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By: Whaler9818
2/10/2021 3:21 PM

Did anyone see what appeared to be a WW 2Spitfire or Mustang bussed the beach at about 3:10pm ?

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By: Tim-OBX
2/10/2021 3:53 PM

That's what I heard!! I knew it was a big engine sound. Darn would loved to see it - I heard it twice today. This one was here in 2003. What a sound that engine makes. Red heart



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By: Yakman
2/10/2021 5:08 PM

A few years ago I was fishing up in Carova and I saw an old Japanese Zero flew down the Beach. Must have been an air show nearby or something.

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By: Whaler9818
2/10/2021 6:02 PM

That's what I heard!! I knew it was a big engine sound. Darn would loved to see it - I heard it twice today. This one was here in 2003. What a sound that engine makes. Red heart

Tim-OBX


Tim, I didn't get a good look at it, (it was really
motoring) but it flew straight down(south) the beach iI would say under a 1000 ft, and return about 10 minutes later going north.
It made a SHARP left turn over SNH toward the sound, I thought it may be going Manteo.

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By: Laszlo
2/11/2021 7:36 AM

A friend of mine was a test pilot for Honda Jet, still works for them. He is part of a group of guys who restore WW II aircraft. I was with them one day when they fired up a Spitfire. 27 liters of power makes the ground shake.

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By: KHbiker
2/11/2021 7:44 AM

A friend of mine was a test pilot for Honda Jet, still works for them. He is part of a group of guys who restore WW II aircraft. I was with them one day when they fired up a Spitfire. 27 liters of power makes the ground shake.

Laszlo


Yep, inverted V12. Amazing engine. Only 37 years after the Wright Brothers flew! It always amazes me how fast technology advanced in 1900's!

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By: KHbiker
2/11/2021 7:51 AM

A few years ago I was fishing up in Carova and I saw an old Japanese Zero flew down the Beach. Must have been an air show nearby or something.

Yakman


There are very few Zero's left in the world. What moviemakers do (Think "Tora, Tora, Tora") is use an old AT6 "Texan" and paint them to look like an old Zero.There's a good chance that is what you saw.

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By: robluc
2/11/2021 9:13 AM

A friend of mine was a test pilot for Honda Jet, still works for them. He is part of a group of guys who restore WW II aircraft. I was with them one day when they fired up a Spitfire. 27 liters of power makes the ground shake.

Laszlo


Yep, inverted V12. Amazing engine. Only 37 years after the Wright Brothers flew! It always amazes me how fast technology advanced in 1900's!

KHbiker
The warp of the wing.

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By: Tim-OBX
2/11/2021 9:22 AM

A few years ago I was fishing up in Carova and I saw an old Japanese Zero flew down the Beach. Must have been an air show nearby or something.

Yakman


The monument has an attraction to all pilots and they fly over when here.

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By: Alexy
2/11/2021 11:05 AM

Probably the best low level flyby by a spitfire ever filmed...( little bit of a language warning)

www.youtube.com/watch?v=4...

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By: OceanBlue
2/11/2021 11:19 AM

That's what I heard!! I knew it was a big engine sound. Darn would loved to see it - I heard it twice today. This one was here in 2003. What a sound that engine makes. Red heart

Tim-OBX


Amazing warriors (the Tuskegee pilots) - I wouldn't be here save for the heroic efforts of one of their pilots.

The model C, as pictured, I "think" is the only frame they were allowed to fly....had they been offered the later D variant (know the pros and cons) they would have been "over the top" lethal.

Yeah, that Merlin has quite a roar smiley

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By: Tim-OBX
2/11/2021 12:50 PM

That's what I heard!! I knew it was a big engine sound. Darn would loved to see it - I heard it twice today. This one was here in 2003. What a sound that engine makes. Red heart

Tim-OBX


Amazing warriors (the Tuskegee pilots) - I wouldn't be here save for the heroic efforts of one of their pilots.

The model C, as pictured, I "think" is the only frame they were allowed to fly....had they been offered the later D variant (know the pros and cons) they would have been "over the top" lethal.

Yeah, that Merlin has quite a roar smiley

OceanBlue


The D had the bubble canopy if I remember correctly. You see more of them than the earlier variants (or I do). I went to Oshkosh in 1996 and I must have seen 15+ or more.

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By: OceanBlue
2/11/2021 2:55 PM

That's what I heard!! I knew it was a big engine sound. Darn would loved to see it - I heard it twice today. This one was here in 2003. What a sound that engine makes. Red heart

Tim-OBX


Amazing warriors (the Tuskegee pilots) - I wouldn't be here save for the heroic efforts of one of their pilots.

The model C, as pictured, I "think" is the only frame they were allowed to fly....had they been offered the later D variant (know the pros and cons) they would have been "over the top" lethal.

Yeah, that Merlin has quite a roar smiley

OceanBlue


The D had the bubble canopy if I remember correctly. You see more of them than the earlier variants (or I do). I went to Oshkosh in 1996 and I must have seen 15+ or more.

Tim-OBX


Correct, D is a little less lo altitude climb envelope, slower in turns but more fire power. and, as you say...much better cockpit viz

They are all just beautiful airframes

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By: jefm
2/15/2021 7:43 AM

Know a guy who owned a P51D & 2 spitfires. Incredibly beautiful planes. He prefered the Spitfires.

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By: Tim-OBX
2/15/2021 9:37 AM

Know a guy who owned a P51D & 2 spitfires. Incredibly beautiful planes. He prefered the Spitfires.

jefm


In other words you know a very rich man.

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By: W&M OBX
2/25/2021 3:13 PM

There's been a dark blue plane up and down the beach over the last couple days, it looks like a WW2 vintage and it's fast and loud, flying pretty low. I have the "Flight Aware" app it identified the plane as "Devil 2" flying out of Oceana NAS. It went by at 240 mph and 400 ft this morning, if the app was correct. A little more research and I found it's a Beech T-34C Turbo Mentor. I don't know anything about planes but this one is cool to see. Maybe the same one seen by the OP?

It looked like this except dark blue and no tiger mouth that I could see: Click to follow link...

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By: Ted Alexander
3/8/2021 6:54 AM

There's been a dark blue plane up and down the beach over the last couple days, it looks like a WW2 vintage and it's fast and loud, flying pretty low. I have the "Flight Aware" app it identified the plane as "Devil 2" flying out of Oceana NAS. It went by at 240 mph and 400 ft this morning, if the app was correct. A little more research and I found it's a Beech T-34C Turbo Mentor. I don't know anything about planes but this one is cool to see. Maybe the same one seen by the OP?

It looked like this except dark blue and no tiger mouth that I could see: Click to follow link...

W&M OBX


I saw it two weeks ago. It was very fast and sounds different from the Cessnas and Pipers, but it doesn't have the roar and shake of a P-51.

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By: Tim-OBX
3/8/2021 11:55 AM

I saw a twin tailed plane yesterday near the monument but I could not get close enough to see it well. Looked like an old Beech 18 or like that.

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By: Tim-OBX
3/8/2021 11:59 AM

There's been a dark blue plane up and down the beach over the last couple days, it looks like a WW2 vintage and it's fast and loud, flying pretty low. I have the "Flight Aware" app it identified the plane as "Devil 2" flying out of Oceana NAS. It went by at 240 mph and 400 ft this morning, if the app was correct. A little more research and I found it's a Beech T-34C Turbo Mentor. I don't know anything about planes but this one is cool to see. Maybe the same one seen by the OP?

It looked like this except dark blue and no tiger mouth that I could see: Click to follow link...

W&M OBX


We see those Mentors flying by now and then. I am thinking they belong to a flying club on an airbase nearby. The flying club at Quantico had them too and theirs were dark blue.

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By: Friscofan1
3/9/2021 7:01 AM

There is a private military aviation museum in southeast part of Virginia Beach that has a huge collection of WWII planes which they fly all the time. Its a great museum to visit.

Militaryaviationmuseum.or...

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By: OBX Skeeter
3/10/2021 11:29 AM

The US NAVY out of Little Creek-Oceana, in Virginia Beach makes training flights down here quite frequently. They use the T-34C "Turbo-Mentor" trimmed out to emulate the flight characteristics of current Naval Carrier aircraft. Here are a couple of photos that I have snapped when they were making "touch-and-go" passes. I have more photos on external drives showing other paint schemes, if anyone is interested. Just let me know and i will dig them up and post those too.



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By: OBX Skeeter
3/10/2021 11:53 AM


By: W&M OBX
3/10/2021 1:39 PM

The US NAVY out of Little Creek-Oceana, in Virginia Beach makes training flights down here quite frequently. They use the T-34C "Turbo-Mentor" trimmed out to emulate the flight characteristics of current Naval Carrier aircraft. Here are a couple of photos that I have snapped when they were making "touch-and-go" passes. I have more photos on external drives showing other paint schemes, if anyone is interested. Just let me know and i will dig them up and post those too.

OBX Skeeter


Great shots! We saw two of these exact planes flying side-by-side over the beach at Nags Head yesterday. Unlike the other similar planes I've seen in the last couple weeks here, these were going pretty slow and were low enough to clearly see the flying tiger paint scheme. The app on my phone showed one of them as tail number something-4162. Thanks for sharing.

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