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Tuscaloosa Alabama Airshow 1st April 2012

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Tuscaloosa Alabama Airshow 1st April 2012

Post by Ben Montgomery » Mon Apr 02, 2012 3:59 am

Noted today (all read off by myself - apart from Blue Angel 7) at a sweltering Tuscaloosa were:

165491 T-45C
165495 T-45C
165478 T-45C
165601 T-45C

162672 TH-57C

164765 MH-53E

162328 SH-60B

163451/1 F/A-18C
163435/2 F/A-18C
163765/3 F/A-18C
163754/4 F/A-18C
163768/5 F/A-18C
163093/6 F/A-18A
161723/7 F/A-18B

162310 KC-130T

85-1608 C-31A

93-0637 T-1A

80-0201 A-10C

6513 MH-65C

188771 CF-188A


68-16104 (N104HF) UH-1H
70-16426 (N426HF) UH-1H
USAF 11016 (N621GT) O-2A (Not sure if this is actually ex-mil or just a C-337 painted as an O-2)
U-3A Blue Canoe - civilian registration, but ex USAF and still painted as such. Didnt photograph due to time limitation, so not sure on serial!
43-16369 C-47D (marked as AC-47D 43-770/EN)

A distant shot of what seems to be a T-33A with 0-54109 (or 64109) on the tail - this was in the static area, but I didn't get time to go see it. Looked like it was on some kind of stand, but I can't find any info or images of this!

According to a list GOOSE sent me on Saturday from MSF, there was also a T-6A (99-3564) present, but I didn't see this anywhere!

I've missed the warbirds off - as I didn't see any of them up close (only arrived near the end of the show to see the Blue Angels and Golden Knights)


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Re: Tuscaloosa Alabama Airshow 1st April 2012

Post by JCN » Tue Apr 03, 2012 4:54 pm

Hi Ben -

I attended Saturday, Sunday, and Monday (several departures) at Tuscaloosa, and may be able to help with some missing details:

I have Blue Angel 7 as # 163464

U-3A Blue Canoe Reg: N5076A / Serial #: 310M0018

T-33 Number is correct (0-54109), and yes, it is mounted on some kind of square block.

The T-6 Texan II Number I have is: 99564 (this one left Sunday and I believe it is the same one which returned on Monday for some low-passes down runway 22)

There was also a T1 Jayhawk from Rio Lobos (93637)

Warbirds:

F-4U: N99964
P-51's: N251CS "Charlotte's Chariot II"
N210D "Sarah Jean"
N51KB "Ain't Misbehavin' "

The KC-130T Returned very briefly Monday to drop off a Blue Angel Pilot (I assume to fly back #4, which remained overnight for repair.) I believe they picked up the maintenance crew before leaving.

The Golden Knight's C-31A was # 51608

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John Nyren

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Re: Tuscaloosa Alabama Airshow 1st April 2012

Post by JCN » Tue Apr 03, 2012 4:56 pm

I have the USCG MH-65C as # 6515 (Mobile)

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Re: Tuscaloosa Alabama Airshow 1st April 2012

Post by JAWS » Tue Apr 03, 2012 8:25 pm

Your O-2A is ex military , it was 68-11016 , c/n 337M-0292
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Re: Tuscaloosa Alabama Airshow 1st April 2012

Post by Ben Montgomery » Wed Apr 04, 2012 6:51 pm

Many thanks for the help guys - just back in the UK now and editing some photos :)

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