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.
airport is in th ecenter of the photo above. The weather was
perfect for a photo shoot.
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.
(Left to right) Supermarine Spitfire, F8F Bearcat, A6M3 Zero
and F6F Hellcat
Coming around for the join up.
Steve Barber in the Supermarine Spitfire Mk.XIV
Reconfiguring from the diamond formation to the echelon.
(Nearest to farthest) Spitfire, F8F Bearcat, F6F Hellcat, A6M3
Pacific fighters, F8F Bearcat, F6F Hellcat and A6M3 Zeke/Zero
F8F Bearcat, F6F Hellcat and A6M3 Zero beautiful echelon
F8F Bearcat and F6F Hellcat.
F8F Bearcat, F6F Hellcat and the A6M3 Zero in formation over
Vintage look at the F8F Bearcat, F6F Hellcat and the A6M3
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