Sunday, March 29, 2009

Airfest 2009-Threesome


Well, someone commented asking if the picture I posted last night of the two planes in flight together was a composite. It's not, and neither is this one, a fly-by with three planes! This is the ever-popular Heritage Flight, where they get current Air Force planes to play with vintage Air Force and Army Air Corps planes. It's always a stunning sight to see these jets in formation with prop driven planes that were made sixty years ago. The prop is pushing as fast as it can go, and the jet engines are throttled back to something close to stall speed to make this flight possible. But it's awfully impressive.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

The Mustang and the Warthog are about matched for maximum speed, 437 mph and 450 mph respectively. The Eagle is the one about to fall out of the sky going that "slow".

stinky said...

I believe it's also the only time when civilian planes are allowed to fly in formation with military planes!