Planes of Fame Show

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  1. ontos

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    Well I'm a little late in posting these. I went on Saturday with my Son and Daughter and had a great time. We got a chance to meet Eric, it was great to finally meet him after all the years. As Eric said we were all pretty busy and didn't get a chance to get a group picture. Maybe next time. I didn't want to break his camera :lol: I took about 1600 shots so I'll just post a few, I deleted a lot too. I hope to see someone at the March Air Show next week-end.
     

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    I visted the location north of Flagstaff, They had some cool planes there when I was there on spring break. It was cool
     
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    I am so jealous!
     
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    STUPENDOUS SHOTS MERV!!!!!! I can't pick a favorite. You did a fine job sir. Those are to be proud of!:notworthy: If I had to pick it would be the P-47 and the Fw-190.:cool:
     
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    Thanks guys, tell you the truth Aaron, I like the Chevy :oops:
     
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    Nicely captured, Merv. And I'm with Aaron. The P-47 and FW.190 is cool. The shots that I took of that are some of my favorites from the show as well. It's really cool to see not one, but two rare aircraft together. 8)
     
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    Is that a recoiless rifle on the (for lack of knowledge) four wheeler?
     
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    You would be correct Aaron, it's a recoilless Rifle, it sits on what the Marines called a Mule. I was surprised to see it at the show, good surprise 8)
     
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    With the size of the mule and the size of the gun, it's a good thing it's recoil-less! Otherwise it would be a great way to get out of trouble in a big hurry. ;)
     
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    Excellent pics! Just to be an oddball, I kinda liked that Skyraider shot!
     
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    I liked the shot of "Betsy's Biscuit Bomber" too. I took photos of that airplane about a week after the Estrella Museum got it, when it was still in Israeli markings. I didn't realize then that I would be flying off it's wing a few years later. I have always had a soft spot for the C-47, but especially for that one.
     
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    Nice shots Merv!
     
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    Cool shots. :thumbup:


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    Planes of Fame just uploaded a video of the 3 Zero's flying in formation during the annual airshow in May of this year. :cool:
    It's a very rare sight that will not likely happen again any time soon.

    Japanese Zero formation flight (3 aircraft Extremely Rare)

    View: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LM1nWi3t3N4
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    View: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LM1nWi3t3N4

    High Definition (720):

    View: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LM1nWi3t3N4

    Find more videos of rare planes being flown and shown at the Planes of Fame YouTube channel.
    Planes of Fame's YouTube channel: POFmuseum - YouTube


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    Uh, WRONG! The other 2 are real Zeros, found on Babo Island airfield. They were restored in Russia with parts from multiple aircraft, but they are real zeros.
     
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