The 2010 Chino Planes Of Fame Airshow

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  1. syscom3

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    Sys who will be the veterans attending if you know ?

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    Hi Erich. I don't for this year. Unfortunatley, the vets now are getting quite old and there seems to be fewer and fewer showing up every year. Not that they dont want to.
     
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    They don' seem to do anything special for the veterans, but they might this year since the theme is A Salute to the Greatest Generation.
     
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    well that is really a shame with as many WW vets in your area would think there would be some sort of Vet panel for book signing, questions/answers. Chino planes of fame is the perfect spot, I have fond memories of some years ago attending when they rolled out the LW recon 262
     
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    Sys, I'll be there, camera in hand. I don't know which day though. I think the programme calls for a flypast of between 12 and 24 P-51's in diamond formation. That should be good. Ahhh all those wonderful Merlins at once! Pure Music.:lol:

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    I will be out there on Sunday.

    Dont forget that the March AFB museum is 30 minutes away. HUGE collection of aircraft at this historic airbase.
     
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    So the West Coast Chapter of WW2aircraft.net will be having a meeting to be followed by the East Coast Chapter in June at Reading! :)

    That fly-over of 51s would be something to see! Missed the flight they did back in '95 at Fort Dix/McGuire here in Jersey. Kicked myself over that one.
     
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    Not to get Off Topic but the monthly events at Chino has been having veterans from all branches of the service show up as guest speakers.

    In October they had several Wasp's as guest speakers.
    I was unable to attend that show.

    Yesterday's event was on the P-38 and they had 7 pilots who flew the plane during the war as guest speakers.
    One of the Pilots flew with Richard Bong Tommy McGuire. (I don't remember which one. :oops: )

    PLANES of FAME - Lockheed P-38 Lightning and speakers panel of P-38 combat pilots from WWII!

    There were a few impromptu additions to the guest list too.
    Some other pilots were asked to speak because they just happened to be at the event.
    IIRC, one was a bomber pilot and the others I can't remember.
    There was just too much information to absorb in two hours but it was great. :thumbup:
    They also flew the two P-38's for a few minutes that they have on site.

    You just have to watch the events calendar to see what is in the pipeline.

    PLANES of FAME - Event Calendar

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    I am planning on making it to the annual show at least one of the days again this year.


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    Some Chino Pics From sunday - enjoy!

    Cheers

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    Decide to pass it up this year. Now I am sorry I did. You don't see too many P-51As.
     
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    Great pics Peter. Looks like a great show.
     
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    Or flying wings....:shock::)


    It was a great show. Lots of cool stuff airborne, sooo many Mustangs. I didn't do a full count, but there was an even dozen up at one stage today. Lovely!
     

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    Great pics. Just curious....is that a P-51A or an A-36 Apache?
     
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    They had both there this year. An A-36, P-51A, B, C and D models were all represented.
     
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    I think Dave and I are referring to the first couple pics of Ozhawks post. I thought one of the identifying features of the A-36 was a top and bottom dive flaps on the wings. What I don't know, and am looking for the answer, is did the P-51A have those as well?
     
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    No, the A-36 had them and the P-51A did not. The one thing I noticed is that the P-51A only had 2 guns in each wing. There are a lot of similarities between them though.
     
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    Hmmm, didn't spot the speed brakes.
     
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    Those dive brakes amaze me for two reasons...

    1. That something so small could make so much difference
    2. That a little piece of aluminum like that didn't just rip off in a dive.
     
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