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The Military Channel's show Air Aces came to Fantasy of Flight to film episode segments on the Tuskegee Airmen. The shoot consisted of one day of scenes with actors, and one day of filming Kermit Weeks flying his P-51C Mustang. Kermit flew on one of the hottest days of the summer, in full jacket and gear, for over an hour. Heat, Plane, and Action... it was a hot shoot all around.
Grumman Duck Mid America Flight Museum - ErikJohnston
Kelly Mahon and Scott Glover flew the Grumman Duck around the Mount Pleasant area for a little fun.
Freedom Flyers with Pecos Bill P-51 Mustang. - TUF Films
Our mission is to give World War 2 Veterans a complimentary flight in Pecos Bill the P-51 Mustang - Cowden Ward, Jr. Visit their website and make a donation! P51PecosBill.com
This Man Built a WWII Fighter Plane by Hand - Great Big Story
Martin Phillips, an English tool shop owner, built a Spitfire. The Spitfire is the ultimate symbol of Britain's war effort, and Martin has been keeping the legend alive since his plane's maiden voyage in 2013.
Kermie Cam - North American P-51D Mustang - Part 1 - Kermit Weeks Videos
The North American P-51D model Mustang. Part 1 has you doing a pre-flight tour with Kermit while he checks out the plane.
European Theater Flight - Planes of Fame Airshow 2017 - Voodoo1650
A nice mix of airplanes flew in the 'European Theater Flight' demo during the 2017 Planes of Fame airshow held at the Chino airport.
See B-29 'Doc' at Whiteman AFB Air Show - airailimages
The fully restored B-29 'Doc' flying during the Whiteman AFB, Missouri, Airshow.
B-29 Doc Flies Again - DocsFriends
The story of B-29 Doc that flew for the first time in 60 years.
B-29 DOC: Highlights from Flight #3 - DocsFriends
B-29 Doc successfully logged multiple hours, takeoffs and landings during two days of flight operations.
Phantoms over Reno 'The final flights' - Voodoo1650
2016 was the final year for the USAF operated F-4 Phantoms after 50 plus years of service.
Must see! Flying Legends 2017 Trailer - FlyingMachinesTV
This is the Trailer for the 2017 Flying Legends Airshow.
Joint Base Andrews Air Show - SEE the F-35! - LiveAirShowTV
Vice-Commander of the 33rd Fighter Wing (Eglin AFB), LTC Christine Mau, talks to us about flying the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter.
The Mighty Hornet - AviationGeek
The Royal Australian Air Force F/A-18A and F/A-18B Hornets are multi-role fighter aircraft, capable of air-to-air and air-to-ground missions.
CAF Wings Over Dallas WWII Airshow Promo - CAF Media
CAF Wings Over Dallas​ World War II themed air show. See dozens of WWII aircraft on the ground and in the sky, military vehicles, WWII veterans, re-enactors and more. The 2016 event commemorates the 75th anniversary of Pearl Harbor and, and will feature a full scale battle reenactment of the Japanese attack using aircraft and pyrotechnics.
Lancaster Warbirds on Parade 2016 - Erik Johnston
I arrived late to this years Lancaster Warbirds on Parade show. I had about three hours to shoot as much as I could as the planes and cars were leaving.
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