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    Chino Airfield (Cal-Aero Field) California United States
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Justin Taylan 2004

Location
Lat 33° 58' 29N Long 117° 38' 12W  Chino Airfield located at Chino, to the east of Los Angeles in California in the United States. Also known as Chino Army Air Field and today as Chino Airport.

History
Prewar the airport was a private flight school, "Cal Areo Academy" was taken over by the Air Corps and known as "Cal-Aero Field". Used as a training facility during World War II and after the war a bone yard for abandoned aircraft.

Postwar
After the war, it was used to film the movie "12 o'clock High". In the early 1970s, the airport became the center of the Southern California warbird restoration movement, with several museums and restorers based at the airport.

Today
Still in use today as Chino Airport as a civilian airport with three runways. The first is oriented 21/03 measures 6,023' x 150' surfaced with asphalt. The second is oriented 26L/08R measures 7,000' x 150' surfaced with asphalt. The third is oriented 26R/08L measures 4,858' x 150' surfaced with asphalt. Airport codes: FAA: CNO, IATA: CNO.

Planes of Fame Air Museum
One of the country's oldest private aviation museums.

Yanks Air Museum (Yankee Air Museum)
Private Museum with restoration facility and aircraft collection

Military Aircraft Restoration Corporation/Yesterday's Air Force
(MARC) Founded by David Tallichet

References
County of San Bernardino Department of Airports - Chino Airport

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Last Updated
December 14, 2018

 

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