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Old 04-17-2012, 07:07 PM
 
Location: Covington, KY
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Default Note For The Flight-Minded

David Wilson, Farnborough Air Sciences Trust Museum, will be the speaker at an Aviation Trail -- the-public-is-invited -- Trailblazer party in celebration of Wilbur Wright.

Theme: Family Fun Day

Time and date: April 21, 2012, 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Place: Commander-Aero, Inc., hangar, Dayton-Wright Brothers Airport, 10570 Springboro Pike, Miamisburg (Route 741).

Admission: free. Activities: many including some for kids.

Information: (937) 443-0793.

I think this is Mr. Wilson's "home base":

FAST - Farnborough Air Sciences Trust - Farnborough Museum - Hampshire

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Old 04-19-2012, 06:08 AM
 
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Yesterday I went to the Doolittle Raiders reunion flyover at the Air Force Museum. Wow! what an impressive sight! Something quiet frankly that we may never see again in our lifetime. It was a perfect day, crisp breeze and sunny blue sky, and to see 20 vintage aircraft flying in formation to commemorate the valor of young men on a daring mission 70 years ago brought a tear to the eye. There's nothing quite like the rumble of a radial engined airplane, and it's even better when 20 of them take to the sky.
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Old 04-19-2012, 06:27 AM
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Location: Mason, OH
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Yesterday I went to the Doolittle Raiders reunion flyover at the Air Force Museum. Wow! what an impressive sight! Something quiet frankly that we may never see again in our lifetime. It was a perfect day, crisp breeze and sunny blue sky, and to see 20 vintage aircraft flying in formation to commemorate the valor of young men on a daring mission 70 years ago brought a tear to the eye. There's nothing quite like the rumble of a radial engined airplane, and it's even better when 20 of them take to the sky.
Sounds like it was quite a sight. Do you know whether anyone was there shooting a video of it?
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Old 04-19-2012, 06:58 AM
 
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Sounds like it was quite a sight. Do you know whether anyone was there shooting a video of it?
There were hundreds, if not thousands of people photographing and filming. The crowd was huge. I shot some low quality video myself. I wish I had a "real" camera with me. I've never posted a video on you tube or anything like that. If I have some time, maybe I can figure it out.
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Old 04-19-2012, 07:26 AM
 
Location: Covington, KY
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Sounds like it was quite a sight. Do you know whether anyone was there shooting a video of it?
Try here:

Doolittle Raiders anniversary flight

(I can only assume the videos work as my computer needs updating.)
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Old 04-19-2012, 07:36 AM
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Location: Mason, OH
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Try here:

Doolittle Raiders anniversary flight

(I can only assume the videos work as my computer needs updating.)
The video is OK, but I would like to see a lot more of the historic planes. Human interest is OK, but historic interest is much better.
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Old 04-19-2012, 08:01 AM
 
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Not a great video, but it does show yesterday's flyover:


Doolittle Reunion 2012 fly-over - YouTube


Doolittle's Raiders reunion WPAFB April 18 2012 Formation flight - YouTube


70th Doolittle Raiders Reunion 2012 - YouTube
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Old 04-19-2012, 08:16 AM
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t45209...

Much better, at least got to see something of the planes. If the Air Force did not have a professional screw out there, what a loss of opportunity. Would have made a great recruitment film.
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Old 04-19-2012, 07:57 PM
 
Location: Cincinnati
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Strange, I work in Clermont County and saw a couple land at the airport there. I didn't realize there was something going on at Wright-Pat. Amazing to see them.
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Old 08-08-2012, 04:31 PM
 
Location: Covington, KY
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Picnic, August 19, 2012, Wright Memorial (WPAFB), 12 noon. (National Aviation Day; Orville and Katherine Wright birthdays commemorated.) Short film and special guest afterwards.

I think this is open to the public, although the notice doesn't explicitly say so. Ticket price $14 for one adult person, $39 for family of up to five. Ice cream, dessert free compliments of the National Park Service. Reservations in by August 15.

August 17, 5K and 10K runs hosted by WPAFB.
August 18, Aero Carnival, Huffman Prairie, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Aviation Trail, Inc., P.O. Box 633, Wright Brothers Branch, Dayton, OH 45409.

No phone number given. Try 937-225-7705, NPS @ Wright Cycle Co.
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