How to Easily Plan Your Halloween Event

It’s October and that means that the leaves are falling, pumpkin spice lattes are back, and all of Orange County is scrambling to finalize their Halloween costumes. Most importantly you have the opportunity to do something fun before the holiday rush sets in; like plan a Halloween party! It doesn't have to be complicated. In fact, if you keep it simple, you'll be able to pull together the spookiest event of the year in no time. 
Follow these five steps to ensure your Halloween party is the most festive event of the fall:

2017 Hottest Holiday Party Trends

Fall is finally here and that means warm clothes, pumpkin spice lattes and for event planners in Orange County, it means that it’s time to start planning the company holiday party!
Holiday parties are an occasion that a lot of employees look forward to all year long. It’s an opportunity for coworkers to enjoy each other’s company and interact on a more personal level than their everyday work environment may allow.


Docent Spotlight: Dirk Dedoes

On August 21, 2007, the crew aboard the Space Shuttle Endeavour hurriedly completed their pre-landing checklists. Although these tasks had been performed hundreds of times before on previous shuttle missions, this time was different. Mission STS-118 would be the first time a Space Shuttle would navigate from reentry to landing using the Global Positioning System (GPS) in place of traditional terrestrially-based TACAN navigation.


Docent Spotlight: Walt Bohl (In Loving Memory)

            Lyon Air Museum is fortunate in the diverse and varied backgrounds of the Docents who freely give their time and effort educating valued guests about the Golden Age of American Aviation and Manufacturing, of the “Greatest Generation” who fought for freedom in the world, and the many magnificent airplanes which secured Allied victory in the war. 

Docent Walt Bohl



The late 1940s and 1950s were trying times for America. The emerging Cold War escalated the risk of a confrontation between the United States and the Soviet Union involving use of atomic weapons, including hydrogen bombs. In 1957, the USSR launched Sputnik, the world’s first sat-ellite, tested the world’s first ICBM, and began conducting flights with new advanced bomber aircraft. When these surprising events occurred, there was increasing alarm that the USSR had surpassed the US in both nuclear arms and bomber capability.


Air War in the Pacific

The date September 2nd, 1945, marks a momentous occasion for veterans and family members of America’s Greatest Generation. On this date, known as VJ Day, the Allied powers celebrated victory over the Japanese Empire and the formal end of World War II. The United States emerged from this epic struggle as the unchallenged leader of the free world and the champion of democratic institutions across the globe.


Another Successful “Bikes and Bombers” Show

Photo Courtesy of Alex Crail
Lyon Air Museum’s annual Bikes and Bombers Show was held on Saturday, August 26th. And what a show it was! Over hundreds of bikers participated in the event held against the backdrop of the museum’s famous warbirds, including our mighty B-17 Flying Fortress. 
First Place: Don Nichols' 1911 Racycle (left photo)


LYON AIR MUSEUM to Participate in Breitling Huntington Beach Air Show September 29 – October 1, 2017

Photo Courtesy of Britt Dietz - Warbird Photos
Santa Ana, Calif., September 21, 201 – Lyon Air Museum, a world class showcase of historic aircraft and vintage automobiles, is scheduled to perform at the Breitling Huntington Beach Air Show, with a rare, World War Two C-47 Skytrain aircraft.  The air show takes place along the shore of Huntington Beach, California on September 29 – October 1, with a practice day on the 29th.  The show is the only beachfront air show scheduled on the West Coast. 


Unique Sales Incentive Events

As one of the most diverse banquet halls in Orange County, you can imagine that we have held some pretty unique events here at Lyon Air Museum. While we’re happy to host standard corporate events in our event space, it’s always exciting when we have event organizers that take their event to the next level.