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5 days ago

The Vintage Aviation Echo

P-47D Thunderbolt 'Nellie' flies in the UK: vintageaviationecho.com/thunderbolt-returns-to-uk-airshow-scene/

A newcomer to the UK display scene this year is P-47 'Nellie', formerly known to enthusiasts as 'No Guts, No Glory'. The rugged Jug made its airshow debut in its new markings at Ragley Hall last weekend, and is scheduled to appear at a number of events throughout the summer. See vintageaviationecho.com/thunderbolt-returns-to-uk-airshow-scene/ for more information.
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2 weeks ago

The Vintage Aviation Echo

We're off to the Fête Aérienne - Le Temps des Hélices at La Ferté-Alais on Thursday through Monday. These images from the 2017 show give a good impression of the variety of aeroplanes on display - more of the same can be expected this year: www.ajbs.fr/le-programme-des-vols-du-meeting-2018/

Have a read of last year's Debrief at vintageaviationecho.com/la-ferte-alais-2017/
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2 weeks ago

The Vintage Aviation Echo

We were fortunate to catch the Collings Foundation at Brackett Field, La Verne earlier this week during the California leg of their 2018 Wings of Freedom tour. Flight experiences can be purchased in the B-24 Liberator, B-17 Flying Fortress, B-25 Mitchell, TF-51D Mustang and A-1 Skyraider during spring to autumn 2018, whilst spectators on the ground can enjoy close-up views and tours of the aircraft for a small fee. The tour is currently visiting John Wayne Airport, Santa Ana before moving on to Paso Robles Municipal Airport on 16 May. See www.collingsfoundation.org/ for more information. ... See MoreSee Less

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Following its recent import from the United States and swift re-assembly by Air Leasing/Ultimate Warbird Flights, Republic P-47D Thunderbolt (G-THUN) has been repainted into the markings of the 492nd Fighter Squadron, 48th Fighter Group, who flew from East Anglia and into mainland Europe from 1944-45.

On 7th May the 'Jug' was flown to RAF Lakenheath to appear alongside the F-15 Eagles of the current day 48th Fighter Wing, who still operate in the UK today. More soon on the VAE, with thanks to The Centre of Aviation Photography.
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