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x__CRASH__x
05-17-2006, 12:07 AM
Live in the Southern California, Nevada, Arizona area? Or maybe flying in?

A few guys from the IL-2 community are planning on meeting up at the Chino "Planes of Fame" Warbird airshow.

Anyone else planning on being there?

AKA_TAGERT
05-17-2006, 12:16 AM
Gibbage and I have met up a few times out at chino.. PoF is only about 5min from my house.. lucky me I dont even have to go to the show in that they fly over my house.. but if you guys are going, I could make the 5min drive! http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

x__CRASH__x
05-17-2006, 01:05 AM
Here is the tenative plan... Meet at the Tower at 10:45. Then we can all find a place to plop down and watch the show.
I am told that they will have the flight line open till 11am. So if you get there early, you can walk around to see about 50 Warbirds. Then they close the flight line for the show.

Here is the airport

http://www.gibbageart.com/files/airshow.jpg

Badsight.
05-17-2006, 01:33 AM
Bear or Tigercat photos would be most appreciated : D

x__CRASH__x
05-17-2006, 11:04 AM
I'll consider a "Fee-For-Service" payment. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

TC_Stele
05-17-2006, 05:33 PM
I'm going to be attending the airshow, but which day are you guys meeting? I can only attend sunday.

ucanfly
05-17-2006, 06:51 PM
I am trying to be there on (Sunday)May 21 with my daughter (but may be restricted in my movements), but may try on Saturday too (where I can come and go as I please) just to meet up with some fellow lunatics.

danjama
05-17-2006, 07:01 PM
Lucky guys http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-tongue.gif

x__CRASH__x
05-17-2006, 09:33 PM
Originally posted by TC_Stele:
I'm going to be attending the airshow, but which day are you guys meeting? I can only attend sunday.
The 20th is Saturday.

AKA_TAGERT
05-17-2006, 09:55 PM
Hey Guys

A little heads up.. *IF* you want a front row spot.. ie along the fence along the run way (the red line in the pic, no seats unless you bring your own).. you better get there way before 10! Folks start plopin down thier lawn chairs, blankets, coolers as soon as it opens..

But.. That never really made much since to me.. it is an airshow! Look Up! So, unless your a camera guy looking for some cool taxi pictures 10 should be fine!

So.. how will we identify ourselfs? red rose? Me.. Ill be the tall dark and handsome one swaggering around pointing at the ladies saying "Looking good mama, shake that money maker for daddy!"

PS Parking is a dirt field.. bring some comfortable shoes, shorts, head gear and sun tan oil, when it gets hot.. it gets hot!

TC_Stele
05-18-2006, 12:52 AM
Originally posted by x__CRASH__x:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by TC_Stele:
I'm going to be attending the airshow, but which day are you guys meeting? I can only attend sunday.
The 20th is Saturday. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Oops, well, I'll be around on sunday if anyone wants to meet up for a quick get together.

Ironman69
05-18-2006, 02:16 AM
JV44 Kurfurst and I will be there on Sunday also.

Treetop64
05-18-2006, 02:22 AM
Blast it! http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_mad.gif

Just a touch too far for me, guys. I'm stuck up here in the San Francisco bay area.

Any more of us geeks reside up here as well, BTW?

x__CRASH__x
05-18-2006, 09:40 AM
I'll be moving up that way soon. NAS Lemoore, and I bet they have an airshow each year. But I'll double check that.

x__CRASH__x
05-18-2006, 09:44 AM
Originally posted by AKA_TAGERT:
So.. how will we identify ourselfs?
Thats a good question.

How about we do something simple. Tie a white strip of old shirt, or something to the sort, around your left arm's bicept. I can almost guarentee no one else will be doing that. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif

x__CRASH__x
05-18-2006, 09:06 PM
*bump

ComradeBadinov
05-18-2006, 09:43 PM
The Airshow at Lemoore NAS is usually everyother year.. they will only have one if they can get the Blue Angels.... and it's usually in June... go figure.... Tagert thinks it's hot down there.. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/touche.gif

aka: ~BeoWolf~

gates123
05-19-2006, 12:31 AM
what a line-up!

Cya all there on Sunday

http://www.planesoffame.org/airshows/2006/schedule.php

Gibbage1
05-19-2006, 02:10 AM
Looks like I am goin Saturday. See ya then Crash!

Scen
05-19-2006, 10:22 AM
I will be there Sunday...

Capt.Stubing

x__CRASH__x
05-19-2006, 05:33 PM
No way you can make it out on Saturday Stubing? I'd really like to meet you!

huggy87
05-19-2006, 10:47 PM
Originally posted by x__CRASH__x:
I'll be moving up that way soon. NAS Lemoore, and I bet they have an airshow each year. But I'll double check that.

Hi Crash.
Actually, every other year.

Scen
05-20-2006, 04:58 PM
Crash I ended up going and I must have missed you by 10 mins... Plus I haven't a clue what you look like.

Capt Stubing.

vocatx
05-20-2006, 08:21 PM
Treetop, BM357 Toxin lives in the Bay area. You can drop him a PM on Warbirds of Prey forums.

Also, I think Faust (former BM357 Faust) is planning on being at Chino, but I don't know if he's there for one or both days.

Grrrrr....lucky dogs!

x__CRASH__x
05-22-2006, 12:24 AM
Originally posted by Scen:
Crash I ended up going and I must have missed you by 10 mins... Plus I haven't a clue what you look like.

Capt Stubing.
****! I was over in the corner behind the B-17 hanging out with about 10 guys from the 69th IL-2 squad.

x__CRASH__x
05-22-2006, 12:27 AM
Here are some pics I took of the airshow. I'll be adding more soon

CHINO AIRSHOW PICS (http://www.acompletewasteofspace.com/modules.php?name=Forums&file=viewtopic&t=10070)

TC_Stele
05-22-2006, 10:42 AM
Thanks Crash. Looking forward to yours.

I took about 4 rolls worth of film using a 300mm lense. Hope they come out, and I'll post some too.

I loved the massive gaggle of nearly 20+ vintage planes flying at once. That F-16 stole all the sound, though.

I saw someone at the front gate with a copy of IL2/PF near the front entrance but quickly lost them. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-sad.gif

http://img420.imageshack.us/img420/9071/pict00595ql.th.jpg (http://img420.imageshack.us/my.php?image=pict00595ql.jpg)
http://img420.imageshack.us/img420/8833/pict00500of.th.jpg (http://img420.imageshack.us/my.php?image=pict00500of.jpg)
http://img420.imageshack.us/img420/4665/pict00466rn.th.jpg (http://img420.imageshack.us/my.php?image=pict00466rn.jpg)
http://img324.imageshack.us/img324/649/pict00399zc.th.jpg (http://img324.imageshack.us/my.php?image=pict00399zc.jpg)

Scen
05-22-2006, 11:43 AM
Originally posted by x__CRASH__x:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Scen:
Crash I ended up going and I must have missed you by 10 mins... Plus I haven't a clue what you look like.

Capt Stubing.
****! I was over in the corner behind the B-17 hanging out with about 10 guys from the 69th IL-2 squad. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>


Cool where those guys wearing Jeans and T-Shirts with various Hats and Sun Glasses? http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif

Yeah there was no hope of hooking up with you without a number or after the fact you guys moved from your Tower meeting area.

No biggy I enjoyed the show anyways.

x__CRASH__x
05-22-2006, 12:48 PM
Well, I'm an *******. I should have PM'd you my cell.

*sigh*

Huggy mentioned the Airshow every OTHER year at Lemoore, and another guy who lives up there said it would be THIS August. Maybe if you are up to the drive, you can come up for that.

Huggy is going to give me a ride in a 2 seat F-18 while we do some aerobatic moves for the airshow.

Huggy just doesn't know this yet. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif

I'll give you my cell for that one. lol

huggy87
05-22-2006, 09:48 PM
Originally posted by x__CRASH__x:

Huggy is going to give me a ride in a 2 seat F-18 while we do some aerobatic moves for the airshow.



Dibs on the front seat!

ddsflyer
05-23-2006, 01:34 AM
Great airshow, saw it Sunday. A freebie for me as I am hangared there. First time I have ever seen a P-26 Peashooter or a P-43 Lancer or a F3F. Very rare birds indeed. Some guy in an F-16 won the prize for loudest as he flew almost his entire routine in burner. At one point there were 20 airplanes in the air at once P-38, P-40, P-47(2), P-51(4), P-63, Hellcat(2), Wildcat(2) B-25(2), B-17, Sea Fury, Tigercat, Corsair(2). Unfortunately the ceiling was lowering as the day wore on limiting the vertical excursion of some of the airplanes.

x__CRASH__x
05-23-2006, 04:16 PM
Originally posted by huggy87:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by x__CRASH__x:

Huggy is going to give me a ride in a 2 seat F-18 while we do some aerobatic moves for the airshow.



Dibs on the front seat! </div></BLOCKQUOTE>
Cr@p! I didn't realize I had to call dibs! I have to ride in the back now? http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/51.gif

I'm probably gonna barf. Actually, there is no "probably" about it. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif