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High Country Warbirds Fly In 2011

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Today was the High Country Warbirds Fly-in, held at the Planes of Fame museum in Valle (40G). When I first learned of the event, I wasn't sure if I would make it, given that this is final exams weekend; to my good luck, my final was at 8 AM, which would give me plenty of time to make the drive up to Valle to see this. So after the final, I jumped in my truck with my roommate and we headed North. Unfortunately the main plane that made me drive over there, the white with orange and red stripes Consolidated Privateer didn't make it to the show, it was scheduled (I didn't know it was, but I knew it was at the Chino event last month, so I was hoping), but it suffered some failure and couldn't go...Read More

B-29 SUPERFORTRESS “FIFI” visits Deer Valley Airport (KDVT)

By: Category: AirshowsDeer ValleyEventsFriendsMuseumsRoad tripsWarbird

Last Tuesday, April 12, me and some friends traveled down to Deer Valley to watch Fifi, the only airworthy B-29 in the world. We woke up at 5 to get ready for the trip down from Prescott, breakfast and other preparations, and got to DVT around 8:30. Much to our disappointment, all the planes were late; we were informed that the B-17 and B-25 of the Arizona Wing of the Commemorative Air Force were going to arrive between 10 and 10:30, and that the B-29, flown by the Texas wing, wouldn't make it until 11-12. This was a 2 to 3 hour delay from the originally published time. We then headed to the terminal building to ask about the observation deck, and proceeded to the deck to watch planes for a while and to see the WWII planes land...Read More

Heritage Flight Conference Media Day 2011

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Every year In early March the United States Air Force gathers together its best pilots at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base in Tucson Arizona , making up the seven air combat command demo teams and select civilian warbird pilots to train and coordinate for each years airshow season. During select shows the Air Force will fly a formation with one or more of its ACC demo teams with vintage warbirds from the Air Force’s past. I with a few other invited members were allowed on base during one day of their training and is a way for all involved to show off what have learned in the previous week, it was a great experience and I’d like to thank all who were involved...Read More

B-29 SUPER FORTRESS “FIFI” arrives at KDVT

By: Category: AirshowsDeer ValleyFriendsMuseumsPHXWarbird

On Sunday November 14th 2010, crowds wait at Deer Valley Airport (KDVT) for what is to be expected of a grand arrival. At 12 o'clock sharp I can hear a child in the background "There she is daddy".  As I  look to the south and I can see "FIFI" turning to make her final approach to 25L. The vision of this B-29 Super fortress getting larger as it gets closer and Touchdown. Airplane enthusiasts and history buffs will want to see three famous aircraft of World War II. The only flying B-29 in the world, The B-17 Flying Fortress, and B-25 Mitchell will be on display at the Deer Valley Airport at Cutter Aviation in Phoenix Nov. 14-18. The Commemorative Air Force will be flying the B-29 Super fortress “FIFI” from a weekend event in Long Beach, Calif...Read More