Wings over Camarillo air show

August 17 and 18 was the Wings Over Camarillo air show at the Camarillo Airport. Dozens of vintage and modern aircraft flew during the air show with even more on display for people to climb inside and learn about from the pilots who fly them. Photos by Michael Coons/Acorn Newspapers

MICHAEL COONS/Acorn Newspapers CLOUD COVER - A North American P-51 Mustang flies overhead during the Wings Over Camarillo air show on Aug. 18.

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CLOUD COVER – A North American P-51 Mustang flies overhead during the Wings Over Camarillo air show on Aug. 18.

MICHAEL COONS/Acorn Newspapers Spectators enjoy the shade under the wing of a Pilatus PC-6 Porter during the Wings Over Camarillo air show on Aug. 17.

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Spectators enjoy the shade under the wing of a Pilatus PC-6 Porter during the Wings Over Camarillo air show on Aug. 17.

MICHAEL COONS/Acorn Newspapers FATHER-SON FUN - Martin Burkard, left, and his son, Arik, 3, of Camarillo sit in the passenger seat of a Grumman Albatross seaplane during the Wings Over Camarillo air show at the Camarillo Airport on Aug. 17.

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FATHER-SON FUN – Martin Burkard, left, and his son, Arik, 3, of Camarillo sit in the passenger seat of a Grumman Albatross seaplane during the Wings Over Camarillo air show at the Camarillo Airport on Aug. 17.

MICHAEL COONS/Acorn Newspapers Paul Mellado, 8, of Simi Valley sits in the pilots seat of a Grumman Albatross seaplane during the Wings Over Camarillo air show on Aug. 17.

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Paul Mellado, 8, of Simi Valley sits in the pilots seat of a Grumman Albatross seaplane during the Wings Over Camarillo air show on Aug. 17.

MICHAEL COONS/Acorn Newspapers PLENTY OF PLANES TO SEE - Spectators line up along the taxi way at the Camarillo Airport to watch the Wings Over Camarillo air show on Aug. 17.

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PLENTY OF PLANES TO SEE – Spectators line up along the taxi way at the Camarillo Airport to watch the Wings Over Camarillo air show on Aug. 17.

MICHAEL COONS/Acorn Newspapers TOY PLANE - 18 month-old Vance Paige of Torrance flies his toy biplane that his father, Darin, purchased for him at the Wings Over Camarillo air show on Aug. 17.

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TOY PLANE – 18 month-old Vance Paige of Torrance flies his toy biplane that his father, Darin, purchased for him at the Wings Over Camarillo air show on Aug. 17.

MICHAEL COONS/Acorn Newspapers FLYING WING - A Northrop Flying Wing makes a pass overhead during the Wings Over Camarillo air show on Aug. 17. The aircraft, which is made of wood, is the last remaining prototype flying.

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FLYING WING – A Northrop Flying Wing makes a pass overhead during the Wings Over Camarillo air show on Aug. 17. The aircraft, which is made of wood, is the last remaining prototype flying.

MICHAEL COONS/Acorn Newspapers WAITING TO ENTER - Noah Jaramillo, 12, of Camarillo stands near the bomb bay of a PBJ-1 Mitchell as he waits to enter the aircraft during the Wings Over Camarillo air show on Aug. 17. The PBJ-1 is the Marine Corps version of the B-25 bomber that was used by the Army in WWII.

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WAITING TO ENTER – Noah Jaramillo, 12, of Camarillo stands near the bomb bay of a PBJ-1 Mitchell as he waits to enter the aircraft during the Wings Over Camarillo air show on Aug. 17. The PBJ-1 is the Marine Corps version of the B-25 bomber that was used by the Army in WWII.

MICHAEL COONS/Acorn Newspapers A North American B-25 Mitchell bomber prepares to taxi to the runway during the Wings Over Camarillo air show on Aug. 17.

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A North American B-25 Mitchell bomber prepares to taxi to the runway during the Wings Over Camarillo air show on Aug. 17.

MICHAEL COONS/Acorn Newspapers SMOKE TRAILS - A formation of aircraft flies over the crowd during the Wings Over Camarillo air show on Aug. 17.

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SMOKE TRAILS – A formation of aircraft flies over the crowd during the Wings Over Camarillo air show on Aug. 17.

MICHAEL COONS/Acorn Newspapers READY FOR ITS CLOSE UP - Spectators photograph a Lockheed P-38 Lighting as it taxies toward the runway during the Wings Over Camarillo air show on Aug. 17.

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READY FOR ITS CLOSE UP – Spectators photograph a Lockheed P-38 Lighting as it taxies toward the runway during the Wings Over Camarillo air show on Aug. 17.

MICHAEL COONS/Acorn Newspapers A North American B-25 Mitchell bomber makes a low pass over the crowd during the Wings Over Camarillo air show on Aug. 17.

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A North American B-25 Mitchell bomber makes a low pass over the crowd during the Wings Over Camarillo air show on Aug. 17.

MICHAEL COONS/Acorn Newspapers LOOKING UP AT THE ACTION - Dave Wojciechowski and his son, Max, 3, of Newbury Park watch planes fly overhead during the Wings Over Camarillo air show on Aug. 18.

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LOOKING UP AT THE ACTION – Dave Wojciechowski and his son, Max, 3, of Newbury Park watch planes fly overhead during the Wings Over Camarillo air show on Aug. 18.

MICHAEL COONS/Acorn Newspapers Bill Blair of Pasadena adjusts his Nordon bombsight for spectators to look through during the Wings Over Camarillo air show on Aug. 18. Blair flew 40 missions as a co-pilot in a B-24 bomber during WWII.

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Bill Blair of Pasadena adjusts his Nordon bombsight for spectators to look through during the Wings Over Camarillo air show on Aug. 18. Blair flew 40 missions as a co-pilot in a B-24 bomber during WWII.

MICHAEL COONS/Acorn Newspapers READY TO DROP BOMBS? - Shane Andres of Camarillo gives a thumb up as he watches a target appear through a Norden bombsight that was on display during the Wings Over Camarillo air show on Aug. 18. Bill Blair of Pasadena brought his working bombsight to the airshow for spectators to look through. Blair flew 40 missions as a co-pilot in a B-24 bomber in the Pacific during WWII.

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READY TO DROP BOMBS? – Shane Andres of Camarillo gives a thumb up as he watches a target appear through a Norden bombsight that was on display during the Wings Over Camarillo air show on Aug. 18. Bill Blair of Pasadena brought his working bombsight to the airshow for spectators to look through. Blair flew 40 missions as a co-pilot in a B-24 bomber in the Pacific during WWII.

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