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KestrelOne
06-11-2006, 07:48 AM
Folks,

Been awhile since I posted but this time I actually have something worthy to post! This is the second annual Friendly Foes over Niagara hosted by Ed Russell. This 3 day event offers up some of the rarer warbirds around. In attendence are a Spitfire, Hurricane, bf 109, SBD, B17 and many more!

I have posted a few of my pictures from the show and will update the pictures after todays last show.

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Enjoy and please feel free to leave comments http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

Kestrel.

Haigotron
06-11-2006, 10:30 AM
Awesome!
Was this in Niagara Falls, Ontario?

I live in Montreal, Quebec, and we lack such shows and it kills me...I guess driving to Niagara is well worth it

KestrelOne
06-11-2006, 02:44 PM
The show is technically in Fort Erie which is 10 minutes down the road from Niagara Falls, Ontario http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif It was awesome! I have way too many pictures, put my poor camera through a workout!

altstiff
06-11-2006, 04:13 PM
I got pics and video. Here's a sample video of the 109 and spit taking off with a spit flyby......


http://www.virtual-speed.com/stiff/rag_109_spit.wmv

KestrelOne
06-11-2006, 06:10 PM
Wow someone else from the community was there! Hope you enjoyed it as much as I did! Best moment.. watching a new generation recce vehicle (Lynx) tow an old bomber (B-17) out of the mud http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

Here is a picture from my site, warning it's fairly large!
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VW-IceFire
06-11-2006, 08:35 PM
Good shots guys! I was there today for the show...very impressive. Memphis Bell almost stole the show for me as I've never seen a B-17 fly...nor the SBD Dauntless either. I saw the Russell collection fly last year but the combination sound Merlin and Daimler Benz is not one that you get bored of either.

altstiff
06-11-2006, 08:35 PM
I never seen that! I was at the opposite end of the airfield.

I am kicking myself though. I went pay my $5 to get a look at the inside of the B-17 and figured I would go back later on after the line died down, only to find out she flew away after her last flyby at the show.

The coolest part of the show for me was what I heard on my scanner. When they couldn't get the spit fired for the last segment the pilot of the hurri was explaining to the pilot of the spit how to get it started over the radio on the tower frq.

Was a very neat and rare show to say the least.

KestrelOne
06-11-2006, 08:52 PM
Boo-urns http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_frown.gif I need a scanner! I spend yesterday on the right side of the field and decided to do today on the left. Figured I'd get some great pictures of the planes landing. I didn't pay to see the B-17. I felt that you shouldn't have to pay to see things you already paid to see.

If I had of known so many people went we could have had a mini-community meet! Well back to work, I took well over 300 pictures and videos so I hav a lot of editing to do!

Happy Landings!

Kestrel.

wayno7777
06-11-2006, 08:54 PM
Goody, those were the planes that didn't make it to Reading, PA last week. Thanks for the pics!....

VW-IceFire
06-11-2006, 08:56 PM
Originally posted by altstiff:
I never seen that! I was at the opposite end of the airfield.

I am kicking myself though. I went pay my $5 to get a look at the inside of the B-17 and figured I would go back later on after the line died down, only to find out she flew away after her last flyby at the show.

The coolest part of the show for me was what I heard on my scanner. When they couldn't get the spit fired for the last segment the pilot of the hurri was explaining to the pilot of the spit how to get it started over the radio on the tower frq.

Was a very neat and rare show to say the least.
Any idea what the problem was?

I know they had issues with her and the 109 earlier in the day. With the Spit I was a little anxious to see a big tall flame shooting out of the exhaust stacks when he tried to start her up but the pilot was smart and kept the finger on the ignition so that the blades would blow the flames out.

The 109 seemed to perk up after a while attached to the battery unit.

altstiff
06-11-2006, 08:57 PM
Yeah my brother said no way he was paying anohter $5 to look inside the B-17. But I was willing. I figured it was helping preserve the plane and pay expenses and how often would I get a chance to look inside a B-17 (the guy said I could sit in the cockpit!).

Anyway, I missed the chance and but some beef on a bun instead!

altstiff
06-11-2006, 09:21 PM
Originally posted by VW-IceFire:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by altstiff:
I never seen that! I was at the opposite end of the airfield.

I am kicking myself though. I went pay my $5 to get a look at the inside of the B-17 and figured I would go back later on after the line died down, only to find out she flew away after her last flyby at the show.

The coolest part of the show for me was what I heard on my scanner. When they couldn't get the spit fired for the last segment the pilot of the hurri was explaining to the pilot of the spit how to get it started over the radio on the tower frq.

Was a very neat and rare show to say the least.
Any idea what the problem was?

I know they had issues with her and the 109 earlier in the day. With the Spit I was a little anxious to see a big tall flame shooting out of the exhaust stacks when he tried to start her up but the pilot was smart and kept the finger on the ignition so that the blades would blow the flames out.

The 109 seemed to perk up after a while attached to the battery unit. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Well, the Hurri pilot also is the head guy there looking after the planes (his name slips me now) so I'm sure he knows the little quirks of the old girl. Anyway, the pilot of the spitter was Alan Walker. A Cathay Pacific 744 pilot.

Alan said "I'm going to let this sit for a minute, tell the others to start with out me and I'll catch up" Then the Hurri pilot said something along the lines of "Alan, turn the fuel pump on for six seconds and let the lines get primed and some fuel in the carb, then give it a go"

Haigotron
06-11-2006, 09:26 PM
There's a good feeling to see a spit and bf109 fly side by side like that, old foes > now friends...its amazing http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

altstiff
06-11-2006, 09:35 PM
OK had to get the Hurri in there now, here is another clip showing all three together, complete with takeoff.....

http://www.virtual-speed.com/stiff/hurri_109_spit.wmv

wayno7777
06-11-2006, 09:59 PM
Awesome video! And how short the take-off runs are....