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Wings Over Houston Airshow

I took the grandkids to the Wings Over Houston AIrshow yesterday (Sunday the 27th). Some pretty severe thunderstorms had passed through earlier in the morning, so the flying schedule was a bit restricted. The crowd wasn't big at all, so I was able to find a place right up against the flightline fence. Here's a quick list of the performers: Navy - F4U, F7F, two F8F's, a JRB, SB2C, an FM-2 and a TBM. Army - B-17, B-24, B-29, two B-25's, two P-51's, two P-40's and a Lockheed Lodestar. In addition, there was a gaggle of T-6's, a bunch of O-2's and an L-4.

The B-17 belongs to the Confederate Air Force. The two Mustangs, the B-25, the Corsair and the Zero (which is an original airframe with an R-1830 engine) belong the the Texas Flying Legends museum. The Great Lakes biplane belongs to a local aerobatic pilot. The Bird Dog was on the ramp in Fredericksburg, TX. Took those one a few weeks ago. There may be a few more photos coming as I haven't finished downloading them all yet.


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7 responses

  1. Jamie, nice pictures...the guy in the Zeke must literally be squeezed into the cockpit when the canopy is closed!

  2. Some nice shots there...thanks for sharin' 'em.

  3. Just added a few more photos. It's good to see the CAF's B-24 (an LB-30 actually) has her "Diamond Lil" nose art back. Sorry about the grainy B-29 shot. Taking pictures of gray airplanes against gray overcast isn't my strong suit...

  4. Wow! B24 is a rarity!

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