LYON AIR MUSEUM HOSTS EXHIBIT OF RAREST DUESENBERG LUXURY CARS
JULY 9th, held over through AUGUST 7th, 2011
FROM THE COLLECTION OF GENERAL WILLIAM LYON
SANTA ANA, Calif., June 13, 2011—Lyon Air Museum, a premier Southern California showcase for vintage military aircraft and automobiles, will host an exhibit of ten quintessential Duesenberg automobiles from the collection of General William Lyon. The exhibit of some of the largest, most stylish and beautiful cars ever created will be held July 9-24, 2011, at the facility, located on the west side of the runway at John Wayne Airport in Orange County.
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“The Duesenberg represents an innovative melding of American elegance, engineering and extravagance,” said Mark Foster, president of Lyon Air Museum. “General Lyon has preserved a great American legacy and with this exhibit he wants to share with visitors to his Museum the unique experience of seeing some of these grand automobiles up close.” Continue reading
Ed 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
LYON 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
B-25 pilot and Lyon Air Museum docent, Ken Pruitt, made his best landing when it really counted… without landing gear, in the middle of the Pacific.
Lyon Air Museum Partners with Newport-Mesa Sixth grade curriculum launches in September
General William Lyon’s passions for preserving the greatest generation in aviation and for youth education are the driving forces behind Lyon Air Museum. As a result, aviation history will be brought to life for students throughout the Newport Mesa Unified School District (NMUSD).
Bonnie Swann, Executive Director of Elementary Education and Student Services, has taken the lead on developing a curriculum, which will be integrated into NMUSD in September 2011. Continue reading