Camarillo Airshow
August 17, 2008
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The Camarillo Airshow was held over the weekend of August 16 - 17. It featured numerous experimental aircraft and warbirds but no aerobatics. They put up ten warbirds at the end including four twin engine warbirds.

Curtiss P-40N Warhawk NL85104 Curtiss P-40N Warhawk NL85104 was ordered by the Army Air Corps as 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 and 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.

North American T-28C Trojan N548NA North American T-28C Trojan N548NA.

North American T-28C Trojan N531KG North American T-28C Trojan N531KG

North American T-28A Trojan N81643 North American T-28A Trojan N81643

North American SNJ-4 N75964 #44 North American SNJ-4 N75964 #44

Douglas C-53D Skytrooper N45366 Douglas C-53D Skytrooper N45366 carries Douglas construction number is 11757. It was delivered to the Army Air Corps as C-53D, 42-68830. It is in the collection of the Inland Empire Wing of the Commemorative Air Force at the Riverside, California Airport.

DC-3A N45366, Tracy, california Municipal Airport, June 25, 1993 Fifteen years ago: DC-3A N45366 at the Tracy, California Municipal Airport on June 25, 1993.

North American B-25J Mitchell N30801 Executive Sweet North American B-25J Mitchell N30801 Executive Sweet has been registered to the American Aeronautical Foundation of Thousand Oaks since July 1985. Its Army Air Force serial number was 44-30801 and its North American construction number is 108-35126. It was converted to the TB-25N configuration before its retirement by the Air Force. It was retired in 1958 and stored at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base. Fogle Aircraft of Tucson, Arizona registered it as N3699G on September 9, 1959. Christler and Avery Aviation of Greybull, Wyoming bought it in January 1960 and converted it to an aerial sprayer. Filmways Incorporated of Hollywood acquired it in 1968 and restored it as Vestal Virgin for the movie Catch-22. Tallmantz Aviation of Orange County, California bought it in August 1971. Ed Schnepf and Challenge Publications of Van Nuys, California bought it in February 1972 and changed its registration to N30801 in 1978.

North American B-25J Mitchell N8195H Heavenly Body North American B-25J Mitchell N8195H Heavenly Body was manufactured by North American at Kansas City in late 1944 and was accepted by the U.S Army Air Force in February 1945 as B-25J-25-NC, 44-30748. Its North American construction number is 108-34023. Ace Smelting Incorporated of Phoenix, Arizona acquired it as surplus for $1,143 on May 19, 1959. The registration N3447G was reserved for it but not taken up. Alson-Niblock Flying Incorporated of Elkhart, Indiana registered it as N8195H in May 1959 and sold it to Christler and Avery Aviation of Greybull, Wyoming in December 1959. An agricultural hopper and spray bars were installed in it in January 1960. Filmways Incorporated of Hollywood acquired it in 1968 and restored it as Miss Renee for the movie Catch-22. It was painted as M&M Enterprises at the end of the film. Tallmantz Aviation of Orange County, California bought it in August 1971. Milan S. Pupich of Van Nuys, California bought it in March 1972 and restored it to airworthy status in 1974.

Grumman F7F-3P Tigercat NX909TC Grumman F7F-3P Tigercat NX909TC was delivered to the US Navy as BuNo 80425 in 1945. Clay Lacy flew it at the airshow. Calvin J. Butler and Butler Farm Air Service of Redmond, Oregon registered it as N7235C in 1963. It flew as tanker F17 and later as 17. TBM Incorporated of Tulare, California flew it as tanker E64 from 1969 to 1979. Military Aircraft Restoration Corporation of Chino, California acquired it in 1982. It was loaned to the Combat Air Museum of Topeka, Kansas from 1992 to 1996. The Fighter Collection at Duxford, UK registered it as G-RUMT in June 1996. It was rebuilt by Steve Hinton and Fighter Rebuilders at Chino. It has been registered to Avstar International of Seattle, Washington since July 10, 2007.

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Grumman F8F-2 Bearcat N7825C Grumman F8F-2 Bearcat N7825C originally wore Navy BuNo 122674 and it carries that number again today. Its Grumman construction number is D.1227. It was built in 1948. E. Weiner of Los Angeles registered it under its current tail number in 1958. Leo Demeers of Aurora, Oregon bought it in 1963 and sold it to Larry Hamilton and Hamilton Aircraft of Sonoma, California the same year. Richard Tobey of Newport Beach, California in acquired it in 1966 and then sold it to Paul Finefrock of Hobart, Oklahoma in 1969. Gary Levitz of Long Beach, California picked it up later that year. It has belonged to the Confederate Air Force since 1972. It underwent a major rebuild from 1989 to 1991. It made its first flight after the rebuild on December 17, 1991. It is now registered to the American Airpower Heritage Flying Museum and based with the Southern California Wing of the Commemorative Air Force at Camarillo.

Grumman F6F-5 Hellcat N1078Z Minsi III Grumman F6F-5 Hellcat N1078Z Minsi III. Its construction number is A-5634. John Sandberg recovered it from the Fergus Falls Airport in Minnesota in 1962. It was subsequently owned by Lloyd Nolan from 1972 to 1973 and Ed Messick from April 9, 1973 to 1990. The Confederate Air Force acquired it in 1990. It has been registered to the American Airpower Heritage Flying Museum since 1991. It is part of the collection of the Southern California Wing of the Commemorative Air Force and is based at Camarillo.

North American P-51D Mustang NL286JB Short Fuse Sallee North American P-51D Mustang NL286JB Short Fuse Sallee

Douglas SBD-5 Dauntless NX670AM Douglas SBD-5 Dauntless NX670AM of the Planes of Fame Museum. It was built as Navy BuNo 28536 but delivered to the Royal New Zealand Air Force as NZ5062. After the war it was used as a wind machine by MGM Studios. Wings from another SBD were recovered from Guadalcanal to return this Dauntless to flying condition in 1987. It flew its first flight after reconstruction on February 7, 1987. It is powered by a Wright R-1820 radial engine.

Mitsubishi A6M3 Model 22 Mitsubishi A6M3 Model 22 "Zero" NX712Z is part of the collection of the Southern California Wing of the Commemorative Air Force. I has been registered to the Liberty Aero Corporation since February 1998. Its Mitsubishi construction number is 3869. It was found on New Guinea near the town of Babo. Its restoration was begun in Russia and completed in the United States. It is powered by a Pratt & Whitney R-1830 radial engine.

Curtiss P-40N Warhawk NL85104 Curtiss P-40N Warhawk NL85104

Grumman F6F-5 Hellcat N1078Z Minsi III Grumman F6F-5 Hellcat N1078Z Minsi III.

Grumman F8F-2 Bearcat N7825C Grumman F8F-2 Bearcat N7825C.

Grumman F7F-3P Tigercat NX909TC Grumman F7F-3P Tigercat NX909TC

Douglas SBD-5 Dauntless NX670AM Douglas SBD-5 Dauntless NX670AM.

Grumman F8F-2 Bearcat N7825C Grumman F8F-2 Bearcat N7825C

Grumman F7F-3P Tigercat NX909TC Grumman F7F-3P Tigercat NX909TC

Grumman F6F-5 Hellcat N1078Z <em>Minsi III</em> and Grumman F8F-2 Bearcat N7825C Grumman F6F-5 Hellcat N1078Z Minsi III and Grumman F8F-2 Bearcat N7825C.

Curtiss P-40N Warhawk NL85104 and A6M-3 Model 22 Zero NX712Z Curtiss P-40N Warhawk NL85104 and A6M-3 Model 22 Zero NX712Z.

North American P-51D Mustang NL286JB Short Fuse Sallee North American P-51D Mustang NL286JB Short Fuse Sallee

North American B-25J Mitchell N8195H Heavenly Body> North American B-25J Mitchell N8195H Heavenly Body

Douglas C-53D Skytrooper N45366 Douglas C-53D Skytrooper N45366

Curtiss P-40N Warhawk NL85104

Douglas SBD-5 Dauntless NX670AM Douglas C-53D Skytrooper N45366 and Douglas SBD-5 Dauntless NX670AM.

North American B-25J Mitchell N30801 Executive Sweet North American B-25J Mitchell N30801 Executive Sweet.

Grumman F6F-5 Hellcat N1078Z Minsi III
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North American B-25J Mitchell N30801 Executive Sweet North American B-25J Mitchell N30801 Executive Sweet.

North American B-25J Mitchell N8195H Heavenly Body North American B-25J Mitchell N8195H Heavenly Body.

Mitsubishi A6M3 Model 22 Mitsubishi A6M3 Model 22 "Zero" NX712Z.

Douglas C-53D Skytrooper N45366 and Grumman F7F-3P Tigercat NX909TC Douglas C-53D Skytrooper N45366 on approach to land as Grumman F7F-3P Tigercat NX909TC makes a pass over the airfield.

Douglas C-53D Skytrooper N45366 Douglas C-53D Skytrooper N45366

North American B-25J Mitchell N30801 Executive Sweet North American B-25J Mitchell N30801 Executive Sweet.

North American B-25J Mitchell N8195H Heavenly Body North American B-25J Mitchell N8195H Heavenly Body

Mitsubishi A6M3 Model 22 Mitsubishi A6M3 Model 22 "Zero" NX712Z.

North American P-51D Mustang NL286JB Short Fuse Sallee North American P-51D Mustang NL286JB Short Fuse Sallee

Grumman F7F-3P Tigercat NX909TC Grumman F7F-3P Tigercat NX909TC.

Grumman F7F-3P Tigercat NX909TC Grumman F7F-3P Tigercat NX909TC.

Grumman F8F-2 Bearcat N7825C Grumman F8F-2 Bearcat N7825C.


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A dozen photos of vintage airplanes flying at the Wings Over Camarillo Airshow on August 17, 2013. Aircraft pictured include:

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George Air Force Base Airshow, May 4, 1975
Mojave Air Races, June 21, 1975
Edwards Air Force Base Open House, November 13, 1977
Santa Barbara Airport, April 22, 1992
Camarillo EAA Fly-in, August 11, 2002
Camarillo Airshow, August 28, 2004
Arrival Day for the Hawthorne Air Faire, August 12, 2005
Camarillo Airshow, August 28, 2005
Camarillo Airshow, August 17, 2013

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