Just Watch

Since I’ve been gathering a bit more information for the ‘Joplin Jalopy’ blog I was idly image searching this afternoon.  I just found out about the Convair Model 39/104/R2Y “Liberator Liner”  and was just looking at some PB4Y-2 Privateer things when I saw some footage of a Privateer performing at Chino  in 2017.   Then I found some footage of the same Privateer (It’s the world’s only airworthy PB4Y-2 in any case)  at Chino a couple of weeks ago on May 5.  I pressed the “play” button and let my jaw drop.   I saw things flying past I never dreamed I’d see. So I had to share the video with you – it’s at the bottom of this post.

I was looking for this, having seen some YouTube footage of it being displayed in 2017:

PB4Y-2 Privateer
PB4Y-2 Privateer BuNo66302 N2871G By FlugKerl2 (CC BY-SA 4.0) via Wikimedia Commons

I didn’t expect to see this, mostly because I didn’t know it even existed, much less was airworthy

Seversky AT-12 Guardsman
Seversky AT-12 Guardsman ‘NX55539’ (41-17529) c/n 483-38. Saw service with the El Salvadorian Air Force as ‘YS-114’. This is the sole surviving AT-12. It is maintained in airworthy condition and occasionally flown. Seen on display in the Maloney hangar at the Planes of Fame Museum, Chino, California, USA. Feb 2016 (Photo by Alan Wilson from Stilton, Peterborough, Cambs, UK – CC-BY-SA-2.0 via Wikimedia Commons)

And neither did I expect to see it flying in formation with this:

Well, enough of this teasing. There is a lot more in the video.  I may have a few more things to say later.   Personally I wasn’t keen on the music for the slo-mo sequences which start about half way through, but that’s an issue of personal taste and my own hearing.