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 Post subject: My Geneseo 2013
PostPosted: Tue Jul 16, 2013 1:21 pm 
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For a second year in a row, I went to Geneseo with my Harvard. My friend and I, we had a wonderful time on location, it's always very pleasant to meet the usual suspects who haunt the place.

I had a very interesting flight on Saturday after the show, flying formation with Glenn Goldman who had Eric Dumigan aboard his T-34.

The results of the flight are amazing. I'll let Eric and my friend J-P show you what came out of that session.

Here are a few of my pictures.

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Douglas C-47 N345AB by comiquaze, on Flickr

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Liberty Parachute Team by comiquaze, on Flickr

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CCF Harvard Mk.4 RCAF20415 N99CV "J's Bird" by comiquaze, on Flickr

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Avro Lancaster Mk.X FM213 C-GVRA by comiquaze, on Flickr

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Avro Lancaster Mk.X FM213 C-GVRA by comiquaze, on Flickr

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North American P-51D Mustang "Quick Silver" NL51HY by comiquaze, on Flickr

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CCF Harvard Mk.4 RCAF20352 C-GBQB by comiquaze, on Flickr

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Re-enactors by comiquaze, on Flickr

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North American P-51D Mustang 44-73275 "Never Miss" N119H by comiquaze, on Flickr

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North American P-51D Mustang 44-73275 "Never Miss" N119H by comiquaze, on Flickr

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North American P-51D Mustang "Quick Silver" NL51HY by comiquaze, on Flickr

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Curtiss C-46F Commando 44-78774 N78774 "The Tinker Belle" by comiquaze, on Flickr

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North American B-25H 43-4330 "Barbie III" N5548N by comiquaze, on Flickr

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North American B-25H 43-4330 "Barbie III" N5548N by comiquaze, on Flickr

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de Havilland Canada DHC-1 Chipmunk N65235 by comiquaze, on Flickr

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North American T-6G Texan N36913 by comiquaze, on Flickr

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North American T-6G Texan N27409 by comiquaze, on Flickr

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Harvard, T-6 et T-34 by comiquaze, on Flickr

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North American P-51D Mustang "Quick Silver" NL51HY by comiquaze, on Flickr

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Avro Lancaster Mk.X FM213 C-GVRA by comiquaze, on Flickr

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Douglas C-47 N345AB by comiquaze, on Flickr

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Grumman TBM-3 Avenger N3967A by comiquaze, on Flickr

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Curtiss P-40M Warhawk NX1232N by comiquaze, on Flickr

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Curtiss P-40M Warhawk NX1232N by comiquaze, on Flickr

The rest is here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/comiquaze/ ... 660929461/

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 Post subject: Re: My Geneseo 2013
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Great stuff Ollie! I missed the B-25H fly! :evil: If you don't make it to Duxford next year, I look forward to seeing you at Geneseo!

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 Post subject: Re: My Geneseo 2013
PostPosted: Tue Jul 16, 2013 2:20 pm 
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Hi Ollie,

Nice to see you again, here is a shot of you taking off on that Saturday night flight you mentioned.
Look forward to seeing shots from the flight.

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 Post subject: Re: My Geneseo 2013
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What happened to Barbie's top turret?


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 Post subject: Re: My Geneseo 2013
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Great as always Ollie, thanks for sharing :D 8)


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 Post subject: Re: My Geneseo 2013
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Lovely !!!


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 Post subject: Re: My Geneseo 2013
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Thanks guys!

Sharing those memories is half the fun of those airshows.

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 Post subject: Re: My Geneseo 2013
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Great shots Ollie!

I kept looking over to see if you were beside your aircraft but alas, our paths did not cross this year.

Your Harvard looks bada$$ :twisted: Like we mentioned before, I would definitely love to photograph my Tiger beside her. :supz:

What is the history of its markings?

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Ollie thanks for sharing, nice pictures. Do you have any more of the P-40? :drink3:

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I see a a-26 in the back there. Did that fly too or are they working on that? Great pictures, thanks for letting us share them

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Dan Johnson II wrote:
What happened to Barbie's top turret?

I was wondering that myself..great shots, BTW.

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 Post subject: Re: My Geneseo 2013
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DH82EH: The markings of this aircraft are a matter of necessity. Necessity to have it look presentable.
In the beginning, she was natural aluminium:

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CCF Harvard Mk.4 RCAF20352 C-GBQB by comiquaze, on Flickr

Then she got primed in green zinc-chromate all over (I don't have any pictures of that era, I should have a few next winter).

After a while, we thought the green was too uniform, so she took on the identity of a Japanese aircraft.

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CCF Harvard Mk.4 RCAF20352 C-GBQB by comiquaze, on Flickr

But then I became more involved with her, and I decided that enough was enough.

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CCF Harvard Mk.4 C-GBQB by comiquaze, on Flickr

As my father once had a Harvard in post-war 438 Sqn. colours, and since 438 Sqn., which is known as "City of Montréal", is still around in Saint-Hubert, I decided that she would from now on sport the looks of a 438 Sqn. Hawker Typhoon.

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CCF Harvard Mk.4 RCAF20352 C-GBQB by comiquaze, on Flickr

But she was still missing something... The following years, we painted the cowling green and added the Day Fighter Band on the fuselage, as well as a Typhoon serial number with the same last 3 digits as the Harvard's air force number.

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CCF Harvard Mk.4 RCAF20352 C-GBQB by comiquaze, on Flickr
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CCF Harvard Mk.4 RCAF20352 C-GBQB by comiquaze, on Flickr

After a while, the spinner's backplate developed a crack, so it had to go.

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CCF Harvard Mk.4 C-GBQB by comiquaze, on Flickr

Then we found another backplate in our bin of parts, and BOOM! she had a black nose like any proper 2nd TAF aircraft ought to have.

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CCF Harvard Mk.4 RCAF20352 C-GBQB by comiquaze, on Flickr

:lol:

Here are the two Harvards together:

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CCF Harvard Mk.4 RCAF20377 C-FWGA by comiquaze, on Flickr

cooper9411: Sure, here are a few and just click through to the rest of the album for more.

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Curtiss P-40M Warhawk NX1232N by comiquaze, on Flickr
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Curtiss P-40M Warhawk NX1232N by comiquaze, on Flickr
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Curtiss P-40M Warhawk NX1232N by comiquaze, on Flickr
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Curtiss P-40M Warhawk NX1232N by comiquaze, on Flickr


whistlingdeathcorsairs: The A-26 was just static:

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Douglas A-26 Invader by comiquaze, on Flickr

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 Post subject: Re: My Geneseo 2013
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Thanks for the tutorial.
She looks great, and looks like lots of fun :supz:

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Thanks for the additional picture of the P-40! :drink3:

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 Post subject: Re: My Geneseo 2013
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whistlingdeathcorsairs wrote:
I see a a-26 in the back there. Did that fly too or are they working on that? Great pictures, thanks for letting us share them


It flew in for the 2011 show and has been parked ever since. It is owned by MARC and is for sale, along with the A-20 in the hangar. I don't get why nobody is snapping up that A-20 which is practically done?


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