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In my 51 years of going to HERSHEY this was the first time the flea market and show area was buzzed by four airplanes trailing smoke. The first was on Thursday and again on Saturday. I don't know who was responsible but they should make it a new tradition!!!!!!!

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Those four guys need a feature in Antique Automobile, were they in WWII trainers? They need  to know how well received their flyovers were. Bob 

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It was amazing to see everyone in the row I was in stop whatever they were doing and watch them fly over. Even the guys driving the golf carts stopped..lol

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I watched them fly over on 2 different days.  I agree with making it a tradition.

It was wonderful to see the skillful demonstration.

Dave

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I think it was fun, too...don't think they were real old planes, probably more modern aerobatic planes....equipped with oil drip into exhaust to make the smoke trail......still looked and sounded great!

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It was a treat to see; and see all the cars guys pause to see and hear the flight show. In addition, there were pairs of A-10 Warthogs flying across the park most days. No doubt they are Air National Guard pilots getting their hours; and enjoying a view of us!

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13 hours ago, 46 woodie said:

In my 51 years of going to HERSHEY this was the first time the flea market and show area was buzzed by four airplanes trailing smoke. The first was on Thursday and again on Saturday. I don't know who was responsible but they should make it a new tradition!!!!!!!

In the sixties and early seventies when the airport was across Hershey Park Drive, small airplanes would fly over the show field and flea market.  Often they would trail a sign, like "Welcome to Hershey"

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And the Region has aerial photos of the swap meet field for many years, but has stopped recently. There was a helicopter over the show field Saturday. Perhaps someone was taking pictures. Thankfully, no drones were seen.

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There was one Drone that flew over Saturday. I was watching them from where I was parked in Row 10.

 

Drones and some large RC Planes must be register with the FAA now with specific rules!

The FAA prohibits Drones from flying over events such as ours, and to make matters worse this guy was flying low at the same time and the same air space as a small Cessna type private plane that was making passes and circling . 

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On 10/12/2019 at 8:40 PM, 1937hd45 said:

Those four guys need a feature in Antique Automobile, were they in WWII trainers? They need  to know how well received their flyovers were. Bob 

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Had those been WWII trainers, the sky would have rattled. These planes were relatively silent in comparison.

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We have an old WWII trainer that flies over our house about once a month.  Fairly loud,  but not crazy as I grew up with a seaplane base in my hometown and giving tourist rides,  they flew out about every 15 minutes to half hour.  Those are loud.   One I know had a big radial in it.  The one around here seems very low horse power and almost sounds like it's going so slow it will fall out of the sky.  Still great to see.  

Someone flew an old Higher HP airplane over a big rod event up here and trailed smoke a few times as well.  Always great to see and like Hershey seems just about everyone stops what they are doing for the show. 

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17 minutes ago, auburnseeker said:

We have an old WWII trainer that flies over our house about once a month.  Fairly loud,  but not crazy as I grew up with a seaplane base in my hometown and giving tourist rides,  they flew out about every 15 minutes to half hour.

your probably aware of this south of your location......Steve

 

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Well, we are on the hunt for these guys.  We know who one of the pilots is and the region is searching on their own as well.  They deserve a huge thank you and we intend on doing just that...would be a great tradition!

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When the airport was open across from the flea market, (now the main parking area) we always stopped and watched when the bi-planes took off and landed.

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I have heard of the aerodome.  My Father in law is an aircraft mechanic and Pilot.  Had his own plane at one time. He talks planes when he comes out so he tells me about all sorts of aviation related stuff.  

The planes that actually cruise by here are from a small private field about 15 miles or so from here.  

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Many years ago here in Southern Ohio my parents and I attended the Hamilton Parade car show event in Hamilton, Ohio. My parents served as judges. I distinctly recall one year (about 1970?) when a P-51 Mustang appeared out of nowhere, and spent about 15 minutes making repeated power dives towards and over top of our event. Kids like me who loved WWII warbirds were ecstatic, and the entire crowd simply stopped what they were doing and stared skyward in appreciation. What a SOUND that thing made during those dives! 

 

I tried snapping photos, but missed most of the time. I'll have to search and see if I can find any pix showing the plane. 

 

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The aerodrome in Rhinebeck is fantastic. There is a show every Saturday and Sunday from June to late October. They just made a replica of the Spirit of St. Louis and fly it almost every weekend. I know some of the pilots, great guys. Lately they have had small car shows with the air shows. There is also a museum of planes in large Quonset huts.  They also have a Fokker Tri-plane. Great place to visit.  John

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On 10/18/2019 at 5:04 PM, lump said:

I distinctly recall one year (about 1970?) when a P-51 Mustang appeared out of nowhere, and spent about 15 minutes making repeated power dives towards and over top of our event. Kids like me who loved WWII warbirds were ecstatic, and the entire crowd simply stopped what they were doing and stared skyward in appreciation. What a SOUND that thing made during those dives!

Dad flew on a PBY Catalina during Korea... as a young kid, I guess I didn't really appreciate air planes.  It was years later at a local air show that a PBY flew over us,  making the approach to the air port.... the hair on the back of my neck stood up !

What a sound that was !

 

Steve

 

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54 minutes ago, STEVE POLLARD said:

What a sound that was !

 

Nothing quite like a big radial..........Bob

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Talk about noise, take a ride in a B-25! I had the privilege of going up in the B-25, "Miss Barbie" and sadly the "9-0-9", B-17, the bomber that crashed two weeks ago. The B-25 was the loudest by far. Remember, these were war machines and like race cars, there was no effort to restrict power by muffling the exhaust. Interiors had zero insulation so the noise just reverberated throughout the interior.

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2 hours ago, 46 woodie said:

"Miss Barbie" and sadly the "9-0-9", B-17, the bomber that crashed two weeks ago.

Yes, a close friend of mine went up in that B-17 a few years ago when they had a air show here at the Dutchess County Airport.....

 

Steve

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10 hours ago, STEVE POLLARD said:

Dad flew on a PBY Catalina during Korea... as a young kid, I guess I didn't really appreciate air planes.  It was years later at a local air show that a PBY flew over us,  making the approach to the air port.... the hair on the back of my neck stood up !

What a sound that was !

 

Steve

 

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Just out of curiosity, was the PBY that flew over in for the airshow at Dutchess County Airport circa 1993? If so, it was the first plane I ever set foot in. I went to the show in either 1993 or 1994, tried again in 1996 but couldn't get near it, so went to the Caldor parking lot on Route 9 and watched them flying around. While I do have pictures from the show, sadly I have none of the PBY. 

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On 10/18/2019 at 12:38 PM, auburnseeker said:

We have an old WWII trainer that flies over our house about once a month.  Fairly loud,  but not crazy as I grew up with a seaplane base in my hometown and giving tourist rides,  they flew out about every 15 minutes to half hour.  Those are loud.   One I know had a big radial in it.  The one around here seems very low horse power and almost sounds like it's going so slow it will fall out of the sky.  Still great to see.  

Someone flew an old Higher HP airplane over a big rod event up here and trailed smoke a few times as well.  Always great to see and like Hershey seems just about everyone stops what they are doing for the show. 

 

My photo of that plane. Appears to be a T-6, although my aircraft knowledge is extremely limited.  

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1 hour ago, Billy Kingsley said:

Just out of curiosity, was the PBY that flew over in for the airshow at Dutchess County Airport circa 1993?

It could possibly be that time frame.....my mother still has the pictures of the show packed away.

 

Steve

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Cool! I need to double check the family album. I may have one but put it in there if I'm standing in front of it or in it. Time for that tomorrow...

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