Warbird Members Participated in a 4TH OF JULY FLYOVER!
Salute to America July 4, 2020
Vintage aircraft also known as “Warbirds” are proud to take part in the 2020 July 4th celebration in Washington DC. In a flyby of the White House, private owners and Aircraft Museums will showcase their historic aircraft in tribute to our nation’s history and those who served our great nation during World War II, and Korea. Major funding, for these aircraft, is being provided by the Scotts Miracle Gro Company. Included in the flyby are a B-17, B25s, C47s, P51 Mustangs, Corsair, A26 and an F86. This is an impressive lineup of historic military aircraft operated by individuals and museums throughout the country. The Vintage “Warbirds” will be followed by current military aircraft recognizing Vietnam and beyond in what is certain be a memorable prelude to the annual fire works display.
WARBIRD AIRCRAFT – PILOTS:
B-17 “Yankee Lady” Yankee Air Museum, Gene Wedekemper
B-25 “Champaign Gal” Champaign Aviation Museum, Bill Clark
B-25 “Panchito” Delaware Aviation Museum, Larry Kelly
C-47 “Whiskey 7” National Warplane Museum, Skipper Hyle
C-47 “Placid Lassie” Tunnison Foundation, Eric Zipkin
C-47 “Miss Virginia” Dynamic Aviation, Rod Moyer
C-47 “Screaming Eagle” Bob Steebock
P-51 “Old Crow D” Jim Hagedorn
P-51 “Sweet Revenge” Fagen Fighters WWII Museum, Ray Fowler
P-51 “Ain’t Misbehavin” Wes Stowers
P-51 “Gentleman Jim” Jack Roush, Connie Bowlin
P-51 “Old Crow B” Jack Roush, Paul Draper
P-51 “Silver” Andrew McKenna
P-51 “Bald Eagle” Jimmy Beasley
B-29 “FiFi” CAF B-29 Squadron, Bill Goeken, Archie Taylor, Phil Pedron, Jonathan Oliver
A-26 “Lady Liberty” CAF Lady Liberty Squadron
F-86 Warbird Heritage Foundation, Paul Wood
F-4U “Whistling Death” Frank Kimmel, Mike Schiffer
EAA Warbirds of America members own and will be flying many of the aircraft that will take part in this celebration. To participate in a historic event such as this is an example of why Warbird members are dedicated to the mission to “Keep Em Flying”. This country is the only place in the world where a display such as this is possible, by private individuals, allowing people to see and hear the sound of freedom.
Story and photo credit: Capital Wing of the CAF; http://www.capitalwing.org