Jan 26, 2013
Great pictures, I too have a love for all military aircraft. I may date you a little bit. My dad flew a F6F Hellcat from a carrier during WWII. So I had an attraction to the”Prop” jobs: P51’s, P38’s, Corsair’s, etc. In fact my mom was a “Rosie the Riveter” on B-26 assembly line in Okla. I still am hearing new stories from my dad about his experiences in the South Pacific. He is 87 now.
Whenever the CAF has a show in Houston; they usually fly the B-17 into the Westside Airport (in which we are in the final landing pattern). So I can imagine you growing up on the bases was a great thrill. I would love to see that SR-71 up close, it must be awesome.
Thanks again for the pictures. That Constellation was one pretty aircraft in the air or on the ground.