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
You often see someone photo bombing another persons selfie and so forth but how about this World War Two era North American B-25 Mitchell photo bombing a Douglas C-47 Skytrain at this years Planes of Fame Airshow? Literally the ultimate photo bomber! Hawker Sea Fury “Dreadnought” soon turned the tables though. Here “Dreadnought” can be seen photo… Read More Planes of Fame Airshow 2015: The Ultimate Photo Bomber!
I returned to Planes of Fame 2015 for the Sunday airshow and man what a tribute the USAF Heritage Flight paid to the veterans on that day. This 4 ship flight consisted of a World War Two era Lockheed P-38J Lightning “23 Skidoo” and North American P-51D Mustang “Wee Willy II” along with a Korean… Read More Planes of Fame Airshow 2015: USAF Heritage Flight II
Today marks the 70th anniversary of the World War Two Allied victory in Europe (Victory in Europe Day – May 8th. 1945). One week ago I saw a fine tribute of respect to the men and women who served in the USAF and USAAF before them, including those who eventually dominated the skies over Europe in World War… Read More Planes of Fame Airshow 2015: USAF Heritage Flight I
There is nothing like seeing the best of the best in the fifth generation USAF Lockheed Martin F-22 Raptor air dominance fighter being put through its paces in glorious full afterburning glory! I never get bored watching the mean looking and mighty Raptor scream through the sky then stop mid-flight and completely change direction using vectored thrust… Read More Planes of Fame Airshow 2015: USAF F-22 Raptor Demo Team
The 2015 Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) CF-18 Demonstration Team (McDonnell Douglas CF-18A Hornet – jet 761 for this year) is painted in a special livery as a commemoration to the 75th anniversary of the Battle of Britain in the summer of 1940. This livery is like RAF and Commonwealth aircraft such as the Supermarine Spitfire and Hawker Hurricane which were painted… Read More Planes of Fame Airshow 2015: RCAF CF-18 Demo Team
A glorious looking Curtiss P-40C Tomahawk in bare metal at the 2013 Planes of Fame Air Show in Chino, California.