Steve Hinton takes the Planes of Fame’s P-38 for a little spin
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Deserving of Recognition
Almost 80 years since its delivery into service, the Planes of Fame’s P-38J can still pull off quite a show. Used as a training aircraft during the war, it was bought by Planes of Fame after its retirement.
Thanks to the generous contributions of the Pond family in 1988, this P-38 was restored to be airworthy and was even included in a movie called “Iron Eagle III”.
Now, the Planes of Fame museum uses the aircraft in their airshows and for display. These shows garner a lot of interest from aviation enthusiasts and history buffs alike.
The legend of the P-38 lives on through foundations like this. These guys aim to preserve and honor aviation pioneers and veterans while educating the public.