Here are some warbird pics I took at this year's EAA Airventure show at Oshkosh, Wisconsin.
Great pics, did you get any of the Vega or Gee Bee QED?
Yes, here are pics of the Vega and Gee Bee.
Mark, you do take great photos.
Boy, are those ever great photos. Thank you for sharing them. It must have been quite a day!
Wow - great photos, Mark - Thanks ! The QED was built and based near our home - quite the aeroplane !!!
The P-38 Lightening is painted for the top ace in WWII Richard "DIck" Bong. Marge was his sweetheart whom he married shortly before he died testing the P-80 in 1945. Bong had 40 air to air confirmed kills.
Great pics, thanks!!!!
Is that a A6M2 Zero in one of those pics?
Nice pictures, Mark. Did you happen to see our Dairyland Tin Lizzies club members giving free Model T rides around the grounds?
We had 6 to 8 Model T's in action Monday through today, and will be there Thursday and Friday also.
One of our members gave Edsel Ford II a ride, and Edsel autographed his T! We have been guests of Ford Motor Company at this event each year for about the last 8 years.
We have a great time and those people going for rides with us really enjoy it too.
Mark - Sorry for my mistaken post above. I just got home and saw this Warbirds thread first. Then as I was going through the other threads, I saw the Model T at EAA thread. I was there also with my '14 Touring, but must have been out on a ride when you were there.
Maybe we can meet up next time.
Keith, The time I joined the Dairyland Tin Lizzies at the EEA was the most memorable time that I have ever had with my T. Ain't life great?
Hey Tim, in the Oshkosh Model T thread Mark mentioned that it is in fact a Zero, but it has a Pratt and Whitney engine in it. The owner said it would be way too hard and expensive to get a flight certification for the original engine.
Was there any F-86 Sabar's?? They were such a beautiful jet.
I did not see any F-86's when I was there, but there was an F-84 (already pictured above) and several T-33's, a Mig-17, and a Mig-21 (pictured here). NASA also brought a WB-57 high altitude research aircraft. The USAF Thunderbirds also had an F-16 on static display (the team's flying demonstrations are scheduled for this Friday, Saturday, and Sunday).
Wow, that QED is spectacular! I was ready to make the drive down to Oshkosh this year just for that but unfortunately I was needed at work.
Incidentally, although I had wanted a T for a very long time, it was the Dairyland club's depot hacks cruising around the airshow grounds that really gave me the push to finally get one.
I fell in love with the Gee Bee when I was about 12 and went and saw The Rocketeer in the theater.
Not my pics, but here is a link to an article and short movie covering a three-ship P-51 formation flight at this year's Airventure:
I drove a man around the grounds yesterday who stated that he had a Harley he never uses and he thinks it is time to sell it and buy a T. Hope he does. Lives in Denver area, so told him to join the MTFCA and to get in touch with Dave Huson.