Military History Books
by Harold A. Skaarup   
Warplane Survivors USA: California Warplanes, (by city, M to Z)

California Warplanes (by city, M to Z)

Data current to 10 Nov 2017.

 (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.  

California Warplanes (by city, N to Z)

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.

 (Ralph Goebel Photo)

 (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.

  (Greg Goebel Photo)

 (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).

 (Greg Goebel Photo)

 (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.

(Greg Goebel Photo)

 (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).

 (kb7yl Photo)

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

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

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

 (J. Smith Photo)

 (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.

(Greg Goebel Photo)

 (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.

 (Greg Goebel Photo)

 (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).

(Greg Goebel Photo)

 (kbyywl Photo)

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

 (Greg Goebel Photo)

 (J. Smith Photo)

 (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.

 (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).

 (Isaac Crumm Photo)

 (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.).

 (Isaac Crumm Photo)

 (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.

 (Photo courtesy of, Ron Strong)

 (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.

 (Aeroprints Photo)

 (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.

 (Aeroprints Photos)

 (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).

 (Photo courtesy of, John Shupek)

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Grumman F-14ATomcat (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”.

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.

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.

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.

 (Bill Abbott 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.

 (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)

 (Curimedia 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).

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.

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 0393215744, fuselage No. 5744, 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.

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.  (619) 544-9600.  Located alongside the Navy Pier on the Embarcadero waterfront.  Open daily from 10 AM to 5 PM.

 (Author Photo)

Bell UH-1B Iroquois Helicopter (Serial No. 60-03614), c/n 00260, Reg. No. N70264.

 (Author Photo)

Boeing Vertol HH-46D Sea Knight Helicopter (BuNo. 150954), c/n 2040, VR-46.

 (Author Photo)

Cessna O-1A Bird Dog  (Serial No. 50-1741), c/n 21483, painted as (Serial No. 51-4882).

 (Author Photo)

Douglas SBD-1 Dauntless (BuNo. 1612), c/n 565.

Douglas A-24B Banshee (Serial No. 42-54654), (BuNo. 17493).

 (Author Photo)

Douglas AD-4W/AEW.1 Skyraider (BuNo. 127922), c/n 7937, WT987, NE-577, G-31-3, Reg. No. N5469Y.

 (Author Photo)

Douglas A-4F Skyhawk (BuNo. 154977), on the flight deck of the USS Midway moored in San Diego Harbour, California.

 (Author Photo)

Douglas EKA-3B/A3D-2/A-3B Skywarrior (BuNo. 142251), c/n 11577, NF-612.

Grumman G-36/F4F-3 Wildcat (BuNo. 12290), c/n 5957, restoration project, NAS North Island.

 (Author Photo)

General Motors (Eastern) TBM-3E Avenger (BuNo. 85957), c/n 2776, SK-415, Reg. No. N9547Z.  On loan from Sidney Summers.

 (Author Photo)

Grumman F9F-5 Panther (BuNo. unknown) with F-9J Cougar nose cone (BuNo. 141136), on the flight deck.

 (Author Photo)

Grumman F9F-8P Cougar BuNo. 141702), on the flight deck.

 (Author Photo)

Grumman A-6E Intruder (BuNo. 151782), on the flight deck of the USS Midway moored in San Diego Harbour, California.

 (Author Photo)

Grumman G-96/TF-1/C-1A Trader (BuNo. 146036),700, 066, "Easy Way Airlines".

 (Author Photo)

Grumman E-2C Hawkeye (BuNo. 161227), on the flight deck.

Grumman G-123/E-2C Hawkeye  (BuNo. 160701), cockpit only.

 (Author Photo)

Grumman F-14A Tomcat (BuNo. 158978), c/n 039.  F-14A-70-GR.

Grumman F-14A Tomcat, front fuselage only.

 (Author Photo)

Kaman SH-2F Seasprite Helicopter  (BuNo. 150157), TF-107.

 (Author Photo)

Lockheed S-3B Viking (BuNo. 159766), c/n 394A-3095, NJ-741.

Lockheed ES-3A Viking (BuNo. 157998), “Miss Piggy”.

 (Author Photo)

LTV A-7 Corsair II (BuNo. 154370), on the flight deck of the USS Midway moored in San Diego Harbour, California.

LTV A-7D Corsair II cockpit (Serial No. 67-14585), c/n D-004, 316.

 (Author Photo)

McDonnell Douglas QF-4N Phantom II (BuNo. 153030), NE-101, on the flight deck of the USS Midway moored in San Diego Harbour, California.

 (Author Photo)

McDonnell Douglas F-4S Phantom II (BuNo. 153880), c/n 2466, NK-201.

 (Author Photo)

McDonnell Douglas F/A-18 Hornet (BuNo. 162901), c/n 0459/A377, 01.

 (Author Photo)

North American SNJ-5 Texan (Serial No. 91091), in the flight hangar of the USS Midway moored in San Diego Harbour, California.

 (Author Photo)

North American RA-5C Vigilante (BuNo. 156641), on the flight deck of the USS Midway moored in San Diego Harbour, California.

 (Author Photo)

Rockwell T-2C Buckeye (BuNo. 156697), c/n 318-12, A-974.

 (Author Photo)

Piasecki PV-18/HUP-2/UH-25B Retriever  (BuNo. 130059), Reg. No. 88949.

 (Author Photo)

Sikorsky UH-34J Seabat Helicopter (BuNo. 143939) on the flight deck.

 (Author Photo)

Sikorsky UH-3H Sea King (BuNo. 149711), on the flight deck.

 (Author Photo)

Sikorsky SH-60S Seahawk Helicopter (BuNo. 164078), on the flight deck.

 (Author Photo)

Vought F4U-4 Corsair (BuNo. 96885), c/n 9039, 618, WL-16, restored for static display, on loan to the USS Midway Museum from Lori Crown.

Vought V-366/F7U-3 Cutlass (BuNo. 129565), restoration project, NAS North Island.

 (Author Photo)

Vought F-8U-2 (F8C) Crusader (BuNo. 147030), NE-461, on the flight deck.

Vought F-8J Crusader cockpit (BuNo. 149139), c/n F8-0939.

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.

Curtiss A-1 Triad, replica, flown on 26 Jan 1984 over San Diego Bay.

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.  (858) 693-1723.  Open Tuesday to Sunday 9 AM to 3:30 PM.

 (Author Photos)

AAI RQ-2 Pioneer UAV, "Cutter".

 (Author Photo)

Beechcraft T-34 Mentor (BuNo. 140688).

Bell HTL-6/TH-13M Sioux Helicopter (Serial No. 64-15338), painted as USMC (BuNo. 142394), in storage.

Bell OH-13G Sioux Helicopter (Serial No. 52-7873), in storage/boneyard.

  (Author Photo)

Bell UH-1N Iroquois Helicopter (Serial No. 159198).

Bell TH-1L/UH-1L Iroquois Helicopter (Serial No. 157824), in storage/boneyard.

 (Author Photo)

Bell 214ST Super Transport Iroquois Helicopter (Serial No. 5722), c/n 28166, captured from the Iraqi Armed Forces during Operation DESERT STORM.

 (Author Photo)

Bell AH-1J Cobra Helicopter (BuNo. 157784).

 (USMC Photo)

 (Author Photo)

Boeing Vertol CH-46E Sea Knight Helicopter (BuNo. 154803), "Lady Ace".

Consolidated/Stinson OY-1 Sentinel (Serial No. 14198).

Douglas R4D-8/C-117D Skytrain (Serial No. 50835), PX display, VMJ 352 Iwakuni MCAS.

Douglas R5D-2Z/C-54P Skymaster (Serial No. 090392), QF, PX display, Reg. No. N74813.

Douglas A-4B Skyhawk (BuNo. 142879), in storage/boneyard.

 (Jerry Gunner Photo)

 (Author Photo)

Douglas A-4C/A4D-2N Skyhawk (BuNo. 148492), c/n 12645, WP 8492, 12, USMC.

 (Jerry Gunner Photo)

 (Author Photo)

Douglas A-4F Skyhawk (BuNo. 154204), c/n 13661, MF-111, VMA-134, USMC.

 (Cdydatzigs Photo)

Douglas A-4M Skyhawk II (BuNo. 160264), c/n 14607, QP-00, USMC.  Last A-4 produced.

 (Curimedia Photo)

McDonnell-Douglas TA-4J Skyhawk (BuNo. 158467), c/n 14272, A-374, TM.

 (Author Photo)

Douglas F3D-2Q Skyknight (BuNo. 124630), c/n 7500, WF-23.

Douglas F-6 Skyray (BuNo. 134875).

 (Author Photos)

Douglas F4D Skyray (BuNo. 139177).

Fairchild R4Q-2/C-119F/G Flying Boxcar (BuNo. 131708) USMC.

General Motors (Eastern) FM-2 Wildcat (BuNo. 16278), c/n 1477, in storage/display bldg 2264.  18634.

 (Author Photo)

Grumman (Eastern) TBM-3E Avenger (BuNo. 53726).

 (Jerry Gunner Photo)

 (Author Photo)

Grumman F9F-2 Panther (BuNo. 123652).

 (Cdydatzigs Photo)

 (Jerry Gunner Photo)

 (Author Photo)

Grumman F9F-8P Cougar (BuNo. 141722).

 (Curimedia Photo)

 (Author Photo)

Grumman A-6E Intruder (BuNo. 154170), c/n I-305, DT-05.

 (Author Photos)

Hawker Siddley AV-8C Harrier (BuNo. 158387).

Israel Aircraft Industries RQ-2B Pioneer.

Kaman UH-43D Huskie Helicopter (BuNo. 139990), 33840, c/n 080-2073, SU-02, in storage.

Lockheed F-80C/TO-1 Sea Star (BuNo. 133840), WL.

 (Jerry Gunner Photo

 (Author Photos)

McDonnell F2H Banshee (BuNo. 124988).

McDonnell Douglas F-4B-6-MC Phantom II (BuNo. 148373), TM.

McDonnell Douglas F-4B-22-MC Phantom II (BuNo. 152244).

McDonnell Douglas F-4B Phantom II (BuNo. 153110).

 (Author Photos)

McDonnell Douglas F-4S Phantom II (BuNo. 157246), USMC.

 (Tomas Del Coro Photo)

 (Jerry Gunner Photo)

McDonnell Douglas RF-4B-22-MC Phantom II (BuNo. 151981), c/n 1012, RF, VMFP3.

 (Author Photos)

McDonnell-Douglas F/A-18 Hornet (BuNo. 161749).

 (Jerry Gunner Photo)

 (Author Photo)

McDonnell-Douglas F/A-18A Hornet (BuNo. 163152), SH.

 (Curimedia Photo)

 (Author Photo)

Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-15 Fagot (Serial No. 81072).

 (Jerry Gunner Photo)

North American SNJ-5 Texan  (Serial No. 90866), WD, VMT-3.

 (Jerry Gunner Photos)

North American B-25J-30/32-NC Mitchell (Serial No. 44-86727), c/n 108-47481, Reg. No. N92875, in storage pending restoration.

 (Jerry Gunner Photo)

 (Author Photo)

North American FJ-3 Fury (BuNo. 135883), USMC.

 (Author Photo)

Northrop F-5E Tiger II (Serial No. 74-1564).

 (Author Photo)

Northrop F-5E Tiger II (Serial No. 74-1564).

 (Jerry Gunner Photo)

 (Author Photo)

North American Rockwell OV-10D Bronco (Serial No. 155494).

 (Cdydatzigs Photo)

 (Jerry Gunner Photo)

Piasecki HUP-2/UH-25B Retriever Helicopter  (BuNo. 128596), 596, “El Toro”, USMC.

 (Jerry Gunner Photo)

Sikorsky CH-19E Chickasaw Helicopter (BuNo. 130252), HRS-3, WW-00, Marines.

 (Jerry Gunner Photo)

 (Author Photo)

Sikorsky HUS-1/UH-34D Seahorse Helicopter (BuNo. 150219), USMC.

 (Author Photos)

Sikorsky CH-53A Sea Stallion (BuNo. 153304).

Stinson O-62 Sentinel, in storage.

 (Author Photo)

Vought F4U-5P Corsair (BuNo. 122189).

 (Jerry Gunner Photo)

 (Author Photo)

Vought F-8U-1P (RF-8G) Crusader (BuNo. 150920).

Vought F-8U-1P (RF-8G) Crusader (BuNo. 146858), in storage.

 (Author Photos)

Vought F-8U-1P (RF-8G) Crusader (BuNo. 144617).

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).

DouglasC-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.

McDonnell-Douglas F-4C-24-MC Phantom II (Serial No. 64-0823), 823.

McDonnell-Douglas F-4B Phantom II cockpit, flight simulator, Blue Angels.

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).

Cessna O-2 Super Skymaster (Serial No. 67-21296), possibly moved to a new location.

Douglas DC-3 “Spirit of Seventy-Six”.

Douglas A-4A Skyhawk (BuNo. 142227), 1, painted as a Blue Angel.

 (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.

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 Photos) (Christophe Chodorowski Photo) (Steve D. Smith 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.

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.

 (Christopher Hoage Photos)

Boeing B-17G Flying Fortress  (Serial No. 44-85738), K, c/n 8647 (-VE), “Preston’s Pride”.

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.

 (Chris Kennedy Photo)

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.

McDonnell F-4C Phantom II (Serial No. 63-7556), GA.


Hawker Sea Fury T Mk. 20 (Serial No. 37724), Reg. No. N45SF.

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

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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