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The CAF SoCal Wing is at the Camarillo Airport. The wing is very active in the aviation community with a host of great vintage aircraft. I went up with Jon Ingoldsby in the SNJ #290 to capture the fighters air-to-air. Steve Barber flew the Supermarine Spitfire Mk.XIV, Ken Gotschall flew the Grumman F8F Bearcat, Jason Somes flew the Grumman F6F Hellcat and Steve McCartney flew the Mitsubishi A6M3 Zero. It was something that was quite a sight to see. As we flew on a high power setting, the engine and wind noise were readily apparent, yet as we closed on the fighters, I could still hear the fighter engines! A huge thanks goes out to the pilots and the army of volunteers at the CAF who all work very hard to keep 'em flying.

Skies over Camarillo
The Camarillo airport is in th ecenter of the photo above. The weather was perfect for a photo shoot.

Fighters passing under us
My first glance as the fighters passed by below. I have to admit at this moment, I got pretty excited to be in the air with this much history.

Supermarine Spitfire, F8F Bearcat, A6M3 Zero and F6F
            Hellcat
(Left to right) Supermarine Spitfire, F8F Bearcat, A6M3 Zero and F6F Hellcat

CAF SoCal Wing fighter formation
Coming around for the join up.

Supermarine Spitfire Mk.XIV
Steve Barber in the Supermarine Spitfire Mk.XIV

Spitfore, Bearcat and Hellcat
Reconfiguring from the diamond formation to the echelon.

Spitfire, F8F Bearcat, F6F Hellcat, A6M3 Zero
(Nearest to farthest) Spitfire, F8F Bearcat, F6F Hellcat, A6M3 Zero

F8F Bearcat, F6F Hellcat and A6M3 Zero
Pacific fighters, F8F Bearcat, F6F Hellcat and A6M3 Zeke/Zero

F8F Bearcat, F6F Hellcat and A6M3 Zero echelon
            formation
F8F Bearcat, F6F Hellcat and A6M3 Zero beautiful echelon formation.

F8F Bearcat and F6F Hellcat.
F8F Bearcat and F6F Hellcat.

F8F Bearcat, F6F Hellcat and the A6M3 Zero in
            formation over Moorpark.
F8F Bearcat, F6F Hellcat and the A6M3 Zero in formation over Moorpark.

F8F Bearcat, F6F Hellcat, A6M3 Zero formation in
            monochrome
Vintage look at the F8F Bearcat, F6F Hellcat and the A6M3 Zero.

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