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you know, it's strange. The Blue Angels originally made an announcement similar to the Thunderbirds that they were grounded for the season, then have come back and said that they have heard no word, and currently still show themselves with a nearly full show schedule (including Alliance). There's definitely quite a few "AIRSHOW CANCELLED" designations in their schedule, but according to this they're still going to Bagotville, Quebec...I'm at a loss. But once we see if they're still attending some of the show dates I might just have to pull the trigger and book my flights for Alliance.
The Blues are on record as saying they were initially going to cancel month-by-month, hoping some of their season might be saved by a budget deal. Not sure at what point they'll decide to throw in the towel and cancel the season.
I know the MD ANG A-10's out of Martin State Airport had their flying hours restored after expecting to lose them all. But it looks like they will be flying without a tower.
That Me-262/Mustang flyby photo reminded me of John Fitch. I had posted a photo of him and me a couple of years ago, and I know several folks here remembered his racing career. I had read that he was credited with shooting down an Me-262 with his Mustang in 1944. John died this past October 31.
Found this interesting list of USAF victories over Me-262's. Much longer than I expected (4 pages):
According to this, Fitch was in a P-47. Chuck Yeager is on the list too.