Posted by: Matthew | February 19, 2007

Planes of Fame Museum

A few weeks ago I went to the Planes of Fame Museum in Chino, CA with my family. I liked it there. We were supposed to go to San Diego but it was pouring down rain. My mom didn’t tell me we were going to the Planes of Fame Museum until we got there. I got so excited when I saw it.

We looked at all of the airplanes. You can pay money to ride in some of their planes. Somebody was taking a ride in one that day. It was a Mustang. We saw it take off. It kicked dust in every body’s face because everybody was standing too close. We also saw a full-size replica of the Wright Brothers’ plane.


When I was so amazed looking at the planes, my sister was kind of bored, because every airplane we looked at she was like, “yeah, whatever.”

When we got to the gift shop my mom said to me “Woah, look at this fight jacket, Matthew.”
But I wanted the navy air force flight suit. I got a 2006 calendar with a lot of the pictures of airplanes I like, including an AirCanada airbus A-321.

The Planes of Fame Museum was so, so, so, cool.

This is my report for my homeschool about the museum.

Planes of Fame Museum
By Matthew
February 13, 2007
I went the Planes of Fame Museum in Chino on February tenth. I went with my mom, Bana (my step-dad), and my sister, Sophie. The Planes of Fame Museum was founded in 1957. It has over 150 different airplanes. I wanted to go to the museum because I am in love with airplanes.
I saw many, many, many cool and interesting things there. At the museum, I saw a tri-plane. It looked like the Red Baron’s plane. We saw a full size replica of the Wright Brothers’ plane. They had a model of Amelia Earhart’s plane. I got to go inside a B-17 Bomber. They were used in World War II. The museum is restoring it and fixing it. They had a ton of navy planes. They had slanted tails to go fast. They make the navy planes to have their wings fold to save room on the aircraft carriers. They had a little King Air-looking aircraft that was for passengers like executives. You can pay to take rides in some of their aircraft. It was very, very fun at the Planes of Fame Museum. I think other people should go to the museum.

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Responses

  1. Awesome! I did a report on Amelia Earhart when I was in school.

  2. Matthew,
    I agree with you about feeling sad when I watch that show. I have had my cat for 13 years…someone left her in the alley when they moved out. She was living outside, in really bad weather for almost a month before I took her in. She’s the best cat ever.

    I enjoyed reading your blog and I’ll come back to visit.
    Tina

  3. I’ve never been to the Planes of Fame Museum – it sounds great! I used to go to the Air Force Museum all the time when I lived in Ohio. If you ever go to Ohio, be sure to check it out.

  4. Hi Matthew, I took my children to The Fleet Air Arm museum this holiday, it is in a Royal Air Force Base in Somerset, Englan, we got to wak through a prototype Concorde, so cool.

    Love the blog
    xc

  5. My Grandpa was an airplane mechanic so I too am in love with airplanes! I have done many reports on the Wright brothers and would LOVE to see that replica that you saw! You are such a GREAT writer. I am looking forward to reading more of your posts!!

  6. Wow, it sounds like a great museum. I think my dad would like it, he used to be a pilot. Thanks for sharing your report.

  7. mothergoosemouse is right, the Air Force Museum is really great. I grew up in Dayton, Ohio and went there a lot. The Wright Brothers grew up in Dayton and did all of their work here. They went to North Carolina to test their airplane and the license plates there say ‘First in Flight’, but really Ohio is where most of it happened. I think it’s great that you have an interest in them because they truly changed the world.

    Here is the link to the Air Force Museum website:

    http://www.nationalmuseum.af.mil/

    Your blog is great and I’ll be sure to check back often.


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