Hello everyone, I'm back from my enjoyable weekend adventure to Southern California to see one of the nation's best airshows in Chino California at the Planes of Fame air museum. This year was the first year since me and my dad have been attending that we got see both days shows, which turned out to be a really good investment. Saturday's show was rough. At 1 PM it was 98 degrees with no breeze, and many of the warbirds present didn't fly, and some weren't even there yet (There was another airshow in Palm Springs where many of the warbirds were at). Sunday however was much better, at 86 degrees and a slight breeze, and almost all of the aircraft flew at some point, plus at the end of the airshow on Sunday they opened up the hot ramp to the public first time ever, something they typically only did before the show in the morning. 2018's show wasn't my favorite, but it also wasn't the worst (If we just attended Saturday than that would be a different story). Here is 2018's list of warbirds in attendance: P-38's-4 P-40's-4 P-47's-2 P-51's-11 (2 air racing variants) P-63-1 B-25's-3 A-26-1 PB4Y-1 F4F-1 F6F's-2 F7F's-2 F8F-1 F4U-1 SBD-1 TBF-1 DC-3's-2 Spitfire's-3 Pilatus-1 Yak-3-1 Tora Tora Val-1 A6M Tora Tora-1 A6M's-2 P-26-1 P-35-1 P-64-1 A-1-1 T-33-1 F-86-1 Mig-15-1 Total: 54 To be brutally honest, this year's show didn't really have any new or special flights that blew me away, and there were no aircraft present I've never seen fly before. That fact doesn't take away from the fact that I got too see 54 warbirds fly, a sight you won't really see anywhere else in the U.S, so I can never be truly disappointed about a show. It wasn't a bad show, not at all, it just wasn't special or new to me. About the only thing that stood out about this year was the amount of certain aircraft at the show, there were 4 P-38's that flew, and one other that was static, 2 P-47's, a C and D, 4 P-40's, 11 P-51's (9 of them stock, the other 2 racers), and 3 Spitfire's. This year was very light on aircraft that were not apart of the USAAF. Anyway, the day started off with the National anthem flight that consisted of the two P-38's, two P-47's, and a P-51, a cool way to start the show. Then an aerobatic performance buy Rob Harrison the Tumbling bear. After that, came the airshow's second ever Golden age flight, focusing on late 1920's and 30's aircraft. Included in the demo was the P-26 Peashooter, the Seversky P-35, a rare Lockheed 12, a Dutch PT-22, and others. Following the Golden age flight, the N9MB Flying wing did it's demonstration, along with the Oracle flight team. The European Flight followed after, and for the first time in my recollection, 2 Spitfires flew at the same time. The Intermission followed, and stories from veterans were shared. The Korean war demo was next, and Saturday's showing was pretty sad, the aircraft that participated just flew around in a circle, rather than making "strafing runs" like they've always had, not to mention the Mig-15 didn't fly at all on Saturday, so the F-86 and T-33 did their dogfight with an invisible enemy I guess. Sunday however the Mig-15 returned, making it better but still lacking it's usual coolness. One of the participating Tigercat's did it's demonstration which is beautiful and impressive no matter how many times you see it. The Oracle flight team went up again, and then the sparse Pacific flight took place, still a cool flight as always, but probably the smallest Pacific flight I've seen. Following the Pacific flight, a unique and never before done flight took place. The Authentic A6M Zero, a Spitifre, and two P-51C's flew around making high speed passes together which was pretty cool. Then the Bomber flight consisting of Two B-25's and the PB4Y on Saturday, and then an added PBJ B-25 and an A-26 on Sunday. Gerg Colyer did a T-33 demo, on a sad sidenote, this year was the first time in my attending the airshow that Sanders Sea Fury Aeronautics didn't do a demo, in fact they weren't even there. Speaking of Air racing warbirds, a short mock race between the P-51's Strega and Voodoo happened, they didn't obviously fly at the speeds they normally would, and it didn't accurately portray how awesome the Reno air races are, but it was still nice to see them fly around. The show's ended with the A-10 flight demo, and the subsequent heritage flight with a P-47 Razorback and a P-38. While this year's show didn't knock my socks off, it was still a good solid show that represented the museum and the warbird community well.