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PostPosted: Mon Sep 25, 2017 6:15 am 
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On Saturday, a few friends were asked to do their frequent Stearman formation routine at the opening of a community festival.
While I didn't see all of it, there were at least two participants, a stock yellow N2S, and a 450 hp example with a raised turtleneck and wheel pants, 4 Ailerons, and painted in '30s USN fighter colors...it's the next best thing to a F3F (another friend is building a replica of it similarly painted which should be flying any time now).
There are about six local Stearman owners who make up the group and they do a lot of local events ranging from the annual Memorial Day parade to flying over the opening game if the minor league baseball team, to the occasional veteran's funeral. They also have won awards at the Stearman fly-in.

Another friend followed up in his great Cessna 195.

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PostPosted: Mon Sep 25, 2017 7:56 am 
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Albatross and Beaver (among others) at the Lake James Seaplane Splash-In.

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PostPosted: Mon Sep 25, 2017 5:58 pm 
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Nice... :wink:

Did anybody go to the Greenville, Me. splash-in ?

I missed that too... :x

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PostPosted: Sat Sep 30, 2017 12:22 pm 
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At 16.45 Central European Standard Time I saw a nice formation of Beechcraft PH-PHV and Harvard PH-LSK flying side by side, both from the Royal Netherlands Air Force Historical Flight.
They were flying nice and slow at 1000 ft in a holding pattern before moving on to the National Army Museum, that is near our town.

A little later I saw them again but moving a bit faster with the Beechraft out in front, going back to their home at Gilze-Rijen Airbase.
The Historical flight seems to do flyby's at the Museum fairly regularly now and it is very nice they do their holding patterns right were I live.
I sure hope they will continue to do that!

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FiFi is holding over my house, must be an airsho around ;-) Wished Red Nose was with her...


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the Blue Angels were boomin and zoomin around Alcatraz today practicing for the Fleet Week shows this weekend.

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PostPosted: Thu Oct 05, 2017 9:24 pm 
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Lon Moer wrote:
the Blue Angels were boomin and zoomin around Alcatraz today practicing for the Fleet Week shows this weekend.



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Texas Raiders was doing touch n go's at the Lancaster Airport today as someone was getting current again. We also saw the Beech 18 Bucket of Bolts and later FiFi took off and flew around at lunch time. Cavanaugh's Corsair flew a wide pattern over us inbound to Redbird. Later at my house, Gunfighter was giving someone a great ride.


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Lon Moer wrote:
the Blue Angels were boomin and zoomin around Alcatraz today practicing for the Fleet Week shows this weekend.

Today was the first day of the real airshow, got to watch some of the action from a 34th floor rooftop with a view of Alcatraz.
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Congrats to the driver of Gunfighter, the CAF P-51 as today he gave rides all day long, over my house. Thank you

Anybody at the show this weekend taking pictures? Is Rednose there as well?


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Another day of great Gunfighter viewing. You all made a 89yrs old Air Force vet day today with him seeing and hearing the aircraft overhead. Thank you


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Vietnam War Flight Museum's MIG-21
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Pulling into Randall's grocery on Space Center I heard a roar overhead but couldn't see what it was by the time I got out of the car...until I heard the familiar coke-bottle whistle of the J-79. When I finally caught sight of it in the distance on final to Ellington it sure looked like the F-4 silhouette. I was looking for the single black smoke trail, but I was a bit far. I guess these days that could only mean the Collings bird was up. I'll celebrate with Dietz & Watson Sour and Half Sour pickles with lunch...which luckily were in stock! :D

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Thanks 67N20, that was a timely answer! I missed the MiG, ya'll have my attention now..listening up!

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