Planes Of Fame Air Show 2007
The Planes of Fame Air Show was held during the weekend of May 19-20, marking the museum's 50th Anniversary. I attended the arrivals day on Friday, and the show on Saturday along with SAH members Lee Scales, Dan Morgan, and Mike Shreeve. Fog greeted us in the morning, followed by haze and some light smog once the sky cleared out. This is the biggest warbird show on the West Coast and is held each year at the Chino Airport in southern CA. As can be seen below, the highlight of the show was when all three P-38 Lightnings flew togther. The most numerous plane on the ramp was the P-51 Mustang with eleven planes in attendance. Types that flew in pairs during the show included the P-40, F4U, FM-2, F6F, P-47, F8F, and the Zeros. Heavies in the show included four B-25 Mitchells and a B-17G Flying Fortress. Each day the show opened with a formation Flight of Grumman Ironworks aircraft which included a TBM, F3F, FM-2, F6F, F8F, and on Sunday the F7F Tigercat. Everything from trainers, liasion, and bombers flew all day long, with a mass warbird flyover of 27 fighter, attack, and bomber aircraft. Also included in the weekends event were aircraft from the Korean and Vietnam Wars. The early morning flying was a bit difficult to photograph due to the planes being backlit by the sun, but afternoon lighting got much better.
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All photographs (digital - Canon 20D & 30D) were taken by Roger Cain (SAH 2).
These photographs posted on 2-13-08
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