I know what Patty's been doing !

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Hi all just received a bunch of photographs from Greg Vallero - here's one I want to share with you - taken at Creve Coeur Airport in STL on Saturday. Les Heikkela (P-51), Steve Patterson (Sea Fury), and Eric Downing (Skyraider). enjoy Martin
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the rest of the photos "only" depict the Skyraider.....
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Ah, so no sign of Maninateesix then!
But he wasn't in a T6 was he . . .
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Maninagnomex surely. ;) Mark
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Manwearinghardhat?
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Maninagnomex surely. ;) Mark
is a gnomex a former short person?
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Did Steve change the number on the side of the Sea Fury? It used to be 47.
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Did Steve change the number on the side of the Sea Fury? It used to be 47.
Well, that's inflation
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Wasn't that the number it's previous owner used as well?
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I should have phrased my question a little better, I wondered if the Southern Cross had previously flown with the number 71, not 47. Seems I was right, thanks Martin! I should've known to look on the registry, but I'm just getting ready for bed here. I just vaguely remembered seeing photos of it with that number on some race website but it was years ago... I didn't think I was going crazy, well, any crazier than I already am. :eek: I mean I spent a good two weeks studying every picture I could find of the plane when I was designing that shirt for Steve earlier this year. I remember getting the number on the side of the plane to look right was a real bear for some reason... :eek: None the less it's good to see her in the sky, did he get the panel the way he wanted and did he find a Spitfire style stick for her, Mike?
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Great to hear he got the panel done, that was the last thing I heard about her except for a few glimpses of her in some Sun n Fun photos. If he can't find a Sea Fury stick he might be forced to consider having one custom made...

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Martin Greg got the photos from Eric Downing and Eric got them from me. I took them from the back seat of Clyde Zellers' SNJ. John Lomar was flying the Skyraider with Eric in the other seat as Eric hasnt had his final check ride yet. It was a great way to spend an hour or two, I will post more photos when I get back from the US. In the meantime heres one of the Skyraider to be going on with. Oh and the best place to watch 3 warbirds beating up the field is from 200 ft above them. The hangar party which followed was very good to :D
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MOTF....... I didn't realize they were your pics..... :rolleyes: They are great and that Skyraider looks cool. So I'll keep my trap shut re. the other photos...... :diablo: Cheers and have a good time and a safe trip home ! Martin
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Yeah, back when George Baker owned it as 'Gee Bee Sky Fury' it wore race #71....and now it's back wearing it again...interesting... M