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Aircraft Displays of the Chico Air Museum 2012 Chico, CA To start show, click on Slide Show (above) then select From Beginning To advance slides, use down arrow on keyboard
This particular aircraft was flown in Europe in support of NATO in the 1970s out of Bitzberg, Germany. It was acquired by CAM from the Air Force from Langley AFB in November 2011
The Neptune was designed as a maritime patrol and anti-submarine warfare aircraft and was first flown on May 17, 1945. This particular aircraft remains in the original Navy configuration as it served with VP-67 in the Pacific. It began service in August 1960 at Naval Air Station Whidbey Island in the state of Washington.
The Taylor Titch was a 1960s British fixed wing wooden aircraft design by J.F. Taylor. It is a high performance aircraft used for racing and aerobatics. The museums Titch was built for and raced at the Reno Air Races flown by Rick Todd. It raced from 1988 to 1990 achieving 180.61mph. It was bought for a permanent display in 2007
The Colt is a fabric covered biplane with over 20,000 being built since 1947. The museums Colt was built in Poland and once served as a civilian airliner for the Soviet Airline, Aeroflot. These aircraft are still in production today. This aircraft was donated to CAM in 2006 by Joel Mann of Willows, CA
The T-33A is one of the worlds best known aircraft having served with the air forces of more than 20 different nations over several decades. It is a two place training jet designed for training pilots already qualified to fly propeller driven aircraft.
The Hummel Bird is a homemade experimental aircraft. It is an all metal design. Construction is very rugged and is stressed for six Gs without wing tips. The first Hummel Bird was built in 1979 and has a top speed of 145 mph.
This sailplane was designed by Richard Schrader in 1963. There were a total of 78 HP-11s built with the Chico Air Museums glider being number 46. The glider is constructed almost entirely of aluminum alloy and weights approximately 400 pounds.
The L-29 Delphin (Dolphin) is a Czechoslovakian aircraft. Over 3500 were built between 1963 and 1984. They were used as a jet trainer among Soviet bloc countries. The L-29 has trained more jet pilots than any other aircraft in history. Today, there are approximately 50 still airworthy.
The Luscombe 8A was one of the first all metal airplanes designed for general aviation. It is a side by side two place and was the first light aircraft to use monocoupe construction. It is an efficient small airplane able to cruise at 100 mph. Due to its good performance; it acquired a reputation back in the 1940s as a hot ship.
The Dragonfly is an interesting low cost homebuilt sport plane. It is powered by a Volkswagen based engine and accommodates two people. In 1980 the Dragonfly was named Best New Design at the Experimental Aircraft Associations Oshkosh convention. It was built, flown and donated by Bob Kennedy of Chico.