After digging through the American Airpower Museum's gargantuan treasure trove of spectacular photos and videos, we at Cockpit USA came across yet another gem that we just had to share. Taken at last weekend's Legends of Airpower and Armor celebrations, this footage captures Ed Vesely of the Commerative Air Force take to the air and put on a spellbinding performance in a SB2C Helldiver. Have a look and enjoy!
B-17 Flyingfortress lands at American Airpower Museum - Sponsored by Jeff & Jacky Clyman & Cockpit USA - Memorial Day weekend 2011
This memorial day weekend "FiFi" B-29 "Superfortress" form the CAF, airplane visited the American Airpower Museum in Farmingdale NY.
The Boeing B-29 Superfortress was a four-engine propeller-driven heavy bomber that was flown primarily by the United States in World War II and theKorean War. The B-29 remained in service in various roles throughout the 1950s. The British Royal Air Force flew the B-29 and used the nameWashington for the type, and the Soviet Union produced an unlicensed copy as the Tupolev Tu-4. The name "Superfortress" was derived from that of its well-known predecessor, the B-17 Flying Fortress. The B-29 was the progenitor of a series of Boeing-built bombers, reconnaissance aircraft, trainers and tankers including the B-29 variant, B-50 Superfortress. Later jet-powered models from Boeing (the B-47 Stratojet and the B-52 Stratofortress) carried on the lineage.
(Wikipedia - B-29 Superfortress)