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heywooood
02-07-2005, 10:07 PM
http://www.wingsovergillespie.org/images/midwaytitle.jpg

Wings over Gillespie (http://www.wingsovergillespie.org/welcome.htm)

and

Planes of Fame link (http://www.planesoffame.org/airshow.php)

heywooood
02-07-2005, 10:07 PM
http://www.wingsovergillespie.org/images/midwaytitle.jpg

Wings over Gillespie (http://www.wingsovergillespie.org/welcome.htm)

and

Planes of Fame link (http://www.planesoffame.org/airshow.php)

Gibbage1
02-07-2005, 11:16 PM
I will be at Chino. I never miss it!

TAGERT.
02-07-2005, 11:39 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Gibbage1:
I will be at Chino. I never miss it! <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>First round is on me! Hmmmm do they server beer at chino?

CreaseKeeper
02-08-2005, 12:32 AM
Only live a few miles away from Gillespie wont miss it http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

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codeseven7
02-08-2005, 11:54 AM
Thanks for the reminder Heywooood. I've been going to the 'Wings over Gillespie' airshow for the past 10yrs. It is one of my favorites. Smaller venue, not as crowded as most airshows and great WW2 aircraft. But by far the best thing about that particular airshow are the WW2 vets that are there (many reside in the San Diego area). Every year an area is set up for the WW2 pilots/aces attending. You can walk up, shake the hand of the guy that actually flew the P-47, P-51, P-38, B-24, B-17 in combat! Some of these guys bear the scars of battle on their faces and arms (burns, shrapnel scars) and will tell you exactly how it was to fly in combat. Most have a brief biography and pictures on the table in front of them. It will stand the hair up on your neck to read the bio, see the picture of that young dapper guy about to fly off into battle and then shake his aged and scarred hand. The 'Greatest Generation' right in front of you, what an honor. Whats sad is that each year fewer and fewer of those guys are around to return (3,000 WW2 vets die each month). The fist morning of the show a tribute is done to honor the guys that 'never made it back' or have past on since then by a 'missing man' formation. It will really tug at your heart to see the old vets at attention, looking upward, saluting the sky as the formation slowly fly's by with taps playing. If any of you can, go!, and bring someone with you, it wont be forgotten and the 'ol fellas really appreciate it.

codeseven

heywooood
02-08-2005, 09:42 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by CreaseKeeper:
Only live a few miles away from Gillespie wont miss it http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

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creasekeeper?...netminder?....goaltender?...

heywooood was a netminder in local leagues...

Wanted to mention that the Miramar Airshow is also a big So.Cal. event but it is later in the year whereas these two shows are rather soon...

shieldsyy
02-08-2005, 09:49 PM
Love to hear those big ragged radials tearing up the Santee Spring air.

CreaseKeeper
02-08-2005, 11:38 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by heywooood:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by CreaseKeeper:
Only live a few miles away from Gillespie wont miss it http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

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creasekeeper?...netminder?....goaltender?...

heywooood was a netminder in local leagues...

Wanted to mention that the Miramar Airshow is also a big So.Cal. event but it is later in the year whereas these two shows are rather soon... <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>


Goalie... Yeah, http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif Fun twist with the name.

I live in Spring Valley so attend both Miramar and Gillespie as well as any others I can. I also spend a lot of time at the Aerospace Museum in Balboa Park, just drooling on the displays (the 109 upside down from the ceiling rocks.) As does the mock Carrier deck with the Zeke and SBD.

While on a Business trip a few years ago, was in Ypsilanti Michigan, and visited the HQ of the Yankee Airforce and got to crawl through their B-17G, (the Yankee Lady). All chrome and sweet as the day she rolled off the assembly line. A few weeks later was in Pittsburgh Pa, and went to the airshow there, and in for a landing comes a shiny B17, it was the yankee lady.

Anyway, bottom line, i'm as much a junkie as anyone else, should just change my nick to prop junkie. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

Maybe catch up with you guys at Gillespie this year.

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heywooood
02-09-2005, 05:28 PM
I am an OBcean m'self...

You probably see some of the warbirds arrive at Gillespie the week of the show from where you live, no?...

I will probably skip Gillespie this year and go to Chino instead... hopefully I can get an il2 t-shirt made before then...

CreaseKeeper
02-09-2005, 05:45 PM
yeah, they fly right overhead http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

I'm gonna try and make both this year, as well as Miramar.

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heywooood
02-09-2005, 06:12 PM
ok - you are officially a prop junkie http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif

might as well change yer name...

I have been to Gillespie the last three years in a row...but I will definately get to Miramar.

Have you ever gone there early - like 7:30 - 8:am and seen the R/C show?.... there is a club - might be more than one - that does a demonstration in the morning at the east end of the grandstand. They had a 1/8 scale C47 (with paratroopers that popped out of the cargo hatch)and a ducted fan F86 Sabre, among several other types, the last time I got there early enough to see them.

Cadet_Bobo
02-09-2005, 06:35 PM
I live in OC So. Cal. and have seen the Chino show many times. Even when I don't go (for life or death reasons) I'll get a couple stray down here for some reason or another. I know the sound and run out of the house looking up and usually catch a couple P40's T6's or P51's in formation. I've even seen a B17 and B24 together fly over the house. A wonderfull sound!! I've got this years show on the calander....see you guys there! If shirts are done ... I want one too! And if GOZR breaks with the patches hehe.......

Bobo

heywooood
02-09-2005, 07:08 PM
rgr that...I work near the MCAS Miramar and when the planes arrive, usually while I am at work, I cant keep from running out to see - almost went down the steps inverted that first time.

Merlins and radials make the sweetest music.

CreaseKeeper
02-09-2005, 09:48 PM
yeah, nothing like the sound of radials in the morning.

I've never seen the RC club at Gillespie, but there is an RC club that flies at the Stadium a lot, might be the same crew.

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