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Planes of Fame Air Show 2010 - MAY 15 & 16
The County of San Bernardino
Planes of Fame 2010 Air Show MAY 15 & 16
Pre-Show Report by Victor G. Archer

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This year’s show will feature over 40 historic aircraft performing for your enjoyment as well as a tribute to our greatest generation, the veterans of World War II!

The air show Begins with the National Anthem and a Missing Man Formation.

The first aerobatic performance will be Silver Wings, the wing walking team of pilot Hartley Folstad and wing walker Margi Stivers. Dancing on the wing, Margi takes us back to the golden age of barn storming aviation. (www.silverwingswingwalking.com).

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Rob Harrison is next with his modern-day high energy aerobatics in his Zlin 50. (www.harrisonairshows.com)

The show will feature flybys from naval aircraft from WWII, among the many aircraft will be F4F Wildcat, F4U Corsair, SBD Dauntless, A6M Zero, F6F Hellcat and the F8F Bearcat.

Clay Lacy for the first time ever will perform aerobatics in his Learjet (www.claylacy.com)

A break from flying, Jonna Doolittle Hoppes will lead panel discussions with the following veterans: Maj. General John "Johnny" Alison (the 'father' of Air Force Special Operations, WWII ace, and Korean War veteran); Clarence "Bud" Anderson (P-51 'Old Crow' triple ace in WWII); Vi Cowden (WASP P-51 pilot WWII); Col. John Doolittle (WWII and Korean War veteran); Bill Holloman (Tuskegee Airman P-51 pilot); Huie Lamb (P-47 and P-51 pilot); Wilbur Richardson (B-17 ball turret gunner, Purple Heart recipient); William "Bill" Spengler (P-51 "Buzzin Cuzzin").

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Flying resumes with flybys from US. Army Air Corps and Air Force aircraft including: P-38s, P-40s, P-51s, B-25s, A-1s, T-28 and P-47.

What not enough warbirds? OK how about a 3-Ship P-51 Aerobatic Demonstration from The Horsemen!

Presented by ASB.TV this is one performance you should not miss!

Air Racing in Southern California? Well almost, The Unlimited start demonstration. Lead by the T-33 pace plane, Mustangs a Sea Fury or two, a Bearcat and a Yak all heading down the chute…

Need more? Aircraft from the Korean Air War featuring tail chase between the F-86 and a Mig-15.

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Next, an F-16 demo followed by a USAF Heritage Flight with two P-38 Lightning’s and a P-51.

Crowd pleaser! Brian Sanders Sea Fury Aerobatic Demonstration! Brian’s aerobatic routine in the Sea Fury, Argonaut, with smoke generators on the wingtips is always awesome. (www.sandersaircraft.com)

Seen enough? No way! Chino always has something special planned. All year long the Planes of Fame Museum has been inviting P-51 Mustangs and rumor has it that around twenty are planning on showing up for a special formation with the Lyon Air Museum’s B-17 Fuddy Duddy.
(www.lyonairmuseum.org)

Rounding out the show will be a flight demonstration from the USAF’s C-17 Globemaster! If you haven’t had a chance to see this demo it’s like watching a C-5 fly like an F-16!

Adults with one child (5-11) admitted free with each paid adult ticket. $20.00 Additional children (5-11) $5.00 Children under 5 years Free Museum members Free.
For more information Please visit:
www.planesoffame.org

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