MAAM WWII Weekend 2023

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MAAM WWII Weekend 2023

Post by n33d4sp33d_85 » Sat Jun 11, 2022 2:25 am

MAAM WWII Weekend 2023
June 2nd - 4th
Reading Regional Airport
Reading, Pennsylvania
https://www.maam.org/maamwwii.html

Featured Warbirds (as of 11/26/2022)
- B-29 Superfortress "Fifi" [CAF Airpower Squadron]
- B-17 Flying Fortress "Yankee Lady" [Yankee Air Museum]
- B-24 Liberator "Diamond Lil" [CAF Airpower Squadron]
- B-25 Mitchell "Briefing Time" [Mid-Atlantic Air Museum]
- B-25 Mitchell "Panchito" [Delaware Aviation Museum]
- B-25 Mitchell "Takeoff Time" [Tom Duffy]
- TBM Avenger "Old Tanker No. 9" [Mid-Atlantic Air Museum]
- SB2C Helldiver [CAF West Texas Wing]
- SBD Dauntless "Lady In Blue" [CAF Airbase Georgia]
- P-61 Black Widow [Mid-Atlantic Air Museum]
- P-63 Kingcobra [CAF Airbase Georgia]
- F4U Corsair [CAF Airbase Georgia]
- P-51 Mustang "Red Nose" [CAF Airbase Georgia]
- C-97 Stratofreighter "Angel Of Deliverance" [Berlin Airlift Historical Foundation]
- C-54 Skymaster "Spirit Of Freedom" [Berlin Airlift Historical Foundation]
- C-46 Commando "Tinker Belle" [Warriors And Warbirds Museum]
- C-53 Skytrooper "Beach City Baby" [Vintage Wings Inc.]
- C-47 Skytrain "Hairless Joe" [Yankee Air Museum]
- C-47 Skytrain "Placid Lassie" [Tunison Foundation]
- C-47 Skytrain "Luck Of The Irish" [Air Heritage Museum]
- SNJ Texan [Mid-Atlantic Air Museum]
- SNJ Texan [Kevin Russo]
- SNJ Texan [Buzz Cortese]
- SNJ Texan [John Mazure]
- BU-133 Jungmeister [Jerry Wells]
- N2S-1 Stearman [Mid-Atlantic Air Museum]
- N2S-3 Stearman [Christian Kappler]
- PT-19 Cornell [Bay Aviation]
- SNV-1 Valiant [Mid-Atlantic Air Museum]
- N3N-3 Yellow Peril [Mid-Atlantic Air Museum]
- N2S-3 Stearman [Don Sloan]
- PT-22 Recruit [Mid-Atlantic Air Museum]
- Stampe SV-2CP [Dick Smith]
- PT-26 Cornell [Mark Denest]
- N2S Stearman [Mike Flakker]
- PT-26 Cornell II [Tim Trimble]
- L-21 Super Cub [Mid-Atlantic Air Museum]
- L-3 Defender [Mid-Atlantic Air Museum]
- L-3 Defender [Gene Oshrin]
- L-2 Grasshopper [Neil and Amanda Baughman]
- L-4 Grasshopper [Frank Vitellaro]
- L-4 Grasshopper [Paul Smith]
- L-4 Grasshopper "Brother Time" [Joe Malinchak]
- L-16 Champion [CAF Delaware Valley Wing]
- Stinson 10 [CAF Delaware Valley Wing]
- Fairchild F-24 [Sean Neal]
- Stinson 10 [Susan Neal]
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Post by n33d4sp33d_85 » Sat Nov 26, 2022 7:04 am

Warbird lineup page is up and running.

https://www.maam.org/wwii/ww2_acft.htm
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Post by NEAirMuseums » Sat Nov 26, 2022 12:29 pm

Nice to see Placid Lassie, they have been talking about coming down to this event for the past several years and this is the first time that they are on the roster.
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Post by kalamazookid » Sat Nov 26, 2022 1:04 pm

This will be my fifth year in a row booking a hotel for this, and I have yet to actually be able to attend. Hopefully this will finally be the year! Good start to the warbird lineup.
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Post by kalamazookid » Sun Feb 05, 2023 2:19 pm

Couple additions this weekend, including the CAF National Capital Squadron TBM Avenger and the CAF Jayhawk Wing UC-78 Bobcat. Hoping for another fighter or two - maybe something from American Airpower Museum, the Duffy collection or Military Aviation Museum?
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Post by kalamazookid » Mon May 08, 2023 2:59 pm

About a month out. Aircraft list was updated over the weekend, but it looks like the only change is the official removal of "Yankee Lady." Still hoping for another fighter or two, maybe from AAM, MAM or the Duffy collection, but it might be kind of late for that.
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Post by NEAirMuseums » Thu May 11, 2023 12:17 am

kalamazookid wrote: Mon May 08, 2023 2:59 pm About a month out. Aircraft list was updated over the weekend, but it looks like the only change is the official removal of "Yankee Lady." Still hoping for another fighter or two, maybe from AAM, MAM or the Duffy collection, but it might be kind of late for that.
Definitely a good chance Duffy brings one of his fighters, his FG-1D or P-51D, or that one or more of the Stars of History, FG-1D, P-51D, or A6M2, show up. Less likely for AAM or MAM since they are either directly or indirectly supporting Geneseo. I have gone every year since 2007 and am especially excited to see 3 C-47s and 1 C-53 on the same ramp. Also going to be a treat to see the UC-78.
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Post by 304thVAW Smokey » Sat May 13, 2023 6:07 am

Bought my tickets and reserved my hotel a couple months ago, first time attending this show. Can't wait!!!!
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Post by NEAirMuseums » Sun May 14, 2023 5:23 pm

NEAirMuseums wrote: Thu May 11, 2023 12:17 am
kalamazookid wrote: Mon May 08, 2023 2:59 pm About a month out. Aircraft list was updated over the weekend, but it looks like the only change is the official removal of "Yankee Lady." Still hoping for another fighter or two, maybe from AAM, MAM or the Duffy collection, but it might be kind of late for that.
Definitely a good chance Duffy brings one of his fighters, his FG-1D or P-51D, or that one or more of the Stars of History, FG-1D, P-51D, or A6M2, show up. Less likely for AAM or MAM since they are either directly or indirectly supporting Geneseo. I have gone every year since 2007 and am especially excited to see 3 C-47s and 1 C-53 on the same ramp. Also going to be a treat to see the UC-78.
Just a quick update on the roster. The C-46F Tinker Belle was removed from the lineup (which is not surprising, but still disappointing, hopefully they will be back next year). The D3A Val replica (BT-13) that has been a staple of the event for the last twenty years was donated to MAAM and arrived at the museum yesterday, so count on that being in attendance. Additionally, although post-WWII, MAAM's P2V-7S is always on static display and open for tours at the event, so count on that being on display as well. Finally, the CAF Airbase Georgia's resident B5N2 Kate replica should be in attendance as well.
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Post by JonathanW » Wed May 24, 2023 3:31 pm

Is the P-61 Black Widow a static display only? I haven't heard anything recently about the status of its restoration to flying condition.
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