A Tribute to Women Airforce Service Pilots

Lyon Air Museum, a premier Southern California showcase for vintage historic military aircraft and vehicles, will conduct a symposium and book signing paying tribute to the more than 1,000 women who served as Women Airforce Service Pilots (WASPs) during World War II. LAM Docent and acclaimed author, Nancy Robison, will be on hand to sign copies of her latest book, “We Love to Fly,” about the brave and amazing WASPs who flew in support of the war effort.

Woodies are Coming to Lyon Air Museum: July 4 - August 4, 2013

Santa Ana, CA, June 13, 2013 – Lyon Air Museum will host their summer vehicle exhibit showcasing seven iconic American Woodie automobiles. It’s only appropriate that these prime icons of American summer culture kick off their debut on the 4th of July at the museum, located on the west side of John Wayne Airport in Orange County. The Woodies Exhibit, featuring Fords and Chryslers, will carry on Lyon Air Museum’s reputation for displaying fine, vintage vehicles alongside historic aircraft. Last summer brought in seven exclusive Packards and the year before, ten impeccable classic Duesenbergs. This year’s exhibit will run through August 4, 2013.

Happy 90th Birthday General Lyon!

Major General William Lyon, founder of Lyon Air Museum, is a successful businessman, decorated military leader, philanthropist, and a true aviator at heart. Today we cherish and celebrate his beautiful 90 years of life!

William Lyon was born on March 9, 1923, the second son to Susie Mary and Al Lyon. Lyon’s introduction to the military got off to a rough start. In 1929, at the age of 6, he attended military school with his older brother, Leon. Leon attended military school for eight years, and William left after the first grade. “My brother received tons of awards and I had a perfect record of not receiving any,” jokes General Lyon. In high school Lyon was introduced to flying when his friend invited him to take a flying lesson with him. “That got him hooked,” his friend would later express.

The Exclusive Packard Exhibit At Lyon Air Museum Extended to August 27th!

FROM THE COLLECTION OF GENERAL WILLIAM LYON

Santa Ana, Calif., Aug.6, 2012 – Lyon Air Museum, a showcase for vintage aircraft and vehicles, for the past month, has hosted an exhibit of seven rare Packards from the General Lyon collection. Due by popular demand Lyon Air Museum has extended the Packard exhibit to Aug.27. Do not miss this extra opportunity to see the exclusive Packard exhibit. Lyon Air Museum is located on the west side of the runway at John Wayne Airport in Orange County.

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