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Gillespie (California) Air Show 2006
Gillespie, California
April 21-23, 2006
Airshow Pre-Show Photo Report
Story and photos by: Victor Archer

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The 12th Annual Wings Over Gillespie, Friday, Saturday and Sunday, April 21-23, 2006 will be a tribute to "The Wings Of The Silver Screen - The Planes, Props, and People of Great Aviation Films and TV."

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The Wings Over Gillespie Airshow is always a great family event. There will be armored vehicles for the kids to climb on, a climbing wall, stage shows and interviews each day. Always plenty of vendors with great food and merchandise. Some aircraft will be selling rides, while others will have walkthrough tours.

Some of last years highlights were: Julie Clark in her T-34, the EAA's B-17 Sentimental Journey and a sneak pass by a MiG-21. Always lots of Warbirds, Hellcat, Bearcat, Wildcat, Mustang a Corsair and much more including an amazing demonstration by Skyraider Bob in his Skyraider. He tore up the sky and really thrilled the crowed!

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This year Chino's Planes of Fame Museum will be flying their N9M Flying Wing!

Thrilling aerobatic performances by John Collver in his SNJ "WarDog" and US Air Force test pilot Chuck Lischer in his F-260. Also on the schedule are flybys/demos including: Stearman bi-plane last owned by Steve McQueen, C-46 "China Doll", P-40 Warhawk, F4U Corsair, AD-6 Skyraider, A6M Japanese Zero, P-51 Mustang. The Collings foundation B-17 "Nine-O-Nine", B-24 "Witchcraft", B-25 "Tondelayo" will also be there and more!  

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Hours: 8AM- 5PM
Admission: $12., Children 10 and under Free, Military with I.D. $6.
Advance ticket sales available on-line after April 8 at
www.wingsovergillespie.org

More info. at both www.wingsovergillespie.org and at 888-215-7000

Victor Archer

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