Flying Heritage Collection Skyfair 2014 – WW2 Formations

On July 26th, 2014 I attended the first ever Flying Heritage Collection Skyfair. This was a spectacular aviation event run by the Flying Heritage Collection at Paine Field in Everett, Washington. Numerous World War Two aircraft flew on the day and put on spectacular displays. The formation flights though were very unique and added a special touch to the day. The grand finale particularly.

Planes of Fame (Chino, CA) - Vought F4U Corsair and Lockheed P-38 Lightning FHC Skyfair 2014
Planes of Fame (Chino, CA) – Vought F4U Corsair and Lockheed P-38 Lightning
Planes of Fame (Chino, CA) - Vought F4U Corsair and Lockheed P-38 Lightning FHC Skyfair 2014
The Corsair and Lightning “23 Skidoo” put on an entertaining display
North American P-51B Mustang and Grumman F7F TIgercat (Historic Flight Foundation)
North American P-51B Mustang and Grumman F7F TIgercat (Historic Flight Foundation)
A unique pairing of a North American P-51D Mustang and B-25J Mitchell bomber (Flying Heritage Collection)
A unique pairing of a North American P-51D Mustang and B-25J Mitchell bomber (Flying Heritage Collection)
Messerschmitt Bf-109E Emil, Ilyushin Il-2 Sturmovik & Supermarine Spitfire Mk.Vc Skyfair 2014
Messerschmitt Bf-109E Emil, Ilyushin Il-2 Sturmovik & Supermarine Spitfire Mk.Vc
Flying Heritage Collection Skyfair 2014 Overhead pass by the Messerschmitt Bf-109E Emil, Ilyushin Il-2 Sturmovik & Supermarine Spitfire Mk.Vc
Overhead pass by the Messerschmitt Bf-109E Emil, Ilyushin Il-2 Sturmovik & Supermarine Spitfire Mk.Vc

The 2014 FHC Skyfair ended with a formation of a North American P-51D Mustang, Messerschmitt Bf-109E, Supermarine Spitfire Mk.IXe, Ilyushin Il-2 Sturmovik and a North American B-25J Mitchell together (all part of the Flying Heritage Collection – it was a shame their Mitsubishi Zero couldn’t join in too but alas it had mechanical issues). There is nowhere else in the world you could see this as the Flying Heritage Collection have the only flying Ilyushin Il-2 Sturmovik. It was an amazing day!

Rare formation indeed - Overhead pass by the Messerschmitt Bf-109E Emil, North American P-51D Mustang, North American B-25J Mitchell, Ilyushin Il-2 Sturmovik & Supermarine Spitfire Mk.Vc
Rare formation indeed – Overhead pass by the Messerschmitt Bf-109E Emil, North American P-51D Mustang, North American B-25J Mitchell, Ilyushin Il-2 Sturmovik & Supermarine Spitfire Mk.Vc
Rare formation indeed - Overhead pass by the Messerschmitt Bf-109E Emil, North American P-51D Mustang, Supermarine Spitfire Mk.Vc, Ilyushin Il-2 Sturmovik & North American B-25J Mitchell
Rare formation indeed – Overhead pass by the Messerschmitt Bf-109E Emil, North American P-51D Mustang, Supermarine Spitfire Mk.Vc, Ilyushin Il-2 Sturmovik & North American B-25J Mitchell
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