ED STAPLETON, WAR HERO & MUSEUM DOCENT

Edward-StapltonEd Stapleton, born in Philadelphia, Pa., in 1923, is currently a docent at Lyon Air Museum. This World War II veteran’s harrowing experiences as a pilot and prisoner of war (POW) in Germany during the war is remarkable for the extreme violence he endured, as well as some unusual personal encounters.

In 1942, Stapleton volunteered to join the U.S. Army Air Corps (USAAC), the forerunner of the U.S. Air Force. As an aviation cadet, he went to Lakeland, Fla., for primary flying school and Continue reading

Cars & Cockpits – Austin Healey Event

SUNDAY, JUNE 5, 2011

 

RARE CLASSIC COLLECTOR CARS ON DISPLAY

 

Lyon Air Museum, a premier Southern California showcase for vintage military aircraft and automobiles, will host classic Austin-Healey British sports cars as part of a “Cars & Cockpits” event scheduled for Sun., June 5, 2011, from 10:00-11:30 a.m. at the facility, located on the west side of the runway at John Wayne Airport in Orange County.  (NOTE: Weather permitting). Continue reading

Wings of Freedom Tour; May 6-9

 

PlaneLYON AIR MUSEUM HOSTS ‘WINGS OF FREEDOM’ TOUR

MAY 6-9, 2011 AT JOHN WAYNE AIRPORT IN OC

 

PAID PUBLIC FLIGHTS AVAILABLE ON WW II-ERA B-17, B-24 AND P-51 MUSTANG AIRCRAFT

SANTA ANA, Calif., April 28, 2011—The nationally renowned Collings Foundation “Wings Of Freedom 2011 Tour,” offering the general public aircraft tours along with flights on famous World War II-era heavy bombers and “stick time” in a P-51 Mustang long-range fighter plane, will visit Lyon Air Museum (LAM) in Orange County, Calif., Fri., May 6, through Mon., May 9, 2011.  The Museum is located on the west side of Orange County’s John Wayne Airport. Continue reading

Cars & Cockpits – Porsche Event, April 3

CLASSICS 356s – PORSCHE’S FIRST PRODUCTION AUTOMOBILES 1948-1965

SANTA ANA, Calif., March 23, 2011—Lyon Air Museum, a premier Southern California showcase for vintage military aircraft and automobiles, will host dozens of rare Porsche 356 sports cars as part of “Cars & Cockpits Day,” scheduled for Sun., April 3, 2011, from 10-11 a.m. at the facility, located on the west side of the runway at John Wayne Airport in Orange County.  (NOTE: Weather permitting). Continue reading

B-25 Fly Day, April 9th

B-25 Bomber Fly Day is scheduled for April 9th, 2011.

The North American B-25 Mitchell was one of America’s most renowned airplanes of World War II. The impressive aircraft was made famous by Gen. Jimmy Doolittle during the April 18, 1942 Tokyo Raid, and immortalized in the film, Thirty Seconds Over Tokyo.

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