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I spent the morning of Monday, June 25, 2001 watching the departures of airplanes from the airshow at Van Nuys Airport over the weekend.
Northrop T-38A-85-NO Talon, 70-549 of the 12th Flying Training Wing at Randolph AFB, Texas.
Randolph Air Force Base home page.
12th Flying Training Wing page.
Air Force Fact Sheet for the Northrop T-38 Talon.
T-38A-45-NO, 62-3690 of the 509th Bomb Wing at Whiteman AFB, Oklahoma.
Whiteman AFB home page.
Cessna T-37B Tweet, 59-326 of the 12th Fighter Training Wing at Randolph AFB, Texas.
Air Force Fact Sheet for the Cessna T-37 Tweet
Grumman E-2C Hawkeye, 164352 of VAW-117 at NAWC Pt. Mugu.
History of the VAW-117 Wallbangers.
NAS Lemoore page describing the characteristics of the Grumman E-2C Hawkeye.
Clay Lacy's Douglas DC-3, N814CL was built as a C-47B-DK Skytrain in 1943. Its Douglas construction number is 34370.
Clay Lacy's DC-3
Confederate Air Force's Convair LB-30 (B-24) Diamond Lil, N24927 and Boeing B-29 Fifi, N529B.
The Confederate Air Force's Convair "B-24" and Boeing B-29 home page.
Confederate Air Force home page.
Diamond Lil takes off.
Fifi runs up her four R-3350 radial engines.
Fifi rolls down the Van Nuys runway.
Diamond Lil passes overhead.
Fifi makes a farewell pass. Then the B-29 pilot called to the tower asking for clearance to land as soon as possible.
Grumman TBM-3E Avenger, NL53503 is operated by the Rocky Mountain Wing of the Confederate Air Force at Grand Junction, Colorado. Its Grumman construction number is 53503. It flew with the Royal Canadian Navy as 315. It was operated by the Simsbury Flying Service from 1963 to 1970, when it was first acquired by the Confederate Air Force.
Link to the Warbirds-Online list of airworthy TBM Avengers.
Fifi scrubs her main wheels on the runway as she returns. The number three engine was shut down when she taxied back to park.
Lockheed-Martin F-117A Nighthawk, 86-821 of the 49th Fighter Wing at Hollomon AFB.
Link to the Air Force Lockheed F-117A Nighthawk fact sheet.
9th Fighter Squadron web page.
Boeing-McDonnell-Douglas C-17A Globemaster III, 90167 of the 62nd Air Wing at McChord AFB, Washington.
Link to the McChord Air Force Base home page.
Link to Boeing's C-17 page.
C-17A, 90167 of the 62nd Air Wing at McChord AFB, Washington.
Lockheed-Martin F-16C Fighting Falcon, 84-1265 of the AFRES/ANG Test Center of the 162nd Fighter Wing of the Arizona ANG at Tucson International Airport.
Visit the Air Force Lockheed-Martin F-16 Fighting Falcon fact sheet.
Air National Guard/Air Force Reserve Test Center.
Boeing-McDonnell-Douglas F-15C Eagle, 83-020 of the 325th Fighter Wing at Tyndall AFB, Florida.
Link to Boeing's F-15 page.
Tyndall AFB home page.
Boeing-McDonnell-Douglas F/A-18A Hornet 163143 of VFA-97 at NAS Lemoore. This airplane also attended the 2000 Van Nuys airshow.
Visit the web site of the VFA-97 Warhawks.
NAS Lemoore web site.
Fairchild Republic A-10A Warthog, 79-171 of the 53rd Test and Evaluation Group at Nellis AFB, Nevada.
Visit the web site of the 53rd Test and Evaluation Group.
Visit the Air Force Fairchild-Republic A-10A Thunderbolt fact sheet.
Visit the web site of Nellis Air Force Base.
F/A-18As 162897, 163143, and 163098 of VFA-97 at NAS Lemoore.
Pair of F/A-18A Hornets of VMFA-134 at MCAS Miramar, California.
Visit the Miramar MCAS web site.
North American T-28C Trojan, N537Z has been owned by Steve Masket since 1996. It carries the markings of 140537 of VT-6.
On Mark "Marksman" conversion of Douglas A-26, N26BK has been registered to Thermco Aviation since 1994. It was originally built as A-26B, 44-34766. Its Douglas construction number is 28045. It flew as Bendix racer #91 registered as N67807 in 1948 and 1949. It has been owned by Stanolind Oil & Gas Company, Pan American Petroleum Corporation, Nine Ten Corporation, Paramount Trading Company, Miami Aircraft Ventures, and Vicki Miller. It was displayed at Castle AFB as "Mary Jo" in 1983. It moved to Stockton in 1984. It was owned by Mark Johnson of Lakewood, Colorado until 1987. The Donald Douglas Museum in Santa Monica displayed it as "Pretty Patti" until 1990. In the early 1990s it was owned by Larry Leaf, David Brady, and Reva Brady.
Boeing B-52H Stratofortress, 60-0042 of the 917th Wing at Barksdale AFB, Louisiana.
Visit the Boeing B-52 Stratofortress Product Page.
Visit the Air Force Boeing B-52 Stratofortress fact sheet.
Barksdale AFB home page.
Van Nuys arrival day, Friday June 22, 2001
Go to the Airshow Page of the Goleta Air and Space Museum.
Go to the home page of the Goleta Air and Space Museum.
Send a message to Brian.