Posted: 4/19/2011 12:49:40
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Posted: 4/19/2011 18:15:10
That is one of the prettiest scenes and most fun looking flying that I've seen.
But I notice they don't land there. at least not in the video. I wonder where they flew from and how far it was. The Corsair is listed as being from Bob Odegard, and the 51 flown by Casey Odegard. Those boys are a loooooong was from home in North Dakota!!!
And there is a lot of pretty , but very wet terrain underneath them. Warbirds don't float well , at least those like a P-40 or P-51 with a big scoop underneath them.
Posted: 4/20/2011 17:05:04
Awesome footage...very jealous. Thanks for posting this, love the P-40!
Posted: 4/21/2011 09:30:37
Bill - From what I've read, they staged out of SXM, Princess Juliana on Sint Maarten, which is about 10 - 15 minutes in an Islander cruising at, what, 140 knots? I'm not sure about the flight to SXM from Texas ...
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Posted: 4/24/2011 08:17:32
Those guys were having too much fun! And those sailors thought they were cool...