Chino 2013 Pics

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  1. syscom3

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    Here's the first picture from Chino. Five P38's warming up prior to taking to the air. What you see here, are 5 of the 7 flyable Lightnings left in the world.

    Five P38's small.JPG
     
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    great picture, must have sounded pretty good as well !
     
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    That would be a neat sight.
     
  4. syscom3

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    Actually the P38 is pretty quiet, as warbirds go. The long exhaust pipe that runs the turbo removes a lot of the staccato you hear on the other warbirds.

    The P47 is also fairly quiet. That design too had a long exhaust duct to run the turbo (even if the turbo has been removed).
     
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    Great shot!
     
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    Neat stuff. I was really bummed that I didn;t get to go this year.
     
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    Very neat shot sys. :thumbup:
    Being at the back of the crowd with the P-59 I couldn't see most of the runway.


    Wheels
     
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    Terrific pic. Is there one of them all in the air together?
     
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    #9 ontos, May 7, 2013
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    Great shot Syscom, I wish I could have met you there, I was seated in front of the P-51 "Jelly Belly". It was a beautiful day for the show, not really to hot. Syscom, Would it be OK to post some shots I took at the show here ?
     
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    Go ahead Ontos. I didnt take many pictures, mostly video. I should have something soon to share with you all.
     
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    Very cool syscom, would have been an awesome sight. That song was rather moving in a way. Thanks for posting.
     
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    #14 ontos, May 8, 2013
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    Some shots from the air show, in the P-38 formation the 5th P-38, "Ruff Stuff" for some reason could not catch up with the rest of the formation :( Thanks sys for letting me put these in your threat.

    Cheers, Merv
     

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    Unfortunately, this was the last air show for Rob Harrison "The Tumbling Bear" in his ZLIN 50LX. He is leaving the Aerobatic Circuit.
     

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    Great stuff guys!

    The kamikazi song was especially interesting to see.
     
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    I heard them say last year was his last season so I am a bit skeptical at the moment that this will be his last season. If he doesn't show up next year I will believe that he has retired.
    If he is still having fun and can pass his medical I think it would be a shame for him to retire. He does do some pretty amazing things with his aircraft.


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    Very cool!
     
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