In September 1973, Yanks Air Museum acquired and then restored its first airplane, the Beechcraft D-17S Staggerwing. Today the collection contains over 200 aircraft, starting with the 1903 Wright Flyerand continues through to the Golden Age, World War II, Early Jets and Modern Jets.
Visitors to Joe Davies Heritage Airpark can view a collection of aircraft designed, produced, tested, or modified at U.S. Air Force Plant 42 in Palmdale, California.
The Castle Air Museum collection contains over 70 aircraft, including the largest mass-produced piston engine aircraft in history – the Convair B-36 Peacemaker.
The Flying Leatherneck Aviation Museum is the only museum in the world exclusively dedicated to the preservation of Marine Corps aviation history.
The Chico Air Museum was established in 2005 and in 2013 it was moved to its current location adjacent to the Chico Municipal Airport.
Planes of Fame Air Museum was founded in 1957 by Edward T. Maloney and was the first air museum west of Mississippi.