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    Default STREGA!!!!

    I was on my way home from a four day houseboat trip. I look over and see two planes flying at Stregas base, Minter Field. I automatically drive over there and see that it was strega and Wee Willy a P-51 from Chino. As we get on the taxiway to watch they made a few high and slow formation passes. Preety soon Wee Willy made a speed pass and Strega a very high speed pass later on. Along with the passes they were practicing racing around a course in formation. As they taxiied in i noticed Kevin Eldridge was driving Wee Willy and Jr. was driving Strega. After they parked we saw Tiger arrive in his Tahoe after watching Jr. We said hi to both of them and then we were off. It was real sweet and may have been the trip highlight. Also in the hangar near where they parked was Czech Mate and the P-51 Man o War. Sorry i didnt have a Camera with me so i am real sorry i dont have pics.
    GRNDP51
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    Reno from '99 to '16

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    Default Re: STREGA!!!!

    Good spottin man!! I believe the Mustang is the "Rebel"
    "dont believe ANYTHING you hear and about HALF of what you see"...................J. Mott 1994

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    Default Re: STREGA!!!!

    Which mustang? The one in the hangar? Im sure that was Man o war.
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    It is Man-O-War in the Strega hanger. It's there for it's annual and some mods/repairs. But it was not Kevin Eldridge flying Wee Willy. It was LD Hughes. Steve-O brought Wee Willy up on Sunday morning. Both planes flew on Sunday, Monday,Tuesday and then Wee Willy left this morning. Needless to say we were all out at Shafter most all of the last few days and I have got the sunburn to prove it! Watching LD and Steve-O do some formations, low passes, etc. yesterday afternoon/evening was just WAY COOL (even though it is really HOT here right now!)
    Kathleen

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    Default Re: STREGA!!!!

    Weather.com says 101 forecast for Bakersfield tomorrow -- yeah, but it's a dry heat right?

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    Default Re: STREGA!!!!

    There was actually another Hinton flying Strega last weekend.........I'll give you a hint... this one's first name isn't Steve!

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    Quote Originally Posted by GRNDP51 View Post
    Which mustang? The one in the hangar? Im sure that was Man o war.
    My bad, 51!!! I think Rebel was there during the Tiger victory party!
    "dont believe ANYTHING you hear and about HALF of what you see"...................J. Mott 1994

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    That would be John.
    Last edited by Strega Fan; 07-29-2009 at 08:18 PM.
    Kathleen

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    101 in Bakersfield? Not to brag, or maybe it's a testamony to my stupidity, but here in Bullhead City, Az, it was 124 on my front porch yesterday. It cooled off to 115 today. LOL!
    Last edited by Reever; 07-29-2009 at 08:51 PM.

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    Default Re: STREGA!!!!

    Officially 103 in Seattle (SeaTac) today...and that's not a dry heat.

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