  Richard Martin.  One of only two C-41 transport variants of the DC-3A built for teh USAAC.

 (Photo courtesy of Armchair Aviators)

Hawker Sea Fury FB.11, K, 308, Reg. No. N97SF.  Walter Bowe's historic aircraft collection.

 (Photo courtesy of Sean Skaarup)

North American B-25N Mitchell (Serial No. 44-28932), Reg. No. N3476G, “Tondelayo”, painted as 02168.  This aircraft is part of the Collings Foundation collection, but will based at Nut Tree Airport, Vacaville, California.

Van Nuys

Douglas A-26C-50-DT Invader (Serial No. 44-35788), c/n 29067, Reg. No. N126HK.

Lockheed F-104C Starfighter (Serial No. 56-0932), FG-932, C/N 383-1220, This aircraft was on display at the main gate of Van Nuys airport in California until it was moved to the General Thomas P. Stafford Air & Space Museum, Weatherford, Oklahoma, where it is mounted on a pylon.

North American Navion (Serial No. NAV-4-100), built in 1946, Reg. No. N91455, Secure Aviation Solutions.

Victorville, Southern California Logistics Airport.  Also known as Victorville Airport, located in San Bernardino County, approximately 20 mi (32 km) north of San Bernardino.  Prior to its civil usage, the facility was George Air Force Base from 1941 to 1992.  The airport is home to Southern California Aviation, a large transitional facility for commercial aircraft.  The aircraft previously on static display here have been moved, with a few going to the Joe Davies Heritage Airpark at Palmdale Plant 42.

 (Scott Manning Photos)

McDonnell F-4C Phantom II (Serial No. 63-7556), GA, painted as (Serial No.  63-7519).


Hawker Sea Fury T Mk. 20 (Serial No. 37724), Reg. No. N45SF.

 (Bill Larkins Photo)

North American F-51D-30-NA Mustang (Serial No. 44-74825), 144th Fighter Wing, California Air National Guard, 1948.

North American P-51D-30NA Mustang (Serial No. 44-74483), painted all silver, Reg. No. N51GP, Sonoma Valley Aircraft Sales.

West Covina, Palmview Park, Lark Ellen Avenue and Puente Avenue, city sandbox playground/static display.

North American F-86D-40-NA Sabre (Serial No. 52-3784).

West Hollywood

 (USAF Photo)

North American F-51D Mustang (Serial No. 44-74607), 195th Fighter Squadron, California Air National Guard, flying in a four-plane formation, ca 1948.

North American P-51D-25NA Mustang (Serial No. 44-72902), c/n 122-39361, ex-RCAF (Serial No. 9564) “American Dreamer”, being restored, Reg. No. N335, Valeri Bonzer/Fred Kohler.

Whittier Museum, 6755 South Newlin Avenue, 90601.  (562) 945-3871.

Miller Special JM-101 Midget Racer “Ol’Tiger”, Reg. No. N74J.

Woodland, Watts-Woodland Airport.

Cessna OA-37B Dragonfly  (Serial No. 73-1114),  former 412 TW, Edwards AFB.



California Warplanes

This is an aviation handbook designed to be used as a quick reference to the classic military heritage aircraft that have been restored and preserved in the state of California.  The aircraft include those flown by members of the US Air Force, the US Navy, the US Army, the US Marine Corps, the US Coast Guard, the Air and Army National Guard units, and by various NATO and allied nations as well as a number of aircraft previously operated by opposition forces in peace and war.

The interested reader will find useful information and a few technical details on most of the military aircraft that have been in service with active flying squadrons both at home and overseas.  150 selected photographs have been included to illustrate a few of the major examples in addition to the serial numbers assigned to American military aircraft.  For those who would like to actually see the aircraft concerned, aviation museum locations, addresses and contact phone numbers, websites and email addresses have been included, along with a list of aircraft held in each museum’s current inventory or that are on display as gate guardians throughout the state of California.  The aircraft presented in this edition are listed alphabetically by manufacturer, number and type.

Although many of California’s heritage warplanes have completely disappeared, a few have been carefully collected, restored and preserved, and a good number of these have been restored to flying condition.  This guide-book should help you to find and view California’s Warplane survivors (publication date April 2012).


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