Monday, June 22, 2015

HFF Biplane Weekend

On Father's Day weekend 2015, the Historic Flight Foundation held its annual Biplane Weekend. One of the highlights was the Foundation's new Travel Air 2000 NC2937.

Ex-RCAF Mitchell Mk. II KL161/N88972 was back in town after a winter repaint. The B-25D still wears the markings of Mitchell Mk. II FL176/VO-B of 98 Squadron Royal Air Force, but the new paint looks much better. The original Grumpy flew a record setting 125 Ops before being retired from action in August 1944.

The Museum's Texan N512SE sitting on the grass.  Notice the B-52 in the background.

Who let the Cats out?

Bad Kitty...

Two fine North American types.

T-28B Trojan N63NA in U.S. Navy training colours.

Also in attendance was the Commemorative Air Force's Rise Above traveling exhibit.  It is not unique to see a high back P-51 parked in front of the trailer, but usually it has a red tail.

As a side note, these photos also show how variable the Seattle weather can be; they were all taken over the span of 48 hours.

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