The second weekend in July is one of my favorite times of the year. In fact I’m looking forward to it the 2011 show already. What makes this so special is not only the 1942 Historical Aircraft Group (1941 HAG) but the War Bird Information Exchange has one of its largest gatherings during this weekend. Over the years some great friendships have been formed and as we gather at airshows those bonds only get tighter. The weekend starts a little after noon on Friday and general ends late Sunday afternoon. It is a great experience to get to the show early in the morning and hang on the field with old friends and new friends late into the night. Watching the sunset on a turf field is something that must be experienced.
There is a feel to this show that is unlike any other I’ve heard of, it is like a family reunion in the best kind of way. Oh, yes I should talk about the aircraft too. It is almost all WW2 aircraft, ranging from trainers to four engine bombers and everything between. They fly all day and generally after the show pilots take full advantage of the last days light to get some more flying in. I now have to drive 13 hours to get to the show and it is every bit worth the trip. It is the great show on Turf!
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