See what the pilot sees when flying a F8F Bearcat in formation with a P-51D Mustang. Jason Somes of the Commemorative Air Force Southern California Wing attached a GoPro camera to his helmet during a demonstration flight at the Jacqueline Cochran Airshow located in Thermal, CA. The footage is stunning and shows how much skill is required to fly in formation with another aircraft. Special thanks to the CAF Southern California Wing and Clay Lacy Aviation for allowing us to share this footage with you.
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This is part one of a two part video. Part one featuring the Chance Vought F4U-4 Corsair owned by Doug Matthews and part two featuring the North American P-51 Mustang “Six Shooter” owned by Chuck Hall. Both videos feature fantastic air to air video of both aircraft. This is the first time any air to air video has been shot of these two aircraft in flight. Special thanks for Doug Matthews and Chuck Hall for allowing AIRSHOWVID.com to produced these videos of their aircraft. Special thanks also to Mike Malak of Malak Photography.com for helping us make the connection.
Many aviation museums are housed in elegant buildings made from stone, steel and glass. Their architecture seeks to create a tribute or memorial to aviators, engineers, and manufacturers of the past. In contrast, Rio Grande New Jersey’s NAS Wildwood Aviation Museum is housed in a vintage World War II aircraft hangar that was built with the future in mind… specifically for the survival of the United States, while our nation fought during the global conflict. “Hangar Number One” is an all-wooden structure that was a standard design utilized by the Navy during the war, and is one of the last of its kind still standing. The importance of its design and use has earned it a place in the National Register of Historic Places “at a level of National Significance”.
On Wednesday, April 24, 2013, Planes of Fame Air Musuem in Chino, California held a Media Preview Event. It was a wonderful opportunity to see up close and personal some of the vintage aircraft that will be showcased at the “Lightning Strikes Chino” air show on May 4th and 5th, 2013.
The weather was overcast yet it did not deter anyone from being able to capture some air to air pictures with the P-38J Lightning “23 Skidoo” and the P-51D Mustang “Wee Willy”.
At this year’s air show, there will be five of only seven flying P-38 Lightning aircraft performing. There will also be approximately 40 historically significant aircraft for all of us to enjoy as well as performances by Clay Lacy, Sean D. Tucker, John Collver, Tumbling Bear and Brian Sanders.
This is one air show that you do not want to miss! Come out and be part of the excitement on May 4th and 5th, 2013 at Planes of Fame Air Show located in Chino, California. The public and museum members are invited to an airshow preview event on May 3, 2013 where you will get a chance to see the aircraft arrivals and the practice flights.
For more information and to purchase your tickets, please visit http://www.planesoffame.org