Visit to Chino Airport, California — Part 1
I arrived in Los Angeles from my home in Springfield, Illinois mid-Friday morning, PST, January 31, 2014, invited out by Jerri Bergen, President, American Aviation Historical Society. During a fantastic lunch at Cable Airport in nearby Upland, CA, I was introduced to AAHS member Paul Minert who is a superb photographer and contributor to the organization’s success. Paul generously drove me out to Chino and Flabob airports, both world-famous, and gave me the never-before-dreamed-possible opportunity to photograph anything with wings on the ramps. This post is about half of my harvest from Chino. The second half will follow in a few days. In this presentation the pictures are arranged alphabetically by AeroKnow Museum file name. Click on any for a larger image.
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Beech 18s at various places at Chino. Some areas on this vast expanse resemble junk yards, but I was enthralled by the variety of what I encountered. Incredibly impressed. I would LOVE to return with 10 times as much memory capacity for my cameras and charged batteries. I had three more days of picture taking ahead of me, and my personal brainless unpreparedness, the need to choose only the “goldest gold,” hobbled my photography but not my amazement.
I flew as VIP passenger in a Fouga Magister when the All American Jet Team (based in Pennsylvania) flew at our local Springfield Air Rendezvous airshow in 2006. Ever since, I have been fascinated by this beauty. I photographed three at Chino.
That’s all for now. In Visit to Chino Airport — Part 2, I will share a picture of a Fuji FA-200 Aero Subaru in Japanese markings and much much more.
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