Military History Books
by Harold A. Skaarup   www.SilverHawkAuthor.com   
 
Warplane Survivors USA: California Warplanes

California Warplanes

Data current to 20 Aug 2018.

 (Bill Larkins Photos)

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

 (USAAF Photo)

North American Mustang Mk. IA (Serial No. 41-37416)on a test flight from NAA's Inglewood, California facility in October 1942.

 (USAAF Photo)

North American NA-73 Mustang Mk. I, RAF (Serial No. AL958) being test-flown at Inglewood, California, in October 1942. This plane was one of the original batch of 300 aircraft ordered by the Royal Air Force in Dec 1940 before the lend-lease act. Note that the fighter wears U.S. national insignias that were used by U.S. forces up to April 1942. 

 (Alfred T. Palmer, US Library of Congress Photo)

North American NA-91 Mustang fighters being serviced at North American Aviation at Inglewood, California, in October 1942.  After passing of the lend-lease act in March 1941, the USAAF ordered 150 NA-93 Mustang Mk. IA fighters on 25 Sep 1941 for delivery to the United Kingdom.  The RAF serial numbers assigned were FD418-FD567 (FD553 is visible on the left).  For contractual purposes, these aircraft were assigned the U.S. designation of P-51, USAAF (Serial Nos. 41-37320 to 41-37469).   The Mustang Mk. IA differed from earlier versions in having the machine guns replaced by four 20-mm wing-mounted Hispano cannon.  After Dec 1941, (Serial Nos. FD418-FD437, FD450-FD464, FD466-FD469, and FD510-FD527) were reposessed by the USAAF (and briefly named A-36A Apache)

 (US GOV-PD Photo)

North American P-51D-30-NA Mustang (Serial No. 44-74826), California Air National Guard, 31 Dec 1946.

 (USAF Photo)

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

 (Bill Larkins Photo)

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

 (USAF Photo)

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

 (USAF Photo)

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

 (Bill Larkins Photo)

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

 (USAF Photo)

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

 (NACA Photo)

North American F-51 Mustang flown by a NACA research pilot, running up the engine of his aircraft on the taxiway adjacent to Rogers Dry Lake at the NACA High-Speed Flight Station in 1955.  A P-51 Mustang, redesignated an F-51 Mustang, was transferred from the Langley Aeronautical Laboratory to the NACA High-Speed Flight Research Station (now the NASA Dryden Flight Research Center) at Edwards Air Force Base in California, in 1950.  The P-51 Mustang was the first aircraft to employ the NACA laminar-flow airfoil design and could dive to around Mach number 0.8.  As an F-51, it was used as a proficiency aircraft at the High Speed Flight Station.  The NACA was the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics, a predecessor of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA).  The HSFRS was a predecessor of NASA's Dryden Flight Research Center, and Langley Aeronautical Laboratory became NASA's Langley Research Center.  Records show that the aircraft was also used as a chase and support aircraft 395 times.  Neil Armstrong was among the pilots using it to chase some of the X-planes.  This aircraft was retired in 1959 as the result of a taxiing mishap.

 (USAF Photos)

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

  (USAF Photo)

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

 (USAF Photo)

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

 (SSgt Ed Drew, USAF Photo)

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

 (NMNA Photo)

A formation of U.S. Navy McDonnell F-4 Phantom II fighters from Air Test and Evaluation Squadron VX-4 and the Naval Missile Center China Lake, California, in flight. Visible are: QF-4B, BuNo 148365, which was written off at China Lake on 31 January 1974; F-4B, BuNo 150435; F-4J, BuNo 153783, wich was sold to the RAF as ZE351 on 30 August 1984; and F-4J, BuNo 153795, wich was sold to the RAF as ZE354 on 30 August 1984.

 (USAF Photo)

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

 (Rob Schleifflert Photo)

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

 (Rob Schleifflert Photo)

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

 (Tech. Sgt. Lance Cheung, USAF Photo)

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

 (SSgt Ed Drew, USAF Photo)

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

 (Staff Sgt. Travis, Edwards USAF Photo)

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

 (Senior Master Sgt. Chris Drudge, USAF Photo)

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

 (John Murphy Photo)

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


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

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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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California Warplane Survivors

Acampo, Lodi Parachute Center.

 (Bernd das Brot Team Photo)

Douglas DC-3 (Serial No.).

Alameda

 (Alan Wilson Photo)

 (kb7ywl Photo)

Douglas A-4C Skyhawk (BuNo. 148610), USMC, mounted on a pylon in front of Encinal High School.

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

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

 (Bill Larkins Photos)

 (Alan Wilson Photos) (Alan Wilson Photo)

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

 (AlanWilson Photo)

 (kb7ywl Photo)

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

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

The aircraft preserved with the USS Hornet Museum are listed on a separate web page on this website.

Anaheim

 (brwhiz Photo)

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

Lockheed C-130A Hercules (Serial No. 56-0540), Reg. No. N135FF.  Aero Firefighting Svc Co Inc, 631 Manchester, 92802.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 (Tony Hisgett Photo)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 (Greg Goebel Photo)

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

 (Greg Goebel Photo)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 (Bill Larkins Photo)

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

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

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

 (Greg Goebel Photo)

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

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

 (Photo courtesy of Skytamer.com)

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

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

 (Alan Wilson Photo)

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

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

 (Alan Wilson Photo)

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

Atwater, Castle Air Museum, 5050 Santa Fe Drive, 95301-5154. 

The aircraft preserved at the Castle Air Museum are listed on a separate web page on this website.

 (Tech. Sgt Michael Haggerty, USAF Photo)

Boeing B-47E-DT Stratojet (Serial No. 52-0166), currently preserved at the Castle Air Museum.

Auburn

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

 (Ericg Photo)

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

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

 (Skytamer.com Photo)

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

Bishop, city static display.

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

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

 (USAF Photo)

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

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

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

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

 (Alan Wilson Photo)

 (Elf Photo)

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

Turner Monoplane.

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

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

 (Jerry Gunner Photo)

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

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

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

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

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

Lockheed F-117 Nighthawk cockpit, mock-up.

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

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

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

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

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

Camarillo Historical Society, Camarillo Airport, 93010. 

Lockheed 1049F-55-96 Super Constellation (Serial No. 4175), USAF C-121C (Serial No. 54-0156), Reg. No. N73544, “Camarillo Connie”.  This aircraft is now in the UK with the Breitling organization.

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

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

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

 (USAF Photo)

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

 (Howcheng Photo)

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

Fairchild F24R Forwarder/Argus.

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

 (Spartan7w Photo)

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

 (Tomás Del Coro Photos)

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

 (Armchair Aviators Photo)

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

 (Bill Larkins Photo)

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

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

 (Tomás Del Coro Photo)

 (Aldo Bidini Photo)

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

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

 (Tomás Del Coro Photos) 

 (Aldo Bidini Photo)

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

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

 (Tim Felce Photos)

 (Spartan7W Photo)

 (Tomás Del Coro Photo) 

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

 (Skytamer.com Photo)

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

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

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

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

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

Carpinteria

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

Castro Valley

 (Bill Larkins Photo)

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

 (Kogo Photo)

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

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

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

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

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

 (Rob Hodgkins Photo)

Aero Vodochody L-29 Delphin fuselage No. 38.

 (Rob Hodgkins Photo)

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

 (Bsudicky Photo)

Bell 47 helicopter.

Dragonfly, Reg. No. N174K.

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

 (Bsudicky Photo)

Grumman AF-2 Guardian (BuNo.), project.

Hummel Bird Experimental Aircraft.

 (Rob Hodgkins Photo)

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

 (Rob Hodgkins Photo)

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

 (Bsudicky Photo)

 (Rob Hodgkins Photo)

LTV A-7D Corsair II (Serial No. 70-0964).

Luscombe 8A.

 (Staff Sgt. Joe McFadden, USAF Photo)

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

McDonnell-Douglas F-15C Eagle (Serial No. 80-0014).

 (Bsudicky Photo)

 (Rob Hodgkins Photo)

North American F-86 Sabre (Serial No. 51-2734), "Mama Inez".

 (Bsudicky Photo)

Pitts 12 sport aircraft.

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

 (Bsudicky Photo)

SPAD S.XIII replica.

 (Bsudicky Photo)

Vultee BT-13A Valiant (Serial No. 41-23075).

Chico, Aero Union (Fire Tankers)

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

 (JetPix Photo)

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

 (Ted Quackenbush Photo)

Lockheed SP-2H Neptune (BuNo. 145920), Reg. No. N701AU.  Scrapped in 2010.

 (Mike Freer - Touchdown-aviation Photo)

Lockheed SP-2H Neptune (BuNo. 140964), Tanker No. 18, Reg. No. N781AU.

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

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

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

 (Rob Hodgkins Photo)

Lockheed P-3A Orion (BuNo. 151377), Tanker No. 25, Reg. No. N925AU.

 (Alan Wilson Photo)

Sikorsky UH-60L Firehawk, c/n 70.2453, buitl in 2000.  The Firehawk is a specific fire-fighting variant of the UH-60L, fitted with a tanking system by Aero Union of Chico.  They are used for rescue work and many other duties, as well as fire-fighting. 

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

The aircraft preserved at the China Lake, US Naval Museum of Armament & Technology, are listed on a separate web page on this website.

Chino, Planes of Fame Air Museum – Where Aviation History Lives, 7000 Merrill Ave, # 17, 91710-9084.  (909) 597-3722.  

The aircraft preserved at the Planes of Fame Air Museum are listed on a separate web page on this website.

 (Andre Wadman Photo)

 (Tomás Del Coro Photos)

North American P-51D-30NT Mustang (Serial No. 45-11582), c/n 124-48335, previously “Spam Can”, now "Dolly", (Serial No. 44-72861), 607, airworthy, Reg. No. NL5441V, Ed Maloney.  Planes of Fame Air Museum.

Chino, Yanks Air Museum, Chino Airport Southwest Side, 7000 Merrill Avenue, Hangar A207, Box 35, 91710.  (909) 597-

The aircraft preserved at the Yanks Air Museum are listed on a separate web page on this website.  

Chino

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

 (anyjazz65 Photo)

 (Kristian Jones Photo)

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

 (Bill Larkins Photo)

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

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

 (Tim Felce Photos)

 (Alan Wilson Photos)

 (Tony Hisgett Photos)

 (Mike Freer - Touchdown-aviation Photo)

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

 (Tomás Del Coro Photo)

 (Goshimini Photo)

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

 (Mike Freer - Touchdown-aviation Photo)

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

Clovis

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

Columbia

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

 (Christopher Hoage Photos)

Grumman TS-2A Tracker, Tanker 76, Reg. No. N417D.  Flown by the CDF (California Department of Forestry) as a firebomber based at the airport from 1977-2004, it now sits in a small display area across the runway from the terminal.

Corona

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

Corona Del Mar

 (USAF Photo)

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

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

 (Valder137 Photos)

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

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

Grumman F9F-4 Panther (BuNo. 125180).

Danville

 (Bill Larkins Photo)

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

 (USAF Photo)

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

Dixon

 (Jon 'ShakataGaNai' Davis Photo)

 (Don Ramey Logan Photos)

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

Dos Palos

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

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

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

 (Tomás Del Coro Photo)

 (Skytamer.com Photo)

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

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

 (Skytamer.com Photos)

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

North Hollywood, Los Angeles, The Portal of the Folded Wings Shrine to Aviation

 (Gareth Simpson Photo)

The Portal of the Folded Wings Shrine to Aviation is a 75-foot-tall (23 m) structure of marble, mosaic, and sculpted figures and is the burial site for fifteen pioneers of aviation.  It was built in 1924 as the entrance to Pierce Brothers Valhalla Memorial Park Cemetery.  Aviation enthusiast James Gillette was impressed by the rotunda's close proximity to the airport and Lockheed Aircraft Company.  He conceived a plan to use the structure as a shrine to aviation and worked to that end for two decades.  It was dedicated in 1953 by aviation enthusiasts who wanted a final resting place for pilots, mechanics, and other pioneers of flight.  10621 Victory Blvd.

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.

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.

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

Aero Vodochody L-29C Delphin, 53.

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

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

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

Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-21 Fishbed cockpit, 64.

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

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

El Cajon, Gillespie Field

 (Dave Miller Photo)

 (Paulmaz Photos)

Fairey Firefly (Serial No. WB518).

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Encino

 (USAF Photo)

North American F-51D-30-NA Mustang (Serial No. 44-74607), 195th Fighter Squadron, California Air National Guard, 1948.

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

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

Escondido

 (Tomás Del Coro Photo)

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

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

The aircraft preserved at the Fairfield, Jimmy Doolittle Air & Space Museum (Travis Air Museum), are listed on a separate web page on this website.

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

Boeing Stearman.

Lockheed Hudson.

 (Tomás Del Coro Photo)

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

Ryan PT-22 Recruit, 855.

Fresno, United States Air Power Museum

 (Erin McClellan Photo)

 (Calholguin109 Photo)

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

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

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

 (USAF Photo)

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

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

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

 (USAF Photo)

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

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

 (Skytamer.com Ron Strong Photo)

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

 (USAF Photo)

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

 (Nate Wilburn Photo)

 (Skytamer.com Ron Strong Photo)

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

 (USAF Photo)

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

 (Nate Wilburn Photo)

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

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

Extra 300L.

SIAI Marchetti SF260.

Gardena, Goodyear Airship Operations, 19200 Main Street, 90745.

 (Joost J Bakker Photo)

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

Grass Valley

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

Half Moon Bay

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

Hawthorne

 (Author Photos)

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

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

Northrop T-38A-40-NO Talon (Serial No. 61-0862).

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

de Havilland DH 89 Dragon Rapide, restoration project.

 (Bill Larkins Photo)

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

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

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

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

 (Bill Larkins Photo)

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

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

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

Hayward

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

 (USAF Photo)

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

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

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

 (Skytamer.com Ron Strong Photo)

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

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

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

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

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

Lockheed C-130A Hercules Firebomber.

Hollister

 (USAAF Photo, 3595th Pilot Training Wing, 1950)

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

Hollywood

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

Imperial Beach

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

Inyo National Park, near Bishop

Douglas TA-4B Skyhawk (BuNo. 142790) in the markings of NATU Oakland, 7L-49, NAS Los Alamitos, Navy Reserve.

Ione

Douglas B-23 Dragon (Serial No. 39-0033), c/n 2719, Reg. No. N747M, Willa K. Bogue.  Being restored at Bellevue, Washington.

 (Dave Miller Photo)

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

 (Don Ramey Logan Photo)

 (Bill Larkins Photo)

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

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

 (Mike Freer - Touchdown-aviation Photo)

Hawker Sea Fury T Mk. 20 (Serial No. WH589), ex- Royal Australian Navy, later Reg. No. CF-CHB, operated by the late Ormond Hayden-Baillie.  Seen here appearing at IAT 74.  This Sea Fury crashed at Osnabrook, Germany, on 24 June 1979.  The wreckage was shipped to the USA where it was incorporated into the re-build of racer No. 15, "Furias".

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

Kerman

 (Kogo Photo)

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

Klamath

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

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

 (Skytamer.com Photo)

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

La Mesa

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

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

 (Skytamer.com Photos)

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

 (Mike Freer - Touchdown Aviation Photos)

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

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

 (Skytamer.com, John Shupek Photos)

 (Alan Wilson Photos)

Douglas D-558-II Skyrocket No. 3 (BuNo. 37975), mounted on a pylon at the intersection of Avenue K and 30th Street West.  This was the third of the three ‘558 Stage 2’ Skyrockets built and was the only one to be fitted with both rocket and jet engines together.  Although allocated Navy Bu numbers, they were operated by NACA from Muroc Dry Lake (now Edwards AFB).  Between September 1951 and mid-1953, ‘145’ was flown by Scott Crossfield and Walter Jones to investigate ‘Pitch-up’.  In November 1953, Scott Crossfield broke the Mach 2 barrier in sister aircraft ‘NACA 143’.  From 1954, ‘145’ was used to test the effect of external stores on the aircrafts transonic behavior.  This was completed in 1956 and the aircraft retired, having completed a total of 87 flights. 

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

Apollo Space capsule “Boilerplate” mock-up.

Lancaster, Milestones of Flight Air Museum, General William J. Fox Airport, 4549 Wm. Barnes Avenue, Fox Field, 93536.

The aircraft preserved at the Milestones of Flight Air Museum, are listed on a separate web page on this website.

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

 (Alan Wilson Photo)

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

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

 (Alan Wilson Photos)

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

Lancaster

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

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

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

 (USN Photo)

Douglas A-1H Skyraiders (BuNos. 134472, 135232, 137602, and 139689) of Attack Squadron VA-122 Spad School in flight formation.  134472 was later passed on to the South Vietnam Air Force (VNAF) and is today on display at the Royal Thai Air Force Museum.  137602 is on display at Naval Air Station Lemoore, California, marked as 135300.  139689 also went to the VNAF and was probably lost.

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

 (Skytamer.com Photo)

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

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

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

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

Lemoore, Hickey Park

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

Lodi

 (Bill Larkins Photo)

 (Mike Freer - Touchdown Aviation Photos)

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

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

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

Curtiss P-40 Warhawk replica, Main HQ Building.

Boeing Minuteman II missile.

Boeing Minuteman III missile.

Bomarc missile.

Peacekeeper ICBM.

Rocket engines.

Thor IRBM.

Titan stages and re-entry systems.

Titan I missile.

Long Beach

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

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

Los Alamitos, Naval Air Station Los Alamitos.

 (NMNA Photo)

North American FJ-1 Fury fighter (BuNo. 120360) from Naval Air Reserve Training Unit Los Alamitos at the Naval Air Station Los Alamitos, California, in 1950.

Bell UH-1 Iroquois Helicopter.

 (SDA&SM Photo, 1954)

 (NMNA Photos)

 (USAF Photo)

Lockheed XFV-1 Salmon.

Los Alamitos Joint Forces Training Base.

Bell AH-1 Cobra Helicopter.

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

Bell UH-1 Iroquois Helicopter (Serial No.)

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

Los Altos

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

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

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

 (NASA Photo)

Bell Aircraft Corporation X-1-2 sits on the Rogers Dry Lakebed at Muroc Air Force Base, California in 1949.

Bell X-1, movie prop.

Comet Glider.

Douglas DC-3.

 (Pelladon Photo)

Douglas DC-8-52 Jet Trader.

 (InSapphoWeTrust Photo)

Gemini 11 Capsule.

General Electric J47 engine.

Lilienthal Glider, replica.

 (Scott Manning Photo)

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

 (Skytamer.com Photo)

 (Thomas Chung Photo)

 (Kowloonese Photo)

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

 (Scott Manning Photo)

 (Prayitno Photo)

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

Mercury MR-2 Capsule.

 (Darkest tree Photo)

Northrop T-38A Talon (Serial No. 58-1196).

 (Darkest tree Photo)

 (Scott Manning Photo)

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

 (Whattheday Photo)

 (SvenPaulus Photo)

Space Shuttle "Endeavour".

Velie Monocoupe Model 70.

Wright Glider, 1902, full-scale flying replica. 

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

 (Eddie Maloney Photo)

Beechcraft C-45 Expeditor (Seria No.).

 (Eddie Maloney Photo)

Bell X-1, replica.

 (Eddie Maloney Photo)

Bell UH-1P Iroquois Helicopter (Serial No. 66-15143).

 (Eddie Maloney Photo)

Chance-Vought F4U Corsair, replica.

 (Eddie Maloney Photo)

Curtiss P-40 Warhawk, replica.

 (Eddie Maloney Photo)

Douglas DC-3 (Serial No.)

 (Eddie Maloney Photo)

Douglas SBD Dauntless, replica.

 (Eddie Maloney Photos)

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

 (Eddie Maloney Photo)

Fokker D.VII, replica.

 (Eddie Maloney Photo)

Grumman TBM Avenger, replica.

 (Eddie Maloney Photo)

Grumman F6F Hellcat, replica.

 (Eddie Maloney Photo)

Lockheed P-38 Lightning, replica.

 (Eddie Maloney Photo)

Lockheed P-80 Shooting Star, replica.

 (Eddie Maloney Photo)

Messerschmitt Bf 109, replica.

 (Eddie Maloney Photo)

Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-15 Fagot (Serial No. 1170).

 (Eddie Maloney Photo)

North American AT-6 Texan, replica.

 (Eddie Maloney Photo)

North American P-51D Mustang, replica.

 (USAF Photo)

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

North American F-86 Sabre, replica.

 (Eddie Maloney Photo)

Republic P-47 Thunderbolt, replica.

 (Eddie Maloney Photo)

SPAD VII replica.

 (Eddie Maloney Photo)

Supermarine Spitfire, replica.

Los Angeles

 (joefrogger Photo)

Grumman F7F-3P Tigercat (BuNo. 80425), Reg. No. NX909TC. Clay Lacy. 

 (Goshimini Photo)

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

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

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

 (Skytamer.com, Ron Strong Photo)

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

Madera, city static display.

 (Nate Wilburn Photo)

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

Mark West, Charles M. Schultz Sonoma County Airport.

 (Tomás Del Coro Photo)

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

Marysville, Beale AFB, Edward F. Beale Museum, 9SRW/CCX, 95903.

 (USAAF Photo)

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.

 (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, Mather AFB, Sacramento VA Medical Center, 10535 Hospital Road, 95655.

Bell UH-1H Iroquois Helicopter.  TBC.

Bell OH-58A Kiowa Helicopter.  TBC.

 (Skytamer.com, Ron Strong Photos)

Republic F-105G Thunderchief (Wild Weasel), (Serial No. 83-8278).

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).  

The aircraft preserved at the Aerospace Museum of California are listed on a separate web page on this website.

McClellan

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.

 (Bill Larkins Photos)

Lockheed F-80 Shooting Star (Serial No. 55-6467), FT-2455.

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. 

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 Air & Space Port, 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.

 (Alan Wilson 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.

 (Alan Wilson Photo)

McDonnell EF-4C Phantom II (Serial No. 64-0741), c/n 1023, 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.

 (NMNA Photo)

Lockheed TV-1 Shooting Star trainer (BuNo. 33846) at Naval Air Station Moffett Field, California, circa 1956.

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

 (Nate Wilburn Photo)

 (Skytamer.com, Ron Strong Photos)

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

 (DougK Photo)

 (Bill Larkins Photo)

 (Chris Finney 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.

HiMAT.

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

Mercury Space capsule.

 (Oleg Alexandrov Photo)

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.

 (Skytamer.com, John Shupek Photo)

Bell UH-1B-BF Iroquois Helicopter (Serial No. 62-2084), c/n 604, 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.

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

 (Tomás Del Coro Photo)

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 aircraft preserved at the Oakland Aviation Museum are listed on a separate web page on this website.

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.

 (Skytamer.com Photo)

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. 52-7265).

Pacific Palisades, A and T Productions

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

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

 (calgriz Photo)

 (Alan Wilson Photos)

Lockheed A-12 Oxcart (Serial No. 60-6924), c/n 121.

 (Alan Wilson Photos)

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

 (Steve Riggins Photo)

 (Alan Wilson Photo)

Lockheed D-12 Drone, c/n 525.

 (Steve Riggins Photo)

 (calgriz Photo)

 (Alan Wilson Photo)

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

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. 

The aircraft preserved at the Joe Davies Heritage Airpark at Palmdale Plant 42, are listed on a separate web page on this website.

Palm Springs Air Museum, 745 North Gene Autry Trail, Palm Springs Regional Airport, 92262. 

The aircraft preserved at the Palm Springs Air Museum are listed on a separate web page on this website.

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.

The aircraft preserved at the Estrella Warbird Museum are listed on a separate web page on this website.

Paso Robles

General Motors (Eastern) TBM-3E Avenger (BuNo. 85983), c/n 2802, RCN, USN, X2, Reg. No. N28SF.

Pleasanton

Curtiss Wright P-40E Warhawk (Serial No. AK940), RCAF (Serial No. 1058), c/n 15411, Reg. No. N940AK.

 (Bill Larkins Photo)

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.

 (PH2 Bruce Trombecky, USNR-R Photo)

A U.S. Navy North American QF-86F Sabre target drone (Seria lNo. 55-3838) of the Pacific Missile Test Center parked on the flight line at Naval Air Station Point Mugu, California, in 1991.

 (PH2 Bruce Trombecky, USNR-R Photo)

McDonnell QF-4N Phantom II target drone (BuNo. 153056) of the Pacific Missile Test Center parked on the flight line at Naval Air Station Point Mugu, California, in 1991.

 (PH1c Brittain, USN, NMNA Photo)

Boeing EB-47E Stratojet, USN (BuNo. 24120), at at the Naval Missile Center, Point Mugu, California, 1 May 1971.

 (Phillip Young Photos)

Grumman F-14A Tomcat (BuNo. 158623), c/n 24, 224, VX-30.  Front gate, mounted on a concrete pylon.  F-14A-65-GR.

Grumman E-2 Hawkeye (BuNo.), 600.

 (Phillip Young Photo)

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).

Missiles:

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.

 (Skytamer.com Photo)

Polaris submarine-launched ballistic missile.

 (Phillip Young Photo)

Republic R-2 Loon missile, copy of the German V-1 Buzz Bomb.

 (Phillip Young Photo)

SSM-N-8 Regulus submarine-launched surface-to-surface missile.

 (Phillip Young Photos)

SSM-N-9 Regulus II supersonic surface-to-surface missile.

Shrike missile.

Standard anti-radar missile (ARM).

Porterville, Veteran's Park.

Bell UH-1 Iroquois Helicopter (Serial No. unknown), painted as (Serial No. 12189), Medevac, mounted on a pylon.

Porterville Municipal Airport, static display.

Douglas A-4CE/A4D-5 Skyhawk (BuNo. 147727), c/n 12491, AH-400, VA-164 USS Oriskany, mounted on a pylon.

Port Hueneme, Channel Island Air National Guard Base, 146th Airlift Wing, 100 Mulcahey Drive, 93041.  (800) 831-9968.

 (USAF Photo)

North American F-86A-5-NA Sabre (Serial No. 49-1286), 194th Fighter-Bomber Squadron, California Air National Guard, ca 1953.

 (Photo courtesy of Skytamer.com, 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.

Poway

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 47-B3/H-13 Sioux Helicopter (Serial No. 77), c/n 66, Reg. No. LV-AEE.

Bell 47G-2A/H-13 Sioux Helicopter (Serial No. 2666), Reg. No. N7576.

Bell 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.

The aircraft preserved at the March Field Air Museum are listed on a separate web page on this website.

Riverside, Commemorative Air Force Inland Empire Squadron, Riverside Municipal Airport, 6936 Flight Road, 92504.  (951) 354-7954.

 (Skytamer.com Photo)

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-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 Skytamer.com, 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:

Convair CV-990 Coronado, NASA 810.  Mojave Air and Space Port, Mojave, Reg. No. N5617NA.

 (Alan Wilson Photos)

Lockheed F-104A Starfighter  (Serial No. 56-0790), NASA 820.  AFFTC Museum, Century Circle, Edwards, Reg. No. N820NA.

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.

Notes:

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 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, Edwards Air Force Base, Air Force Flight Test Museum, 95ABW/MU, 405 S Rosamond Boulevard, 93524-1850.  (661) 277-8050. 

The aircraft preserved at the Planes of Fame Air Museum are listed on a separate web page on this website.

Roseville

North American P-51D-20NA Mustang (Serial No. 44-72321), FAD 1932, parts, Reg. No. N551GP, Dream Machines LLC.

Sacramento

 (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.

Bede-5T.

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.

 (Dave West Photo)

Hiller YROE-1 Rotorcycle, USMC, 11 June 1963.

 (Daderot Photo)

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.

Travelair D4D, c/n 515, built in 1928, Reg. No. N434P.

Trek Aerospace XFV Solotrek.

Waco 10, 1927.

Wright Flyer 1903, replica.

Wright Model EX Vin Fiz, replica.

San Diego, USS Midway Museum, 910 North Harbor Drive, 92101.  Located alongside the Navy Pier on the Embarcadero waterfront. 

The aircraft preserved on the USS Midway Museum are listed on a separate web page on this web site.

San Diego Air & Space Museum, Inc, 2001 Pan American Plaza, Balboa Park. 92101. (619) 234-8291.  Open daily 10 AM to 4:30 PM.  

The aircraft preserved at the San Diego Air & Space Museum and its Annex at Gillespie Field, are listed on a separate web page on this website.

San Diego, Flying Leatherneck Aviation Museum, Flying Leatherneck Historical Foundation, T2002 Anderson Ave, Marine Corps Air Station Miramar, 92145-0316.  

The aircraft preserved with the Flying Leatherneck Aviation Museum are listed on a separate web page on this web site.

San Diego, Naval Air Station Miramar, Miramar Way, 92126.

 (USN Photo)

Convair R3Y-1 Tradewind (BuNo. 128448) in flight over Naval Air Station Miramar, California, 1 Jan 1956.

 (NMNA Photo)

Grumman TF-9J Cougar (BuNo. 146405) of Training Squadron VT-10 at Naval Air Station Miramar, California (USA), in 1973. VT-10 was the last Cougar squadron and flew the TF-9J until 1974.

 (Lt. Baranek, USN Photo)

Douglas A-4F Skyhawk from the from the United States Navy Fighter Weapons School ("Top Gun") at Naval Air Station Miramar, California (USA), in 1984.

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).

 (NMNA Photo)

McDonnell F-4G Phantom II (BuNo. 150642) of Fighter Squadron VF-121 at Naval Air Station Miramar, California, in 1966.   The USN experimented with aircraft camouflage and painted half of the aircraft of Attack Carrier Air Wing 11 (CVW-11) with dark green colours to blend in with the Vietnamese jungle.  The results proved inconclusive for the U.S. Navy, whereas the USAF concluded that the camouflage was effective. 

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).

 (NMNA Photo)

Grumman A-6B Intruder (BuNo. 151558) from Attack Squadron VA-95 Green Lizards on the ground at Naval Air Station Miramar, California, on 15 June 1974.

San Diego, Naval Air Station North Island, Coronado, 3420 Guadalcanal Road, San Diego, CA 92155-5020.  Tel: 619-437-2011.

 (U.S. Naval Historical Center Photo)

Eugene Ely with his Curtiss D-IV "Pusher"  just before taking off from the USS Pennsylvania, 18 Jan 1911.

 (USN Photo)

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.

 (USN Photo)

Douglas A-4C Skyhawk (BuNo. 148516) and (BuNo. 149618) of Attack Squadron 64 (VA-64) "Lancers" in flight.  VA-64 was assigned to Carrier Air Wing 6 (CVW-6) aboard the aircraft carrier USS Enterprise (CVAN-65) during her round-the-world cruise on "Operation Sea Orbit" from 8 Feb to 3 Oct 1964.

 (Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Susan Van Veen, USN Photo, 8 Oct 2006)

Douglas A-4C Skyhawk (BuNo. 148516), AH-352, painted as (BuNo. 151134, VA-163, in honour of ADM James B. Stockdale.

 (NMNA Photo)

McDonnell F-4J-34-MC Phantom II (BuNo. 155572) of Fighter Squadron 121 (VF-121) "Pacemakers" landing at Naval Air Station Miramar, California (USA), in 1978.

San Diego, Naval Air Station North Island, PO Box 357033, San Diego, CA 92135-7033.  Tel: 619-545-1011.  DSN: 735-1011.

 (Petty Officer 2nd Class Joseph Moon, USN Photo)

Grumman E/A-6B Prowler assigned to the Vikings of Electronic Attack Squadron 129 at Naval Air Station North Island and is positioned next to a McDonnell Douglas E/A-18G Growler, also assigned to the Vikings.  The aircraft are painted in a throwback tactical paint scheme, circa 1942, honoring U.S. combat aircraft that fought in the Battle of the Coral Sea during the Second World War, and celebrating the Centennial of Naval Aviation in 2011.

 (Seaman Trevor Welsh, USN Photo)

McDonnell Douglas F/A-18 Hornet strike fighter piloted by Lt. Jack Stewart assigned to the Blue Dolphins of Fighter Attack Squadron (VFA) 203, taxis across the flight line at Naval Air Station North Island, 11 Feb 2011.

 (SDA&SM Photo)

Glenn Curtiss and first “Triad” Amphibian, North Island, 1911.

 (NMNA Photo)

Boeing F2B-1 aircraft (BuNo A7432) of Bombing Squadron VB-2B pictured on the dirt field at Naval Air Station North Island, San Diego, California, during its use in the filming of the motion picture "The Flying Fleet" in 1928.  Hollywood movies played a significant role in exposing naval aviation personnel and aircraft to the public during the interwar years.

 (NAS San Diego Photo)

Boeing F3B-1 aircraft of Fighting Squadron VF-2B at Naval Air Station North Island, San Diego, California, 1929.  VF-2B was assigned to the aircraft carrier USS Langley (CV-1)

 (USN Photo)

Berliner-Joyce OJ-2 observation floatplane (BuNo 9197) of Scouting Squadron 5B (VS-5B), assigned to the light cruiser USS Memphis (CL-13), in front of a hangar at Naval Air Station San Diego, California (USA), circa 1934.

 (Chief Photographer's Mate John Lee Highfill, USN Photo, SDA&SM)

Vought SU-3 Corsair (BuNo. A9125), Fighter Squadron 1B (VF-1B), at Naval Air Station North Island, California, ca 1933.

 (NMNA Photo) 

Ryan FR-1 Fireball of fighter squadron VF-66 at Naval Air Station North Island, California, in 1945.

 (USN Photo)

Fourteen U.S. Navy Douglas AD-2 Skyraiders of Attack Squadron VA-114 in flight over Naval Air Station North Island, California, in 1949.

 (NMNA Photo)

Grumman A-6A Intruder (BuNo. 151816) from Attack Squadron VA-65 Tigers on the ground at Naval Air Station North Island, California (USA) in 1966. The aircraft is camouflaged, just out of NARF Paint Shop. VA-65 was assigned to Attak Carrier Air Wing 15 (CVW-15) aboard the aircraft carrier USS Constellation (CVA-64) for a deployment to Vietnam from 12 May to 3 December 1966. The U.S. Navy experimented with aircraft camouflage and painted half of the aircraft of Attack Carrier Air Wing 15 (CVW-15) with dark green colours to blend in with the Vietnamese jungle. The results proved inconclusive for the U.S. Navy, whereas the U.S. Air Force concluded that the camouflage was effective.

 (NMNA Photo)

Grumman TF-9J Cougar (BuNo. 147411) of Headquarters and Maintenance Squadron H&MS-11 at Naval Air Station North Island, California (USA), in 1967.

 (NMNA Photo)

Grumman HU-16B (ASW) Albatross, USN Patrol Squadron VP-31, at Naval Air Station North Island, California, ca 1960s.

 (USN Photo)

Grumman F11F-1 Tiger fighters from the U.S. Navy "Blue Angels" aerobatics team at Naval Air Station North Island, California, ca 1961.

 (NMNA Photo)

McDonnell F3H-2 Demon (BuNo 133555) of Fighter Squadron VF-114 "Executioners" at Naval Air Station North Island, California, 1960.

 (NMNA Photo)

Vought F-8C Crusader (BuNo. 146991) of Fighter Squadron VF-111 "Sundowners" at Naval Air Station North Island, California, 1968.

Boeing Vertol CH-46D Sea Knight Helicopter (BuNo. 150951).

 (Douglas D. Olson, USN Photo)

Grumman C-2A Greyhound (BuNo. 155124) from Fleet Logistics Support Squadron 30 (VRC-30) Providers at the Naval Air Station North Island, California (USA), on 23 December 1986.

Grumman C2A Greyhound (BuNo. 152795).

Kaman SH-2 Seasprite Helicopter (BuNo. 149022).

 (Douglas D. Olson, USN Photo)

Lockheed S-3A Viking (BuNo. 160596) from Anti-Submarine Squadron 35 (VS-35) "Boomerangers" at Naval Air Station North Island, California (USA), 23 Dec 1986.

Lockheed S-3 Viking (BuNo. 159412).

Sikorsky CH-53A Sea Stallion Helicopter  (BuNo. 149915).

 (USN Photo)

Sikorsky SH-60B Sea Hawk from Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron Four Three (HSL 43) being prepared forloading onto a USAF Lockheed C-5B Galaxy.  The Sea Hawk, located at Naval Air Station North Island, was being sent to join the squadrons Detachment, which was deployed conducting combat missions in support of Operation Enduring Freedom, 25 Sep 2002.

 (Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class George Labidou, USN Photo)

Sikorsky SH-60B Seahawk Helicopter, Helicopter Maritime Strike (HSM) 41, Coronado, California, 18 July 2007.

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 PBV Canso  (PBY5A), (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

 (Skytamer.com, John Shupek Photos)

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

 (NMNA Photo)

Chance-Vought F4U-4 Corsair (BuNo. 96832) US Navy Reserve, NARTU Los Alamitos, California, circa 1950.

Chance-Vought F4U-4 Corsair (BuNo. 97320), c/n 9474, Reg. No. N72084.

 (Shawn Jipp Photo)

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.

 (Skytamer.com. John Shupek Photo)

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.

 (Tim Felce Photos)

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 (L-19E) Bird Dog  (Serial No. 0-24729), Reg. No. N4583V.

Douglas C-47A Skytrain (Serial No. 42-100931), D-Day veteran, painted as American Airlines DC-3 Airliner “Flagship Orange County”, Reg. No. NC16005.

Douglas C-47B Skytrain (Serial No. 44-76791), “Will Dean”.

North American B-25J-20/22-NC Mitchell (Serial No. 44-29465), c/n 108-33790, “Guardian of Freedom”.

Santa Ana, 12 Civic Center Plaza, south side of Building 12, USMC Veterans Memorial.

Aviation pioneer Glenn Martin first flew in Santa Ana in 1909, flying a copy of a combination Wright and Curtiss pusher biplane.

Douglas A-4M Skyhawk (BuNo. 160031), ZJ-98, USMC, mounted on a pylon.

Santa Barbara

North American P-51D-20NA Mustang (Serial No. 44-72145), "Petie 3rd", Reg. No. N51PT, Jeff Pryor.

Santa Maria Museum of Flight, 3015 Airpark Drive, 93455.  (805) 922-8758.  Open Friday to Sunday, 10 AM to 4 PM.  

Bell UH-1M Iroquois Helicopter (Serial No. 66-0630), c/n 1612, US Army.

Bowers Flybaby.

de Havilland DH 82 Tiger Moth (Serial No. 85882), Swedish Air Force.

Douglas DC-2-118B, c/n 1368, Reg. No. N1934D.

 (Skytamer.com, John Shupek Photo)

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.

Hughes H-1 Racer, replica.

Hunt Special.

Jensen Hang Glider.

McDonnell-Douglas A4M Skyhawk (BuNo. 147825), 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. 55-5014), c/n 227-247, former drone from China Lake, being restored.

Parker RP9 T-Bird Sailplane.

Rand KR-2.

Stinson AT-19 Reliant, RNAF (Serial No. FK104).

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”.

 (Kogo Photo)

Bell P-39Q Airacobra (Serial No. 42-19993), "Brooklyn Bum 2nd", Reg. No. N139DP.

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.

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

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”.

 (Alan Wilson Photo)

Yak-3, previously on display at the Museum of Flying in Santa Monica.  It was the machine flown by Hero of the Soviet Union Lt.General Yeremin and was part of the Central Russian AF museum at Monino, although it was loaned out to the Yakolev museum at some point.  It moved to the United States in 1991 but when the Santa Monica museum closed in 2005 the aeroplane moved to the CAF at Camarillo.  It remained on display there until at least 2012.  It is on display at the Vadim Zadorozhny Technical Museum, Arkhangelskoye, Moscow Oblast, Russia, as of 26 Aug 2017

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.

 (Skytamer.com John Shupek Photo)

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.

The aircraft preserved at the Pacific Coast Air Museum are listed on a separate web page on this website.

Santa Rosa

Curtiss Wright P-40N-5 Warhawk (Serial No. 42-105526), Reg. No. N942KH.  Craig Schultz.

Santee

Boeing A75N1 Stearman N2S-3 (Serial No. 75-7923), 310, USN, Reg. No. N5106N, built in 1947. David A. Derby.

Sausalito

(Goshimini Photo)

 (Bill Larkins Photo)

General Motors (Eastern) FM-2 Wildcat (BuNo. 86572), Thomas Camp, Reg. No. N86572.

Sebastopol

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.

 (Alan Wilson Photo)

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.

 (Alan Wilson Photo)

Lockheed TV-2B Sea Star (BuNo. 138995), on loan from the US Navy.  This was built as T-33A (Serial No. 54-2707) for the USAF, but later transferred to the US Navy.  Behind is the forward fuselage of T-33A (Serial No. 53-6001), c/n 580-9533. 

North American AT-6 Texan (BuNo. 27481), USMC, 27, “Miss T-N-T”, Reg. No. N127VF.

 (Alan Wilson Photo)

Northrop T-38 Talon (Serial No. 60-0566), c/n.5139.

Pietenpol Air Camper, Reg. No. N932BJP, MFAM in museum hangar.

 (Alan Wilson Photo)

Sikorsky SH-34G Seabat Helicopter (BuNo. 140122), c/n 58.0166, 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.

Shafter

 (Alan Wilson Photo)

Douglas A-26C Invader (Serial No. 44-35456), c/n 28735, ex-C-FAGO, Tanker No. 36, Reg. No. N5625S, Wade Eagleton.

 (Gerhard Schmid Photo)

 (Chris Finney Photo)

 (D Ramey Logan 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. 

 (Rlwagner Photo)

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.

 (Stusviews Photo)

Sikorsky VH-3A Sea King Helicopter (BuNo.), inside the museum.

BGM-109.

Sonoma

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.

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.

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.

Stockton

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. 64-1022).

Thermal

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. N551MB, Mike Brown.

Torrance, 25311 Aero Way, 90505-6109.  City static display.

Lockheed T-33A Shooting Star (Serial No. 52-9239).

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.  www.wmof.com.

The aircraft preserved with the Western Museum of Flight, are listed on a separate web page on this website.

Tracy

Beechcraft T-34A Mentor (Serial No. 52-7656), (G-37)), Reg. No. N104412, Skyview Aviation.

Tulare, American Veterans Memorial, Veterans of Foreign Wars Highway, 92374.  The aircraft are located near the entrance to Mefford Field (TLR).  AMVETS Chapter 56.

 (Alan Wilson Photos)

Boeing B-17G Flying Fortress  (Serial No. 44-85738), K, c/n 8647 (-VE), “Preston’s Pride”.  Built at Vega Burbank.  Given to AMVETS Chapter 56 in 1958.  Moved to compound at Perry's Coffee House in 1971.  Placed on display at AMVETS again in 1981.

 (Jerry Gunner Photo)

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.

 (Alan Wilson Photo)

 (Christopher Hoage Photo)

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.

Fieseler Fi 156 Storch (Wk. Nr.).

Messeerschmitt Bf 108 Taifun (Wk. Nr.).

Vacaville, Nut Tree Airport

Douglas C-41A (Serial No. 40-0070), c/n 02145, Reg. No. N341A, Richard Martin.  One of only two C-41 transport variants of the DC-3A built for the USAAC.

 (Flugkerl2 Photo)

 (Photo courtesy of Armchair Aviators)

Hawker Sea Fury FB.11, K, 308, Reg. No. N97SF.  Walter Bowe's historic aircraft collection.

 (Zach Swanson Photo)

 (Sean Skaarup Photos)

North American B-25N Mitchell (Serial No. 44-28932), Reg. No. N3476G, “Tondelayo”, painted as 02168.  This aircraft is part of the Collings Foundation collection, but will based at Nut Tree Airport, Vacaville, California.

Van Nuys

Douglas A-26C-50-DT Invader (Serial No. 44-35788), c/n 29067, Reg. No. N126HK.

Lockheed F-104C Starfighter (Serial No. 56-0932), FG-932, C/N 383-1220, This aircraft was on display at the main gate of Van Nuys airport in California until it was moved to the General Thomas P. Stafford Air & Space Museum, Weatherford, Oklahoma, where it is mounted on a pylon.

North American Navion (Serial No. NAV-4-100), built in 1946, Reg. No. N91455, Secure Aviation Solutions.

Victorville, Southern California Logistics Airport.  Also known as Victorville Airport, located in San Bernardino County, approximately 20 mi (32 km) north of San Bernardino.  Prior to its civil usage, the facility was George Air Force Base from 1941 to 1992.  The airport is home to Southern California Aviation, a large transitional facility for commercial aircraft.  The aircraft previously on static display here have been moved, with a few going to the Joe Davies Heritage Airpark at Palmdale Plant 42.

 (Scott Manning Photos)

McDonnell F-4C Phantom II (Serial No. 63-7556), GA, painted as (Serial No.  63-7519).

Vineburg

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

 (Bill Larkins Photo)

North American F-51D-30-NA Mustang (Serial No. 44-74825), 144th Fighter Wing, California Air National Guard, 1948.

North American P-51D-30NA Mustang (Serial No. 44-74483), painted all silver, Reg. No. N51GP, Sonoma Valley Aircraft Sales.

West Covina, Palmview Park, Lark Ellen Avenue and Puente Avenue, city sandbox playground/static display.

North American F-86D-40-NA Sabre (Serial No. 52-3784).

West Hollywood

 (USAF Photo)

North American F-51D Mustang (Serial No. 44-74607), 195th Fighter Squadron, California Air National Guard, flying in a four-plane formation, ca 1948.

 (SDA&SM Photo)

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.

 (Skytamer.com, Rong Strong Photo)

Cessna OA-37B Dragonfly (Serial No. 73-1114),  former 412 TW, Edwards AFB.

 

 

California Warplanes

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 Nook book:http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/california-warplanes-harold-skaarup/1110163468?ean=9781475901450&itm=9&USRI=Harold+Skaarup

California Warplane Survivors

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