Discussion in 'WWII Today' started by Takao, Jun 7, 2016.
Set up for a carrier landing.
And this was followed up with an aerobatics demonstration.
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.
Then the Corsair needed some aircraft to escort. Namely the Avenger.
Going in for an attack.
And the SB2C also joined the party
Then we went to Europe, where the P-51D gave us a demonstration.
A photo pass.
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.
Well, work beckons, so I'll wrap this up when I return.
Astonishing photos Takao!
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.
Well, once the fighters were down, it was time for the bombers and transport to show their stuff.
First up were the B-25s.
Then came the B-17
On another flyby.
Then came "Fifi"...Always the primadonna.
On a photo pass.
Now, normally, we don't get Mosquitoes this big in Reading.
And one more of the Mossie.
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".