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Commemorative Airsho

Old 19th Jan 2022, 21:12
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Commemorative Airsho

Was thinking of visiting America to see the Commemorative Airsho (used to be called Confederate Airsho) but a quick google of their site doesn't show much at all.
To those that remember the Confederate show are the current displays any good and are there any others that are worth a trip (Reno springs to mind) ?
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When the Confederate Air Force left Harlingen it dispersed into many small wings and flights scattered about the country and seems to have lost its cohesion, also many of their aircraft migrated to fly under other banners. I fear the massive displays that Harlingen used to host are long gone.
When I worked there in 1977 it claimed to be in the top ten Air Forces in the world by aircraft numbers. A nice piece of Texan whimsy but they took it all pretty seriously.
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When the Confederate Air Force left Harlingen it dispersed into many small wings and flights scattered about the country and seems to have lost its cohesion, also many of their aircraft migrated to fly under other banners. I fear the massive displays that Harlingen used to host are long gone.
When I worked there in 1977 it claimed to be in the top ten Air Forces in the world by aircraft numbers. A nice piece of Texan whimsy but they took it all pretty seriously.
That's a shame. Sadly I never got to visit Harlingen being too young. I visited in 98 when it was at Midland, Odessa. It was good. Had the Tora Tora and B17 setpiece, Got to see the Heinkel and Marauder since lost. Due to cost might have to pass up a return visit.

The CAF show and Reno were within a couple of weeks of each other which was a bonus,
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