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Northrop N-9MB – Living History Flying Day at Planes of Fame Air Museum

Northrop N-9MB – Living History Flying Day at Planes of Fame Air Museum

By on Nov 6, 2016 in Aviation Events | 0 comments

Living History Flying Days at the Planes of Fame Air Museum in Chino, California is a monthly event that features one of the airworthy planes from their extensive collection. This time it was the Northrop N-9MB Flying Wing.

Northrop N-9MB Flying Wing

During a discussion panel of aviation experts, historians and veterans the plane was put on display outside of the hangar and around noon David Vopat, a Planes of Fame volunteer pilot, took off and performed a flight demonstration.

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Planes of Fame’s Flying Wing was built by Northrop in 1944 as one of four prototypes, but this is the only one that survived to the present day. The N-9MB was a 1/3 scale proof of concept model for the Northrop XB-35 Flying Wing and is a grandfather of modern B-2 stealth bombers. The museum acquired the plane in the 1950s and started a 13-year long restoration process in 1981.

Northrop N-9MB Flying Wing

Living History Flying Day at Planes of Fame Air Museum is a free event for museum members and included in the price of the ticket for everybody else. See the museum website for a schedule of future events.

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