Lyon Air Museum Docent Bud Carter vividly remembers when, as a young teenager, his life changed forever. “On December 6, 1941 my biggest worry was whether or not my high school girlfriend was going to go to a school dance with me the following week. The next day, December 7, my biggest worry became how I was going to fight for my country. When I went to school the following Monday, half the boys were gone. They were in Los Angeles, enlisting in the military. In one weekend, my life and the course of this entire country changed forever.”
To commemorate the 75th Anniversary of the Pearl Harbor Attack, Lyon Air Museum has completed a new historical display that celebrates the contribution of naval aviation to America’s victory in the Pacific during World War II. This is the first of two historical displays that will chronicle the Air War in the Pacific. Part II of the exhibit, now in development, will tell the story of the U.S. Army Air Forces in the Pacific Theater of Operations.
All veterans who visit the museum on November 11, 2016 will be entered into a drawing for a chance to receive a flight in a T-6 Texan! One winner will be chosen at 4:00 PM PST. Please note that height and weight restrictions do apply, and the flight is not transferable. The winner will be notified by the Museum, and will need to secure a reservation in order to redeem their free flight.
In appreciation of those who have served our country, Lyon Air Museum will offer FREE admission to United States Military Veterans on Friday, November 11, 2016.
Santa Ana, Calif., October 7, 2016 – Lyon Air Museum, a world class showcase of historic aircraft and vintage automobiles, is scheduled to perform at the 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 October 22-23, with a practice day on the 21st. The show is the only beachfront air show scheduled on the West Coast and is the first air show to take place in Huntington Beach since the 1990s.