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    Arlington Cemetery Flyover

    Arlington Cemeyery Flyover
    http://www.foxnews.com/us/2013/09/23...-at-arlington/


    For the first time ever at Arlington, two Horse drawn cassions for two fallen heros buried together side by side and I would be there.

    After a long drive down with Ricardo, we arrived and were soon out on the ramp taking pictures


    we were lucky enough to have Douglas A26 Invader in our formation for the flyover which was the same type aircraft that went down.


    This was all started and done by Warrior Aviation who I can say I PROUDLY photograph for


    They Hid 2 bottles signed by the aircrew to go in Vandy 1 to give to the family's after the flyover

    (Pat Marsh, Founder and of Warrior Aviation and owner of Vandy 1

    The service was awesome, the precision that the ceremony was done was amazing and it was an amazing day for all. Family's finally have their loved ones and they are home where they belong. There was a huge feeling of PRIDE and HONOR just to be present



    The Ceremony Stopped for about 5 minutes as the fly over began, first was the B-25


    Then the Douglas flanked by two Mustangs


    Finally the L-39's came into view and did a missing man formation


    There was lots of press










    Thanks for taking the time to look.


    More pictures can be seen here
    Last edited by Derf; 09-24-2013 at 06:25 PM.
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    great coverage Fred...really nicely done. Puts you into the event.
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    I have two family members at rest there and every time I've visited it's brought chills. Excellent coverage and pics Fred. Very well done my friend.
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    I hope to visit there one day, well done Fred

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    Fred those images are incredible. As said above you covered that exceptionally well.
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    Really well done, Fred. Pinch told me he got to see you down there.

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    Fred, you honor those brave men with your coverage of the services. Well done sir, well done.
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    Well done Fred, you did a great job of capturing the events, thanks for sharing.

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    Fred ..... Thank you for sharing this. It is very moving and stirred up emotions for our fallen hero's. I feel as if I was there witnessing the event. Thanks again and outstanding images!
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    Thank You for the kind words everyone
    The three most common expressions in aviation are, "Why is it doing that?", "Where are we?" and "Oh Crap".

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    Fred, you have some very powerful images there. Coverage was very well done. You did the Warrior team proud.

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    Incredible. I read about this one the news, how the Air Force couldn't afford a flyby and all these pilots privately got together and did this for these two heroes.

    Great to see Fred, thank you so much for attending and sharing!
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    I agree, it's unbelievable the Air Force couldn't afford to do the tribute flyover because of ongoing the sequestration budget cuts and it's just great to see these 8 civilian pilots got together and made sure these two fallen heroes got the proper tribute they deserved !!
    Thanks for sharing your outstanding pics of this very special tribute, Fred !

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    "Combined fuel cost for 8 Warbirds for an Arlington Memorial Flyover: $24,000" "The feeling you get honoring two of America's fallen hero's, when our pathetic, useless politicians do nothing but wrangle over and never settle on a budget, and deny them that honor: PRICELESS"
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    very touching and as always, your pictures are incredible Fred. Well done!

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