Airshow – The Class of ’45

It’s the Florida International Airshow in Punta Gorda.  One of the acts is two warbirds built in 1945.  An F51 Mustang named Quick Silver and an F4U Corsair named Korean War Hero.

While they each had their flying act they made a couple of passes together.  Since the USAF didn’t have any significant ground presence they did a flyby with a couple of F16s but the pilots trained for heritage flights weren’t there.


The formation was really tight.


And as a finally they had an opposing pass.  Since their approach speed was better than 400MPH I was pleased to get this shot of the crossing.  Thanks to both of them for a great act.



About birds n' bugs

Retired, living in SW Florida and spending my time at nature photography in my local area. I volunteer with a couple of local organizations to help my adopted home town. Travelling is now by airplane and car instead of a sailboat but happy anyway.
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