FIFI & friends

FIFI & friends

Postby NordicAirpower on Sun 28 Oct 2012, 10:52 am

Recently had the opportunity to visit the CAF Airsho 2012 during a business trip to the States, and as it was such an enjoyable experience I thought I would share the pics with you guys.

Star of the show naturally was FIFI, the world's only active B-29:
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P-51 Mustangs:
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Double Trouble Two:
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Boo-Man Choo:
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Gunfighter:
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B-25 Devil Dog:
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Yellow Rose:
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Maid in the Shade:
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B-17 Sentimental Journey:
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Corsair:
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Helldiver:
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Avenger:
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The "Tora Tora" act (all T-6's converted to Zero and Kate look-alikes):
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The USAF Heritage flight:
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The crazy J79 powered School Bus (it really sounds like an F-4 Phantom):
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Was repeated after dark - School Bus in full AB down the runway:
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All in all a very nice Warbird airshow, which is highly recommendable if you are in the neighbourhood (Madison, Texas).

All the best
Jan
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Re: FIFI & friends

Postby Ian A.S. on Sun 28 Oct 2012, 11:39 am

Nice set Jan, especially like the B-29 descending with Sentimental Journey in the foreground - did you get the programmed B-1?

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Re: FIFI & friends

Postby NordicAirpower on Sun 28 Oct 2012, 11:51 am

Thanks Ian, the B-1 never showed up - I also thought there should have been one /Jan
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Re: FIFI & friends

Postby DeanW on Sun 28 Oct 2012, 3:22 pm

Great coverage of the event, would love to see Fifi fly! Superb, pin sharp images too. :smile:
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Postby timuss on Sun 28 Oct 2012, 8:48 pm

Lovely set would love to get out there someday :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Re: FIFI & friends

Postby Bartek on Mon 29 Oct 2012, 7:59 am

FiFi en face for me. But all of them are great.
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Postby Cimmerian on Mon 29 Oct 2012, 8:24 am

Great set of images.
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Postby AlexC on Mon 29 Oct 2012, 9:04 am

Great shots! I've seen Fifi recently at Oshkosh but she didn't carry out a top side pass for some reason which was a disappointment. And I think that the CAF have been in trouble in the past for the mushroom cloud!

Can you provide the registration of the P-51D 'Boo-Man-Choo' please?
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Postby Chris IL-76 on Mon 29 Oct 2012, 9:54 am

Superb set of photo's....Love to go there one day
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Postby Screechy on Mon 29 Oct 2012, 9:59 am

Very tasty indeedy.
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Postby NordicAirpower on Mon 29 Oct 2012, 3:44 pm

Alex, P-51D 'Boo-Man-Choo' is NL51MV, should be ex. 45-11391 /Jan
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Re: FIFI & friends

Postby capercaillie on Mon 29 Oct 2012, 4:55 pm

Fabulous selection, Fifi and Sentimental Journey both look stunning, as does that Helldiver :drool: Great Hog shoots as well :clap: :clap:

The mushroom cloud explosion is perhaps a little unnecessary though :hide:
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Postby AlexC on Tue 30 Oct 2012, 10:16 am

NordicAirpower wrote:Alex, P-51D 'Boo-Man-Choo' is NL51MV, should be ex. 45-11391 /Jan


Thanks for that Jan. I saw her at the Gathering of Mustangs and Legends in 2007 when she was called 'Luscious Lisa'.
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Re: FIFI & friends

Postby ciaranchef on Thu 01 Nov 2012, 1:32 pm

Just a remarkable set of images,what a show, this is the absolute best set of aeroplane pictures on here in ages, :clap:
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