Gathering of Mustangs and Legends 2007

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  1. ToughOmbre

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    Got this presentation from a guy who was at the Airshow of P51s at Wright-Patterson 2007.

    Enjoy!

    TO
     

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    Wow! Amazing! I wouldn't have guessed that there were half that many still flyable. I wonder what it's like seeing that huge formation.
     
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    TO: Man you are something else !! I watched this clip, then had to download
    it so I could save it for later. I'd have given up my reserve seat in hell for a
    seat at that show !

    Charles
     
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    Charles, I wish I could have been there as well. Wish there was audio.

    TO
     
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    That was awesome Hombre, thanks for sharing, what I would give to see a show like that. Can you tell us more? Is it an annual show? Will this many P51's return?
     
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    Sorry, not sure, but hopefully it will happen again.

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    I did hear something that this may be the last time, since the veterans are getting so old.
     
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    thanks for sharing really enjoyed the photos,would love to know who sizzlin liz was,she must of been some girl,fine aircraft as well:p
     
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    This was a huge to do. I wanted to get down there for it, but couldn't swing it. It took a lot to get this one together and it has been a few years since they have done it. Will they do it again is anyones guess.
     
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    Wellllll...... I flew out to the States with a mate especially for this show....we even booked the airline flights, accommodation and car hire the year before !!!. Funny thing is ref the car hire, we'd booked a small car ...a Diahatsu of some sort. When we got to car hire place, the said they didnt have any left and where were we going ?. So we told them 'We're going to the Gathering of Mustangs and Legends !'.

    'Oh good' they said...'We'll give you an upgrade but theres a problem !'.

    'Bugger' we said

    'We've only got a convertible if thats ok ?.

    So we were forced at no extra charge to take delivery of an 07 plate, Ford Mustang convertible. We're still smiling !!! :)

    And on top of that, we were the very first two through the gates when the finally opened !!!.

    Was it worth it ?. I took over 5400 pictures at that event alone (not including the two days spent at the USAF Museum, the trip to the Wright Brothers Cycle shop and the trip in Jim Terry's B-25 'Pacific Prowler'.

    I can only describe this event as without doubt, THE BEST AIRSHOW I HAVE EVER BEEN TO.....I'm not biased, I just have this fetish for Mustangs....ooeeer, can I say that ?

    If anyone is interested, I'll post up a few shots later. In the meantime, heres a few as a taster.
     

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    Nice shots, Gary. That last Stearman shot is a tad low. :shock:
     
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    Thanks for that.

    Actually, I think he went lower still. John Mohre is one dude who knows how to fly a standard Stearman !!!. His display was brilliant
     
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    Good stuff Gary!

    That Stearman is ridiculously low!
     
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    Great stuff there Gary!!!!! Many Thanks!!
     
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    Last of the Mustang shots for the time..
     

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    Some shots of Team Aeroshell strutting their stuff in the Texan / Harvard. Great show ith lots of smoke and that lovely rasping engine note.

    On a personal note, I'd like to pass on best wishes to their team leader following his nasty accident at home earlier this year. Keep getting stronger, we're all rooting for you !.
     

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    The fantastic CWH Lancaster. They were offering rides in this beaut, but my cheque book couldnt take that size of hit....one day tho' !!!
     

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