Here's a sampling of photos from the Geneseo Air Show. Just south of Rochester NY, an unassuming grass strip plays host to an excellent warbird show each summer. Kent and I attended on July 14, 2007. The 2007 show featured the B-17 that portrayed the "Memphis Belle" in the eponymous movie, a plethora of B-25s, and other examples of the finest aircraft of World War II.
Up close to a movie star. The real Memphis Belle is under restoration. Hollywood's version is still airworthy and has been in the Rochester area since the 2006 Geneseo Airshow.
The "Hollywood Belle" makes a low pass over Geneseo. It was my first time seeing a B-17 Flying Fortress fly and, for that alone, the trip to Geneseo was worth it.
After several fly bys, the Memphis Belle landed on Geneseo's turf runway and taxied past.
I always liked the look of the Corsair at rest with full flaps deployed, like a bird of prey with its feathers splayed.
Nothing else has the classy lines of a Mustang.
In World War II, this sharp looking twin served as a light cargo or VIP transport as well as an instrument and multiengine trainer. I believe that this C-45 Expeditor, the military version of the venerable Beech 18, is owned by the Historical Aircraft Group Museum on the field at Geneseo.
One of several B-25 Mitchell twin engined bombers on the field that day.
Another B-25, this one a prime example of "punny" nose art.
Nose to nose with "Miss Hap".
Oooo, shiny... This B-25 is based at the American Air Power Museum in Farmingdale, NY.