Docent Spotlight: Jim Buehner

     It was a beautiful winter day over France in February of 1959, with the bright sunshine of a clear blue sky glistening off the snow-covered Alps. Lyon Air Museum Docent Jim Buehner skillfully guided a sleek F-100D Super Sabre fighter over the French-Swiss border, just west of Geneva. Jim was flying the aircraft to Wheelus Air Force Base (AFB) in Libya for repairs, and flying along with him were two other F-100s scheduled for gunnery training in the vast deserts south of Tripoli.
 

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Connection C-45

Lyon Air Museum (LAM) proudly displays vintage WWII aircraft and vehicles along with a handful of classic cars.  A world class museum, Lyon Air Museum also provides hands on learning experiences with interactive displays.  Have you ever wondered what it would be like to sit in an actual cockpit?  What a view out of an actual C-45 windshield looks like?  What the instruments look like in an airplane?  Well now you can make the connection and see all of these things and more when you sit in the museum’s fully restored SNB-5 (C-45 Twin Beech) cockpit.  As a wonderful learning tool, you can e

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Non-Profit Galas

Nonprofit galas are one of our favorite types of events to host at our banquet hall in Orange County. Lyon Air Museum has had the pleasure of hosting a multitude of fundraisers, and we are always excited to help support a great cause.
 
We know how difficult it can be to plan a successful nonprofit gala, so we’ve asked some of our favorite event planners to give us their tips for coordinating a successful fundraiser. 
 
Be a Good Partner
 

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Planning A Company Picnic

The company picnic is a time honored tradition that many employees look forward to all year. Gathering to enjoy great food, good weather, and the company of your coworkers is the perfect way to celebrate summer.
 
We asked some of the event planners that we work with at our event venue in Orange County to give us their tips on planning a corporate BBQ.
 
Invitations
 

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The Wings of Freedom Tour of the WWII Vintage Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress, Consolidated B-24 Liberator, B-25 Mitchell and North American P-51 Mustang Announce Unique Display at the John Wayne Airport / Lyon Air Museum from May 9th to 13th

In honor of our WWII Veterans ~ The Collings Foundation’s Wings of Freedom Tour Brings Extremely Rare Bomber and Fighter Aircraft for Local Living History Display as Part of 110-city Nationwide Tour

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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. 
 

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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.

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FREE Museum Admission and Raffle for Veterans

T-6 Texan Flight Veterans Day Raffle www.lyonairmuseum.org

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.

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LYON AIR MUSEUM to Participate in Huntington Beach Airshow October 22-23, 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.

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