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Old 05-08-2013, 04:25 PM
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Another Planes of Fame airshow is in the can and I thought I would share some pictures from the event. This year's theme was "Lightning Strikes" and the show featured five flying P-38's as well as a sixth on static display. A truly magnificent sight! There were many other highlights as well. I've got a ton of pictures and will continue to update the thread as time permits until I've run out of photos or you guys beg me to stop!

Curtis P-40C Tomahawk
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Seversky AT-12 Guardsman
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Unrestored Messerschmitt Bf-109E on display in the museum. This airplane was brought down by a Hawker Hurricane over Russia in 1942 if memory serves. It will be restored to fly in due course.
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North American P-51D Mustang
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Freshly restored Hawker Sea Fury with original Centaurus powerplant. Something of a rarity these days.
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Boeing P-26 Peashooter, yes it flew and the pictures to prove it are coming!
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North American P-51C Mustang
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A gratuitious shot of the P-51C just because I like it so much!
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Consolidated PB4Y-2 Privateer
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Three B-25's in natural metal.
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Two of three D-Day marked C-47 Dakotas in attendance.
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Supermarine Spitfire Mk.XIV
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Old 05-08-2013, 04:36 PM
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Awesome! I miss those shows, I used to live by there.
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Nice pics!
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GREAT shots Chad! One bit of trivia a C-47 is a Skytrain. It's only a Dakota if it has English markings ;-)
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Keep 'em coming!
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Default RE: Planes of Fame airshow 2013


ORIGINAL: Chad Veich

I've got a ton of pictures and will continue to update the thread......................... until you guys beg me to stop!
As if that is going to happen!!!!

Thanks & looking forward to more.
Old 05-08-2013, 07:15 PM
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Thanks for the pics, Chad. We must've been close if that was friday. I was in a yellow golf cart with my nephew driving, buddy following on a Honda 50. 
Chris... 
Old 05-08-2013, 10:33 PM
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ORIGINAL: MajorTomski
One bit of trivia a C-47 is a Skytrain.
You are, of course, correct MajorTomski. Thanks for the reminder.

ORIGINAL: stuntflyr
Thanks for the pics, Chad. We must've been close if that was friday. I was in a yellow golf cart with my nephew driving, buddy following on a Honda 50.
Chris...
We were there Friday and Saturday Chris and I think everything I've posted thus far was from Friday. I'm sure we must have passed one another many times. Guess we need to all wear t-shirts with our names printed on them!

Thanks to everyone for the encouraging words and I will continue to post as fast as I can. This is but the tip of the iceburg!

Bell P-63 Kingcobra, I never getter tired of seeing this airplane perform. Simply awesome!


Lots of 'stangs and one lone Jug at the back of the line.


Heavily modified racing Sea Fury "September Fury" was a static display.


Consilidated PBY Catalina


Focke Wulf FW-190 replica.


Another shot of the magnificent P-40C. I've waited a looong time to see an early model P-40 fly and it was worth the wait.


Aichi Val replica which, if I'm not mistaken, is based primarily upon a BT-13 airframe.


Mitsubishi A6M-5 Zero


Grumman F8F Bearcat


Douglas SBD Dauntless


General Motors FM-2 Wildcat, I had the great fortune of getting to sit in the cockpit of this little fighter. (Thanks Wayne!) I have a whole new respect for the brave veterans who went to war in such machines.


Vought F4U-4 Corsair

Old 05-08-2013, 10:50 PM
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Just one more before bed. The show was opened each day with the missing man formation flown by this spectacular four ship consisting of the P-26, P-40, P-51, and F-86. Not a great photo but a superb salute and one that may never be repeated.

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Hey Chad,
Great shots I may have to beg you for some photos later on a couple subjects. Thanks for posting!!!


Lee
Old 05-09-2013, 04:01 AM
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Thx for the pictures Chad. ANYONE that lives close enough to make it to Chino for an Airshow is one lucky person. I visited there once, but not at an Airshow. The planes they have are awesome, and I only wish and hope I someday can make it to a Chino Airshow!. For now, at least I can enjoy Chad's pictures.

JQ
Old 05-09-2013, 06:15 AM
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Thanks so much! Chino was always our lunch stop while flying patrols of the high mts. in the DFG Cessna 175 STOL. Great food and being in uniform we were never refused access of the various hangars
where some of the most outstanding planes were housed. What a way to spend your lunch hour..........maybe a little more? That was many years ago but your photos bring back a lot of memorys.
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Does the P-40C belong to the POF?
Old 05-09-2013, 07:40 AM
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Thanks for posting those pics. I used to love to go to the airshow in Clarksville In. when I was stationed at Ft. Knox
Old 05-09-2013, 10:45 AM
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Thanks for sharing Chad. Very nice stuff. I like the Bf109E. Thats next on my list.

Talk with you soon,

Chuck
Old 05-09-2013, 12:41 PM
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Hey Chad,
Great shots I may have to beg you for some photos later on a couple subjects. Thanks for posting!!!
Lee
Happy to share Lee. I have many photos from previous Chino shows as well.


ORIGINAL: ChrisK-RCU
Does the P-40C belong to the POF?
The P-40C belongs to Stephen Grey's The Fighter Collection and will be travelling to Duxford, England to join his many other warbirds. A collection that already includes a P-40B and P-40F. He also has a P-36 under restoration which will join his already flying Hawk 75 which was the export version of the P-36. For those who may not know, the P-36 was the radial engined forerunner of the P-40 series.



The Planes of Fame F4U-1a Corsair leads the F4U-4 in a line up of radial engine types. The F4U-1a is currently the oldest flyable Corsair in the world.


General Motors TBF Avenger


Two Avengers among the line up of radial engine types.


Douglas Skyraider


Late 1930's American aviation technology, Boeing P-26 Peashooter, Grumman Duck, and Grumman F3F. Where else but Chino could you see these three on the flight line?


Grumman F3F-2 "Flying Barrel"


Sea Fury "Argonaught" belonging to the Sanders family. This bird has seen three different powerplants in the course of its flying career, the original Bristol Centaurus followed by a Wright R-3350 and now flying with a P&W R-2800.


Recently restored Hawker Sea Fury T.20 (two seat trainer variant) also belonging to the Sanders family. The Sanders also own the R-4360 powered Sea Fury racer "Dreadnaught" to round out their collection of Furies.


Another shot of the Mk.XIV Spitfire which is operated by the So Cal wing of the Commemorative Air Force. Another airplane I never get tired of seeing.


The Spit leads the Kingcobra and a brace of Mustangs in the line up of inline powered fighters.


P-51D "Lady Alice" owned by Dr. Ken Wagner.


The Planes of Fame's Seversky AT-12 Guardsman. The only flying Seversky product anywhere in the world if memory serves.


The AT-12 was an export version of the P-35 fighter which was the grandfather of the P-47 Thunderbolt. Can you see the family resemblance?


Curtis built P-47G Thunderbolt of the PoF. One of only two razorback Jugs still flying, the other being the P-47G belonging to The Fighter Collection at Duxford, England.


Curtis P-40N Warhawk of the PoF museum.
Old 05-09-2013, 01:27 PM
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As mentioned previously this year's show theme was "Lightning Strikes" and there were 5 of the world's 7 flyable Lightnings in attendance as well as one static example.

F-5G photo recon version of the Lightning belonging to the Yanks Air Museum. This airplane is restored to flyable condition but is not flown and thus was on static display only.


P-38E "Glacier Girl" owned by Rod Lewis.


P-38L "Honey Bunny" owned by Allied Fighters.


P-38L "Tangerine" of the Tillamook Aviation Musuem.


P-38J "Thoughts of Midnight" belonging to Commanche Fighters.


P-38J "23 Skidoo" of the Planes of Fame collection.


All five flyable lightnings in something of a formation. Not a great photo but it does serve to record the event. Sunday's formation was much tighter but, unfortuately, we were back in Arizona by then!
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Thank You Chad,

...any more pictures of the P-38's?
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Thank You Chad,

...any more pictures of the P-38's?
Lots more JRMS. Stay tuned...
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Let's change it up a bit with some action shots. These were shot by my brother-in-law and while they are not spectacular they are infinitely better than anything I could have produced with my meager camera equipment.










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Chad,
I go every year, but it's great seeing your pictures. Thanks for showing them. As you well know, it's aviation sensory overload going to Chino, so seeing your pictures captures a few glimpses of things I either didn't see, or things I did see but don't remember! Keep posting them, don't think anyone will complain.
Also, just to let others know, the P-51 Lady Alice belonging to Dr. Ken Wagner who is a fellow R/C flyer! He flies with us over at the Prado flying field almost within sight of Chino airport.
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Hi chad
great pics , please post more if you can . so many favs but really like the P40c & the Seversky AT-12 Guardsman (dont suppose you know of any rc plans for that one do you )

andy
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As always, love seeing your pics my friend. I hope to make it out to Chino someday.

Best regards,
Richard

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Great pics! thanks for posting them.

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