Planes of Fame

For the first time in almost 16 years Planes of Fame’s HA-1112-M1L Hispano roared to life late in the evening of April 13, 2016.
https://www.facebook.com/peter.blood.98/posts/1344987362184262
It was last seen flying in the movie Pearl Harbor.

They were having some wiring issues when I left on Wednesday so I was just as surprised as anyone that they started it up that evening.

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Some pics from the 2009 airshow I found not too long ago. I left early because I was soaked to the gills because of the rain and the sun came out shortly after I left and they had a great flying day. Go figure.

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Grumman F6F Hellcat

Carrier Ops :heart_eyes::sunglasses:

One of my all time favorites :+1::wink:

A good read - https://www.aviatorsdatabase.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/07/F6F-Hellcat.pdf

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I’m curious- how different is from the Bearcat?
Nevermind, a quick google / wikipedia comparison solved my doubts.
Personally I’d go for the Bearcat- but the Hellcat came out earlier so…

It was a successor of the F6-F with lighter/smaller air frame to achieve higher climb rate in simple.

The F6-F was a tank a beast :wink:

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Planes of Fame just uploaded a video to their YouTube Channel.

Steve Hinton Intro to Jets PART I: Early Jet Aircraft | Hangar Talk | Planes of Fame

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Part 2
Steve Hinton Intro to Jets PART 2: Early Jet Aircraft | Hangar Talk | Planes of Fame

Video URL: https://youtu.be/EpqUoS-3WRc

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F86 Sabre Jet In-Flight Cockpit View w/ Steve Hinton | PART II

Video URL: https://youtu.be/wp9X8CZZ6YE

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Another in cockpit video from Planes of Fame. This time it is the Bearcat.
F8F BEARCAT First Test Flights w/ Steve Hinton | Planes of Fame

He is flying over Lake Mathews which is near Chino.
https://www.google.com/maps/place/Lake+Mathews/@33.8939578,-117.4926514,12.25z/data=!4m5!3m4!1s0x80dcbbbce34593cf:0x72f622bcfa7390bb!8m2!3d33.8383716!4d-117.4380189

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