Still have mixed feelings about the new layout, and other than the battle things do seem a tad far away. Tents are out of hand too....take up way too much of the area.
I agree, one hour from the gates opening until flying goes fast.....we usually wander through the statics at that time but couldn't do it this year. The two hour intermission was enough time for us to stand in line to climb into the cockpit of Marine's Dream...pretty cool experience.
Nice mix of planes flying, weather was great, but it's a weird feeling that we're still in early August and the show is already done. Looks like it's back to late August next year.
Saturday night shoot was the main reason for coming this year after superb results last year. Corsairs were an added treat.
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#1 Commemorative Air Force Dixie Wing F4U-1D Corsair #530
BuNo 92468 / N9964Z
#2 Ronald Lauder's FG-1D Corsair #913 "Godspeed"
Pilot: Charles Lynch
BuNo 67089 / NX83JC
#3 Collings Foundation F4U-5NL Corsair #5
Pilot: Mark Murphy
BuNo 124692 / NX45NL
#4 Jim Tobul's F4U-4 Corsair #416 "Korean War Hero"
Pilot: Jim Tobul
BuNo 97132 / N713JT
#5 Black Pearl 51's FG-1D Corsair
BuNo ?? / N43FG
#6 Erickson Aircraft Corporation's F4U-4B Corsair #211
BuNo 97231 / NX1337A
#7 Fighters & Legend's F4U-5 Corsair #5
BuNo 122179 / N179PT
#8 Military Aviation Museum's FG-1D Corsair #31
BuNo 92508 / N46RL
#9 Mid America Flight Museum's FG-1D Corsair #19 "Marine's Dream"
Pilot: Scott Glover
BuNo 92422 / NX773RD
#10 Wings of the North's F4U-4 Corsair #310
BuNo 97388 / NX72378
#11 Lone Star Flight Museum's F4U-5N Corsair #21 "ANNIE-MO"
BuNo 121881 / NX43RW