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    2014 Wings Over Houston

    Coming up in November, this show is hosting something that some of you travelers may find veeery interesting. Early notice ftw!

    This was announced on Facebook today:

    "Don't miss this year's WOH 2014 special 50th anniversary salute to Vietnam!

    Wings Over Houston, in coordination with the Collings Foundation and the Vietnam War Flight Museum, will fly the F-100 Super Sabre, F-4 Phantom II, A-4 Skyhawk, T-33 Shooting Star, multiple UH-1 Hueys, AH-1 Cobra, A-1 Skyraider, MiG-21, Mig-17, multiple A-26 Invaders, O-2 Skymaster, O-1 Birddog and more along with ground forces and pyro in a special tribute to our Vietnam veterans!

    The Vietnam Traveling Memorial Wall will also be on display -http://www.travelingwall.us./


    We are also pleased to announce that the Collings Foundation Messerschmitt Me 262 Schwalbe jet fighter will be joining our WW-II line-up as well!"


    Beyond this, all that is currently known about the show is it will feature the Blue Angels and MV-22 demo. Show dates is November 1-2, 2014

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    Some classic metal there! And on a weekend too, hmmmm.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by megatop412 View Post
    Some classic metal there! And on a weekend too, hmmmm.....
    Thats some HEAVY DUTY classic s**t!!!!!! WOW!!!

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    They added Randy Ball, an F-86 demonstration, Debbie-Rhinn Harvey, and David Martin. USCG demo looks confirmed now, too. Little more than a month to go!

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    I'll be there...

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    The F-4's participation now looks iffy.

    *The F-4 is waiting for the new engine being rebuilt, delays have occurred and possibly won't be ready for the show. The crews are working hard to make it happen but are at the mercy of the rebuild shop.

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    In addition to the F-4 being 'iffy' at best, for whatever reason, the organizers traded the F-86, which hasn't flow in Houston in over a decade, for an F8F, which flies in the show every year. Kinda getting discouraging. :-/

    EDIT: According to an Colling's rep on Fencecheck, the F-4 is no-go.
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    Just got home and so many pictures to go through. But, we got something extra special today. For whatever reasons, the Blue Angels were in their rarely seen 'throwback' gold flight suits. I know they wore them first show of the year to mark their return to the skies after no air shows in 2013, but...not sure what the occasion today was.




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    Lucky catch with the Blues in the gold suits! Can't wait to see more.

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    Here's a few more. I will say, the air show did suffer from 'over promising and under delivering'. Half the normal warbirds flew, and a lot of the classic jets never got off the ground (F-4, Mig-21, the red Mig-17, the F-86). All in all, it wasn't bad...it was kind of disappointing with all the hype they gave it. Also, pardon the fact that I am waaaay out of practice with shooting fast moving planes.












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    I went to the show on Sunday. I arrived just for the Blue Angels to perform. Here are some of my shots.

    Dirty Roll takeoff


    Record attendance in 2014


    The clouds came in handy


    Criss cross


    Startup process




    Diamond taking off
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    Timothy LaBranche

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