May 24, 2006
As I mentioned in one of my previous posts the Planes of Fame Airshow was this past weekend and there are now pictures online! Go to Warbird Aero Press and then to the message board. There are forum topics titled Chino under the Air Racing board that have some spectacular photos on them! This Tigercat is one of my favorite Warbirds... awesome power with two 2800s! Also note the good looking new paint scheme added to the Planes of Fame P51A! Thanks to Scott Germain for the photos!
May 14, 2006
With the Texas temperatures in a constant state of flux I have been picky about my days I choose to go flying lately. On some of the cooler days (like yesterday, the 13th) I have been polishing on the upper surfaces of the 170s flaps and ailerons. They are in need of some serious work after the paint work done of them. The cleaner used to prep the lower surfaces bled through the paper and left some residue that is proving to be stubborn! I have been polishing with Nuvite F7 (from Perfect Polish) and it is working quite well. Hope to have made good progress on polishing out the wings this month. So the last time I flew was on the 6th. Should be able to do some flying later this week as the weather is looking good.
Came across this great picture on Warbird Aero Press last week and had to post it. Scott Germain shot this air-to-air of the Planes of Fame Seversky as they were preparing for their annual airshow out in Chino, CA. Should be another great show. As pictures from the show become available I will post a link to them here. I would have loved to have made it for this years show as I attended a couple years ago. My west coast event for this year will be the Antique Airplane Associations fly-in out in Merced, CA the first weekend in June.
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