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  1. The C47, Bluebonnet Belle, crashed on takeoff at an airport near Burnet, Texas, today. It was departing for a trip to Oshkosh, Wisconsin. Thirteen passengers escaped. There is video footage of the takeoff and crash. It has been really hot in Texas this week. I don't know if that contributed. The plane looked like it went into a stall as soon as it lifted off. https://www.cnn.com/2018/07/21/us/historic-airplane-crash-texas-trnd/index.html
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    Bart Air Show

    That would be my idea of a Caribbean vacation!
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    Cavanaugh Flight Museum 2018

    It is quite a memorable experience to be in your home and hear Texas Raider (B-17) fly by, directly overhead. It seemed like it was only a couple of thousand feet above.
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    Cavanaugh Flight Museum 2018

    The sign for the A-26 says that Cavanaugh aquired it in 2008. It doesn't say who was the previous owner. The serial number is 44-35710. I'm told that the Fw 190D is not a real plane. Just a moqup. I've only seen it in the storage hangar. Never on display.
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    Cavanaugh Flight Museum 2018

    I remember the event several years ago when they had the original artist paint the B-25.
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    Cavanaugh Flight Museum 2018

    It may still be in flyable condition, but I haven't seen it fly. It won an award at Oshkosh in 1995.
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    Cavanaugh Flight Museum 2018

    From July 3rd at the south hangar. A great location to watch the Addison Kaboomtown fireworks.
  8. Some pictures from the May and July 3rd events at Cavanaugh Flight Museum.
  9. Look's like its been sitting around for a while. Of course, fire does seem to accelerate oxidation.
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    Combat Air Museum

    Other plane exibits at the museum. McDonnell Douglas TA-4J Shyhawk Grumman F9F-5 Panther Mig 15 I'm guessing this is a Grumman F-11 Tiger.
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    Combat Air Museum

    This looks like an important part of the plane. Also not the clearest image. Another instrument rack. More instruments. The tail section Port side wing and lower fuselage.
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    Combat Air Museum

    Additional EC-121 pictures. This appears to be a radar screen. The next picture is blurry. It looks like radio equipment or instruments of some type. Would this be first class or economy?
  13. Me at the Cavanaugh Air Museum in Addison, Texas, before a ride in a Stearman. A fun ride. You have to talk the pilot into doing anything fun. He did a nice slip down to the runway for landing that was as good as any roller coaster ride.
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    Combat Air Museum

    More pictures of the EC-121. Another image of the interior. Unfortunately, the cockpit was blocked by a semi-translucent material. Maybe if it were cleaned, it would be clearer.
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    Combat Air Museum

    Some pictures from the Combat Air Museum at Forbes Field, Topeka, Kansas. A collection of aircraft, mostly from the cold war era. One of the notable displays is a Lockheed EC-121T-LO Warning Star (FAA Reg. Number N4257U). These pictures were taken in 2006. The interior has an interesting choice of colors.