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The designers of the Classic Era were influenced by Art Deco. This art movement is the basis for what we call the "Classic" look of this aeronautical era. To capture this kinetic beauty, I have assembled segments of these craft perching on the grass, taxiing over it and flying through the blue to the accompaniment of music.
See "Spring Fling" on YouTube. The Great State of Texas is a country in itself, large enough to feature all manner of things, not the least of which is its sizeable Aviation Culture… One organization in the Lone Star State is "Greatest Generation Aircraft" of Fort Worth… I heard about their "Spring Fling" fly-in and went there to experience it.
One thing you learn with regard to anything “Aviation” is that Weather is King… Good weather can make a great Flying Event – Bad Weather can ruin one… Spring Fling was dealt both hands… A thick fog closed the field for VFR traffic until just after 11 in the morning when it finally cleared away… While this dramatically lowered the expected Fly-In arrivals, there were enough planes on the field to make it interesting.
<Total Running Time:6 minutes 15 seconds
See "Paul's Valley"
on YouTube. The annual Paul’s Valley, Oklahoma Antique Airplane Association Fly-In was a “Hundred PerCenter”. Even though it was quite windy, the turnout was good and the variety of aircraft impressive.
Among the planes seen are a Howard, a Ryan STA, an SNJ, a Cessna "Mixmaster" FAC plane in Viet Nam Era colors and more.
<Total Running Time: 7 minutes 17 seconds
See "Volants Objets Metalliques" on YouTube. It is amazing that the conflict we know as World War II was, at least for America, declared, fought and won in the space of only 4 years time… Just considering the thousands of airplanes built to help the United States and its allies win that War - "Massive" is a paltry word to describe that effort! The title of this music video means "Flying Metal Objects" and was produced as a tribute to The War Effort To Protect Our Freedom. <Total Running Time: 9 minutes 30 seconds