Air War over Russia Flying Heritage Collection Fly Day

Air War over Russia Flying Heritage Collection Fly Day

Postby PeteFenwick on Sun 08 Dec 2013, 5:16 pm

Was lucky enough to time a family holiday to the NW USA to coincide with the last of the years Fly Days at Paul Allen's magnificent Flying Heritage Collection; well worth a visit but the thought of 2 unique warbirds was a mouth watering thought. All the aircraft in the collection are flyable but several are so rare that they are not flown (the 2 seat FW190 for example). The Flydays are monthly over the summer and free and have 2/3 of the collection's aircraft flown and displayed with a introduction of the aircraft and the pilots before starting.

Anyway Steve Hinton (of Chino fame) flew the Focke-Wulf FW190 A-5 (only flying example of a genuine 190 albeit I believe with a non standard engine) and Ross Granley (ex Snowbirds) flew the Ilyushin IL-2 M3 Shturmovik (again the only flying example and even static ones are extremely rare)
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Some pics of the aircraft in the hangars, lots of other WWII themed information and artefacts, including several fully restored tanks, V2, V1
Nakajima KI-43-1B Hayabusa "Oscar"
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Curtis P-40C Tomahawk
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North American P-51D Mustang
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Polikarpov I-16 Type 24 "Rata"
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Messerschmitt BF109 E-3 "Emil"
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Hawker Hurricane MK XIIA
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Republic P-47D Thunderbolt
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Lastly the 2 seater Mig29!
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Thanks for looking and comments welcomed.
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Re: Air War over Russia Flying Heritage Collection Fly Day

Postby Maisie on Sun 08 Dec 2013, 5:38 pm

PeteFenwick wrote:
Anyway Steve Hinton (of Chino fame) flew the Focke-Wulf FW190 A-5 (only flying example of a genuine 190 albeit I believe with a non standard engine)


I'm under the impression this is the only Fw-190 with a genuine BMW 801.

Either way, seeing both the Fw-190 & IL-2 in the air together is something very special. :clap: :clap: :clap: (thanks for the photos.)
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Re: Air War over Russia Flying Heritage Collection Fly Day

Postby Niallxg on Sun 08 Dec 2013, 5:47 pm

What a collection.

Great post. :clap: that 190 looks lovely.

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Re: Air War over Russia Flying Heritage Collection Fly Day

Postby ciaranchef on Tue 10 Dec 2013, 9:39 am

Oh wow, these is amazing.Beautiful aeroplanes and super photographs.A real treasure trove of aviation history, wonderful post! Ciaran
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Re: Air War over Russia Flying Heritage Collection Fly Day

Postby tommo999 on Tue 10 Dec 2013, 2:14 pm

Fantastic work! The Il-2 is an ugly beast :love:
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Re: Air War over Russia Flying Heritage Collection Fly Day

Postby TheDuck on Tue 10 Dec 2013, 4:21 pm

That Il-2 is an amazing looking aeroplane, what a collection they have over there!
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Re: Air War over Russia Flying Heritage Collection Fly Day

Postby Downes0106 on Tue 10 Dec 2013, 5:00 pm

Love the IL-2 - never appreciated how large a wing area it has. Will have the put one of these shows on my list of things to do in the US.
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Re: Air War over Russia Flying Heritage Collection Fly Day

Postby capercaillie on Mon 23 Dec 2013, 10:58 am

Wow, Il2 - not only an incredible looking beast, but you've come away with a stunning portfolio of it as well. Fabulous sir :clap: :clap: Fabulous.
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