On Friday I was able to stop at the Mid-Atlantic Air Museum‘s “World War II Weekend” event at the Reading Regional Airport in Pennsylvania. This is a huge 3-day event that comprises of an airshow, re-enactments, talks by visiting veterans and other experts, etc. For the past several years I have had conflicting engagements that have prevented me from going to this event, and I had one this time too, but at least I was able to stop in Reading for a couple of hours when “passing through”.
A large number of historical aircraft were on display, not to mention all the other military “stuff” (weapons, vehicles, re-enactors in authentic garb, etc.). While I was there a couple of aircraft arrived, affording me further photo opportunities.
Some of the aircraft I saw were B-17 “Yankee Lady”, B-29 “Fifi”, C-47 “Second Chance”, F4U “Sky boss”, etc. Also on display was the Mid-Atlantic Air Museum’s P-61 Black Widow; its restoration is progressing…
Here are just a few of the 300+ photos I shot.
I was particularly impressed with all the 1930s-1940s civilian aircraft that had flown in, many of them sporting Civil Air Patrol markings. Absolutely beautiful restorations. Stinson 10s, Piper Cubs, even a Fairchild 24!
Next year I will have to try to see the whole show.