A Highlight From The 2012 Flying Legends Air Show: All Your Favorites!
Corsairs, Spitfires, Hispanos, Mitchells…Did We Miss Any?
The annual Flying Legends Air Show has brought us some awesome footage as always. This world famous show features any historic piston-engine warplanes they can, and of course get them in formations you’ve never seen before. At the end of each show, all the spectators see the world-renowned balbo, which is a mass formation of many of the aircraft you see during the show.
Some of the aircraft you’ll see here:
- The Lockheed P-38 Lightning is a World War II fighter aircraft. Named the ‘fork-tailed-devil’ by the Germans, its twin booms were specially designed to evenly distribute the weight of its tail and engines
- The Vought F4U Corsair was designed as a carrier based aircraft, but because of landing issues, was widely used by the U.S. Marine Corps as a fighter bomber
- The Hawker Hurricane is a British fighter aircraft which earned its credentials during the Battle of Britain for defending it against the Luftwaffe
All these great planes were famous for one reason or another during World War II. Their speed, agility, bombing missions and crews’ bravery all contribute to the our rich aviation history. Hope you enjoy this great clip!