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Wings Over Houston Airshow - 10/17/2011 4:07:14 PM   
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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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RE: Wings Over Houston Airshow - 10/17/2011 4:09:49 PM   
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Here's a B-17 that flew later.




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RE: Wings Over Houston Airshow - 10/17/2011 4:12:04 PM   
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Here's a B-24 that was supposed to fly, but developed flap trouble and had to cancel.




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RE: Wings Over Houston Airshow - 10/17/2011 4:14:21 PM   
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Here's the only flyable B-29 in the world.




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RE: Wings Over Houston Airshow - 10/17/2011 4:16:30 PM   
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Here's a P-40 Warhawk.




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RE: Wings Over Houston Airshow - 10/17/2011 4:18:30 PM   
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Here's a P-47 Thunderbolt.




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RE: Wings Over Houston Airshow - 10/17/2011 4:20:28 PM   
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Here's a P-51B Mustang.




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RE: Wings Over Houston Airshow - 10/17/2011 4:22:21 PM   
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Here's an SB2C Helldiver.




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RE: Wings Over Houston Airshow - 10/17/2011 4:24:46 PM   
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Here's a B-52.




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RE: Wings Over Houston Airshow - 10/17/2011 4:26:49 PM   
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Here's an F8F Bearcat flying with an F-18 Hornet.




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RE: Wings Over Houston Airshow - 10/17/2011 4:29:05 PM   
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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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RE: Wings Over Houston Airshow - 10/17/2011 4:32:43 PM   
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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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RE: Wings Over Houston Airshow - 10/17/2011 4:34:10 PM   
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Here's the B-17's photo pass.




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RE: Wings Over Houston Airshow - 10/17/2011 4:35:15 PM   
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A photo pass by the B-25.




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RE: Wings Over Houston Airshow - 10/17/2011 4:36:51 PM   
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And here's a photo pass by the B-29.




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RE: Wings Over Houston Airshow - 10/17/2011 4:38:43 PM   
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Here's a formation you won't see every day: P-47, P-51, F-4, and F-16 together.




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RE: Wings Over Houston Airshow - 10/17/2011 4:40:34 PM   
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The Canadian Snowbirds were the main attraction. Here's one of their formations.

They fly the CT-114 Tutor.




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RE: Wings Over Houston Airshow - 10/17/2011 4:41:59 PM   
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Here's a four-plane pass by the Snowbirds.




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RE: Wings Over Houston Airshow - 10/17/2011 4:43:36 PM   
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Snowbird Diamond formation. Note the tail shadows on the wings.




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RE: Wings Over Houston Airshow - 10/17/2011 7:50:16 PM   
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Nice photos.


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RE: Wings Over Houston Airshow - 10/17/2011 9:13:13 PM   
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Very Nice, Thanks!!

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RE: Wings Over Houston Airshow - 10/17/2011 11:18:13 PM   
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Thanks for sharing with us Curtiss!

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RE: Wings Over Houston Airshow - 10/18/2011 3:08:21 AM   
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Well Done, Bob!

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