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Marco Island Airshow 2012

Canada's Ray Kilpatrick ready for his recreational flight in the AT6-G the proceeeds of which fund historyflight.com's mission of education, honor & inspiration including the search for downed WWII planes.   Photo by Gordon Campbell/Special to the Marco Eagle-Daily News.

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Canada's Ray Kilpatrick ready for his recreational flight in the AT6-G the proceeeds of which fund historyflight.com's mission of education, honor & inspiration including the search for downed WWII planes. Photo by Gordon Campbell/Special to the Marco Eagle-Daily News.

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  • Steerman pilots got to enjoy the roar of the engine and open cockpit air flow.   Photo by Gordon Campbell/Special to the Marco Eagle-Daily News.
  • Today the Steerman is popular with collectors and recreational pilots who appreciate the open cockpit and manueverability.   Photo by Gordon Campbell/Special to the Marco Eagle-Daily News.
  • Ground up view to the Steerman an early wartime trainer known as the 'pilot maker'.   Photo by Gordon Campbell/Special to the Marco Eagle-Daily News.
  • The AT6-G trainer which was often the last trainer WWII pilots used before stepping up to the combat P-51.   Photo by Gordon Campbell/Special to the Marco Eagle-Daily News.
  • Canada's Ray Kilpatrick ready for his recreational flight in the AT6-G the proceeeds of which fund historyflight.com's mission of education, honor & inspiration including the search for downed WWII planes.   Photo by Gordon Campbell/Special to the Marco Eagle-Daily News.
  • B25H, Barbie III the only H model still flying.  This aircraft was used extensively as a test plane at Wright fielsd during WWII. Photo by Gordon Campbell/Special to the Marco Eagle-Daily News.
  • .50 caliber nose armament of the B25 bomber.   Photo by Gordon Campbell/Special to the Marco Eagle-Daily News.
  • View from the B25 cockpit of the tarmac, fronted by historyflight.com's AT6-.   Photo by Gordon Campbell/Special to the Marco Eagle-Daily News.
  • Military pilot and historyflight.com member 'Tiny' Mize gives attendees an informative tour of the 3 military aircraft on display at the Marco airport Friday, Saturday & Sunday.   Photo by Gordon Campbell/Special to the Marco Eagle-Daily News.
  • Mock 500 pound bombs illustrate the bom bay of the B25.   Photo by Gordon Campbell/Special to the Marco Eagle-Daily News.
  • With just 4-5 crewman on board the single waist gunner switched from side to side defending the aircraft with the .50 caliber machine guns.   Photo by Gordon Campbell/Special to the Marco Eagle-Daily News.
  • Harris Hamilton props harnessed the power of two Wright Aeronautical 14 cylinder engines on the B25.    Photo by Gordon Campbell/Special to the Marco Eagle-Daily News.
  • 5000 pounds of .50 caliber rounds plus 6 or so 75mm cannon shells armed the B25 on assault missions.   Photo by Gordon Campbell/Special to the Marco Eagle-Daily News.
  • The B25 bomber dwarfs onlooker & military pilot Gordon Campbell, Sr.   Photo by Gordon Campbell/Special to the Marco Eagle-Daily News.
  • Historyflight.com pilot, instructor & mechanic John Makinson readies for a flight in the all original AT6-G trainer in WWII ace Gabby Gabreski's P47 colors.   Photo by Gordon Campbell/Special to the Marco Eagle-Daily News.

With two famous military trainers, the Steerman bi-plane and the AT6-G plus the only flying B25H model bomber all available for viewing, photos and even recreational rides the historyflight.com show is a must for all military aviation buffs.  Hear the story of the perils and the wartime accomplishments of bomber crews, thrill to an open cockpit ride in a Steerman or WWII AT6 trainer or just look at living history.  The show runs Friday-Sunday.  Learn more about the organization at historyflight.com or call 888-743-3311.

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