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Michael Prentiss
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#1 Posted: 2/20/2011 14:11:55

What warbirds are you looking forward to see for the first time in 2011???

 

I'm hoping to see the Collings Foundation ME-262 at some point this year.  Last I heard they are hoping to start flight testing in March so we'll see...



Paul Wickersham
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#2 Posted: 3/7/2011 10:11:44

I'm looking forward to seeing the Vietnam Vet Aircraft. Lover of the F-4 in any configuration as well as the A-4


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Paul Wickersham
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#3 Posted: 3/7/2011 10:15:55

And the B-17 in any configuration, being around them is great, 


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Paul Wickersham
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#4 Posted: 3/7/2011 10:21:44

My all time favorite, and usually my first photo at Wittman: P-40


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Paul Wickersham
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#5 Posted: 3/7/2011 17:38:06

The WW2 and Korea and Vietnam, Skyraider. Used and used again with great success, a great Warbird.


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Paul Wickersham
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#6 Posted: 3/7/2011 17:44:20

The Skyhawk; the bantam bomber, the scooter, the A-4 in any configuration is worth watching.


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Larry Lyons
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#7 Posted: 3/10/2011 21:50:23

Well I do love the A-4 but having been intimate with the F-8 crusader back in the sixties I am still waiting to see one in civilian hands.  There is one coming but who knows when with this economy.

 

 Larry



Bill Wambach
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#8 Posted: 3/12/2011 11:35:20

A warbird from the same time-frame, I want to see & ride in the CAF Dixie Wing's SBD. I flew SBD's six times in 1946, and rode in the Dixie Wing's in 1999.     1st Lt Wm. T. Wambach USMCR(NAVC)SEP



Roger Scott
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#9 Posted: 3/12/2011 14:28:57 Modified: 3/12/2011 14:34:52

Larry, I also have it bad for the F8 Crusader.  I worked on them late 60's early 70's while in the Navy (VF 194).  I really can't see one in use by a civilian.  Just too much work for casual use.  Also they are a massive hydraulic leak, that never seems to  go away