Movieland of the Air Museum (Closed)
Orange County Airport (John Wayne Airport)
Santa Ana, California, CA
The Movieland of the Air Museum (AAHM) was located at Orange County Airport (John Wayne Airport). Opened on December 14, 1963, the museum was the aircraft collection of Frank G. Tallman of Tallmantz Aviation and Paul Mantz. Both were stunt pilots and involved in aerial photography and flying sequences for Hollywood movies and television. Mantz died in 1965 flying for a scene in a movie. Tallman died in an accident in 1978. Afterwards, the museum was run by Mr. Frank Pine until he passed away in 1984. In early 1985, the museum closed and most of the remaining collection was sold to Kermit Weeks / Fantasy of Flight (Weeks Air Museum) and moved to Florida. During 1991, the museum was disbanded.
TP-40N Warhawk Serial Number 44-47923
Displayed at the museum between 1969–1985 sold by Kermit Weeks / Fantasy of Flight (Weeks Air Museum).
Santa Ana Public Library - Aircraft on display at the Movieland of the Air Museum at Orange County Airport (photo)
American Aircraft Modeler "Movieland of the Air" September 1971
YouTube "Movieland of the Air August 1968" by David Dickstein
Los Angeles Times "Airport Firm Plans Big Expansion to Land More Clients" by Jeff Rowe October 1, 1985
Aero Vintage Books - Movieland of the Air Museum
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