The C-47 nor any other Lyon Air Museum aircraft would ever take to the sky if not for the dedicated cadre of volunteer pilots who fly these great machines with precision, grace and skill. One of these pilots is Matt Walker, and for him there is no greater place to be than behind the controls of a classic airplane.
Arnold F. Money was born in 1921 in Nagrom, Washington—a sleepy little town at the base of Mount Rainier. Two of his brothers were already serving in World War II when Arnold joined the Army Air Corps. As Arnold Money told his grandson, Jason, many years later: “Boys became men a lot earlier than they do now.”
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Lyon Air Museum is excited to introduce a new program designed to inspire our younger visitors to explore flight, aerospace and other related STEM subjects. Aviation for Kids is designed for children in grades 3 and above. Our curriculum features hands-on learning and addresses a variety of engaging subjects, including:
•A bit of aviation history — How did humankind learn to build an airplane? Why were the Wright brothers successful when others had failed?
It was a beautiful winter day over France in February of 1959, with the bright sunshine of a clear blue sky glistening off the snow-covered Alps. Lyon Air Museum Docent Jim Buehner skillfully guided a sleek F-100D Super Sabre fighter over the French-Swiss border, just west of Geneva. Jim was flying the aircraft to Wheelus Air Force Base (AFB) in Libya for repairs, and flying along with him were two other F-100s scheduled for gunnery training in the vast deserts south of Tripoli.
Lyon Air Museum (LAM) proudly displays vintage WWII aircraft and vehicles along with a handful of classic cars. A world class museum, Lyon Air Museum also provides hands on learning experiences with interactive displays. Have you ever wondered what it would be like to sit in an actual cockpit? What a view out of an actual C-45 windshield looks like? What the instruments look like in an airplane? Well now you can make the connection and see all of these things and more when you sit in the museum’s fully restored SNB-5 (C-45 Twin Beech) cockpit. As a wonderful learning tool, you can e
Nonprofit galas are one of our favorite types of events to host at our banquet hall in Orange County. Lyon Air Museum has had the pleasure of hosting a multitude of fundraisers, and we are always excited to help support a great cause.
We know how difficult it can be to plan a successful nonprofit gala, so we’ve asked some of our favorite event planners to give us their tips for coordinating a successful fundraiser.