Last night I was walking Luna and I heard a rumbling like a propeller plane. Living near the landing path for FXE (Fort Lauderdale Executive airport) this is nothing new.
Except the rumbling didn't sound right. It sounded like this bomber that flies over a few times a year but it it wasn't just right.
It got very loud. I look up just in time to see a B-29 bomber and 3 fighters (one later turned out to be a P 51 Maverick D) flying information. Of course, I curse myself for not having my camcorder ready. I go back in and take Pollux out and notice they're circling FXE - I figured they must be landing.
I finish with Pollux and decided to head over to FXE (its a 5 minute drive) to see if I can get some pictures. I drive there and I spent about 20 minutes circling the airport - I expected to have the police pull up behind me (but they didn't). I found an observation area so I swung in there - no WWII planes visible. I see someone else sitting there so I asked him if the bombers and fighters landed here - he didn't see them but told me where they'd be.
I thanked him and hopped in the car and headed over to where they were and I was able to get some nice pictures though the fence. Then an airport worker came up to me (he was inside). "You know you can go inside and tell them you'd like to take some pictures of the warbirds, just show them your ID and they'll let you in here".
It took a couple of minutes but they got the pilot's OK to take pictures of the planes. I head out and got some really good pictures. BSO was there (perhaps watching them?) and they let me go underneath to take some pictures of the bomb compartment on the bomber, too.
Enjoy the pics.
And, the BSO K9 officer let me take a few pictures of his partner, too.
Full album here: