High Country Warbirds Fly In 2011

By: Category: AirshowsAntiqueEventsMuseumsRoad tripsWarbird

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. The P-40 and the Ford Trimotor from last year weren’t there either, but there were two P-51s, a T-28, a B-25 and of course a P-38.  This was my first time seeing a P-38 flying, so it was completely worth the trip. There was also a Stearman on static display, a Yakovlev Yak-18, a plane painted like a Japanese fighter (I think it was a Vultee BT-13 or similar) and the regular museum collection

From what I heard, the light is better in the morning, but, I couldn’t leave as early as I normally do for those events (gotta love driving at 5 AM, when you are the only one on the road), but I was still able to get good photos, definitely worth the trip.

 

3 comments to High Country Warbirds Fly In 2011

  • Dave Budd  says:

    Very nice!! I just wished I could have gone!!

  • Jason Bong  says:

    Very nice Photos Felipe, looks like you had a good time.

  • Clint Rowley  says:

    Awesome photos, it looks like it was a really good event. Thanks for sharing the pics!

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