Sunday, May 27, 2012

Indy 500 flyover

2012 indy flyover
I always get choked up at the National Anthem and the flyover.
This year it was a pair of WWII-era P-51 Mustangs, an A-10 Warthog and an F-16. Just found this photo taken from one of the Mustangs.
The F-16 pilot must have been throttled way back to keep pace with the two propeller-driven fighters.
The P-51 has "invasion stripes," a paint scheme used by U.S. fighters in Europe from D-Day until the end of the war to minimize losses from friendly fire.

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