Created 13-May-09
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Bob Nelson and I heard about this show at the Fargo Air Museum. It was a small show and out of the way but it wasn't far and it was a good chance to practice my air show photography. The day started off nice but then grew cloudy, windy and a little chilly. By 1:00 PM the clouds broke and it warmed up once again. There were more WWII aircraft than I thought- including a P38 Lighting and four P51 Mustangs. The Canadian Snowbirds were better than I remembered and even the acrobatics were fun as 100s of kids cheered them on.

Air show a once-in-a-lifetime event by Anna Jauhola: Wahpeton Daily News

The "Wings Over Wahpeton" airshow will feature the 431 Air Demonstration Squadron Canadian Snowbirds, Pietsch Air Shows out of Minot, Jim Pietz in his extra 300L and World War II military aircraft like the B-25 Bomber and P-51 Mustang. There will be seven to eight North American World War II aircraft featured in the show, which is pretty rare — they include P-38 Lighting, P-40 Warhawk, B-25 Bomber, TBM Avenger, T-6 Texan and T-28 Trogan.

Also read the follow up article: Wings Over Wahpeton air show: Area residents WOW'ed by Wahpeton Daily News Staff

Categories & Keywords
Category:Transportation
Subcategory:Airplanes
Subcategory Detail:Military
Keywords:A10C, Avenger, DC3, Duggy, Lighting, Mustang, P38, P40, P51, Snowbirds, TBM, Thunderbolt, Warhawk, Wings Over Wahpeton

VFW Field, Wahpeton

VFW Field, Wahpeton

Mustangs Overhead

Mustangs Overhead

Miss Mitchell Fly-by

Miss Mitchell Fly-by

B25 On Ramp

B25 On Ramp

P40 Warhawk

P40 Warhawk

Mustangs Fly-by

Mustangs Fly-by

P51 Mustang

P51 Mustang

TBM Avenger Winds Down

TBM Avenger Winds Down

P38 Lighting Overhead

P38 Lighting Overhead

P51 Mustang- knock off my hat

P51 Mustang- knock off my hat

Dakota Kid II Poses For Two Pictures

Dakota Kid II Poses For Two Pictures

Lightning & Mustang Pose Off

Lightning & Mustang Pose Off

Lightning & Mustang

Lightning & Mustang

P38 Lightning Head On

P38 Lightning Head On

P38 Lightning Ruff Stuff

P38 Lightning Ruff Stuff

P38 Lightning Comes Around

P38 Lightning Comes Around

P38 Lightning Nose Wheel Crazy Angle

P38 Lightning Nose Wheel Crazy Angle

P38 Lightning Pilot Climbs Down

P38 Lightning Pilot Climbs Down

Trojan At Attention

Trojan At Attention

P51 Mustang

P51 Mustang