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Posted: 9/28/2007 3:09:49 PM EST
[Last Edit: 9/28/2007 3:16:26 PM EST by Chokey]
The Gathering of Mustangs and Legends is at Rickenbacker International Airport this weekend. These are "some" of the 500+ pics I took today.

ETA: The Gathering of Mustangs and Legends


























































































Link Posted: 9/28/2007 3:11:24 PM EST
Wow. Quite the collection.
Link Posted: 9/28/2007 3:15:01 PM EST
Awesome pics.

The Mustang was my Grandfather's favorite bird. He flew them in WWII China.

One of these days I need to get all his pics scanned in.
Link Posted: 9/28/2007 3:17:13 PM EST
Lancaster, p 38, p39 Simply awesome
Link Posted: 9/28/2007 3:17:52 PM EST
Awesome, Airacobras to Lancasters..


What's with teh 5 bajillion F22 pics though?
Link Posted: 9/28/2007 3:21:01 PM EST
Great pics!

Post more!!
Link Posted: 9/28/2007 3:21:10 PM EST

Originally Posted By MisterPX:
What's with teh 5 bajillion F22 pics though?


My first time seeing it live. They hid it in one of the hangars before and after its flight, so I didn't get any other pics of it.
Link Posted: 9/28/2007 3:21:18 PM EST
Wow I was there nice pics.
Link Posted: 9/28/2007 3:26:25 PM EST
Very nice, now I am even more stoked for Nellis in November!!!!!!!!!!
Link Posted: 9/28/2007 3:38:30 PM EST
Thank you, awesome pics
Link Posted: 9/28/2007 3:38:44 PM EST
[Last Edit: 9/28/2007 3:39:22 PM EST by bytor94]
The P-51A "Polar Bear" is wearing the markings it carried during WWII. I think that it may be the only warbird that I know of that is painted exactly as it was when it was new.

If I recall correctly, it was used for Artic testing, hence the name.
Link Posted: 9/28/2007 4:33:58 PM EST
Oh, sure, the frickin' J model Hercules gets the flying show, while the legacy model gets to sit on static display.

Sorry, I'm a biased toward the T model. That overpriced hunk of hardware known as the J stole my unit's thunder and we're likely not to return to the sandbox before we transition to the J. You can't have 45 million dollar aircraft performing the same mission with equal or greater efficacy than a 65 million dollar aircraft. It's bad for the bean counters

"KC-130J. Anytime. Anywhere."
(except Al Kut during daylight hours)
Link Posted: 9/28/2007 7:28:05 PM EST
hells yeah!!!
Link Posted: 9/28/2007 8:08:41 PM EST
Wow! Thanks for sharing. Great pictures.
Link Posted: 9/28/2007 8:15:53 PM EST
Utterly outstanding.

Thank you for shaing!!
Link Posted: 9/28/2007 8:16:24 PM EST
Awesome! Thats really something to see a Lancaster flying.

And my heart always skips a few beats when I see the P-40, that was my childhood favorite.
Link Posted: 9/28/2007 8:24:54 PM EST
Outstanding pics and many thanks.

Did they get their 100 flyable Mustangs to attend?
Link Posted: 9/28/2007 10:03:32 PM EST
great pics!

Was the Jap plane a zero? I dont think i have even seen any WWII jap aircraft at any airshow.
Link Posted: 9/28/2007 10:12:05 PM EST
[Last Edit: 9/28/2007 10:15:15 PM EST by Fnkystuf]

Originally Posted By Chokey:
img527.imageshack.us/img527/4819/GML2007255Large.jpg


HEY! That one's from my base... 179th Airlift Wing, Mansfield Ohio.

I'm in maintenance, aircraft electrical & environmental systems.



Originally Posted By Huckleberry:
Oh, sure, the frickin' J model Hercules gets the flying show, while the legacy model gets to sit on static display.

Sorry, I'm a biased toward the T model. That overpriced hunk of hardware known as the J stole my unit's thunder and we're likely not to return to the sandbox before we transition to the J. You can't have 45 million dollar aircraft performing the same mission with equal or greater efficacy than a 65 million dollar aircraft. It's bad for the bean counters

"KC-130J. Anytime. Anywhere."
(except Al Kut during daylight hours)


Don't worry... she's one of 8 that get 'r done!

Link Posted: 9/28/2007 10:14:01 PM EST
OST

Awesome pics!
Link Posted: 9/28/2007 10:24:20 PM EST
Great pics, warbirds send a chill down my spine.
Link Posted: 9/29/2007 4:04:25 AM EST

Originally Posted By SPECTRE:
Is this an annual show ?? If so, I will find a way to get there next year !!
That is just plain AWESOME !!


Special event... geared around the Mustang obviously. The plan was to have 109 or the remaining 150 that are still flying there. Here's the website. I am going tomorrow, and if the F22 is not there I will cry.

www.gml2007.com/
Link Posted: 9/29/2007 4:06:44 AM EST
very nice photos
Link Posted: 9/29/2007 4:47:08 AM EST
Great pics! Thanks for sharing!
Link Posted: 9/29/2007 5:03:40 AM EST
Sweet pics! Not too many flying P-38s around.
Link Posted: 9/29/2007 5:35:56 AM EST
If I had Bill Gates money, I can tell you a few things that would be parked in my garage hanger.

Thanks for the cool pics.
Link Posted: 9/29/2007 5:38:49 AM EST


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Is this a civie aircraft painted up as .mil, or does the DOD operate CJs now?
Link Posted: 9/29/2007 5:39:05 AM EST

Originally Posted By smokycity:
Wow! Thanks for sharing. Great pictures.
+1
Link Posted: 9/29/2007 5:50:40 AM EST
Great collection.
Link Posted: 9/29/2007 5:51:37 AM EST

Originally Posted By ChiefPilot:


img171.imageshack.us/img171/7840/GML2007081Large.jpg


Is this a civie aircraft painted up as .mil, or does the DOD operate CJs now?


It's a T-1A, a modified Beech 400.

It's used as the advanced trainer for pilots going to heavies.
Link Posted: 9/29/2007 6:01:43 AM EST
HOLY SWEET JEEBUS!!!!

That's an AWESOME collection of amazing aircraft!!

Isn't this the event that was supposed to have over 100 Mustangs?? Looks like it!

But seeing all the rest! B-25s, TWO B-17s... a freakin Lancaster!?!?! WOW!! That must have been ABSOLUTELY AMAZING to have been there!
Link Posted: 9/29/2007 6:07:22 AM EST
This was my dad's plane before he sold it a few years back.
Link Posted: 9/29/2007 6:11:57 AM EST
Excellent Post!

I wish I had know about this.

It would have been worth the road trip to see a P-40, P-51A, P-38, P-39, and Lancaster in the flesh.
Link Posted: 9/29/2007 6:15:17 AM EST

Originally Posted By SmilingBandit:

Originally Posted By ChiefPilot:


img171.imageshack.us/img171/7840/GML2007081Large.jpg


Is this a civie aircraft painted up as .mil, or does the DOD operate CJs now?


It's a T-1A, a modified Beech 400.

It's used as the advanced trainer for pilots going to heavies.


The AF also has the C-21 which is a Lear 35, and also the C-20 which is the Gulfstream III. They are generally used for VIP transport. In fact, the primo bitch speaker of the house Pelosi, raised holy hell over the fact that when she tried to go home to SFO, the AF only provided her with a C-20, and not a C-25 (747) or a C-32 (757). Frankly she should STFU and be happy that she isn't stuck in coach class on United!
Link Posted: 9/29/2007 6:16:57 AM EST
Beautiful

I'm loving the F-15 and F-22 shots.
Link Posted: 9/29/2007 6:19:12 AM EST
Great pics!

Thank you!
Link Posted: 9/29/2007 6:31:37 AM EST
WOW!

Awsome Pics! Thanks for sharing.
Link Posted: 9/29/2007 6:45:34 AM EST
I too was there yestreday. It was an amazing show. These are some great pics. Here is one of my favorites that I snapped yesterday.

Link Posted: 9/29/2007 6:45:58 AM EST
Fantastic pics, thanks!
Link Posted: 9/29/2007 6:52:18 AM EST

Originally Posted By mywifehatesguns:
I too was there yestreday. It was an amazing show. These are some great pics. Here is one of my favorites that I snapped yesterday.

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6 50's... man that's gotta hurt!
I got my pilots license in Ohio, and actually flew into that airport during my cross-country training, wish I could be there now.
Link Posted: 9/29/2007 6:56:24 AM EST
[Last Edit: 9/29/2007 7:03:06 AM EST by JB69]

Originally Posted By xylo:
Lancaster, p 38, p39 Simply awesome



Yessssss Plus an A model P51 AND P40 too !


Good GOD this thread OOZES with WIN !

Thanks Choke !



eta: pilot/other guy = teh funnay !
Link Posted: 9/29/2007 7:11:08 AM EST

Originally Posted By DeltaAir423:

Originally Posted By SmilingBandit:

Originally Posted By ChiefPilot:


img171.imageshack.us/img171/7840/GML2007081Large.jpg


Is this a civie aircraft painted up as .mil, or does the DOD operate CJs now?


It's a T-1A, a modified Beech 400.

It's used as the advanced trainer for pilots going to heavies.


The AF also has the C-21 which is a Lear 35, and also the C-20 which is the Gulfstream III. They are generally used for VIP transport. In fact, the primo bitch speaker of the house Pelosi, raised holy hell over the fact that when she tried to go home to SFO, the AF only provided her with a C-20, and not a C-25 (747) or a C-32 (757). Frankly she should STFU and be happy that she isn't stuck in coach class on United!


My understanding is that the Bush White House caved and she did indeed get the C-32 (Boeing 757) for her weekly trips back and forth to San Francisco.

-Gator
Link Posted: 9/29/2007 7:53:23 AM EST

Thanks for sharing!!


was that P-38 "Glacier Girl"? the one resurrected from a Greenland glacier..
Link Posted: 9/29/2007 7:54:58 AM EST

Originally Posted By P08:
This was my dad's plane before he sold it a few years back.
img171.imageshack.us/img171/690/GML2007180Large.jpg

Holy sh*t! I used to see this plane flying around the LaGrange-Burr Ridge area a few years back - ususally on weekends
Link Posted: 9/30/2007 3:56:17 AM EST
Awesome pics Chokey!!!

Neat to see a flying P51B, too...don't see those every day.
Link Posted: 9/30/2007 4:31:04 AM EST
The Roush Mustang belongs in the Car forum.


Old Crow = Roush Mustang...
Link Posted: 9/30/2007 8:14:26 AM EST
FREAKIN SWEET!

I looked at that pic of the P-38 taxing and said holy crap that's a Lancaster behind it. I didn't even know there were any in this country. Great pic's, what great time you must have had. Thanks for sharing.

MB
Link Posted: 9/30/2007 8:39:16 AM EST
Link Posted: 9/30/2007 8:43:22 AM EST
Great pics
Great planes
Link Posted: 9/30/2007 9:31:52 AM EST
[Last Edit: 9/30/2007 9:34:09 AM EST by clement]
wow looks way better than most air shows i've been to.

Did they really push the F-22 or did they just do some flybys? (Did they show off the thrust vectoring capability much?)
Link Posted: 9/30/2007 11:33:37 AM EST
It's cool to see a Tempco Cavalier that hasn't been converted back into a Mustang.

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