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Saturday, July 14, 2018:  The annual Wings of the North Air Expo event was held at Flying Cloud Airport in Eagan, MN.
A thousand people came to see airplanes, especially WWII planes, fly on that sunny day.

Nice art on this navy plane.
Sierra Sue II was meticulously restored at Air Corps Aviation in Bemidji, MN.
Owners and pilots of proud of their airplanes including this Vought F4U-4 Corsair fighter.
Even MacGyver showed up.  Where is he anyway?
Plenty of photo opportunities.
(left photo) Jim McDougall was a U.S. Navy Black Cat PBY Catalina flying boat pilot in WWII.  His book is Conflict to Combat.
(right photo) Jim Rasmussen was a navigator aboard a U.S. Army Air Force B-17 bomber over Europe in WWII.
There aren't may of those guys left.
Danielle Hemmingsen is a WWII re-enactor telling the world about WASPs, Women's Army Service Pilots
Then the U.S. Navy showed up.  Very handsome in their uniforms.
Finally it was time to say goodbye to a great day at the show.

Quote of the day:    Fun to attend air shows.   Mark    < Back to previous story Ahead to next story >

Questions, Comments?  Email Mark Persons  teki@mwpersons.com

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