Pretending to Fly Fighter Jets and Warplanes in Riverside, CA
Airplane buffs and military historians will be in heavenly skies when visiting the March Field Air Museum in Riverside, California. This privately funded airfield (formerly a part of March Air Force Base) houses over 60 preserved aircraft on the outdoor tarmac. On display are bi-winged planes from World War I; fighter airplanes and bombers of World War II, including the B-17 Flying Fortress and B-29 Superfortress; jets from the Korean War, with Russian MIGS; B-52 Stratofortress and F-4 Phantoms from the Vietnam War; and the SR-71 Blackbird spy plane. On a rotational basis, some planes are open for visitors to sit in the cockpits. Inside the hangars, thousands of aviation artifacts are displayed, including flight uniforms, goggles, jackets, and helmets. There's also an exhibit about the space race, featuring Russian cosmonaut and American astronaut items.