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    McMinn Airport, Athens TN air show

    The wife read about these planes coming in to the McMinn airport last Wednesday... we couldn't get over to see them arrive, but went Thursday to take a look at them... two of these planes are the last ones still flying, but as usual.. I've forgotten which ones... The B24 (Witchcraft) is one of them I think and the other is one of the two seaters.. just don't remember which one..

    The little red airplane was just taxing around... very quiet engine... I think it a stunt plane.... very small. about half the size of the two fighters.
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails Da Plane 001.JPG   Da Plane 004.JPG   Da Plane 010.JPG   Da Plane 008.JPG   Da Plane 019.JPG  

    Da Plane 017.JPG   Da Plane 027.JPG   Da Plane 023.JPG   Da Plane 033.JPG   Da Plane 035.JPG  

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    I guess it did happen.
    Nice looking planes
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    Those planes are great.!! I love air shows.
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    Very cool, Chuck. Those are some classic planes.

    Here's a short video I saw recently on another forum. I think fans of old planes will like this:

    http://thevintageaviator.co.nz/airsh...rmation-flight
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    The small red airplane is called a Pitts. It is designed for aerobatics. My hanger neighbor has one. He is about 6'2" and 230 pounds. It looks like a little clown airplane as he gets himself out of it. If he ever has to get out in a hurry he is going to have problems.

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    We went to the Reno Air Races this year for part of a day. Absolutely amazing! We'll be going back next year. The cool thing is you can get a pit pass that lets you get right up close to all of the planes...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brent Dowell View Post
    We went to the Reno Air Races this year for part of a day. Absolutely amazing! We'll be going back next year. The cool thing is you can get a pit pass that lets you get right up close to all of the planes...
    They were selling passes that would allow you actually climb into the planes, and for a nice fee, even take you up for a ride in the big planes and the two seater... none of which was in my budget.... I was satisfied just walking around the parameter and looking in awe...
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