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Curtis Lemay -> Wings Over Houston Airshow (10/17/2011 4:07:14 PM)

I thought folks might enjoy some shots from the Wings Over Houston Airshow that I took Saturday.

First up is a partial of the flight line. You can see a F4U Corsair, a B-25 Mitchell, a couple of P-51D Mustangs, a P-40 Warhawk, and an honest-to-god, for-real M6A2 Zero.

I only found out the Zero was real later, so didn't get a good shot. It flew a demo, but I bungled the photo of that, unfortunately.

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Curtis Lemay -> RE: Wings Over Houston Airshow (10/17/2011 4:09:49 PM)

Here's a B-17 that flew later.

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Curtis Lemay -> RE: Wings Over Houston Airshow (10/17/2011 4:12:04 PM)

Here's a B-24 that was supposed to fly, but developed flap trouble and had to cancel.

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Curtis Lemay -> RE: Wings Over Houston Airshow (10/17/2011 4:14:21 PM)

Here's the only flyable B-29 in the world.

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Curtis Lemay -> RE: Wings Over Houston Airshow (10/17/2011 4:16:30 PM)

Here's a P-40 Warhawk.

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Curtis Lemay -> RE: Wings Over Houston Airshow (10/17/2011 4:18:30 PM)

Here's a P-47 Thunderbolt.

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Curtis Lemay -> RE: Wings Over Houston Airshow (10/17/2011 4:20:28 PM)

Here's a P-51B Mustang.

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Curtis Lemay -> RE: Wings Over Houston Airshow (10/17/2011 4:22:21 PM)

Here's an SB2C Helldiver.

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Curtis Lemay -> RE: Wings Over Houston Airshow (10/17/2011 4:24:46 PM)

Here's a B-52.

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Curtis Lemay -> RE: Wings Over Houston Airshow (10/17/2011 4:26:49 PM)

Here's an F8F Bearcat flying with an F-18 Hornet.

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Curtis Lemay -> RE: Wings Over Houston Airshow (10/17/2011 4:29:05 PM)

Here's a shot of one of the Heavy Metal Jet Team's formations. The swept-wing plane is a Mig-17. The others are L-39s.

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Curtis Lemay -> RE: Wings Over Houston Airshow (10/17/2011 4:32:43 PM)

Here's a shot of the "Tora! Tora! Tora!" recreation. Note that the "Zeros" are phoneys. Their only legitimacy is that they were used in the movie.

That's why I didn't tumble to the real Zero's identity till it was too late - this show has lots of phoney Zero's lying about.

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Curtis Lemay -> RE: Wings Over Houston Airshow (10/17/2011 4:34:10 PM)

Here's the B-17's photo pass.

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Curtis Lemay -> RE: Wings Over Houston Airshow (10/17/2011 4:35:15 PM)

A photo pass by the B-25.

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Curtis Lemay -> RE: Wings Over Houston Airshow (10/17/2011 4:36:51 PM)

And here's a photo pass by the B-29.

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Curtis Lemay -> RE: Wings Over Houston Airshow (10/17/2011 4:38:43 PM)

Here's a formation you won't see every day: P-47, P-51, F-4, and F-16 together.

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Curtis Lemay -> RE: Wings Over Houston Airshow (10/17/2011 4:40:34 PM)

The Canadian Snowbirds were the main attraction. Here's one of their formations.

They fly the CT-114 Tutor.

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Curtis Lemay -> RE: Wings Over Houston Airshow (10/17/2011 4:41:59 PM)

Here's a four-plane pass by the Snowbirds.

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Curtis Lemay -> RE: Wings Over Houston Airshow (10/17/2011 4:43:36 PM)

Snowbird Diamond formation. Note the tail shadows on the wings.

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Silvanski -> RE: Wings Over Houston Airshow (10/17/2011 7:50:16 PM)

Nice photos.




sPzAbt653 -> RE: Wings Over Houston Airshow (10/17/2011 9:13:13 PM)

Very Nice, Thanks!!




rgflores -> RE: Wings Over Houston Airshow (10/17/2011 11:18:13 PM)

Thanks for sharing with us Curtiss![&o]




1_Lzard -> RE: Wings Over Houston Airshow (10/18/2011 3:08:21 AM)

Well Done, Bob!




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