Now on Day Four of our five day deluge of pictures from “Wings Over Camarillo 2015”, a reminder that on Saturday I featured the CAF aircraft that flew, on Sunday I showed pictures of people watching that airshow, and yesterday I showed the first of three days of pictures of other, non-CAF SoCal aircraft that flew.
The B-25 “Executive Suite” flew with a protective flight of CJ-7 fighters.
The P-63C Kingcobra “Pretty Polly” is a gorgeous plane. Not a whole lot of Kingcobras still out there, this one from the Palm Springs Air Museum.
Yesterday I identified this P-51 as “Red Tail,” which is incorrect. I remembered hearing that over the airshow PA system, but it must have been a descriptor, not a name. This is the P-51 “Bunny” from the Palm Springs Air Museum.
This is a very rare P-38 Lightning. As noted yesterday, only nine still fly of the over 9,900 built. This is “23 Skidoo” from the Planes of Fame Museum in Chino, CA.
The P-47 Thunderbolt was basically a flying tank. This is one heavy, fat, powerful plane, with a lot of armor in the cockpit to keep the pilot safe(r). This might be “Squirt VIII” from the Palm Springs Air Museum, but if so, she’s sporting a new paint job.
The C-47 transport “What’s Up Doc?” is also a Palm Springs Air Museum aircraft. She’s used to drop the various parachutists during the airshow.
You’ve seen both of these aircraft, the CAF SoCal’s P-51 “Man O’ War” (on short final to land) and the P-38 “23 Skidoo” from the Planes of Fame. I just liked the way this picture turned out as it caught “Man O’ War” landing and “23 Skidoo” pulling onto its right base leg to follow.
One of the Red Bull jumpers, landing after exiting the C-47 over the field. With wingsuits they come down quickly before they pop their “sport” parachutes, which give them a lot of mobility and control.
I don’t know who this is. I didn’t get a program (I was running about, working the show), I can’t find anything about this plane on the airshow website, and looking up the “N-number” (N99JP, seen in two-foot high letters on the side) gives me a completely different type of aircraft than shown. This is a high-performance, aerobatic aircraft, possibly a Pitts. I’ll see if I can track down who it is and what the plane is.
One more day of plane pictures, tomorrow.