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Planes of Fame Air Museum

One of a few Air Museums that have World War 11 aircraft that still fly today.

Three of the rarest and most popular aircraft from the “Planes of Fame Air Museum.” are featured.  These are (bottom to top) - Mitsubishi A6M5 "Zero," Vought F4U-1A "Corsair", and the Lockheed P-38J "Lightning".

The Zero is the only surviving and flying authentic Japanese Zero from World War II.  This aircraft is a "combat veteran" from the Second World War and was captured by the allies on the island of Saipan in 1944.  There are only five Japanese Zeros from WWII that still fly, and this one is the only one still flying with its original engine.

The "Corsair" is also a World War II "combat veteran" having flown countless missions with the United States Marine Corps in the South and Central Pacific during the war.  There are an estimated 25 "Corsairs" left that fly (out of over 13,000 built).  This aircraft is the oldest of those flying "Corsairs" that still flies.  It recently appeared in the motion picture "Devotion."

The "Lightning" is one of only ten P-38 aircraft that still fly (out of the more than 10,000 built).  It is probably the most popular of all our flying aircraft.  It will be featured in the April 1, 2023 "Flying Demo" at the Museum. https://www.planesoffame.org/

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