Jsysco wrote:I have to agree aboutt the tail chases - the mustang display was much weaker than the mustange chase last year, mainly because of the P40 running up and down closer to the display line (on Sunday at least).
And yes, that Seafire take off was something else....
Mattster256 wrote:I think he meant B-25's, cos as far as i'm aware the only 'Liby' operates with the CAF, and somehow i cant see them wheeling Dougan out of the AAM
Mattster256 wrote:Ah, thanks for that lanemiker, i had no idea there was a second around
keith wrote:HI.would anyone know where i can find a list of warbirds/civil visitors for flying legends i would be gratefull.many thanks keith
classicaviation wrote:lanemiker wrote: The Collings Foundation operates the only "true" B-24.
Lance, can you clarify what you mean by this? Or is it purely the fact that the CAF Lib became a transport?
jimbob1194 wrote:Witchcraft is a gorgeous B 24. I believe she was based at Rackheath, Norfolk, in the Second World War. Well the original.
Went to Rackheath last year. There is a little mermorial, but that is all. It is now an industrial estate.
A real good museum is Parham in Suffolk. The control tower is the museum, and it really is a cracker. Highly recommended. The men and women that work there are all volunteers, and are very friendly. The original 'Liberty Belle' was based there in the Second World War, and of course returned there in 2008. The volunteers even got a flying trip in Liberty Belle the year before I believe.
Ok, rant over. Sorry chaps.
RodMcKenzie wrote:Oops - I meant "Ol' 927" [memo to self - do not post & answer phone at same time ]
RodMcKenzie wrote:I used to read about those Harlingen shows and think "if only we had something like that over here" - fortunately I wasn't the only one, and some of us had the drive & resources to make it happen!
I was lucky enough to be in the (huge) crowd at Norwich airport in 1992 when 'Diamond Lil' (as she still was) arrived after an epic trans-Atlantic flight to mark the 50th anniversary of the 8th AF in Britain. Caught her again at the Swanton Morley airshow before engine problems curtailed the trip. Then in 1998, through a quite remarkable set of circumstances, I found myself in Texas so naturally I made the pilgrimage to Midland: 'Lil' was in the hangar, along with 'Tinker Belle' and the Twin Mustang, among many others (there was a B23 Dragon parked out back which I believe was up for sale - anyone know what happened to it?). Also I got to see the nose art gallery which was absolutely wonderful. So yeah, I have a lot of affection for the CAF and the B24 in particular...
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