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  1. Canuck Aug 27, 2017

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    Further to my previous post, from Nanton, Alberta. The site of the Bomber Command Museum. Nanton is a small town, and the museum is run entirely by volunteers, and funding comes from aviation enthusiasts, world wide. Run up and taxi of the museums Lancaster bomber. The fuselage had been used by a local farmer as a chicken coop!

     
  2. vinn2 Aug 27, 2017

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    good show
     
  3. kurtj29 Aug 27, 2017

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    Blessed to live outside Seattle and near Paul Allen's Flying Heritage Museum. They had their European theater demonstration yesterday. P-51, P-47, Hurricane, Spitfire, Mosquito and ME-109 all flew. Unfortunately the FW-190 which I have never seen fly was scrubbed on the Thursday checkout. Paul Allen does a great job keeping these old birds flying. It was still exciting. I have never seen the Mosquito fly so that was cool. I really wanted to see the FW-190 fly.

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  4. Canuck Sep 2, 2017

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    Canada celebrates the 100th anniversary of its participation in the First World War at the Battle of Vimy Ridge, this year. As part of the honouring of the battle, five replica Nieuport aircraft which were among many that were built by Canadian enthusiasts in British Columbia, were flown to France. They performed a flypast over the memorial site at Vimy. Several of these planes are flying across Canada, this year, the trip scheduled to end in British Columbia in late a September, or early October.

    These planes were all built to the same plans, assembly line style, and are 7/8 size, powered by modified Volkswagen engines. This week end is Calgary's turn for several flyovers. The first one today, and I was there. I also spent some time in the museum, viewing the static didplays. The Nieuport fighter in the static display was the one that led the 5 plane Nieuport flypast at Vimy.

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    There were also a number of other planes, including a Lancaster, a Barkley Grow, a DeHavilland twin engine Otter, (famous for numerous rescues in Antarctic areas), a DC3, and too many others to count. P9026475.JPG P9026476.JPG P9026480.JPG P9026484.JPG P9026489.JPG
     
  5. Timmert Sep 4, 2017

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    I just came by this gem!
    It's a Spitfire from the Royal Netherlands Air Force historical flight and a Mustang from the Early Birds foundation. They flew together as part of an airshow in The Netherlands:
     
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  6. Timmert Sep 4, 2017

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    Here's two more:
     
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  7. opticalserenity Sep 7, 2017

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    Amazing captures. I love the farm land in the background.
     
  8. Timmert Sep 17, 2017

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    Some shots taken from a Skyvan photo plane on arrival day to the Ostrava Air Show in the Czech Republic.
    Vipers from the Royal Netherlands Air Force.
     
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  9. mr_yossarian Sep 17, 2017

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    A F-104 flown by my dad, Luke AFB, Phoenix 1973. I'm the dude with the Coors..oh well, soda pop..in front of the ladies :)
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  10. Longbow Sep 17, 2017

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    Concorde Prototype 001
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    Windows are a bit small.

    Interesting ....
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  11. Balthazaar His mother warned him he'd go blind. Sep 19, 2017

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  12. José9 Sep 19, 2017

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    A few from Sion Airshow. More may come _MG_3470.jpg _MG_3508.jpg _MG_7565.jpg _MG_7662.jpg
     
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  13. thegreentreefrog Feb 1, 2018

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    I worked for the "AIR BOSS" on the USS Lexington CVT16 (1969-71)
     
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  14. Dash1 Feb 9, 2018

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    Just got back from a fun week flying a Discus B sailplane in S. Africa. Strong thermals to 14500' amsl - and thunderstorms!
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  15. Tony C. Ωf Jury member Dec 24, 2018

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  16. haqq777 Dec 25, 2018

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    Very nice :thumbsup: - my father in law did his fighter conversion at Luke the same year. Was a young PAF pilot then and speaks very highly of his time there. Lots of air force pilots from around the world did joint exercises apparently.
     
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  18. corn18 Jan 8, 2019

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    I did my carrier quals in the T-2C and TA-4J on the Lady Lex. Damn, that was one small flight deck.
     
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