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Chino Warbird Airshow, May 22, 2005, Flying Displays, Page 2

The 2005 Chino warbird airshow featured five flying Republic P-47 Thundebolts. The airshow was blessed with the bluest skies in years. It was also the hottest it has been in years. Temperatures climbed to over 100 degrees F on the flightline.

FIVE P-47 Thunderbolts!

Republic P-47D Thunderbolt, NX47RP Big Chief.

Republic P-47D Thunderbolt, NX47DF. Chevron and Texaco corporate logos have no business on the side of a meticulously restored World War II fighter.

Republic P-47D Thunderbolt, NX9246B Hun Hunter XVI.

Republic P-47G Thunderbolt, N3395G Spirit of Atlantic City NJ.

Republic P-47D Thunderbolt NX647D Wicked Wabbit.

Republic P-47G Thunderbolt, N3395G Spirit of Atlantic City NJ.

Republic P-47D Thunderbolt, NX47RP Big Chief.

Republic P-47D Thunderbolt, NX47DF.

Republic P-47D Thunderbolt, NX9246B Hun Hunter XVI.

Republic P-47D Thunderbolt NX647D Wicked Wabbit.

Republic P-47D Thunderbolt NX647D Wicked Wabbit. The corporate schill that insisted the the Chevron and Texaco corporate logos had to be painted on the side of these Thunderbolts is greedy and evil.

Republic P-47D Thunderbolt, NX47DF.

Republic P-47D Thunderbolt, NX9246B Hun Hunter XVI.

Republic P-47D Thunderbolt, NX47RP Big Chief.

Republic P-47G Thunderbolt, N3395G Spirit of Atlantic City NJ leads a formation with Republic P-47D Thunderbolts, NX47DF, NX9246B Hun Hunter XVI, NX647D Wicked Wabbit, and NX47RP Big Chief.

Republic P-47G Thunderbolt, N3395G Spirit of Atlantic City NJ leads a formation with Republic P-47D Thunderbolts, NX47DF, NX9246B Hun Hunter XVI, NX647D Wicked Wabbit, and NX47RP Big Chief.

Republic P-47G Thunderbolt, N3395G Spirit of Atlantic City NJ breaks formation with Republic P-47D Thunderbolts, NX47DF, NX9246B Hun Hunter XVI, NX647D Wicked Wabbit, and NX47RP Big Chief.

U. S. Air Force Heritage Flight

Fairchild-Republic A-10A Thunderbolt II, 80-0173 of the 358th Fighter Squadron based at Davis Monthan Air Force Base.

North American P-51D Mustang, N2580 Six Shooter.

North American P-51D Mustang, N2580 Six Shooter and Republic P-47G Thunderbolt, N3395G Spirit of Atlantic City NJ fly in formation with Fairchild-Republic A-10A Thunderbolt II, 80-0173.

North American P-51D Mustang, N2580 Six Shooter and Republic P-47G Thunderbolt, N3395G Spirit of Atlantic City NJ fly in formation with Fairchild-Republic A-10A Thunderbolt II, 80-0173.

North American P-51D Mustang, N2580 Six Shooter and Republic P-47G Thunderbolt, N3395G Spirit of Atlantic City NJ fly in formation with Fairchild-Republic A-10A Thunderbolt II, 80-0173.

Fairchild-Republic A-10A Thunderbolt II, 80-0173.

Fairchild-Republic A-10A Thunderbolt II, 80-0173.

Victory Over Europe

Curtiss P-40N Warhawk, N1195N.

Curtiss P-40E (Warhawk Mk. 1), N940AK.

Lockheed P-38J Lightning, NX138AM Porky II.

Curtiss P-40N Warhawk, N1195N.

Curtiss P-40E (Warhawk Mk. 1), N940AK.

Lockheed P-38J Lightning, NX138AM Porky II.

Curtiss P-40N Warhawk, N1195N.

Curtiss P-40E (Warhawk Mk. 1), N940AK.

Lockheed P-38J Lightning, NX138AM Porky II.

Supermarine Spitfire LF IX E, NX2TF.

North American P-51D Mustang, NL7715C Wee Willy II.

North American P-51D Mustang, NL5441V Spam Can.

Supermarine Spitfire LF IX E, NX2TF.

Curtiss Kittyhawk Mk. 1A, NX94466.

Supermarine Spitfire Mk.XIV, NX54SF.

Grumman F6F-5 Hellcat, NX30FG.

Fairey Firefly AS-6, N518WB.

Supermarine Spitfire LF IX E, NX2TF.

Supermarine Spitfire Mk.XIV, NX54SF.

Curtiss Kittyhawk Mk. 1A, NX94466.

Grumman F6F-5 Hellcat, NX30FG.

Fairey Firefly AS-6, N518WB.

Curtiss Kittyhawk Mk. 1A, NX94466.

Grumman F6F-5 Hellcat, NX30FG and Curtiss Kittyhawk Mk. 1A, NX94466.

Fairey Firefly AS-6, N518WB.

Doolittle Raiders

B-25s and other World War II bombers.

North American B-25J Mitchell, NL9117Z In The Mood.

North American B-25J Mitchell, N3675G Photo Fanny.

Boeing B-17G Flying Fortress, N3509G Miss Angela. It was delivered to the U. S. Army Air Corps as 44-85778. It was converted to a TB-17H trainer and then to a VB-17G VIP transport. Ace Smelting, Incorporated of Phoenix, Arizona bought it on August 14, 1959 and gave it its current registration. Sonora Flying Service of Columbia, California acquired it on September 20, 1960. Leo Demers of Madras, Oregon bought it on May 25, 1961 and flew it as tanker #97. Aero Union Corporation of Chico, California bought it on April 29, 1966 and flew it as tanker e16. Central Air Service of Rantoul, Kansas acquired it on June 2, 1972 and flew it as tanker f42, #42, and #102. Western Air Contractors of American Fork, Utah bought it on July 6, 1978 and sold it to Westernair of Albequerque, New Mexico on June 15, 1981. Aircraft Component Equipment Supplies of Klamath Falls, Oregon acquired it on March 28, 1982 and placed it in storage at Stockton, California in 1984. Arthur McDonnell of Mojave, California bought it in July 1990 and sold it to Florida Aircraft Leasing Corporation of Miami, Florida in February 1991. The Lone Star Flight Museum of Galveston, Texas and World Jet International of Fort Lauderdale, Florida acquired it in April 1991 and named it Miss Museum of Flying. It has been registered to Pond Warbirds since July 3, 2001. It is now named Miss Angela and is based at the Palm Springs Air Museum.

B-17G-105-VE, N3509G tanker 102 B-17G-105-VE, N3509G tanker 102 at the Mojave Airport, California on July 3, 1982.

North American B-25J Mitchell, NL9117Z In The Mood.

North American B-25J Mitchell, N3675G Photo Fanny.

Boeing B-17G Flying Fortress, N3509G Miss Angela.

North American B-25J Mitchell, NL9117Z In The Mood.

North American B-25J Mitchell, N3675G Photo Fanny.

North American B-25J Mitchell, NL9117Z In The Mood and North American B-25J Mitchell, N3675G Photo Fanny.

Boeing B-17G Flying Fortress, N3509G Miss Angela.

Air Power Formation Flight

Grumman F8F-1 Bearcat, N58204.

Curtiss P-40N Warhawk, NL85104. Its Army Air Corps serial was 42-105192. It was delivered to the Royal Canadian Air Force as 858. Fred Dyson bought it and 42-106396 at Boeing Field, Seattle, Washington on October 23, 1947. It was owned by W. Bridges in Jackson, Mississippi from 1952 to 1954. Louis Rice of Marysville, California bought it in 1954 and very quickly sold it to Richard Rowlette of Riverside, California. Walter Brockin, also of Riverside, acquired it in 1955 nd then sold it to W. Keith Larkin of Weather Modification Company in San Jose, California. It was damaged in a wheels up landing near Denver, Colorado in 1958. The Air Museum in Ontario restored it to static display condition in 1959. Restoration of the airframe was begun in 1977. It made its first flight after restoration in 1981, when it acquired its current registration. It is powered by an Allison V-1710 twelve-cylinder engine.

Curtiss P-40N Warhawk, NL85104 P-40N Warhawk, NL85104 at the Chino Airport on October 18, 1987.
Curtiss P-40N Warhawk, NL85104 P-40N Warhawk, NL85104 at the Chino Airport on April 24, 1999.

North American B-25J Mitchell, N3675G Photo Fanny passes over the airfield as Republic P-47D Thunderbolt NX9246B Hun Hunter XVI, Curtiss P-40N Warhawk N1195N, Grumman F6F-5 Hellcat NX30FG, General Motors FM-2 N29FG, prepare for the Air Power Formation Flight.

Brian Sanders takes off in Hawker Sea Fury Mk. 11, N19SF Argonought. As I returned to my car at the end of the show, Argonought made a diving turn across the parking lot, directly over my head, about one to two wingspans off the ground, streaming smoke from the wing tip generators. The vortices spiraled and swirled audibly as they descended on the parked cars. It was the finest Sea Fury buzz job I have ever experienced.


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