Planes of Fame Air Show 2019

May 31, 2019  •  Leave a Comment

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It was the making of a great weekend, a road trip to California and an air show.  Ry and I had been planning for this one for quite some time, and it did not disappoint.  The plan was to drive to Palm Springs, where we would be staying for the weekend, and to drive to Chino and back on Saturday for the air show.  This would also allow us to visit the Palm Springs Air Museum before we hit the road back to Phoenix, and it was nice to take some time to relax in Palm Springs.

 

Planes of Fame Air Museum was proud to present the Planes of Fame Air Show on May 4-5, 2019, commemorating the 75th Anniversary of D-Day. The show featured over 50 historic aircraft, including the P-47 Thunderbolt, P-38 Lightning and P-51 Mustangs flying for the attendees enjoyment. Thanks to all who joined us in honoring the history, contributions, and sacrifices of our Veterans.

 

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The 2019 Planes of Fame Air Show was dedicated to the Memory of David Vopat, Planes of Fame Air Museum pilot and beloved friend.

 

Not only are you able to watch the warbirds fly, but you are also able to get up close to them in the morning while the flight line is open and the aircraft are on static display.  Getting up close to the aircraft is always amazing, and it allows us to work on our The Art of War Collection.  We love being able to take photos of the markings (art) on the aircraft, and we hope that our photography can help preserve some of these markings for many years to come.

 

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Planes of Fame and The Art of War

 

This was the third time that we have covered the Planes of Fame air show, we have never been disappointed, and this year was no different.  It is always awesome to see history take flight!  It's always nice to see so many great friends too, and what's better than great friends, flying warbirds, and photography?

 

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We had such a great weekend that we are already looking forward to next year!

 

Last, but not least, a few photos from the Palm Springs Air Museum.

 

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