Dana is ready to see us off
How is all that stuff going to fit?
Pulling the prop through to check for hydraulic lock
Ready to fire up!
Enroute from LVK
Steep turns over Burnt Cedar beach - waving at Devon and the kids
Approaching BMC across the Salt Lake
On the ground at Brigham City - hot as hell
View from the back seat - Martin's taking lead for this leg
Overhead departure BMC
Western Wyoming geography
Outside Rock Springs
On the ground at Torrington - Martin wants his perfect parking job documented
Folks have come out to the airport to greet us - wish I could remember everyone's name!
Ready to depart, next morning - airport manager comes to see us off
And away eastward!
Le Mars, Iowa - flying is safer than climbing ladders
Walking to the local diner through cornfields
Weather's starting to build up - stratus to the south, cumulus to the north
Ducking under the stratus and following the Mississippi south
On the ground in Dubuque - 11.5 hours since chocks in LVK
Gary Applebaum used to to own 555Q
“Mom Hen” - keeps us all in line
Riding backseat with Jim Booth - “Red Leader”
Martin forms up as Red 2
Rich and Martin in right echelon
Larry coming in as Falcon 4
The view from Falcon 3
Wes (Falcon Leader) gives us the kiss-off
In trail formation - plenty of pucker factor
Last flying Helldiver in the world - now that's a big plane
The briefing board
Dusk on the ramp at DBQ
Martin, at the end of a hard day
Kicking back for some solo laps - ahh, this is what it's all about
Briefing for the 20-ship formation
Waiting to go
On the runway - 20 ships ready
OSH-bound, in formation
Crossing the Mississippi
Fred and Vanessa in #4 position
In the holding pattern at “Warbird Island”
Turning inbound for OSH
Debrief on the ground - yow
All that stuff fit in the baggage compartment!?!
Martin does some final cleaning up while Dana and I slack off
Lots of elbow grease to polish that much aluminum
The Corsair is big. Really big
Randy and Martin ponder the Dauntless
Fighters aren't supposed to be cute, but the Wildcat is
Sunset over a T-50
Sunset reflected in a P-51
The only Spitfire here...
Martin, Randy and Dana find the perfect decoration: the “Surfer Pablo Sprinkler”
Ellen tries out the “front office” of 555Q
Important reminders in the Polen Special
The Seafury just oozes “fast”
Monitor in the lobby of MKE airport - now *that's* great airport information!