Event Planning Resources

Planning your next event requires advance planning, logistics and forethought. Whether you are hiring an outside event planning company to bring your event to life or assigning the task to one of your employees, finding the right decor and supplies is essential to pulling off the perfect event. As an event venue in Orange County, we’ve been host to dozens of beautiful corporate events, milestone birthday parties, wedding receptions and luxury events.

Docent Spotlight: Bud Carter

Bud Carter as an aviation cadet c.1944

     Lyon Air Museum Docent Bud Carter vividly remembers when, as a young teenager, his life changed forever. “On December 6, 1941 my biggest worry was whether or not my high school girlfriend was going to go to a school dance with me the following week. The next day, December 7, my biggest worry became how I was going to fight for my country. When I went to school the following Monday, half the boys were gone. They were in Los Angeles, enlisting in the military. In one weekend, my life and the course of this entire country changed forever.”

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Lyon Air Museum's Corporate Event Planning Checklist

 

Planning and executing a successful corporate event takes time, dedication, and a strong attention to details. From setting a budget, all the way to booking a banquet hall in Orange County, there's a lot that goes in to the planning process. To make the process run smoother, we've created a simple checklist to serve as a guide: 
 

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5 Important Things to Consider Before You Rent a Banquet Hall in Orange County

Finding the perfect venue is usually the first and most important step in planning any event, but that can be easier said than done. Knowing what you need from your space is essential in narrowing down the search. Having a list of specific requirements not only streamlines your selection process but also helps you to stay within budget and make your event successful.  
To help you in your search for the perfect event venue, here’s a list of five important things to consider before you rent a banquet hall in Orange County. 
 

Lyon Air Museum Remembers Pearl Harbor: Air War in the Pacific

To commemorate the 75th Anniversary of the Pearl Harbor Attack, Lyon Air Museum has completed a new historical display that celebrates the contribution of naval aviation to America’s victory in the Pacific during World War II.  This is the first of two historical displays that will chronicle the Air War in the Pacific.  Part II of the exhibit, now in development, will tell the story of the U.S. Army Air Forces in the Pacific Theater of Operations.

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In Memory of Robert A. “Bob” Hoover

On October 25th, 2016 Bob Hoover slipped the mortal bounds of earth and embarked on his last, and greatest flight. He was 94 years old.
     To simply call him one of the greatest airplane pilots who ever lived would be a colossal understatement. He was a bonafide legend - combat fighter pilot of World War II and Korea, renowned test pilot and famed aerobatic performer. Most important of all he was a true gentleman, and gentle soul.

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FREE Museum Admission and Raffle for Veterans

T-6 Texan Flight Veterans Day Raffle www.lyonairmuseum.org

All veterans who visit the museum on November 11, 2016 will be entered into a drawing for a chance to receive a flight in a  T-6 Texan! One winner will be chosen at 4:00 PM PST. Please note that height and weight restrictions do apply, and the flight is not transferable. The winner will be notified by the Museum, and will need to secure a reservation in order to redeem their free flight.

In appreciation of those who have served our country, Lyon Air Museum will offer FREE admission to United States Military Veterans on Friday, November 11, 2016.

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LYON AIR MUSEUM to Participate in Huntington Beach Airshow October 22-23, 2016

Santa Ana, Calif., October 7, 2016 – Lyon Air Museum, a world class showcase of historic aircraft and vintage automobiles, is scheduled to perform at the Huntington Beach Air Show, with a rare, World War Two C-47 Skytrain aircraft. The air show takes place along the shore of Huntington Beach, California on October 22-23, with a practice day on the 21st. The show is the only beachfront air show scheduled on the West Coast and is the first air show to take place in Huntington Beach since the 1990s.

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