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For all of you airshow fans out there here are a few links to events nationally, and a more detailed look at SoCal shows. Airshow schedules are subject to constant change so use these links as more or less guide lines and check all information before you make any firm plans or spend any money! www.airshownetwork.com/all_sho… www.airshowsreview.com/airshow…

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Eagle flares by AirshowDave
Eagle flares
F-15C Eagle pops some flares and jinks to aviod aggresor squdron F-16's. Aviation Nation 2014.
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T-33  Mig 15 by AirshowDave
T-33 Mig 15
Gregory Colyer flies a tight two ship with Planes of Fame Museum's Mig -15, Aviation Nation 2014.

Mig 15 : Length: 33 ft. 2 in.Manufacturer: Mikoyan-GurevichHeight: 12 ft. 2 in.Year: 1948Maximum Speed: 611 mphModel: MIG-15 FagotCruise Speed: 520 mphSerial Number: 910-51Power Plant: 1-Klimov VK-1 tubojet (copy of Rolls Royce Nene)
with 6,000 lbs. of thrustCrew: 1Range: 1,250 milesMax T/O Weight: 13.500 lb.Service Ceiling: 51,000 ft.Span: 33 ft. 1 in.Armament: One 37mm cannon and two 23mm cannon. planesoffame.org/index.php?mac… 
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Grumman F6F-5 Hellcat Minsi III by AirshowDave
Grumman F6F-5 Hellcat Minsi III
Another CAF aircaft in attendance at Aviation Nation 2014 was F6F-5 Hellcat. The Southern California's F6F-5 Hellcat is restored in the markings of Cmdr. David McCampbell, USN, Air Group Commander of VF-19 on the USS Essex during WWII. Cmdr McCampbell was credited with 34 victories and was awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor . You can learn more about Cmdr, McCampbell and the F6F at these sites. acepilots.com/usn_mccampbell.h…    www.warbirddepot.com/aircraft_… 


Home Base: Camarillo, CA
Operation: Western, Central and Eastern USA
Model: F6F-5
Wing Span:
42' 10"
Length: 33' 7"
Height: 13' 1"
Max Speed: 430 knots
Gross Weight: 12,186 lbs
Power Plant: Pratt & Whitney R-2800-10 Double Wasp two-row radial
Horsepower: 2,000
Fuel Capacity: 250 gallons
Armament: 6 x .50 caliber machine guns. Underwing attachments for six rockets. Centre-section pylons for up to 2,000 lb of bombs.
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Lockheed T-33 Ace Maker II by AirshowDave
Lockheed T-33 Ace Maker II
Flown by native Californian, Gregory "Wired" Colyer, Lockheed T-33, Ace Maker II looked great against the Nevada desert backdrop, Aviation Nation 2014.
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Mitsubishi A6M3 Zero by AirshowDave
Mitsubishi A6M3 Zero
One of the many CAF West Coast war birds in attendance at this years Aviation Nation, Nellis AFB.

 Mitsubishi A6M3 "Zero" Model 22 Japanese Fighter #N712Z /
Serial No. 3869 / Tail No. X-133

560 A6M3 Model 22s were built between December 1942 and summer of 1943. The A6M3 was built after the Battle of Midway, with longer wings, folding wing-tips (for carrier use), a more powerful engine and the longest range of all the Zeros.

The first flight of the "Zero" fighter was April 1, 1939. Allied Intelligence applied the name "Zeke" to the A6M, but it was better known as the Zero, the name derived from its type designation after the year in which it was put into service - 1940. Mitsubishi and Nakajima built 10,449 "Zero" fighters (more than any other type of Japanese aircraft). The single-seat fighter has light-weight all-metal construction and fabric-covered control surfaces. As the fighting on Guadalcanal raged, the Zero 22s were rushed to Buna in New Guinea and Buka in the Solomon Islands to provide cover over the supply route to Guadalcanal.

Our Zero was delivered to the Imperial Japanese Navy Air Group #3. The aircraft was recovered from Babo in New Guinea in 1991, partially restored from several A6M3s in Russia, then brought to the United States for completion of restoral. In 1998 the aircraft was re-registered and displayed at the Santa Monica Museum of Flying. Currently, this aircraft has a Pratt & Whitney R1830 engine (compared to the original Sakai engine in the Planes of Fame Museum's flyable A6M5 Zero). There is, nevertheless, the fact that Japan had a contract with Pratt & Whitney before WWII in which P&W provided engines for fighter planes and other aircraft. It is, therefore, conceivable that some of the planes participating in the Pearl Harbor attack could have been powered by American engines.


 Crew Chief: Yoshi Abe
Zero Crew: Ken Gottschall, Robert Blair..

Text copied from the CAF West website.  www.cafsocal.com/zero.htm 
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sgt-slaughter Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you for the fav!  :)
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Phototubby Featured By Owner 5 days ago  Hobbyist Photographer
:iconthanksfav1plz::iconthanksfav2plz: :) (Smile) 
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AirshowDave Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Professional Photographer
Your welcome.=)
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rlkitterman Featured By Owner 5 days ago  Hobbyist Photographer
You have a lot of really cool planes here!
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AirshowDave Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Professional Photographer
Thank you. =D
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