High Country Warbirds Fly-in, Valle Airport, Arizona
June 26, 2010



The Grand Canyon Planes of Fame Museum at Valle Airport, Arizona hosted the High Country Warbirds Fly-in on Saturday, June 26, 2010. The rural setting allowed the airplanes to make lower and closer passes than they do at most airshows. Several familiar airplanes from the Planes of Fame Museum at Chinio were flown over the course of the day. Many of the attendees bought rides aboard the P-51D Mustang, P-40N Warhawk, P-38J Lightning, and Ford Trimotor.

Curtiss P-40N Warhawk NL85104 and North American P-51D Mustang NL5441V Spam Can Curtiss P-40N Warhawk NL85104 and North American P-51D Mustang NL5441V Spam Can.

Aichi D3A Val replica NX67629 Aichi D3A Val replica NX67629 is a modified Consolidated-Vultee BT-15 that was sold to the civilian market in the 40's. It was modified to represent a Japanese Val for the 1969 movie TORA TORA TORA. The modification consisted of an extra 3 feet of fuselage added between the rear cockpit and the tail, a large fiberglass dorsal fin, raised sides of the fuselage and lower canopies. The modifications also incorporated large fiberglass wheel pants. Its Wright R-975 engine was replaced with a Pratt and Whitney R-1340. After the movie was completed the Val was sold to the San Diego Aerospace Museum. The Planes of Fame Museum acquired the Val back in 1973. It was returned to airworthy condition for the Disney Pearl Harbor film.

Sinson L-5G Sentinal N6055C Intensive Care Sinson L-5G Sentinal N6055C Intensive Care was delivered to the Army Air Force as 45-34950, and it is restored with that tail number. It has been registered to the Air Museum at Chino since April 1, 1997.

Curtiss P-40N Warhawk NL85104 Curtiss P-40N Warhawk NL85104 flew for 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 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.

North American P-51D Mustang NL5441V Spam Can North American P-51D Mustang NL5441V Spam Can has belonged to the Planes of Fame Air Museum since June 1957. It flew for the Army Air Force as 45-11582 and it still wears that number on its tail. It is powered by a V-1650 Merlin twelve-cylinder engine.

Lockheed P-38J Lightning NX138AM 23 Skidoo is registered to the Air Museum at Chino. It was built as Army Air Corps 44-23314. It was acquired by the Hanfield School of Aeronautics in Santa Maria, California in 1950. Jack Hardwicke of El Monte, California registered it as N29Q in 1954. He sold it to the Air Museum in Ontario, California in 1960 where it sat on static display for seventeen years. It was restored to flying condition, making its first flight on July 22, 1988. It then went to the Planes of Fame East museum in Minnesota. Bob Pond purchased it in October 1989 and registered it as N38BP.It returned to the Air Museum at Chino in 1998. It is powered by a pair of Allison V-1710 twelve-cylinder engines.

Steve Hinton on North American P-51D Mustang NL5441V Spam Can Pilot Steve Hinton on P-51D Mustang NL5441V Spam Can.

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

Grand Canyon Airlines Ford 5-AT-C Trimotor N414H Grand Canyon Airlines Ford 5-AT-C Trimotor N414H was built in 1929. Its serial number is 74 and it is the 155th of 199 Trimotors. It is powered by three Pratt & Whitney R-985 Wasp Junior nine-cylinder radial engines.

North American B-25J Mitchell, N3675G Photo Fanny North American B-25J Mitchell, N3675G Photo Fanny has been registered to James Maloney of Corona Del Mar, California since January 10, 1978. Its Army Air Corps tail number was 44-30423. It joined the Air Museum in Ontario, California in 1965. It is often used for air-to-air photography sessions of the warbirds flying out of Chino. It is powered by a pair of Wright R-2600 radial engines.

North American T-6G Texan N8204H North American T-6G Texan N8204H is powered by a Pratt & Whitney R-1340 Wasp nine-cylinder radial engine.

Ryan ST3KR N56017 Ryan ST3KR N56017 was built in 1942. It is powered by a Kinner R-5 series 5-cylinder, 540-cubic inch radial engine. It is restored as a US Army Air Corps PT-22.

Grand Canyon Airlines Ford 5-AT-C Trimotor N414H Ford Trimotor N414H.

Aichi D3A Val replica NX67629 Val replica NX67629.

North American T-28B Trojan NX393W North American T-28B Trojan NX393W was deliverved to the US Navy as BuNo 138310 in 1954. It is powered by a Wright R-1820 Cyclone nine-cylinder radial engine.

North American T-28B NX393W T-28B Trojan NX393W.

North American T-28B Trojan NX393W T-28B Trojan NX393W.

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

Robinson R-44-II helicopter N7528R Robinson R-44-II helicopter N7528R was built in 2004. Its serial number is 10273. It is powered by a Lycoming IO-540 series six-cylinder horizontally opposed engine.

P-38J Lightning NX138AM 23 Skidoo P-38J Lightning NX138AM 23 Skidoo.

North American T-28B Trojan NX393W T-28B Trojan NX393W.

Nanchang CJ-6 trainer Nanchang CJ-6 trainer.

Nanchang CJ-6 trainer Nanchang CJ-6 trainer.

Grand Canyon Airlines Ford 5-AT-C Trimotor N414H Ford Trimotor N414H.

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

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

Grand Canyon Airlines Ford 5-AT-C Trimotor N414H Ford Trimotor N414H.

Grand Canyon Airlines Ford 5-AT-C Trimotor N414H Ford Trimotor N414H.

P-38J Lightning NX138AM 23 Skidoo P-38J Lightning NX138AM 23 Skidoo.

 Ryan ST3KR N56017 Ryan ST3KR N56017.

P-38J Lightning NX138AM 23 Skidoo P-38J Lightning NX138AM 23 Skidoo.

P-38J Lightning NX138AM 23 Skidoo P-38J Lightning NX138AM 23 Skidoo.

Grand Canyon Airlines Ford 5-AT-C Trimotor N414H Ford Trimotor N414H.

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

P-38J Lightning NX138AM 23 Skidoo P-38J Lightning NX138AM 23 Skidoo.

Ryan ST3KR N56017 Ryan ST3KR N56017.

P-38J Lightning NX138AM 23 Skidoo P-38J Lightning NX138AM 23 Skidoo.

Grand Canyon Airlines Ford 5-AT-C Trimotor N414H Ford Trimotor N414H.

Art Prints You can buy prints up to 10.63 inches by 16 inches or 5-inch by 7-inch greeting cards of this photograph.

Grand Canyon Airlines Ford 5-AT-C Trimotor N414H Ford Trimotor N414H.

Art Prints You can buy prints up to 10.63 inches by 16 inches or 5-inch by 7-inch greeting cards of this photograph.

Grand Canyon Airlines Ford 5-AT-C Trimotor N414H Ford Trimotor N414H.

Ryan ST3KR N56017 Ryan ST3KR N56017.

Art Prints You can buy prints up to 10.63 inches by 16 inches or 5-inch by 7-inch greeting cards of this photograph.

Aichi D3A Val replica NX67629 Val replica NX67629.

Aichi D3A Val replica NX67629 Val replica NX67629.

Aichi D3A Val replica NX67629 Val replica NX67629.

Art Prints You can buy prints up to 10.63 inches by 16 inches or 5-inch by 7-inch greeting cards of this photograph.

Aichi D3A Val replica NX67629 Val replica NX67629.

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

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

Grand Canyon Airlines Ford 5-AT-C Trimotor N414H Ford Trimotor N414H.

Grand Canyon Airlines Ford 5-AT-C Trimotor N414H Ford Trimotor N414H.

Grand Canyon Airlines Ford 5-AT-C Trimotor N414H Ford Trimotor N414H.

Aichi D3A Val replica NX67629Val replica NX67629.

Aichi D3A Val replica NX67629 Val replica NX67629.

Grand Canyon Airlines Ford 5-AT-C Trimotor N414H Ford Trimotor N414H.

P-38J Lightning NX138AM 23 Skidoo P-38J Lightning NX138AM 23 Skidoo.

P-38J Lightning NX138AM 23 Skidoo P-38J Lightning NX138AM 23 Skidoo.

P-38J Lightning NX138AM 23 Skidoo P-38J Lightning NX138AM 23 Skidoo.

P-38J Lightning NX138AM 23 Skidoo P-38J Lightning NX138AM 23 Skidoo.

Art Prints You can buy prints up to 10.63 inches by 16 inches or 5-inch by 7-inch greeting cards of this photograph.

P-38J Lightning NX138AM 23 Skidoo P-38J Lightning NX138AM 23 Skidoo.

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

Art Prints You can buy prints up to 10.63 inches by 16 inches or 5-inch by 7-inch greeting cards of this photograph.

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

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

P-38J Lightning NX138AM 23 Skidoo P-38J Lightning NX138AM 23 Skidoo.

P-38J Lightning NX138AM 23 Skidoo P-38J Lightning NX138AM 23 Skidoo.

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

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

Grand Canyon Airlines Ford 5-AT-C Trimotor N414H Ford Trimotor N414H.

Grand Canyon Airlines Ford 5-AT-C Trimotor N414H Ford Trimotor N414H.

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

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

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

P-38J Lightning NX138AM 23 Skidoo P-38J Lightning NX138AM 23 Skidoo.

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

Ryan ST3KR N56017 Ryan ST3KR N56017.

P-38J Lightning NX138AM 23 Skidoo P-38J Lightning NX138AM 23 Skidoo.

Pitts S-1 Special N591P Pitts S-1 Special N591P aerobatic biplane was built in 1967. Its serial number is CP-1.

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

P-38J Lightning NX138AM 23 Skidoo

Grand Canyon Airlines Ford 5-AT-C Trimotor N414H Ford Trimotor N414H.

Grand Canyon Airlines Ford 5-AT-C Trimotor N414H Ford Trimotor N414H.

Ryan ST3KR N56017 Ryan ST3KR N56017.

Ryan ST3KR N56017 Ryan ST3KR N56017.

Curtiss P-40N Warhawk NL85104, P-38J Lightning NX138AM 23 Skidoo, and P-51D Mustang NL5441V Spam Can P-40N Warhawk NL85104, P-38J Lightning NX138AM 23 Skidoo, and P-51D Mustang NL5441V Spam Can.

Curtiss P-40N Warhawk NL85104, P-38J Lightning NX138AM 23 Skidoo, and P-51D Mustang NL5441V Spam Can P-40N Warhawk NL85104, P-38J Lightning NX138AM 23 Skidoo, and P-51D Mustang NL5441V Spam Can.

Curtiss P-40N Warhawk NL85104, P-38J Lightning NX138AM 23 Skidoo, and P-51D Mustang NL5441V Spam Can P-40N Warhawk NL85104, P-38J Lightning NX138AM 23 Skidoo, and P-51D Mustang NL5441V Spam Can.

Curtiss P-40N Warhawk NL85104, P-38J Lightning NX138AM 23 Skidoo, and P-51D Mustang NL5441V Spam Can P-40N Warhawk NL85104, P-38J Lightning NX138AM 23 Skidoo, and P-51D Mustang NL5441V Spam Can.

Curtiss P-40N Warhawk NL85104, P-38J Lightning NX138AM 23 Skidoo, and P-51D Mustang NL5441V Spam Can P-40N Warhawk NL85104, P-38J Lightning NX138AM 23 Skidoo, and P-51D Mustang NL5441V Spam Can.

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

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

Art Prints You can buy prints up to 10.63 inches by 16 inches or 5-inch by 7-inch greeting cards of this photograph.

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

Ryan ST3KR N56017 Ryan ST3KR N56017.

Grand Canyon Airlines Ford 5-AT-C Trimotor N414H Ford Trimotor N414H.

Grand Canyon Airlines Ford 5-AT-C Trimotor N414H Ford Trimotor N414H.

Grand Canyon Airlines Ford 5-AT-C Trimotor N414H Ford Trimotor N414H.

Ryan ST3KR N56017 Ryan ST3KR N56017.

P-38J Lightning NX138AM 23 Skidoo P-38J Lightning NX138AM 23 Skidoo.

P-51D Mustang NL5441V Spam Can P-51D Mustang NL5441V Spam Can.

North American T-28B Trojan NX393W T-28B Trojan NX393W.

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

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

P-38J Lightning NX138AM 23 Skidoo P-38J Lightning NX138AM 23 Skidoo.

P-38J Lightning NX138AM 23 Skidoo P-38J Lightning NX138AM 23 Skidoo.

P-38J Lightning NX138AM 23 Skidoo P-38J Lightning NX138AM 23 Skidoo.

P-38J Lightning NX138AM 23 Skidoo P-38J Lightning NX138AM 23 Skidoo.

P-38J Lightning NX138AM 23 Skidoo P-38J Lightning NX138AM 23 Skidoo.

Air West Bell 206L-1 Long Ranger N85AW Air West Bell 206L-1 Long Ranger N85AW.

North American T-28B Trojan NX393W T-28B Trojan NX393W.

Art Prints You can buy prints up to 10.63 inches by 16 inches or 5-inch by 7-inch greeting cards of this photograph.

Grand Canyon Airlines Ford 5-AT-C Trimotor N414H Ford Trimotor N414H.

Grand Ford Trimotor N414H.

Grand Canyon Airlines Ford 5-AT-C Trimotor N414H Ford Trimotor N414H.


More High Country Warbirds Fly-in displays

Valle, Arizona The Grand Canyon Planes of Fame Museum at Valle Airport, Arizona hosts the annual High Country Warbirds Fly-in in June.



Links

Link to the Grand Canyon Airlines page about their Ford Trimotor.


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A dozen photos of vintage airplanes flying at the Planes of Fame East Fly-in at Valle, Arizona on June 23, 2012. Aircraft pictured include:

North American P-51D Mustang NL5441V Dolly
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North American SNJ-4 N75964 #44
Ryan PT-22 N56017
Vultee BT-13A Valiant N2808
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Cessna 190 N9848A

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A dozen photos of airworthy Lockheed P-38 Lightnings:
P-38L N25Y White Lightnin, Nellis Air Force Base, April 26, 1997
P-38J NX138AM Joltin Josie, Chino, October 6, 2001
P-38J NX138AM Porky II, Chino, May 22, 2005
P-38J NX138AM 23 Skidoo, Chino, May 19-20, 2007
P-38F NX17630 Glacier Girl, Chino, May 19-20, 2007
P-38L NL7723C, Chino, May 19-20, 2007
P-38L NL7723C, Edwards AFB, October 17, 2009
P-38J NX138AM 23 Skidoo, Chino, May 15, 2010
P-38L NL7723C, Chino, May 15, 2010
P-38J NX138AM 23 Skidoo, Valle, Arizona, June 25, 2011

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