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 Post subject: Re: Bald Eagle Aviation
PostPosted: Wed Feb 26, 2014 5:52 pm 
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Glad to see you check in Jim.
This winter has been a real bear. Keeping lots of folks inside and or grounded.

That paint scheme just looked like too much fun, to not do it!! I love it!

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 Post subject: Re: Bald Eagle Aviation
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Great stuff Jim,

I have to admit as well….. I'd put a Shark Mouth on my L-3 if / when I ever acquire one.

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 Post subject: Re: Bald Eagle Aviation
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Familiar mustang in this photo

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Boeing B-17G 'Shoo Shoo Shoo Baby' with P-51 escort during its flight to the National Museum of the United States Air Force on Oct. 12, 1988. (U.S. Air Force photo)

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Great pic! If the pic had been taken over France I wouldn't have known if it was contemporary or period.

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 Post subject: Re: Bald Eagle Aviation
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Would like to throw this out to you all - do you think people would be interested in seeing a P-51 and a Spitfire duel at a few East Coast (PA, NJ, DE, VA) airshows in 2014?

Jim and I are thinking about putting together a two ship (Spitfire and P-51) and asking the fans and spectators each show "Which is better the P-51 or the Spitfire?" Jim would fly the Spitfire I would fly the P-51. The routine would be focused around answering the age old question on which is the better fighter.

Our demo would be about 10 -15 minutes long.
We start off by going head to head - allow the Spitfire to show off for a few minutes, then the Mustang, then we'd do some aerobatics together as a two ship - then we'd ask the crowd to pick the winner - allowing the winner to do a victory roll!!

Let me know what you all think - nothing in stone yet, but might try and do a few shows this year.

Thanks for your polite and constructive comments in advance.

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We'd love to host you guys up in Stratford (KBDR) and have the local populous choose.

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 Post subject: Re: Bald Eagle Aviation
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Sounds like a great idea!


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 Post subject: Re: Bald Eagle Aviation
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Will Rich be charging the nerf guns for these displays?

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 Post subject: Re: Bald Eagle Aviation
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Sounds great! Please get this into the Reading WWII weekend lineup...and if they don't go for that, then bring it to the Clambake in late July in Reading.

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bet you a dollar that is Beasley Sr. and Dan Calderale in Baby Duck........
Great photo.....


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 Post subject: Re: Bald Eagle Aviation
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JEB is flying Baby Duck, Rick Yersak is flying Bald Eagle


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 Post subject: Re: Bald Eagle Aviation
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Was at Reading in 2011 and seen the Griffon Spitfire perform after a P-51 flew, and I don't know how hard each
aviator pushed each aircraft but the Spitfire is awesome. Went back in 2012 with my brother and was bragging up the Spit, but it didn't show up. Oh well I still took a flight in Panchito.


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 Post subject: Re: Bald Eagle Aviation
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Only if both planes have guns installed and firing. Of course you guys can use blanks. :D


Actually, sounds like a good idea to have a "fly off" between the two.


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 Post subject: Re: Bald Eagle Aviation
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Sounds like a good idea, so as long as the maneuvers are well practiced and the routines are practiced to the nth degree and each maneuver has an out. No impromptu 'hey watch this' kind of stuff.

Regardless of what you do, the sounds will be glorious.


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Will you have to fly to Berlin and back?

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