GPX Oranges to Airplanes Tour
PCA - Grand Prix Region
Registration closed October 14, 2016 11:59 PM on October 14, 2016 11:59 PM PDT Registration ends October 14, 2016 11:59 PM on October 14, 2016 11:59 PM PDT Registration opens August 15, 2016 12:00 AM on August 15, 2016 12:00 AM PDT Registration runs from August 15, 2016 12:00 AM to October 14, 2016 11:59 PM
Discover two elements of Southern California History- Oranges and Airplanes
In 1873 the first Navel Oranges were brought to CA where the citrus industry literally blossomed to to cover thousands of acres. As it started in Riverside, it is commemorated at the California Citrus State Historical Park. http://www.parks.ca.gov/?page_id=649 Meet at the Park-9400 Dufferin Ave., Riverside, CA 92503
After the citrus tour, depart and meet at the March Field Air Museum, 22550 Van Buren Blvd, Riverside, 92518. With over 70 planes and other exhibits including Forward Operating Base Romeo Charley, a Viet Nam era representation. There are planes from a WW1- Nieuport 11 replica to WW2 P-38 and B-17 to Korea era F-80 and F-86 to Viet Nam F-4 and B-52 to F-16 and SR 71 and many more.
We will meet at the CA Citrus State Historic Park in Riverside. After the Citrus tour there will be an independent drive to March Field Air Museum- Not an organized caravan
We will meet at 8:30 AM and for a "Tour and Taste" tour through the groves.at 9:00 AM. The tour is free,but park fee is $5, $4.00 seniors.
Route from CA Citrus State Historic Park to March Field Air Museum is: From Parking Lot return to Dufferin Ave and turn left. Turn left from Dufferin Ave. onto Van Buren Blvd. and proceed 10.5 miles crossing over the 215 Freeway to Museum parking lot, 22550 Van Buren Blvd, March Air Reserve Base, CA, 92518. Parking is free; Museum entrance is $10
Lunch location is your option.
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