WW2 Weekend (Reading Pennsylvania) 2011

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  1. B-17engineer

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    #1 B-17engineer, Jun 2, 2011
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    So tomorrow I will be heading off to Reading Pennsylvania to WW2 Weekend. For all of you who don't know what it is it is a huge gathering of re-enactors, planes, vehicles, veterans and just about anything else related to WW2 you can think of. This year there gonna have around 45 planes I think

    1 B-29 (Fifi)
    1 B-17 (Yankee Lady)
    4 B-25's (Yankee Warrior, Panchito, Briefing Time, Take off time.)
    1 TBM3 Avenger (Old Tanker No.9)
    1 SBD-5 Dauntless
    1 SB2C-5 Helldiver
    1 P2V7 Neptune
    1 P61 Black Widow (Under Restoration)
    1 Mk.18 Spifire
    4 P-51D's
    1 P-47 Thunderbolt
    1 Corsair
    1 Wildcat
    1 C46
    2 C47
    1 C54
    10 Trainers (Including 1 Yak 18 which I'm pretty excited to see!)
    10 Liaison Aircraft
    2 Civlian aircraft during ww2

    Around 200 military vehicles.
    Air Demonstration 1-4 pm

    Gonna be a good weekend...I have finals for school and should be studying but whatever..I've done well all year :lol:

    WWII Weekend-Features Schedule
    MID-ATLANTIC AIR MUSEUM'S WW II WEEKEND -  AIRSHOW PERFORMERS
     
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    Get some autographs Harrison! You missed a few last year! :)
     
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    I got some spending money from working........so I'll be coming back with quite a bit me thinks...!
     
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    Did ya see the pics from Millville last weekend I posted?
     
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    Yeah I commented in the thread....definitely gonna give my dad the heads up for next year!
     
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    Sounds like a great time Harrison. Take plenty of pics!
     
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    Have a great time there Harrison!

    Unfortuately I'll be missing WW II Weekend for the first time in four years. :angry5:

    Gonna miss seeing Fifi. :(

    Take lots of pics!

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    It would be worth it to see the B-29 alone. Nice lineup!
     
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    Just got back! Had a fantastic day. Saw FiFi fly a ton today and ....... Well I'll upload the pics and you can see tomorrow. I had such a good day!!
     
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    Can't wait to see them H!
     
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    I am expectant too; I've been aboard FIFI on the ground but certainly does not compare as seeing her in the skies, where she was meant to fly.
     
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    I took around 700 photos! So I'll sort them all today
     
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    Have about 700 more pics...here are some of my favorites...will be back tomorrow with more...

    Enjoy!!
     

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    Here's some more started to get cloudy as day went on.
     

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    I'll have some more tomorrow! My photos were uploaded in order but posted out of order...sorry about that.
     

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    Great photos Harrison! :thumbleft:

    My favorites........

    FIFI

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    Thanks Steve! I was pretty bummed though because it was overcast when Fifi went up for the 'picture pass' and I couldn't get a good enough shot.

    Fifi's crew braved the rain and went up. Thankfully the rain stopped while they were making their first pass.
     
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    Here are some vids...they are VERY VERY poor quality they were taken with a digital camera for close ups.....but anyway here they are
     

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