September 12, 2004

Lunken Airport - Cincinnati Air Show

enolagay.jpgThis weekend the Cincinnati Air Show was held at Lunken Airport which is where I began my flight training. I was not able to stay for much of the performances. But I did enjoy viewing the aircraft on display and visiting the exhibits.

Retired General Paul W. Tibbets, pilot of the Enola Gay, was in attendance and signing copies of his book and photos. The Enola Gay, which was named after Tibbets' mother was the airplane that dropped the atomic bomb on the city of Hiroshima. I was intrigued by Gen. Tibbets so I visited the The official website of Gen. Paul W. Tibbets after the airshow and am thinking about purchasing his book. Sounds like he has lived an amazing life.

I also visited an exhibit for TIGHAR (The International Group for Historical Aircraft Recovery), a non-profit foundation dedicated to promoting reponsible aviation archeology and historic preservation. They had some interesting photos of recovery efforts of WWII aircraft.

I posted six photos from the Lunken airshow.

Posted by at September 12, 2004 6:49 PM

Very cool Todd -- I went to that show last year and had a wonderful time. I can't believe it's already been a year! I also can't believe you didn't talk yourself into the cockpit of a P-51 ;)

Posted by: Similate at September 12, 2004 8:33 PM