Continuing the en masse warbird flying displays of the Planes of Fame Airshow 2015 were aircraft that flew in the Pacific Theatre of World War Two. These included a Douglas SBD Dauntless, Grumman F4F Wildcat, Grumman TBM Avenger, Imperial Japanese Mitsubishi A6M5 Zero and North American B-25 Mitchell. Former fighters of the US Navy naturally dominated the flying displays… Read More Planes of Fame Airshow 2015: WW2 Pacific Theatre Warbirds
There is never any shortage of warbird action at the Planes of Fame Airshow and 2015 showcased many European Theatre World War Two era aircraft including a Bell P-63 Kingcobra (mostly flown by the Soviets as it was seen as inferior to the P-51 Mustang by the USAAF), the Douglas C-47 Skytrain (Dakota) venerable transport, Lockheed… Read More Planes of Fame Airshow 2015: WW2 European Theatre Warbirds
On this Memorial Day we salute all those that have and currently do serve their nation. Lest We Forget the fallen who gave their all for us to live the life we enjoy today.
Planes of Fame in Chino, California operate a very unique 1930’s era aircraft in their flying collection. A Seversky AT-12 Guardsman (USAAC 2 seat advanced training version of the P-35 fighter), which is the only flying example in the world. The USAAC operated 50 AT-12’s. Originally they were ordered by Sweden but an arms embargo in 1940… Read More Planes of Fame Airshow 2015: USAAC Seversky AT-12 Guardsman & the Curtiss P-36 Hawk Flying Debut
Planes of Fame Airshow 2015 they had a bevy of 11 North American P-51 Mustangs on static display from an early model Allison engined P-51A to a Rolls Royce Merlin engined P-51C and a bevy of the definitive Rolls Royce Merlin engined P-51D’s. It was great to see so many of one of the finest World War Two fighters all in one… Read More Planes of Fame Airshow 2015: Got Mustang?
Up next from Planes of Fame Airshow 2015, some warbird aerobatics with Sea Fury Aerobatics by Sanders Aeronautics, a Grumman F7F-3P Tigercat “Here Kitty, Kitty!” from Lewis Air Legends and to finish it off, the North American AT-6/SNJ “Wardog“. It was spectacular watching the Sea Fury “Argonaut“ as this one is fitted with wingtip smoke pods that create… Read More Planes of Fame Airshow 2015: Aerobatics II – The Warbirds
Planes of Fame Airshow 2015 at Chino, California had plenty of aerobatics displays to entertain the crowd. Sean D. Tucker in his Team Oracle Pitts Special put on a great high and very low-level performance to get the crowd into the festivities. From ribbon cutting to whirling aerobatics he did it all! He was joined… Read More Planes of Fame Airshow 2015: Aerobatics I