- May 7, 2003
my son and i attended a WW II vintage aircraft show at an airport near our home on saturday. really cool to see a vast array of the airplanes which help win the war with the axis powers. most of the aircraft belong to the CAF or commemorative air force and are flown by former military pilots and there were also a couple of WW II vets there specifically with the B-17 that flew over my house at about 300 feet. the highlight for me was the P-51 mustang that arrived late and was thinking one was not going to be on hand. when he landed and taxied right by us on his way to a parking spot, just amazing to hear that 12 cylinder rolls royce engine rumbling. grew up around air force, navy and army airfields down in tidewater and always one of my passions and can identify most aircraft old and new. these guys are very much like the civil war buffs who fight the famous battles in their spare time. anyway, if any of you get the opportunity to go to one of these deals, an excellent experience. you can also donate and fly in some of the planes.