Great shots Wheels! One of Kelly's best designs.
Love that plane! Great pics wheels!
Thanks guys. I am glad you liked them.
I am sorting through what I have looking for some more pics to post.
Nice pics wheels, thanks. I believe Glacier Gal is one of the few remaining flyable P-38's in the world. And I remember seeing the TV show on the rescue and subsequent restoration. Quite a few personality clashes IIRC.
Itís been a long time since I saw the recovery of Glacier Girl documentary. What I do remember is them firing one of the cannons at a 55 gallon drum.
There are 7 flyable P-38ís in the world and 6 are kept in the US. I never get it right but one is overseas in ďAustria"? The 6 of them that are based in the US were supposed fly together in Sacramento CA on September 11th and 12th at the California Capital Air Show but only 4 made it. That would have been one more than I had ever seen flying in formation anyway. The most I have seen to date is 3 at the 2009 Chino airshow.
http://p38assn.org/newsletters/2010/oct10.htm#showHi, P-38 Fans:
Well, the really big show is history, and those of us who made it to the California Capital Air Show will agree that it did, indeed, make history. Read more about that below.
But there is no time to rest on our past victories. There's much more to be done to keep alive the memory of our favorite warbird. Welcome to the ride.
If you follow the link in the quote there are some pictures of the planes in flight, all 5 of them on the way to the airshow, and pictures of the planes noseart. 23 skidoo had to land in Freso due to engine trouble.
I've been lucky enough to see "Glacier Girl" in flight, but never that up-close - thanks Wheels!
SHHH, donít tell anyone but there is a possibility that my handprints are on the plane.
Lucky dog. No cockpit shots? Drats!
Sorry JAMF I couldn't get any closer than that even though they had someone working on her while I was there. I definitely wanted a few cockpit shots.