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Classic Wings Magazine WWII Naval Aviation Research Pacific Warbird Digest
When Hollywood Ruled The Skies - Volumes 1 through 4 by Bruce Oriss


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 09, 2018 6:42 pm 
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We had no choice but to fly on Tues since we were leaving Wed morning. The show was programmed for fighters only so we talked to the AirBoss about letting our two original A-26 crew members who were there to fly together for the first time in 48 years have their happy reunion. The only thing the AirBoss would do is circuits above the crowd at 1000 Ft. While we would have preferred some passes down the runway, we were happy to see our two vets in the air together finally. That was our goal. Nuff said.


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 09, 2018 6:48 pm 
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A26 Special K wrote:
We had no choice but to fly on Tues since we were leaving Wed morning. The show was programmed for fighters only so we talked to the AirBoss about letting our two original A-26 crew members who were there to fly together for the first time in 48 years have their happy reunion. The only thing the AirBoss would do is circuits above the crowd at 1000 Ft. While we would have preferred some passes down the runway, we were happy to see our two vets in the air together finally. That was our goal. Nuff said.



I'd take that over the photo passes. Thanks!

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 09, 2018 9:10 pm 
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A Skyraider pilot wearing a Pratt hat...

I like it.... :P

Looks like he could use a new one.... :lol:

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 09, 2018 9:44 pm 
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Couldn’t he scrape some of the oil off the side and put it back in?

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 09, 2018 10:39 pm 
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Couldn’t he scrape some of the oil off the side and put it back in?



He's refilling the fuselage lubrication dispenser.

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PostPosted: Fri Aug 10, 2018 7:26 am 
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He got a brand new hat at the Pratt booth.

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PostPosted: Sun Aug 12, 2018 10:06 am 
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OK - got a few minutes so I'll start posting my collection of average photos. My stuff is more like a documentary of what flew; not the higher quality images from the pros. We had 3 WWII glider trainers this year; A Laister-Kauffman TG-4, a Taylorcraft TG-6, and a Piper TG-8. The flew the -6 and -8 (I believe) on Friday and Saturday:

This is the Taylorcraft:

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And the Piper:

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They were cool to see and the pilots made great landings in front of 100K+ spectators in what felt to me like a 90-degree crosswind. Took some time though - I'd like to have the money they spent on Avgas to keep 3 Spads, 4 Mustangs, a Bearcat and 2 Tigercats orbiting in the southeast hold during the glider part :shock:

They celebrated the 80th anniversary of the first flight of the T-6 - we registered 91 total.

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At one point, we had the Geico Sky Typers:

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Aeroshell:

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and The Canadian Harvards:

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Back-to-back-to-back! The next act (and now for something completely different...), Trojan Thunder!

My last trainer photo is the Chippie that took part in the RAF commemorative flight with the Y2-K Spitfire and the Jet Provost:

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PostPosted: Sun Aug 12, 2018 10:43 am 
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A26 Special K wrote:
We had no choice but to fly on Tues since we were leaving Wed morning. The show was programmed for fighters only so we talked to the AirBoss about letting our two original A-26 crew members who were there to fly together for the first time in 48 years have their happy reunion. The only thing the AirBoss would do is circuits above the crowd at 1000 Ft. While we would have preferred some passes down the runway, we were happy to see our two vets in the air together finally. That was our goal. Nuff said.


She looked great while she was there! This is the only shot I got:

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Thanks for your explanation - I take back my earlier whine about not getting a parade pass.

Doc and Yankee Lady did eventually get to pass in front of the crowd on Friday/Saturday:

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For the Friday show they flew a loose formation of 5 Dakotas over the crowd, with a UC-78 in trail:

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Pretty tight actually, considering they were in a constant left hand oval. They flew 4 on Saturday - did manage to get those takeoffs.

That's All --- Brother looks great in her new livery. Like the hand painted invasion stripes:

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Another was Placid Lassie:

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and Tico Belle:

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and the USAF scheme:

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All for now.

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You got some great shots.

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PostPosted: Sun Aug 12, 2018 7:27 pm 
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Awright -- I always enjoy seeing Chris' pix! Keep 'em coming...

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JohnTerrell wrote:
For those that may overlooked my post earlier, the Vintage Aviator collection in New Zealand has a very WWI-era accurate DH-4 that has been flying since 2016, which also runs a Liberty V-12 engine. Both the Vintage Aviator and the Friends of Jenny DH-4's are painted in the same 50th Observation Aero Squadron markings, but with different individual aircraft numbers. As I posted before, here is a link to a number of detail photos of the Vintage Aviator's DH-4 in New Zealand, including a few shots of it flying: https://forum.ww1aircraftmodels.com/ind ... pic=7238.0


I have some additional DH-4 angles (including with Hucks starter attached), as well as similar ones (often I was standing very close to James at various TVAL events)
https://www.flickr.com/photos/errolgc/a ... 8587209526


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 13, 2018 8:42 am 
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Thanks, guys - here's some jets on takeoff:

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First F-5 for me.

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And a couple not quite centered in the frame :x

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Flybys next time.

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PostPosted: Tue Aug 14, 2018 8:05 am 
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Flybys as promised:

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Will work on the piston fighters next

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PostPosted: Tue Aug 14, 2018 9:48 am 
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First, a few angles of the AU-1, with gear coming up:

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Then, a couple days' worth of Spads:

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Mustangs:

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And Tigercats:

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Last set for this year...

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Kinda heavy on Tigercats - I know. No apology - I like the look and sound! Last one is pretty unsatisfying - how often do you see two F7-F's on final, though?

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You still working on yours, Will? BTW, I can't make Reno this year, so can you post some average quality shots to cover me?

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