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Freiwillige
02-09-2009, 10:13 AM
I went out to California this weekend for my GF's sisters B-day. So since I was stuck there for the weekend I decided to look for something to do. I found out that the Planes of fame museum was only 10 miles from where I was staying so with a toothy grin and my girl in tow off I went.

Firstly let me say that by sheer luck I learned that they fly one of there war birds the first saturday of every month. that day was the day of the Jug! We stood only feet away as they fired it up and the sound in person was unbeleivable!!! Ill get picks up as soon as I get them uploaded off of Girlfriends camera.

And to top it all off as were walking around the place this guy turns around in front of me and its Steve Hinton! So we chatted and I got a pic of us together. Great weekend!

Freiwillige
02-09-2009, 10:13 AM
I went out to California this weekend for my GF's sisters B-day. So since I was stuck there for the weekend I decided to look for something to do. I found out that the Planes of fame museum was only 10 miles from where I was staying so with a toothy grin and my girl in tow off I went.

Firstly let me say that by sheer luck I learned that they fly one of there war birds the first saturday of every month. that day was the day of the Jug! We stood only feet away as they fired it up and the sound in person was unbeleivable!!! Ill get picks up as soon as I get them uploaded off of Girlfriends camera.

And to top it all off as were walking around the place this guy turns around in front of me and its Steve Hinton! So we chatted and I got a pic of us together. Great weekend!

Swivet
02-09-2009, 12:53 PM
Nice..cant wait to see the pics.. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_cool.gif

horseback
02-09-2009, 06:52 PM
I was there a few years back during their spring air show when they had 7 Jugs in the air at once, including at least one razorback. It was a truly inspiring sight.

I remember seeing a real Thunderbolt for the first time (built several plastic models of them) and thinking that it didn't seem all that massive after all the F-4s, F-14s and F-15s at the Miramar show.

It was big but it looked inherently right to my eye.It's like Kartveli supposedly said of it when he first put the specs on paper for the R-2800 powered fighter: "It vill be a dinosaur--but it vill be a well proportioned dinosaur."

cheers

horseback

Spad_13
02-09-2009, 07:42 PM
"There goes your flying barn door!".

Comment made to Willy Messerschmidt as they ran for cover while P-47s flew overhead. Messerschmidt had commented that planes should be graceful in design, or they would fly like a barn door...

wheelsup_cavu
02-09-2009, 10:47 PM
Looking forward to the pictures too. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif
I didn't go because it looked like it was going to be rained out.


Wheelsup

foxfire1941
02-12-2009, 01:43 PM
Gee, that sounded like fun.
Me? I washed the laundry, cleaned the floors. went grocery shopping, went to a movie, got laid. Just the usual weekend stuff, pretty boring acutally, except the last part.
-Thanks for asking.

Friendly_flyer
02-12-2009, 01:46 PM
You lucky sod!

Enforcer572005
02-12-2009, 03:19 PM
Yup, seeing them for real is pretty amazing. Get those things up before your gf deletes them...chix are prone to do that.

iL2fan
02-12-2009, 03:25 PM
Who are Steve Hilton?

BigKahuna_GS
02-12-2009, 06:40 PM
S!

Man I love "Planes of Fame" in Chino. It's only a 15 minute drive from my relatives house.
I have taken my dad out there for "Hellcat day" Hellcat Aces & Pacific Day -Corsairs, Hellcats,
Zero & P38 which all flew that day.

Here is some really nice pics from Chino Air Shows.

Enjoy !

Beautifully restored flying aircraft.

http://home.comcast.net/~bzee1b/Chino/Chino.html (http://home.comcast.net/%7Ebzee1b/Chino/Chino.html)

-

Waldo.Pepper
02-12-2009, 08:33 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by horseback:
I was there a few years back during their spring air show when they had 7 Jugs in the air at once, including at least one razorback. It was a truly inspiring sight. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Seven huh? I sure cant beat that but I tried. This image was recently emailed to me in a powerpoint file.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v516/WaldoPepper/bootiful/Jugs.jpg

Nice.

Swivet
02-14-2009, 03:20 PM
[QUOTE] pretty boring acutally, except the last part.
-QUOTE]

and too bad that only lasts 30 seconds http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif


Still waiting to see those P47 pics, maybe Freiwillige's g/f still got it on her camera. Or they got into a fight and she is withholding all revenue, pictures/camera, house/car and sex from him http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/59.gif http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_eek.gif

Freiwillige
02-16-2009, 09:32 PM
Nope I still got them, Having trouble with Photobucket. Any other sugestions? Anyways I will have the up within 24 hours, Promise!

Freiwillige
02-16-2009, 10:20 PM
Okay here's a few to start. This is the Plane used in the movie Pearl Harbourhttp://i444.photobucket.com/albums/qq166/FreiwilligeIL2/Pictures183.jpg

Here is one of their many Mustangs.
http://i444.photobucket.com/albums/qq166/FreiwilligeIL2/Pictures184.jpg

P-40 as used in Movie but since repainted
http://i444.photobucket.com/albums/qq166/FreiwilligeIL2/Pictures185.jpg

P-39!
http://i444.photobucket.com/albums/qq166/FreiwilligeIL2/Pictures186.jpg

jamesblonde1979
02-16-2009, 10:22 PM
^^^

SNAFU on the second pic.

Freiwillige
02-16-2009, 10:27 PM
More coming hold on James (Man your quick!) I got over 50 photo's! loading up now!!!

P-38 Engine work
http://i444.photobucket.com/albums/qq166/FreiwilligeIL2/Pictures192.jpg

P-38

http://i444.photobucket.com/albums/qq166/FreiwilligeIL2/Pictures193.jpg

SNJ being maintanenced
http://i444.photobucket.com/albums/qq166/FreiwilligeIL2/Pictures197.jpg

DAUNTLESS!
http://i444.photobucket.com/albums/qq166/FreiwilligeIL2/Pictures198.jpg

jamesblonde1979
02-16-2009, 10:31 PM
Quick, yeah, I've been hanging out to see oyur pics, what with these and that beautiful Mustang we are getting spoiled today.

Freiwillige
02-16-2009, 10:36 PM
And the ball keeps rolling! Next up F3F Flying Barrel the imediate predecessor to the F4F Wildcat.

http://i444.photobucket.com/albums/qq166/FreiwilligeIL2/Pictures199.jpg
http://i444.photobucket.com/albums/qq166/FreiwilligeIL2/Pictures200.jpg

Steve Hinton who flys many of these planes and is always on the History channel on my right. What can I say, He was really nice even know I disturbed him working for this pic. He was more than happy to come chat and pose for this photo.
http://i444.photobucket.com/albums/qq166/FreiwilligeIL2/Pictures206.jpg

A6M5 zero one of only two flying today and Used in the Movie Pearl Harbour.

http://i444.photobucket.com/albums/qq166/FreiwilligeIL2/Pictures208.jpg

A Betty bomber found in the Jungle preserved in its found state.

http://i444.photobucket.com/albums/qq166/FreiwilligeIL2/Pictures212.jpg


A Japanese lightning!
http://i444.photobucket.com/albums/qq166/FreiwilligeIL2/Pictures211.jpg

Freiwillige
02-16-2009, 10:43 PM
Now for some not often seen German birds.

Heinkel HE-100 (mock up)
http://i444.photobucket.com/albums/qq166/FreiwilligeIL2/Pictures217.jpg

HE-162!
http://i444.photobucket.com/albums/qq166/FreiwilligeIL2/Pictures214.jpg
http://i444.photobucket.com/albums/qq166/FreiwilligeIL2/Pictures218.jpg

ME-163
http://i444.photobucket.com/albums/qq166/FreiwilligeIL2/Pictures216.jpg

Baron von Richtoffens memory.
http://i444.photobucket.com/albums/qq166/FreiwilligeIL2/Pictures215.jpg

Freiwillige
02-16-2009, 10:54 PM
Next up we have.....B-29 forward section
http://i444.photobucket.com/albums/qq166/FreiwilligeIL2/Pictures225.jpg

P-43 Lancer.
http://i444.photobucket.com/albums/qq166/FreiwilligeIL2/Pictures232.jpg

P-26 Peashooter!
http://i444.photobucket.com/albums/qq166/FreiwilligeIL2/Pictures231.jpg
http://i444.photobucket.com/albums/qq166/FreiwilligeIL2/Pictures188.jpg

Another Stang.
http://i444.photobucket.com/albums/qq166/FreiwilligeIL2/Pictures191.jpg
http://i444.photobucket.com/albums/qq166/FreiwilligeIL2/Pictures195.jpg

Nice veiw of a B-25
http://i444.photobucket.com/albums/qq166/FreiwilligeIL2/Pictures205.jpg

Americas first fighter Jet P-59 Aircomet
http://i444.photobucket.com/albums/qq166/FreiwilligeIL2/Pictures207.jpg

F7F Tigercat
http://i444.photobucket.com/albums/qq166/FreiwilligeIL2/Pictures209.jpg

A-36 Apache
http://i444.photobucket.com/albums/qq166/FreiwilligeIL2/Pictures210.jpg

F4F
http://i444.photobucket.com/albums/qq166/FreiwilligeIL2/Pictures220.jpg

BF-109E
http://i444.photobucket.com/albums/qq166/FreiwilligeIL2/Pictures219.jpg

FW_190
http://i444.photobucket.com/albums/qq166/FreiwilligeIL2/Pictures187.jpg

Freiwillige
02-16-2009, 10:57 PM
Okay ill post more later! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

Freiwillige
02-16-2009, 11:16 PM
Last batch...

The Jug before flight.
http://i444.photobucket.com/albums/qq166/FreiwilligeIL2/Pictures236.jpg
http://i444.photobucket.com/albums/qq166/FreiwilligeIL2/Pictures241.jpg
http://i444.photobucket.com/albums/qq166/FreiwilligeIL2/Pictures243.jpg

Engine fired up!!!!!
http://i444.photobucket.com/albums/qq166/FreiwilligeIL2/Pictures248.jpg

Overhead pass!
http://i444.photobucket.com/albums/qq166/FreiwilligeIL2/Pictures251.jpg

Another veiw of the P-43.
http://i444.photobucket.com/albums/qq166/FreiwilligeIL2/Pictures235.jpg
http://i444.photobucket.com/albums/qq166/FreiwilligeIL2/Pictures232-1.jpg

Curtiss biplane
http://i444.photobucket.com/albums/qq166/FreiwilligeIL2/Pictures233.jpg

WWI Sopwith Snipe?
http://i444.photobucket.com/albums/qq166/FreiwilligeIL2/Pictures234.jpg

Planes of Fame museum, Chino valley airport California.
http://i444.photobucket.com/albums/qq166/FreiwilligeIL2/Pictures252.jpg

WhiteKnight77
02-16-2009, 11:23 PM
Great pics man, thanks for sharing. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

jamesblonde1979
02-16-2009, 11:39 PM
A razorback!

Awesome!

Thanks willege, those were well worth waiting for.

wheelsup_cavu
02-17-2009, 12:02 AM
Very nice pictures.
Thanks for sharing.

One minor correction though.
I remember the first time I saw the fuselage I thought it was a B-29 too.
This is considered a B-50A fuselage.
B-50 Superfortress @ Wikipedia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/B-50_Superfortress)
(Survivors section-near bottom of page.) B-50A-5BO 46-0010, , Planes Of Fame, Chino, California (D) [3]

http://i444.photobucket.com/albums/qq166/FreiwilligeIL2/Pictures225.jpg

Wheelsup

Swivet
02-17-2009, 12:40 AM
http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_eek.gif

Glad i waited to see these http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

awesome pics http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/clap.gif

Freiwillige
02-17-2009, 12:49 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by wheelsup_cavu:
Very nice pictures.
Thanks for sharing.

One minor correction though.
I remember the first time I saw the fuselage I thought it was a B-29 too.
This is considered a B-50A fuselage.
B-50 Superfortress @ Wikipedia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/B-50_Superfortress)
(Survivors section-near bottom of page.) B-50A-5BO 46-0010, , Planes Of Fame, Chino, California (D) [3]

http://i444.photobucket.com/albums/qq166/FreiwilligeIL2/Pictures225.jpg

Wheelsup </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Now lets not get everybody too confused. The B-50 was going to be called the B-29D Superfortress. But do to some aerodynamical refinments mainly a taller tail to handle the extra horsepower of the upgraded Pratt and whitney engines they opted to renaim it the B-50. The B-50 is essentially a B-29!

Feathered_IV
02-17-2009, 06:44 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Freiwillige:

WWI Sopwith Snipe?
http://i444.photobucket.com/albums/qq166/FreiwilligeIL2/Pictures234.jpg

</div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Nope. Thats one of my favourites. The Hanriot HD1. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif

Freiwillige
02-17-2009, 04:46 PM
As you see in the photo of the Jug after it just started there was alot of rain and storm clouds moving around very rapidly with the weather only deteriating by the minute. I thought no way are they gonna fly this thing in this weather! But they did right in the midst of a storm! It took off in the rain and landed in the rain. How cool is that?

Enforcer572005
02-17-2009, 05:13 PM
These are great. I didn't efven know they had a P-59. That Brit Grumman is an F6F rather than an F4F. Also, is that actually a P-43, or is it a P-35. They are very similiar, but the markings look like a 35, and I think they have a 35. If it is a 43, I had no idea they even had one.

thanks for posting these. Most of these are very well composed and the photography is pretty decent for being inside. Must've been pretty cool meeting Hinton.

Freiwillige
02-17-2009, 07:14 PM
It was really cool, The only problem though was that I was somewhat dumbstruck and didnt say much. The conversation went like this, "Hey Steve." I called to him. "Yea?" "My names Gerry and I recognised you from your planes of fame a6m5 zero cd, Can I get a picture with you?" "Sure, are you a plane guy?" At this point my girlfriend cut in "Thats an understatment, He's plane nuts!" At that point the photo was taken. Steve "We have that P-47 over there flying today." "I know its my favorite American warbird." Steve "well its your lucky day!" After that I thanked him for the photo and shook his hand and walked away.

Freiwillige
02-17-2009, 07:17 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Enforcer572005:
These are great. I didn't efven know they had a P-59. That Brit Grumman is an F6F rather than an F4F. Also, is that actually a P-43, or is it a P-35. They are very similiar, but the markings look like a 35, and I think they have a 35. If it is a 43, I had no idea they even had one.


thanks for posting these. Most of these are very well composed and the photography is pretty decent for being inside. Must've been pretty cool meeting Hinton. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Yes it was a Hellcat, Sorry it was late when I put these up last night.

As for the P-43 vs P-35 issue you might be right. I dont know, It looked like a p-43 so I assumed it was! As for the photo quality, I just used my GF's cannon digital camera!

Heliopause
02-18-2009, 09:21 AM
One hack of a museum. Great pics freiwillige!

<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Who are Steve Hilton? </div></BLOCKQUOTE>
Steve Hinton talking about racing Red Barob (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=39scr3LcxsI)