2018 Yanks Air Museum
Founded by Mr Charles Nichols in 1982 the Yanks Air Museum at Chino Airport California is a local museum dedicated to exhibiting, preserving and restoring American aircraft. Frank Visser visited this unique museum.
Spanning across decades of labour intensive searching, Yanks Air Museum boasts one of the most extensive and rarest collections of American aircraft worldwide. The collection began in 1973 with the acquisition of the Beech Staggerwing and from there grew to more than 200 aircraft. Many of the aircraft at Yanks are the only remaining specimens of their kind. Today nearly 200 aircraft are present at the Yanks Air Museum.
Yanks Air Museum believes your support is essential to continue our collection, restoration, and preservation of historical American aircraft. Their mission is to educate people by preserving the aircraft and increasing the body of knowledge cannot happen without your generous support. There are many ways your contributions make an impact.
The Greenfield Project
Originally purchased in 1988 by Charles and Judith Nichols, the 440-acre “Bill Hanson Ranch” located near Monterey County is the future site of the Yanks expansion project. Not intended to replace the current Chino location, the expansion will instead focus on providing customers with a technologically enhanced larger atmosphere designed to fill the senses with rich American history coupled with the beauty and wonder of aviation. The new site will house a 4,250 square foot runway for museum flight operations and private aviation needs. An educational program with classrooms and a state of the art theatre will provide visitors the opportunity to actively engage with aviation and solidify their love for the craft. A gas station and convenience store will soon begin construction.
The Yanks Air Museum at Chino Airport was founded in 1982 by Mr Charles Nichols. Seen here in front of the Curtiss P-40E Warhawk.