Warbirds and Airshows
By David D Jackson

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Candler:  Enka Middle School - F-84F   April 2014


Charlotte:  North Carolina Air National Guard Base - C-130E, F-86L   April 2014 - When one turns onto Morris Field Dr. to go to the Carolinas Aviation Museum the first aircraft they are going to see is this C-130 setting up over the intersection of Morris Field Dr. and Minuteman Way that goes up to the current location of the museum.


Coming back down the hill from the Museum affords the best opportunity to photograph this F-86L on display. 


This photo was taken from Morris Field Dr.


Charlotte:  Carolinas Aviation Museum - C-130, DC-7B, DC-9, F-101, F-102, SSM-N-8 (Regulus)   April 2014

Inside the museum.
Below are a couple of photos of the Airbus A320 that is the center piece of the museum.  This is a very interesting and well done exhibit.  It is well worth the trip to Charlotte to see this.


This is the Airbus A320-214 from the "Miracle on the Hudson" that landed in the Hudson River on January, 15, 2009.  Flight 1519 was en-route from New York City to Charlotte, NC, when it landed in the river with no fatalities.  On June 10, 2011 it the aircraft finally made it to Charlotte via tractor trailer. 


When looking at the A320, one can see considerable damage to the aircraft.  Most was caused after the accident in moving the aircraft to storage for inspection and then to Charlotte.  However, this crinkling here of the fuselage was caused by the impact with the cold waters of the Hudson River.


Fayetteville:  Fort Bragg Pope Army Air Field (Formerly Pope AFB) - C-47, C-119, C-123, C-130   May 2012 - This was on the old Pope AFB which is now part of Ft. Bragg.  When visiting the 82nd Airborne Museum shown in the next set of photos one can drive up and see these four aircraft also.  All one needs to do to get on to Ft. Bragg is show a driver's license and have his vehicle searched.  These two locations are about a mile apart.


Here is a photo of  Pope AFB back in the old days.  This is a photo of a photo that is in the 82nd Airborne Museum.


Fayetteville:  82nd Airborne Museum Fort Bragg  C-7, C-46, C-47, C-119, C-123, C-130, UH-1  May 2012 - Also included is a US Army Cattle Car.  If you were in the Army, you probably got to ride on one during Basic or AIT back in the old days.


This my be the last published photo of this C-130 as according to the Museum Staff it was going be moved the day after I was here to a spot in the Air Park with the rest of the aircraft.  The move would put it on some higher ground and to my four o'clock from where I was taking this photo from.  There was a huge amount of construction going at Ft. Bragg so no doubt a new building or parking lot was going into the location of the C-130.  The building behind the Hercules and across the street is a barracks.


The C-130 should now be located behind the Commando.

We are going to digress.  As I was walking around taking aircraft photos and saw this trailer back by the woods, I thought it was a work trailer for maintenance on the display aircraft.  As I walked up to it the realization that it was a Cattle Car hit me.  I had not seen or ridden one in over forty years.  Not that the last time I ever rode in one I wanted to see or ride in another.  A very cool display.


Looking to the rear from the side door.


Looking to the front from the side door.


Looking the entire length from the rear.  Although the official capacity is listed as 80 I think we also had more that when we took rides to the ranges in it.


Note the lower left hand photo.  There are not nearly enough soldiers in it.  We had packed them in tighter and standing up.


Havelock:  City Hall AV-8A   May 2012


Havelock:  Marine Air Station Cherry Point Front Gate AV-8B   May 2012  This photo were taken from inside a moving vehicle during arrival for the Cherry Point Air Show 2012 so the quality is not the best.  Don't try this at home, kids!! 


Havelock:  Visitor's Center  A-4, A-6, Ch-46, F-4, F9F, F4B Replica    May 2012 - The four aircraft directly below are just outside the Visitor Center, with the A-6 being a block away up the road in the photo below.  The Intruder is actually on the front lawn of the Hampton INN.  Located inside the Visitor Center in the main hall is a replica of a F4B.  It has been included in the photos.


Hickory:  Hickory Aviation Museum  A-4, A-7, F-4 , F-5, F9F-8T, F-14, F-105, F27, HA-200, T-2, T-33, T-34   November 2015


The Hickory Aviation Museum is only open on Saturdays with limited hours for access to the ramp and I was at the airport on a Thursday.  Therefore my photos of the museum's aircraft on display were all taken from outside the fence. 


Along this row from front to back is the F-5, F27 back on the grass, F9F, HA-200, A-7 and F-14.  The F9F Cougar is new to the Museum in the past year, having received it in 2014 in really bad shape from Moton Field in Tuskegee, AL.  The Hickory Aviation Museum has done an excellent job of restoring this aircraft for display.


Along this row from front to back at the Hickory Aviation Museum is T-34, FJ-3, T-33 and T-2.  Along the back of the ramp is the F-4 and just barely visible to its left is the F-105. 


This photo shows some of the F27 back behind the rest of the aircraft.


Newton:  VFW Post 5305  UH-1   November 2015


Statesville:  American Legion Post 65  AH-1   November 2015

 

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