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.
10 additional images. Click to enlarge.