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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A little gift from Google for those of you who have never had and may never have the opportunity to attend one of Planes of Fame’s airshows. It will not last forever but Google satellite view captured the 2019 airshow and it is what you see when you zoom into Chino airport. If you follow the Google maps link in the code box below you can zoom in and get a pretty good top view of the aircraft that were attending last years show.

https://goo.gl/maps/4Pq2D4Kn2in3joYXA

With the lack of cars in the parking lot, dirt field at the corner of Euclid and Merrill, no crowd near the fence line and the lighting I suspect this was day one, Saturday, after the airshow was done for the day. The Privateer left after its demonstration flight on day two, Sunday, so it would not have been on the ramp.

Here is a quick screenshot for future reference.

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Planes of Fame got a new toy on Monday.

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