Fifteen Fantastic Warbirds from Scott Jankowski

by Scott Jankowski · Published September 3, 2022

Thunder over Michigan 2019 featured a gathering of Corsairs, pictured here are 11 such examples doing a mass engine runup.

Here are fifteen fantastic warbird photos from Scott Jankowski. From time to time, we’ll feature collections of fifteen images from one of our contributors. Scott’s theme with this group is that they’re all warbirds… enjoy!

Seen at AirVenture 2019 is the only flyable North American XP-82 Twin Mustang on its departure roll.

Owned and operated by the Waukegan IL based Warbird Heritage Foundation is this 1957 built Douglas A-4B Skyhawk departing AirVenture 2019.

Randy Ball in his Polish license built PZL-Mielec (MIG-17F) makes a nice photo pass at the Offutt Air Force Base Airshow in 2018.

Flown by the Commemorative Air Force is the worlds only flyable Curtis wright SB-2C Helldiver in formation with a Goodyear FG-1D Corsair.

Thunder Over Michigan 2018 with Warbirds from two very different eras present.

The now disbanded Canadian Harvard Aerobatic Team performs at AirVenture 2018 with its four North American Harvard trainers.

N47TB, Douglas C-47 serial # 42-92047, better known as “That’s All Brother” departs AirVenture 2018. This C-47 was the lead ship of 800 other C-47’s on D-Day, June 6th, 1944.

Seen at the 2018 TBM Avenger Reunion held at Peru IL are 4 Avengers flying in formation.

N25YR, a 1943 built North American TB-25N owned by the Commemorative Air Force departs AirVenture 2017.

AirVenture 2017 featured this formation flight of two North American F-86 Sabres and a Canadian built Canadair CL-13 Mk5 Sabre.

AirVenture 2017 featured this trio of Bell P-63 King Cobra’s, A, C, F models in formation.

Seen during the 2016 Thunder Over Michigan Airshow Is this formation flight comprising of Brad Deckert’s TBM Avenger and the Collings Foundation Douglas TA-4J Skyhawk.

Owned and flown by Dean Cutshall is N2011V, a 1958 built North American F-100F Super Sabre, seen landing at the Thunder Over Michigan 2016 Airshow.

Supermarine Spitfire Mk IX, MK959 flown by the Texas Flying Legend Museum at AirVenture 2016, seen against a dramatic backdrop.

Scott Jankowski

Scott Jankowski - Franklin, Wisconsin Like so many others my love of aviation started when I was young, very young. I was only three years old when my Parents took me to my first air show here in Milwaukee, the rest you could say is “history”. I would read aviation magazines instead of Comic Books. I would prefer my Dad take me to the airport to watch airplanes instead of throwing a Football around. I grew up watching Convair 580’s, DC9’s and 727’s from the terminal here in Milwaukee, no Stage Three noise compliance back then! I started to seriously take pictures in the Mid 1980’s , for my birthday that year I finally had my first decent camera. I would head down to the airport with my pockets full of Kodak Film and take pictures of anything and everything. It did not matter if it was a Air Wisconsin Dash-7 or a 128TH ARW KC-135E if it had an engine I took a picture of it. I would drop those rolls off to be developed and three days later tear into the envelopes to see the results, which to be honest were not that good but there were a few keepers every once and a while. Fast forwarding to today with much better equipment and skills I spend as much time as I can at both General Mitchell International and Chicago O’Hare which are my Hometown Airports. While times and aircraft have changed the excitement is still as great as it was back all of those years ago. It makes no difference if it is 737, P-51, F-16, or Lear 35 I will not pass on any photo opportunity as you may not get that chance again. Even though my primary focus is on Commercial Aviation I still frequent as many Air shows as I can in the short Summer Season. I am fortunate enough to have EAA Air Venture in my backyard only being only an Hour and Half from my home. I routinely attend Air shows here in Milwaukee, Rockford, Chicago, Ypsilanti and the Quad Cities. I am very fortunate to be part of the Photorecon.Net and PHX Spotters Team and am looking forward to bringing everyone some Air show and Airliner action from the Midwest Region!

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