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  1. Takao

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    Set up for a carrier landing.
     

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    And this was followed up with an aerobatics demonstration.
     

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    Of course, the F4U would need a target...Enter the "Tora Tora Tora" Kate.

    Every time the Kate made a pass, the many reenactors in the "Pacific" themed area would open up at it.
     

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    Then the Corsair needed some aircraft to escort. Namely the Avenger.
     

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    Going in for an attack.
     

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    And the SB2C also joined the party
     

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    Then we went to Europe, where the P-51D gave us a demonstration.
     

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    A photo pass.
     

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    Next, we were treated to a demonstration paratrooper drop.

    IIRC, for $1,250 you can join them for a training course and become an active participant in their demonstrations.
     

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    Well, work beckons, so I'll wrap this up when I return.
     
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    Astonishing photos Takao! :eek:
     
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    One you don't see that often - a Taylorcraft L-2.

    For those who don't know, C. Gilbert Taylor's E-2 Cub was a direct ancestor of the Piper J-3 Cub. Bill Piper bought the Taylor Aircraft assets when Taylor's company went bankrupt. Taylor stayed on as president for a while but split off again and the Taylorcraft Model D was the civilian version of the original L-2.
     
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    Well, once the fighters were down, it was time for the bombers and transport to show their stuff.

    First up were the B-25s.
     

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    Then came the B-17
     

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    On another flyby.
     

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    Then came "Fifi"...Always the primadonna.
     

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    Now, normally, we don't get Mosquitoes this big in Reading.
     

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    And one more of the Mossie.
     

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    To close the show, they always fly the "Missing Man" formation. This year, it was dedicated to Bill Gordon, who perished in the recent crash of the P-47 "Jacky's Revenge".
     

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