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Erickson Aircraft Collection
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20+ flying Warbirds. Protecting the planes that changed the world.
20+ flying Warbirds. Protecting the planes that changed the world.

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Meet Culver's own Rex T. Barber, the man who shot down Isoroku Yamamoto, the Japanese Admiral that planned and executed the attacks on Pearl Harbor. We want to honor Rex by repainting our Lockheed P-38 Lightning as it looked when he flew it. But which design should we pick? Diablo, or Miss Virginia? More details to come.

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The ultimate responsibility of the pilot is to fulfill the dreams of the countless millions of earthbound ancestors who could only stare skyward and wish. ‪#‎PBY‬
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1Lt Bill Lawrence of Astoria, OR a B-24 bombardier in the 8th AF is ready for take-off from his base in England. ‪

Photos and content via Jack Cook
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The mightiest ever built, the Madras Maiden! ‪#‎B17‬ ‪#‎FlyingFortress‬
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PBY. 'Nuff said.
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Re-post from Mike Reeves:
The Commemorative Air Force SoCal WingZero getting prepped for flight at the Erickson Aircraft Collection Madras A2A X event. Here, "Lips" slides into the cockpit and starts pre-flight checklists to prepare to take flight.
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Brent Conner takes Tangerine out for a morning hop. ‪#‎P38‬
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Capt. Gene Brassfield of #Salem, OR flew A-20J Havocs with the 86th BS from Rosignano Airfield, Italy during 1944-45. He flew 58 missions and received the DFC and 9 Air Medals. #tbthursday   #tbt   #avgeek  
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"Brent Conner lifts off in the Ki-43 Oscar for one of many photo missions that day.Thanks Brent for putting in a couple of long days flying some demanding formation flying so we could get some great shots. Thanks to your family for letting you spend your weekend with us." -Brent Clark
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