022 – All Red Star Photographed from the Ground

While it’s always special to take air-to-air photos at these events, it’s impossible to catch every plane. Still, there were plenty of interesting and colorful airplanes at All Red Star. Of course, Mark Peterson’s P-51 was the de facto star of the show.

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There was one non-warbird transient helicopter worth photographing

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Speaking of helicopters, Mike Quataker had a rare Bell-47J at KPTV

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One of the best-looking planes at All Red Star was Todd McCutchan’s handsome T-34.

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There were a good number of T-34s at ARS, including John “Flipper” Flippen’s yellow Mentor.

At the beginning of the bombing contest, Flipper found a way to get everyone’s attention!

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Mike “Donut” Hohls brought one of the two orange-and-white T-34s at ARS.

 

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Mike Reirdon brought the other orange-and-white Mentor.

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All Red Star attracted quite a variety of colorful Nanchangs.

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There were several Yak 50s at ARS, including these two

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There was only one Yak 52 at All Red Star, but it was a beauty!

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General aviation aircraft were also welcome and encouraged to participte.

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The winner of the bombing contest was close enough to NAFOD that a) I understood how he got his call sign, and b) he darn near spilled his beer!

 

 

 

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