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“You are cleared for take-off!!”

WWII Aviation Museum
Ranked #4 of 28 things to do in Camarillo
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Camarillo
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66 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
“You are cleared for take-off!!”
Reviewed 29 July 2014

Nothing to dislike - place is absolutely tops. Gentlemen who work there are retired military, pilots, well meaning, vast knowledge, hands on Guys. Are overflowing with details and have the time and desire to teach you and escort you as you wander. Very indepth place. So dang cool - should be a school visit for all areas.

Visited May 2014
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Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
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“Great display of WW2 aircraft”
Reviewed 13 July 2014

Operated by the Commemorative Air Force Southern California Wing & located at the Camarillo Airport, spread over two hangars is a display of several WW2 aircraft including a P-51 Mustang, Mitsubishi Zero fighter, F-6 Hellcat, F-8 Bearcat, T-6 Texan, PT-19 Cornell & a Spitfire XIV. In their restoration hangar is a PBJ Mitchell, and outside are a B-25 Mitchell, HU-16 Albatross, C-46 Commando & a C-47 Dakota. Rides can be organised in the P-51, T6 Texan & PT-19 Cornell. Visitors are shown around the display by volunteers. Most of the aircraft are flyable & an air show is conducted each year - which include aircraft flown in from other CAF Wings. There is a small display covering weaponry, uniforms & aircraft equipment. Entrance is by way of a donation, and they operate 1000 - 1600 hrs Tuesday - Sunday. People should allow at least 2 hours.

Visited July 2014
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“History comes alive”
Reviewed 1 June 2014 via mobile

Detailed displays bring history to life. Family momentas with stories of war heroes. Fascinating planes with th e descriptions to match. Passionate volunteers sharing their vast knowledge with visitors.

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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“Somewhat hidden gem!”
Reviewed 2 April 2014

While staying for a week at a time-share resort in Oxnard, we tried to get lost finding a restaurant recommended by the resort manager. We eventually found the "Way Point Café" at the Camarillo Airport and enjoyed a wonderful breakfast. While there, I realized the WWII Aviation Museum was only a stones-throw away, so we stopped to check it out. We ended up with a guided tour and spending over an hour viewing all sorts of WWII airplanes - with a former WWII fighter pilot as our guide! It was a fascinating time well spent, including getting our picture taken in front of a fully restored B-25 bomber - one that is flown in air shows all over the country - called the "Executive Sweet". We would highly recommend making the time to find this very interesting bit of history. It's unforgettable!

Visited March 2014
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North Hills
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“One of the Best”
Reviewed 30 March 2014

This morning, I drove to Camarillo to visit the WWII Aviation Museum in Camarillo. Aside of a nice assortment of vintage military aircraft, weapons and other interesting memorabilia, I was lucky enough to catch the "Executive Suite" (a WWII B-25) as it was warming up, then taxiing and finally taking off.

Free parking and admission (donations accepted). It's fun for kids (of all ages). I highly recommend spending a couple of hours at this museum.

Visited March 2014
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