Event Planning: Book Your Venue

The new year is here! With a new year comes a new set of events - be it a fashion show or a corporate event - it is time to start planning.  First thing to do on "all things event planning" is choose a venue.  What could be better than a hangar like museum with polished vintage aircraft? The clock is ticking and the facility rental rate increases February 1, 2015, so book now.  

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American Classic Automobiles Exhibition

American Classic Automobiles Exhibition

Lyon Air Museum will host a summer vehicle exhibit showcasing six iconic American Classic automobiles. The exhibit, featuring rare vehicles from the Art Deco period will carry on Lyon Air Museum’s reputation for displaying fine, vintage cars alongside historic aircraft. Such vehicles were often the choice of movie stars, captains of industry, presidents and gangsters, all high achievers who appreciated the style and elegance embodied in these magnificent vehicles. Following past popular exhibitions that brought in iconic vehicles such as seven exclusive Packards and ten impeccable classic Duesenbergs, this year’s exhibition lineup is highly anticipated. This year’s exhibit will run through August 4, 2014.

A Tribute to Women Airforce Service Pilots

Lyon Air Museum, a premier Southern California showcase for vintage historic military aircraft and vehicles, will conduct a symposium and book signing paying tribute to the more than 1,000 women who served as Women Airforce Service Pilots (WASPs) during World War II. LAM Docent and acclaimed author, Nancy Robison, will be on hand to sign copies of her latest book, “We Love to Fly,” about the brave and amazing WASPs who flew in support of the war effort.

Woodies are Coming to Lyon Air Museum: July 4 - August 4, 2013

Santa Ana, CA, June 13, 2013 – Lyon Air Museum will host their summer vehicle exhibit showcasing seven iconic American Woodie automobiles. It’s only appropriate that these prime icons of American summer culture kick off their debut on the 4th of July at the museum, located on the west side of John Wayne Airport in Orange County. The Woodies Exhibit, featuring Fords and Chryslers, will carry on Lyon Air Museum’s reputation for displaying fine, vintage vehicles alongside historic aircraft. Last summer brought in seven exclusive Packards and the year before, ten impeccable classic Duesenbergs. This year’s exhibit will run through August 4, 2013.

Happy 90th Birthday General Lyon!

Major General William Lyon, founder of Lyon Air Museum, is a successful businessman, decorated military leader, philanthropist, and a true aviator at heart. Today we cherish and celebrate his beautiful 90 years of life!

William Lyon was born on March 9, 1923, the second son to Susie Mary and Al Lyon. Lyon’s introduction to the military got off to a rough start. In 1929, at the age of 6, he attended military school with his older brother, Leon. Leon attended military school for eight years, and William left after the first grade. “My brother received tons of awards and I had a perfect record of not receiving any,” jokes General Lyon. In high school Lyon was introduced to flying when his friend invited him to take a flying lesson with him. “That got him hooked,” his friend would later express.

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