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The Bowman Aviation Festival - 2022

After a two-year Covid hiatus, the Bowman Aviation Festival (Bowmanfest) is back! Below you can see some of the various sights from Saturday, October 1st.

Tweety was there, but I didn't see any Puddy Tats..

Jeff Dunham's "Walter" was in attendance.. Quite the view.. Straight from the 4077.. Merica! I guess you could call this spinner shot a "stealthie"? I'm sure the category already exists, but I bet it was not defined as getting yourself into the shot by way of a reflection. Another "stealthie"..

The Bowman Aviation Festival - 2019

Every year Louisville's Bowman Field (KLOU) hosts an aviation festival with lots of vintage airplanes, cars, and characters. Each year it gets better, and this year was no exception. What follows is a simple slideshow of some of the sights and sounds of this year's event. I wish I could have gotten closer for the video of the B-17. Given the recent tragedy involving '909', the Collings Foundation's B-17, it's becoming that much more important to document and share the history of the Greatest Generation.

Here we have two "senior" attendees getting into the spirit of the day, dancing to a popular WWII song being sung by the wonderful Ladies for Liberty.

Footage of the B-17, Ye Olde Pub, taking off. This is the stand-alone footage that was used in the slideshow above.

One of several Rosie the Riveter banners that was hung from one of the hangars.

Another Rosie banner with Old Glory as a backdrop.

A youngster taking a stab at hand-propping a Yak.

This, obviously, should be my Bonanza.

For some reason, the Hula dancer on the glare shield caught my eye (see second photo).

Welcome to Louisville, Mr. Douglas

Probably as close as we're likely to get to a wing walker at the Bowman Aviation Festival.

General George S. Patton was in the house again this year, pearl handles and all.