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Saturday, June 5, 2016:  It was the annual Discover Aviation Days at the Anoka/Blaine, Minnesota, airport.
Lots of old propeller-driven aircraft, many from the World War II era.  This is a North American T-6 Texan trainer.
A U.S. Army UH-1 Huey Helicopter landed where red smoke marked the spot, much as they have done for the past 50 years in war-torn parts of this world.
A Grumman OV-1 Mohawk Surveillance aircraft in U.S. Army green war paint.  Put in the military inventory in 1959, the Mohawk was retired just after serving in the first Gulf War in 1986.  With two 1400 horse turbo-prop engines and 10 foot diameter propellers, the Mohawk is highly maneuverable and served well in Europe, Korea, and over the jungles of Viet Nam.  With a pilot and equipment operator, the Mohawk was used as a high-tech spy plane using infra-red cameras and side looking airborne radar.  Mark was Sergeant in Charge of an avionics (aviation electronics) repair shop in Viet Nam 1968 to 1969.  He remembers them well. 
A 1941 Ryan PT-22 Trainer owned by the American Airpower Heritage Flying Museum in Dallas, Texas.   Welcome to Minnesota.
A 1941 Boeing Stearman Model 75 bi-plane.  America was in an age of invention, innovation, and engineering back then.
A Grumman Mallard flying boat thrilled the crowd with a low pass over the field. 
These two re-enactor soldiers have an attitude with a huge fragmentation hand-grenade and an M-14 rifle.  Nothing will stop them!
Then there was this young guy with a rocket propelled grenade.  Imagine what he will be when they grows up! 
The crew of Miss Mitchell, a B-25 Bomber from WWII.  This model plane was responsible for bombing Tokyo, Japan, shortly after Pearl Harbor.
These pilots have an attitude too.  They know what they are doing.
The air show, with this North American P-51 Mustang, named Sierra Sue II, kept the crowd in awe. 

Quote of the day:    A fun show to go to.   Mark    < Back to previous story Ahead to next story >

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