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Anybody else going to this year's airshow at Willow Run, Michigan, 7th & 8th August?

 

http://yankeeairmuseum.org/airshow/

 

'Welbourn' and I will be returning this year to see potentially 9 B-17's in the air (might have a ride in one, again...!)

as well as other war-birds (Me 262 promised), and a pretty impressive set of mock battles.

 

Flights booked...... excitement building already! :D

 

Keep 'em Rolling

 

S.

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A good first day at the show; plenty going on!

 

As for pics; they will be appearing in the Pathfinder magazine in the fullness of time as part of a show report article that Welbourn and I will be putting together, but in the mean time, here is a taster of the sort of action we saw today (as well as the 8 B-17's flying otgether....);

 

 

 

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What a fantastic show it was, this weekend just gone.

 

4000 miles each way

4 days off work

2 Grand spent!

 

But I wouldn't have missed it for the world - After all, where else can you go and get shots like these...

 

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.... and here is a shot of M5Clive taking some snaps of 3 B-17's and a B-24 in formation.

 

PS, Clive, what happened to my hat.......?

 

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A mere 3 B-17's? - Hell, there were at least eight up there for most of the weekend - and as you can see from the picture below, every one of them was in Eighth Air Force (East Anglian UK based) colour schemes.

 

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Yes, sorry about the hat old boy - The prop-wash from 20 radial engines starting-up did take me a little unexpected!

 

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And some people say I never get up in the mornings..............

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