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OSH Warbirds in Review Part#2 “Radial Rumble”

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Warbirds are an important part of AirVenture and 2018 was no different. A total of 377 warbirds of all kinds descended into Oshkosh this year. Special emphasis was placed on the 80th Anniversary of the North American Texan, and the 100th Anniversary of the Royal Air Force. The United States Air Force Heritage Flight brought the General Dynamics F-16C Fighting Falcon which flew formation flybys with the North American P-51 Mustang and the Douglas A-1 Skyraider. Boeing B-29 Superfortress “Doc’ was in attendance as was C-47 Skytyrain “That’s All Brother” which was one of the lead aircraft that dropped paratroopers over Normandy on D-Day.

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Allisons, Wrights, Packards and Pratts, A Quick Freedom Tour Stop by the Collings Foundation at Worcester

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The Collings Foundation's Freedom Tour, a travelling band of World War II warbirds, made a stop in Worcester, Massachusetts recently.  Included in the tour was their B-24 Liberator "Witchcraft", the TF-51 "Toulouse Nuts", and the B-25 Mitchell "Tondelayo". The Foundation's B-17 Flying Fortress "Nine-O-Nine" couldn't make the trip, as it was having an engine changed in Burlington VT.

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Mid-Atlantic Air Museum’s 28th Annual World War II Weekend Scrapbook

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Reading PA's Mid-Atlantic Air Museum boasts over ninety aircraft and replica aircraft from the past 100 years.  Most of these are civilian aircraft, but a lot of the attention surrounding the Museum focuses on their annual World War II weekend, with its gathering of warbirds and re-enactors. Mike Colaner attended the 2018 show, which was the 28th annual event. Here are some photos of the great aircraft that were in attendance, captured by the keen eye of Mike!

Warbirds and Historic Aviation Anniversaries Displayed at Airshow London, 2018

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Despite being hosted at one of the busiest civil airports in the province of Ontario, and among the top 20 busiest by passenger volume in Canada, Airshow London 2018 featured a minimal amount of flying civil acts, with US and Canadian military stealing the show in a big way!

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