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2019 Wings Over Dallas

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Each year the Commemorative Air Force (CAF) hosts and event at their Dallas Texas headquarters called Wings Over Dallas. This year the event was held last weekend and it was their biggest show to date at that location. I'll post photos as I develop them, but to start here are a couple of FiFi, one of only two WWII era Boeing B-29 Super Fortresses in the world that still fly. Beautiful, powerful, loud and graceful are some of the words I use to describe FiFi. Nothing like watching this huge aircraft take to the air with her four radial engines at full song.

 

 

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Love the prop blur in the first photo.

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Nice photo of the Corsair.

I have never seen one except in photos and movie footage (Baa Baa Blacksheep) but the aircraft always struck me as ugly.

I imagine that you have been to Chino. And you may even know Tom Cleaver.

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16 minutes ago, vivionm said:

Nice photo of the Corsair.

I have never seen one except in photos and movie footage (Baa Baa Blacksheep) but the aircraft always struck me as ugly.

I imagine that you have been to Chino. And you may even know Tom Cleaver.

Thanks Vivion. No, Chino is on my someday bucket list. I usually focus on the immediate area of north and central Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas and Kansas. Actually the Corsair is a beautiful aircraft in the air. Powerful yet graceful as she twists and turns. But when she points her nose toward the ground she becomes angry and menacing and you realize how and why she got the nickname whistling death.  

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I visited Chino once.

I was offered a ride in a P-38 (for $50) but could not accept because I had my young daughter with me and did not wish to leave her alone.

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40 minutes ago, vivionm said:

I visited Chino once.

I was offered a ride in a P-38 (for $50) but could not accept because I had my young daughter with me and did not wish to leave her alone.

Wow! That ride would cost $1000 plus these days.

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Yes. This was in the 1980s.

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