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
The P-38 was a fast long-range heavy fighter used for interception, close air support and bomber escort duties in the European, North African and Pacific theatres during World War Two (there were also reconnaissance versions). The Lightning proved to be very successful in all roles and was in production for the entire period of the US involvement in World War Two.… Read More Lightning Strikes!
A glorious looking Curtiss P-40C Tomahawk in bare metal at the 2013 Planes of Fame Air Show in Chino, California.
The Korean War (June 25th, 1950 – July 27th, 1953) fought between the Communist North (later with their ally China along with aid from the Soviet Union) and the South supported by UN forces started out as a war where piston engined fighters such as the North American P-51D Mustang and Yakovlev Yak-9 fought in the skies… Read More MiG Alley Foes
Since the days of the 1920’s barnstormers, wing walking has been a popular display at air shows around the world. This is where someone stands and walks about the wings of an aircraft whilst it is in flight and often during some form of aerobatics! I have seen a few this year at some of the… Read More Wing Walkers