PDA

View Full Version : Thunder Over Michigan



Peashooter
08-08-2004, 06:11 AM
My brother and I went yesterday. It was quite an adventure and a great show. 12 Avengers! I came away with a bad case of camera envy. Perhaps some of the other guys will post some. Here's a taste: B-17 taxiing out with 3 P-47s recovering for landing. Oh yeah! Peas

Peashooter
08-08-2004, 08:19 AM
Here are a few more:
1) The Yankee B-17 hopped rides ALL day.
2) The Bush TBM.
3) Both Roush Mustangs were there. Stars of the "Contrials" article in EAA Warbirds.

Dale Snodgrass flew an acro show in the Mustang Excalibur. He is amazing. Close-in, precise and the hands-down crowd favorite of the day. Peas

bearfan1
08-08-2004, 09:34 AM
3 P-47's were there also, along with Sandy Thompson Sea Fury

Peashooter
08-08-2004, 11:58 AM
Was or is this Lud Curao's (sp?) Skyraider? Great spot, facing the gate.

bearfan1
08-08-2004, 12:29 PM
I agree, it was the first thing everyone saw coming thru the gate. Not sure of the owner, maybe the N number will help. It was absolutly gorgeous though. I found myself wondering how many hours this one had on the resto. Couldn't have been to many.

bearfan1

bearfan1
08-08-2004, 02:19 PM
Looks like a Danny Summers.

http://162.58.35.241/acdatabase/NNumSQL.asp?NNumbertxt=39147

bearfan1
08-08-2004, 03:01 PM
Was very suprised to walk up on this Sea Fury, evidently it makes a few more shows then I thought. Granted, it ain't pretty, but I personally think it has a ton of character, not the flash and shine you normally see, but to me, a lot of character. Thanks for bringing it Sandy !

bearfan1

bearfan1
08-08-2004, 03:08 PM
Sandy is the man in green in the previous pics, the other man is associated with the Spirit of Texas. He was wearing a Ezell Aviation shirt which immediatly caught my attention. Go figure ! He had a few interesting things to say about the panel left off Spirit of Texas last year at Reno.

bearfan1

Peashooter
08-08-2004, 03:28 PM
Bearfan1, I rememberthis one at Sun 'N Fun in the early 90's. I think it had a blue/grey cammo paint job. Peas

Peashooter
08-09-2004, 12:00 PM
Looks like a Danny Summers.

http://162.58.35.241/acdatabase/NNumSQL.asp?NNumbertxt=39147

Formerly owned by Lud Corrao. Saw it in an old Air Classics yesterday. Think it's in the Reno issue from '98. Peas

Victor Archer
08-09-2004, 03:09 PM
I think it had a blue/grey cammo paint job. Peas

http://www.warbirdregistry.org/furyregistry/fury-n58sf.html

If you go to the bottom of the page there's a photo of it in the blue/grey paint.

Peashooter
08-09-2004, 06:50 PM
http://www.warbirdregistry.org/furyregistry/fury-n58sf.html

If you go to the bottom of the page there's a photo of it in the blue/grey paint.

Victor: I think that's actually a Hawker Tempest -- one of the very few remaining. Check out the larger gear doors, the flatter fuse profile going into the canopy (RAF, not RNAF variant), and finally, the clocking of the prop. Might even be Kermit Weeks'.

See:http://www.warbirdregistry.org/tempestregistry/tempest-la607.html

Peashooter
08-09-2004, 06:55 PM
Here are a couple of my brother's photos. He shot film using a Nikon body with a Nikkor 70-210 lens. I'm scanning on a very basic table scanner, so pardon the unretouched image quality. I haven't done him justice. More to come as I get to them.

For variety of aircraft flown, with excellent close-in exposure, this is one of the neatest displays I've been to. Duxford, some day -- I'm hoping soon! The Jugs were awesome! Peas

Peashooter
08-09-2004, 08:13 PM
More of my brother's shots. The Helldiver and Jug formation shots are heavily cropped, and I couldn't keep the trees in the Mustang shot to give you a sense for how low Snodgrass flew his show. Again, it was a real treat. At high speed and high angle-of-attack, the cooling inlet really whistles. From the whistle to the V-12 song and the prop harmonics, it's a symphony of sound. Even the ladies were impressed! The SBD and Helldiver did what dive bombers do, they dove into their passes, although not with dive brakes deployed. Peas

Victor Archer
08-09-2004, 09:13 PM
Victor: I think that's actually a Hawker Tempest

After looking at it again your right warbirdregistry has the photo on the wrong page. :eek: :mad2: :dunno: :D

bearfan1
08-11-2004, 05:48 PM
Hey peas, you thinkin about the Toledo show at all?

http://www.toledochamber.com/04airshow.htm

Bearfan1

Peashooter
08-11-2004, 06:42 PM
Hey peas, you thinkin about the Toledo show at all?

http://www.toledochamber.com/04airshow.htm

Bearfan1

Didn't know about it. I'll check my schedule. I will be at Middlesboro the following weekend -- probably Saturday, unless the weather's better on Sunday.

http://www.thelostsquadron.com/labordayairs.htm

Peashooter
08-11-2004, 06:52 PM
One more shot from my hand. The TBM line-up at KYIP. What an awesome site. Here's a link to the action on board the Bennington and their role in the sinking of the Yamato. My father-in-law was the radio man in the commander's TBM from VT-82.

http://www.uss-bennington.org/stz-vb-82.html

What this doesn't tell is that they launched outside of safe return distance and they all ditched 50 miles out. The price of freedom!