Article Directory: Show Reports

Reports from modeling shows, air displays and similar events.

Valiant Air Command Airshow

The VAC puts on a great show every year. It's held in Titusville near Cape Canaveral (about 55 miles south). When Last I attended, I was fortunate enough to see Col. Paul Tibbets of "Enola Gay" fame during a book signing, And no, I didn't get o[...]

Collings Foundation B-24 and B-17 air-to-air back in 1998

These shots of the Collings Foundation B-24 in its "All American" markings and the B-17G "9-0-9", were taken during a tour of Los Angeles in 1998. Sadly, they're the last air-to-air shots photographers are likely to get who aren't working for t[...]

More nostalgia flights @ Chino – F4U-1 Corsair (and a Bearcat

These shots were taken from the open gunner's seat of the museum's T-6 - the best photo platform possible, turned around facing aft completely out in the open. The nice pretty blue shots were taken in November 2002, a beautiful, perfect day for[...]

Nostalgia flights @ Chino

Here's some photos taken with the Planes of Fame P-40N and P-51D back in 2004. A hazy southern California summer's day (but far better than back in the 1970s, when the smog was so bad in the Inland Empire I had to fly directly over Chino to fin[...]

Blackpool (U.K.) airshow 11.08.13.

I thought I would share these pictures with you, I know they aren't that great but I still think they are worth a look.How many times do you get to see one off the only two flying Lancasters in the world as well as the worlds only flying Vulcan.[...]

Spitfires (and a Hurricane) @ Chino – 2004

Was going through the files and here are some interesting pictures of Spitfires that used to live at Chino. The P.R.XIX PM891 is of particular interest. When it retired from the Thai Air Force in 1961, the King of Thailand presented it to Ed M[...]

Flying Heritage Collection Hangar Grand Opening

A couple of weeks ago, I was lucky enough to get to attend the Grand Opening of the Flying Heritage Collection's new hangar at Paine Field in Everett, Washington. Here are a few photos of the aircraft in that hangar. The newly restored Hellcat[...]

Golden Age Airplanes at Chino

Here is the Planes of Fame P-26, the only one in the world (of 2) that flies, also the J2F Duck and the Grumman F3F-2, which didn't fly due to an oil cooler problem. Also some fly-bys by the Northop N9M, the only flyable early flying wing in th[...]

Chino Fly-bys

Being on the announcer stand, we were above the crowd, but back from the flight line, but I did manage to get some other interesting fly-bys. The F4U-4 is in the markings of Lt. Tom Hudner of VF-32, the only Navy Medal of Honor winner in the Ko[...]

Chino flight line

There weren't just P-38s at the show yesterday. Among others not seen previously were a newly-restored P-51C in the markings of Duane Beeson's "Boise Bee" (makes sense - the airplane lives at Boise and Beeson was from Boise), a P-63A Kingcobra,[...]