Corsairs over Connecticut

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  1. B-17engineer

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    #1 B-17engineer, May 30, 2010
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    Just attended this today:
    Home

    It was a spur of the moment trip my uncle wanted to do and I didn't have my camera so no pictures from me except my phone

    They has a C-130, C-23, C-54 (from the Berlin Airlift) , B-25, Corsairs X5, a Blackhawk, Ventura (SWEET!) and you could go on any plane you wanted for no cost. There were more planes but they were more or less privately owned jets or other. They had 4 of the 5 Corsairs fly in formation (One was a civilian pilot and the others could because they were military).

    They had a PT-26 there and a T-6 Texan. Rides were not charged but rather a raffle (I did not win :( :lol: )

    Overall had a GREAT day!!

    Also, there was a car show intermingled in. Tomorrow there are going to be 600 cars as opposed to todays 100

    Here just found listing of planes

    http://www.wingsandwheelsct.org/Wings.html
     
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    Pretty cool - From NJ to Conn - how long did it take you to get there? (I grew up on Staten Island so I know what the traffic could be like).
     
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    Well this weekend we were staying with cousins but to get to their house (from ours) took 2 hours maybe less. We take 287 to the NY Thru Way and then the Merritt Parkway. The Thru-way wasn't its normal heavy traffic. It is just so confusing the lines everywhere after the Tappan Zee Bridge. So you have to pay close attention to the exits :lol:

    To the airshow from their house it was a 30minute drive. We took I-95 to get there. Next weekend I'm going to take another 2 hour drive to Reading PA for their airshow and meet a couple guys from here ( Njaco, ToughOmbre, etc.) !
     
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    5 Corsairs?! Harrison, you lucky guy!
     
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    Well its funny, my cousins have NO interest in warbirds whatsoever and my uncle (who doesn't either) said lets go. No one was thrilled about the trip (my dad would be if he was there) but I had a blast. Seeing them fly in formation was the best. Then they flew off the wing of the B-25 and rocked there wings and headed to the respective airports. VERY COOL!
     
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    Boy, that brings back some memories!
     
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    They've been working on that area for (my mom says) 20 or so years now....ridiculous!
     
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    Lucky. Would love to go, but I'm getting ready for my trip to Russia. Hope you enjoyed yourself Harrison!
     
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    Thanks! Was a ton of fun! Have a good time in Russia
     
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    Way to luck out Harrison!!:thumbright: Sounds like you had a great time even if no one else did.:lol:
     
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    Yes I did! They were miserable :rolleyes: so my uncle and I went on our own for 5 hours while they did whatever


    Thats the reason my dad, little brother, and I are going to the airshow and my mom and older brother aren't.... they don't appreciate it!!!

    My dad and little brother are home for the weekend.
     
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    i wanted to go but we had a baby this weekend!! did they do the r-4360 run up? any pics?
     
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    Congrats! yes they did it was great!

    It was spur of the moment trip and my camera wasn't on me :(
     
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    Thanks Harrison. Will be interesting to say the least!
     
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    Man, that had to be cool as hell, NICE!
     
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    Harrison, was it you that sent that pic of the Corsairs?? Pretty cool if so.

    and being from South Jersey, I have no clue what you guys talk about - the Graf Zee bridge??????
     
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    Yes Chris :lol:

    the Tappan Zee bridge is annoying
     
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    they posted a video on there facebook page of the r-4360 run up. check it out!
     
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    Will do, thanks for the heads up!
     
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    Nice to have the Corsairs over Conn. That is where they came from originally.
     
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