“Lady Alice” P-51 Mustang – September 22-24

 

Sept. 22-24 at John Wayne Airport in OC

 

 

MustangSANTA ANA, Calif., Sept. 15, 2011— Lyon Air Museum, a premier Southern California showcase for vintage military aircraft and automobiles, will play host to the “Lady Alice” P-51 Mustang long range fighter aircraft from Thursday, Sept. 22 through Saturday, Sept. 24, 2011, at the Museum’s facility located at John Wayne Airport in Orange County, Calif.

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FREE museum admission on 9-11 to 1st Responders

SunLYON AIR MUSEUM OFFERS FREE ADMISSION TO ‘FIRST RESPONDERS’ TO HONOR MEMORY OF ‘9/11’ FALLEN – SUNDAY, SEPT. 11, 2011

FIRST RESPONDERS INCLUDE FIRE, POLICE AND EMERGENCY MEDICAL PERSONNEL

SANTA ANA, Calif., Aug. 30, 2011—Lyon Air Museum, a premier Southern California showcase for vintage military aircraft and automobiles, will open its doors to welcome free of charge any and all “First Responders” (including fire, police, emergency medical personnel, 911 operators and emergency dispatchers), on Sun., Sept. 11, 2011, to commemorate the tenth anniversary of terrorist attacks on the United States in which nearly 3,000 victims died. Continue reading

D-Day +68; WWII Tour of Museums & Sites in England, France

Lyon Air Museum is sponsoring a “Tour of a Lifetime” experience that will appeal to everyone interested in World War II history. In the Spring of 2012 we will travel to England and France on a journey of discovery and remembrance. In twelve unforgettable days we will visit historic sites in both countries that played a key role in winning the war in Europe. We will visit the fabulous American Air Museum at Duxford, England (the creation of which was due in large part to Major General William Lyon’s efforts), in the heart of southeastern England, where the sounds of thousands of heavy bombers reverberated time and time again as “The Greatest Generation in Aviation” flew relentless and costly missions aimed at destroying Germany’s ability to wage war. On the 68th anniversary of D-Day we will visit the very room where “Ike” Eisenhower and his staff completed the planning for the liberation of western Europe, then begin a two-day tour of the places in Normandy where it happened! We will see the now-tranquil sands of Omaha Beach, which were once stained with American blood. We will gaze in wonder at the bomb craters and the sheer cliffs at Pointe du Hoc, which American Rangers climbed to neutralize big guns that could have wreaked havoc on the landing ships. We will visit the museum at Utah Beach and walk the streets of St. Mère Église, where American paratroops landed in the midst of devastating enemy fire. On a much lighter note, we will enjoy the sights and sounds of two of the world’s greatest cities: regal London and glorious Paris, “The City of Light.”

Elegant hotels, excellent meals, dedicated and knowledgeable tour guides, and a well-paced schedule make this tour a perfect way for the first-time visitor to experience these historic places, while the experienced traveler will appreciate the opportunity to re-visit familiar sites in an unhurried manner.

A star attraction at the American Air Museum at Duxford is their B-17G, "Mary Alice.'

A star attraction at the American Air Museum at Duxford is their B-17G, “Mary Alice.’

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Cars & Cockpits – Datsun Event, August 7th

datsunSouthern California Datsun Roadster Owners Club (SoCalROC) members bringing their rare cars.

SANTA ANA, Calif., August 1, 2011—Lyon Air Museum, a premier Southern California showcase for vintage military aircraft and automobiles, will host members of the Southern California Datsun Roadster Owners Club (SoCalROC) at its “Cars & Cockpits” event scheduled for Sun., August 7, 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

Duesenberg exhibit extended through Sunday. August 7, 2011

Lyon Air Museum Exhibit of Rarest Duesenberg Luxury Cars Extended Through Sunday. August 7, 2011

‘Held Over By Popular Demand’ – From the Collection Of General William Lyon

SANTA ANA, Calif., July 25, 2011—Lyon Air Museum, a premier Southern California showcase for vintage military aircraft and automobiles, has announced an extension through Sunday, August 7, of its current exhibit of ten quintessential Duesenberg automobiles from the collection of General William Lyon.

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