Peek into the past

Home to over 80 restored vintage military aircraft ranging from pre-WWII to the present-day fighters, the Museum houses a fascinating collection of wartime memorabilia, uniforms, historic photos, and personal military artifacts from the past century. The Museum is proud to display the most complete lineage of Bomber Aircraft on the West Coast dating from prior WWII to the end of the Cold War spanning nearly 70 years.

Glimpse the future

Castle Air Museum gives visitors a peek into the past and lends insight into the evolution of aircraft and the past milestones of aviation. It offers visitors of all ages a glimpse of what the future of aerospace might hold. Castle Air Museum has amassed the entire collection of U.S. Air Force jet fighters from America's first operational jet fighter the Lockheed P-80 to the amazing General Dynamics F-16 Fighting Falcon from the Korean War to Desert Storm.

Aviation Pavilion Update

The Castle Air Museum has hit a milestone of $4 million dollars in donations raised for our Aviation Pavilion project!

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B-24 Liberator on display at Castle Air Museum

Help us refurbish and preserve our aging warriors on display!
Be a part of restoring the Museum's B-24 and order our B-24 Challenge Coin today!

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Project Warrior’s first success! Thank you to all of our donors and corporate sponsor Amazon and all who purchased our Challenge Coins. Here is the result of all your support!

Aircraft of the Month

Lodestar means, “Guiding Star” or specifically Polaris. This Lockheed transport was aptly named as it pointed the way to the future of America’s air transport development and saw service with Air France, British Overseas Airways, Pan American Airlines, Charguers Reunis, South African Airways and Mid-Continent Airways.

Our Lodestar was one of 29 ordered by South African Airways in 1940. Due to the outbreak of World War Two these aircraft went immediately to the South African Air Force. c/n 2035 received the name “Piet Retief,” the name of an 1820s South African Voortrekker leader and received s/n ZS-ASU.

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