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Wings Over Houston Airshow, 2014 Part 2

November 3, 2014 in Show Reports

A few more from the airshow. I didn’t really get carried away taking pictures because I found that it started interfering with my enjoying the show, which got a bit more important now that the grandkids are tagging along.

The Corsair in the photo holds a special place in my heart. She is BuNo 92489, an FG-1D built by Goodyear in 1943. She was surplused to El Salvador in the late 50’s and flown for many years before being consigned to a boneyard. My friend Frank, at that time a TWA pilot, found and recovered the airplane in 1976 and brought her home. When I met him the late 80’s, I was fortunate enough to be in on some of the restoration. Just after she won Grand Champion Warbird at Oshkosh in 2010, he sold her and she now lives here in Houston.

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10 responses to Wings Over Houston Airshow, 2014 Part 2

  1. Nice pictures, it seems you had a lot of fun yesterday. Nice collection of real classical aircrafts.

  2. The P-51B is unusual; we usually see the ‘D’ on a more regular basis. Nice selection.

  3. Beautiful pics. I particularly like the B-57 and the Tuskegee red tail P-51.

  4. Nice photos….thanks for sharing. I find it curious that the inner workings of the Corsairs wing fold are painted medium blue (to match the fuselage color) – usually they’re green/zinc chromate.

  5. The B-17 flew over my house in N. Houston late in the afternoon. Knew the sound of the radial engines from miles away. Sweet music!

    • There were two B-17’s in attendance. The one in the pic is “Texas Raiders” from the CAF Gulf Coast Wing and that’s probably the one you saw flying. “Thunderbird” from the Lone Star Flight Museum was there as well, but didn’t fly. I couldn’t get a good shot of her because they were doing tours through the airplane and it was constantly surrounded by hordes of people, Both airplanes are based in Houston.

  6. Jaime I can identify to being a slave to the camera. Back in the day I used to carry a 35mm with assorted long lenses to air shows. Would get home & realize I really didn’t enjoy myself.
    Hardly ever take pictures of any events now.

  7. Jaime thanks for the pictures. Looks like you had and excellent variety. I was surprised to see a Zero that wasn’t a Tora, Tora Tora rebuild. I thought the only one flying in the US was at Chino. I’m right theie with you about keeping the grandkids in tow and entertained, can’t get them in love with airplanes to

  8. A great weekend for you guys ! Thanks for sharing, Jaime.

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