2018 Warbirds Over Monroe, Nov 10-11

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Re: 2018 Warbirds Over Monroe, Nov 10-11

Post by BruceK » Wed Nov 07, 2018 4:31 am

Latest official updates:

Cancellations
Me-262
CAF FG-1D Corsair

Additions
Mk-1XE Spitfire and FG-1D Corsair both from the Military Aviation Museum
TP-40N "American Dream" recently restored dual control P-40 from Warbird Adventures
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Post by awal2049 » Wed Nov 07, 2018 6:58 pm

BruceK wrote:
Wed Nov 07, 2018 4:31 am
Latest official updates:

Cancellations
Me-262
CAF FG-1D Corsair

Additions
Mk-1XE Spitfire and FG-1D Corsair both from the Military Aviation Museum
TP-40N "American Dream" recently restored dual control P-40 from Warbird Adventures
Thanks, Bruce. List updated.

I've been monitoring the weather over the week, looks like there will be rain through the day Friday but not Sat/Sun. Dress for the cold!
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Post by awal2049 » Wed Nov 07, 2018 7:37 pm

Ok, they released an updated list on Facebook including statics, and I've noticed that both the B-25 and Old Crow no longer appear in the line up. Old crow is still on the website.
Here is an updated list of planes coming to Warbirds Over Monroe this weekend at the Charlotte Monroe Executive Airport.

Got to start by saying there will be PYRO!!

Flying:
B-17 Madras Maiden
C-47 W7
P-51 Quicksilver
P-51 Swamp Fox
P-51 Angel's Playmate
P-40 American Dream
FG-1D Corsair Skull and Bones
MK-1XE Spitfire The Co's Query
Team Red Thunder four planes YAK-52s and CJ-6s
Focke-Wulf 149
SNJ-5
T6
Pilatus P-3
T-28
L-39 Albatros
Pitts S1S
Pitts S2B
Stearman
Stearman with Wingwalker
Huey 624
Cobra 766
AT-11

Static:
C-54 Spirit of Freedom
C-46 The Tinker Belle
C-123 Thunder Pig
NC Forest Service Aircraft
CJ-6
Helio Currier
TBM Avenger
L-5
New Cirrus Aircraft
Sonex Waiex
A-4 Skyhawk

More than 250 re-enactors and awesome ground machines

WWII Airborne Demonstration team

Oh yeah-Ecto 1
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Post by Airplanefreak2000 » Sat Nov 10, 2018 12:22 pm

There will be a lot of arrivals This morning. There is hardly anything here right now. Fighters are tucked away currently. Will be pulled out soon!
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Post by awal2049 » Sun Nov 11, 2018 12:56 am

That was an incredible show. I was a little skeptical coming in because of the loss of performers plus a few additional displays that didn't show due to Friday's weather, but they still made it a busy day. I was filming almost non stop during the last hour of the show. It was chilly, but otherwise beautiful weather. I was impressed by how healthy the TP-40 was; evidently they did a great job of restoring it. It flew a total of 4 times during the show. But the highlight for me was the formation flyby at the end, featuring the B-17, all 3 P-51s, the FG-1D, the Spitfire, and the P-40. It's so rare that I get to see that much history flying together. Props to the people at Monroe for consistently putting together a unique show every year.
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Post by Airplanefreak2000 » Sun Nov 11, 2018 1:05 am

I agree, that final formation was pretty incredible. I played around with my buddies in the tora pyro field and got some fun shots!
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Post by awal2049 » Mon Nov 12, 2018 4:11 am

I bet the heat from the pyro was nice. Here are my first two videos, the first and last performances of the day.

Airborne Demonstration:


Formation Flight:
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