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Pictures From CAF Airsho 2007  
User currently offlineHT From Germany, joined May 2005, 6525 posts, RR: 25
Posted (6 years 6 months 3 weeks 3 days ago) and read 1814 times:

Here are a few pictures I took today on CAF (Commemorative Air Force) at their annual show (Airsho) at Midland-Odessa Airport. Pictures were downsized from the originals, in order to keep file size small.

First some a/c from static display resp. before flying started:
Me-109 (actually a Buchon HA-1112 #67)


Quite a rare sight: A double-seater Supermarine Spitfire MkIX:


Even rarer sight: A real Mitsubishi Zero:


Absolutely rare: P82 Twin Mustang


Engine in shiny conditions:


A B-25 and its noseart:


Nice lineup:


Heavies during their taxi to the runway (B-17, B-24, C-46) ...


... and holding:


Heavies in flight:



Reenactment of the attack of the oilfields at Ploestil, Romania:

Hopefully someone was more fortunate enough to shoot the wall of fire, whose heat could be clearly felt even several hundred yards away and even before the sound arrived.

Some minor explosions and the results:


Well, the show was not limited to Prop-aircraft:

Some visitors even brought along hearing protection for this display and the F/A-18's display earlier, whose highlight was going slightly supersonic resulting in the sonic boom and a nice shockwave over the wing in Texas' dry conditions (too fast for me to shoot a pic of).

I hope you enjoyed looking at my pictures ...
I'm still undecided whether I should attend Sunday again or not – we'll see ...
Btw, car traffic was unbelieveable easy even after the show. The road network around MAF really is capeable !
-HT


Carpe diem ! Life is too short to waste your time ! Keep in mind, that today is the first day of the rest of your life !
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User currently offlineEBJ1248650 From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 1932 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (6 years 6 months 3 weeks 2 days ago) and read 1738 times:

An honest to goodness FLYING P-82? Outstanding. And as odd as it might sound, I really like the C-46. Thanks for sharing your shots with us!  Smile


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User currently offlineHT From Germany, joined May 2005, 6525 posts, RR: 25
Reply 2, posted (6 years 6 months 3 weeks 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 1711 times:

Quoting EBJ1248650 (Reply 1):
An honest to goodness FLYING P-82?

I can't say if it is airworthy; it was sitting around in a more remote area of the apron next to a Fokker Dr I triplane. At least it was not flown during the show.

Quoting EBJ1248650 (Reply 1):
And as odd as it might sound, I really like the C-46.

Interesting to see how much bigger the C-46 is compared to the more common C-47 (DC-3).
-HT



Carpe diem ! Life is too short to waste your time ! Keep in mind, that today is the first day of the rest of your life !
User currently offlinePlymSpotter From Spain, joined Jun 2004, 11572 posts, RR: 61
Reply 3, posted (6 years 6 months 3 weeks 23 hours ago) and read 1656 times:

Quoting EBJ1248650 (Reply 1):
An honest to goodness FLYING P-82? Outstanding

That's pretty much what I thought when I looked at it! Hopefully it is airworthy, that's one unusual and doubly beautiful aircraft.

Very nice pics, really enjoyed looking through them. Certainly you are very dedicated to go so far for this airsho - by the looks of it though, it was worth it! Big grin

Thanks for sharing - enjoy the rest of your vacation


Dan Smile



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