Another early morning wake up began the day for my visit to the Chino Airshow. The weather was overcast and a bit hazy as I arrived at Chino Airport at 7:00 AM. The forecast looked promising though and it would not be disappointing. I met up with some of my fellow photographers in the parking lot before we even got out of the lot. I guess I wasn't the only one who thought it best to arrive early. Before the official flying program began, I had an opportunity to see a Beech Staggerwing fly. Further flights by a Yak-52 and Nanchang CJ-6 were not far behind. Unfortunately, I was stading with a cheeseburger in one had and a coke in the other while 4 (yes FOUR) Cessna L-19 Bird Dogs flew together in formation. While that was a rare thing to see, there were plenty more opportunities to shoot some rare sites.

The official program began with an unusual formation flying past for the national anthem. The formation consisted of a P-26 Peashooter, P-35 Guardsman, P-51 Mustang and an F-86 Sabre. Quite a diversity in technology and speed. The poor Sabre pilot had a heck of a time flying that slow! It got even better and more interesting from there.

The table below lists the aircraft in alphabetical order by designation with the exception of the miscellaneous shots. Miscellaneous contains pictures of some airplanes, the hot ramp and the crowds. Enjoy the pictures!.

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Miscellaneous
click here for the A-1 Skyraider gallery
A-1 Skyraider
Click here for the A6M5 Zero gallery
A6M5 Zero
Click here for the B-17 Flying Fortress gallery
B-17 Flying Fortress
Click here for the B-25 Mitchell gallery
B-25 Mitchell
Click here for the F-16 Falcon gallery
F-16 Viper
Click here for the F-18 Hornet gallery
F-18 Hornet
Click here for the F3F gallery
F3F
Click here for the F4F Wildcat gallery
F4F Wildcat
Click here for the F4U Corsair gallery
F4U Corsair
Click here for the F6F Hellcat gallery
F6F Hellcat
Click here for the F7F Tigercat gallery
F7F Tigercat
Click here for the F8F Bearcat gallery
F8F Bearcat
Click here for the F-86 Saber gallery
F-86 Sabre
Click here for the Fairey Firefly gallery
Fairey Firefly
Click here for the Fokker DR.1 gallery
Fokker DR1
Click here for the Grumman formations gallery
Grumman Formation
Click here for the Korean war formation gallery
Korean War Planes
Click here for the MiG-15 gallery
MiG-15
Click here for the national anthem formation gallery
National Anthem Formation
Click here for the US Navy heritage flight gallery
Navy Heritage Flight
Click here for the P-26 Peashooter gallery
P-26 Peashooter
Click here for the P-35 Guardsman gallery
P-35 Guardsman
Click here for the P-38 Lightning gallery
P-38 Lightning
Click here for the P-40 Warhawk gallery
P-40 Warhawk
Click here for the P-47 Thunderbolt gallery
P-47 Thunderbolt
Click here for the P-51 Mustang gallery
P-51 Mustang
Click here for the P-59 Aircomet gallery
P-59 Aircomet
Click here for the P-63 King Cobra gallery
P-63 King Cobra
Click here for the SBD Dauntless gallery
SBD Dauntless
Click here for the Hawker Sea Fury gallery
Sea Fury Demo
Click here for the Silver Wings gallery
Silver Wings Wingwalkers
Click here for the Sopwith Camel gallery
Sopwith Camel
Click here for the Spitfire gallery
Spitfire
Click here for the Beech Staggerwing gallery
Staggerwing
Click here for the F2G Super Corsair gallery
Super Corsair
Click here for the TBM Avenger gallery
TBM Avenger
Click here for the USAF heritage flight gallery
USAF Heritage Flight
Click here for the WWI tailchase gallery
WWI Planes
Click here for the Zero/Mustang formation gallery
Zero/Mustang Formation

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