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William Lyon's aviation museum takes flight

December 10, 2009 12:00:00 AM PST
It's been two years since the groundbreaking of the Lyon Air Museum in Orange County and now it's finally open. Officials unveiled the new 30,000 square foot facility at a special ceremony Thursday at the John Wayne Airport in Santa Ana.The museum features some of the world's rarest aircraft and vehicles, including the historic Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress "Fuddy Duddy" and the DC-3 "Flagship Orange County."

Also displayed is an original 1939 Mercedes Benz Model G4 Offener Touring Wagon used by Adolph Hitler until it was seized by the French army at the end of World War II.