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Aerospace Museum of California - McClellan, CA

The Aerospace Museum of California is located on the former McClellan AFB which now operates as McClellan Buisness Park and McClellan Airport. McClellan Jet Services operates a full-service FBO and will provide transportation to the Museum on request. It is less than a 1 mile walk to the Museum. There are also overnight accomodations at the Lions Gate Hotel at the fully restored former McClellan Officers Club. The Museum boasts a collection of aircraft starting with a Curtiss-Wright B-14-B “Speedwing” bi-plane built in 1932. It is one-of-a-kind and has been beautifully restored. There are over 40 aircraft and a full collection of aircraft engines from the World War I Gnome Rotary to an Allison V3420 and the SR-71 J-58. Many aircraft are open, while others hang from the ceiling of the 30,000 SF pavilion. Aircraft include all “Century” series USAF aircraft, a MIG–17PF and MIG–21F, FB-11A and an F-14D, plus a Pitts S-1 acrobatic racer and an AQM – 187 drone. Norden Bomb Sight - On display is one of the original Norden bomb sights, which were used by American bombardiers for precision day bombing during World War II. These bomb sights were really small computers that were maintained and repaired in the shops at the Sacramento Air Depot later Sacramento Air Logistics Center at McClellan AFB. Come visit The Viper Zone, our flight simulation center and feel the rush behind the controls of two F-16 CPTs and Dreamflyer motion simulator, as well as the Morphis motion-ride simulator. The Museum is open Tuesday - Saturday, 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM Sunday, 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM. There is a fully stocked Gift Shop. - Submitted by James Hopp

Air Combat USA - Fullerton, CA

Imagine yourself scanning the skies in a real military aircraft in search of an enemy airplane. You spot the bogey at 3 o'clock, break turn hard and the fight's on. Up, down, and around. Pulling G's, making quick decisions until you out maneuver your opponent, put the gunsight pipper on them, squeeze the trigger and guns, guns, guns! The enemy erupts in smoke and you roll up and away, Victorious! Air Combat USA is the original civilian dogfighting school, where you can experience real air to air combat. Reservations required. Call Air Combat USA. - Submitted by Denise Jennings

Airport Cafe at Kern Valley Airport - Kernville, CA

L05 is a great place to practice mountain flying. Good food and a short trip to the Kern river for rafting. There is also camping on the field. - Submitted by Dave

Airway Cafe - Porterville, CA

Really great experience for any traveler. Good service and food every time. Lot's of flying memorabilia on the walls and ceiling. - Submitted by DLynne

Annia's Kitchen - El Monte, CA

Annia's Kitchen is great! It's an nice airport restaurant with good service. The also have many townspeople who seem to like it too. Also on sundays, the El Monte Airport has a Vintage/Classic Aircraft Display day on the 4th Sunday of every Month. - Submitted by Michael

Anza-Borrego Desert State Park - Borrego Springs, CA

San Diego County's Desert Resort Community in the Heart of the Anza Borrego Desert. Official Chamber of Commerce Website with airport information. - Submitted by newslinknet

Auburn Airport-Wings Restaurant - Auburn, CA

Wings restaurant on the airfield is a great place to go for breakfast or lunch! Outside dinning on a covered patio is a perfect place to watch the planes come and go. The food is really good! Sometimes there is a wait, but you can have a coffee and read the paper at the picnic tables while you wait! Yummm! - Submitted by Gary Lyon

Aviation Museum of Santa Paula - Santa Paula, CA

Mission Statement: To educate the public of all ages in aviation and its history, both in general and as it relates to Santa Paula and to inspire, motivate and challenge the younger generation to carry on the dream of our aviation pioneers. The Museum consists of what we call the Chain of Hangars, each hangar exhibiting the owner's personal collections. Each one is unique! The private displays include antique, classic and experimental aircraft; automobiles including race cars; motorcycles; an enormous antique radio, juke box and phonograph collection; paintings and photographs; model aircraft and a variety of aviation artifacts. The Museum Chain of Hangars, our gift shop and display of aircraft are open for public viewing and the enjoyment on the First Sunday of each month (weather permitting) between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. The airport is active all day long (again, when conditions allow), so flying activities on the ground and overhead add to the day's fun for aviation enthusiasts. Special ground tours are available by appointment. - Submitted by Wendy

Bald Eagle Aviation, Inc. - Columbia, CA

Fly-in to Columbia Airport and camp on the airport, stroll to the historic Gold Rush town of Columbia, take a scenic flight over Yosemite, fish and water-ski in nearby New Melones Lake, or take a white-water rafting trip. - Submitted by kdowney

Big Bear Airport - Big Bear, CA

High altitude airport ski resort. Hiking and several good restaurants in the area. Big Bear City Airport is located in Southern California, approximately 40 miles outside of the Los Angeles metropolitan area, on the southern boundary of the San Bernardino Mountain Range. The Airport provides a safe operating environment for general aviation aircraft, ranging from gliders to small corporate jets. - Submitted by newslinknet
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