Warbird Roundup 2017 Featured A Stellar Lineup of World War II Fighters
72 years after ditching in an Austrian lake, the Evansville, Indiana-built Republic P-47D-28-RA Thunderbolt “Dottie Mae” 42-29150 (NX47DM) was unveiled to the public for the first time and took to the skies again at the Warbird Roundup 2017 at Nampa near Boise in Idaho. The pilot who last flew her in 1945 was on hand to witness the flight of the absolutely pristine Thunderbolt after 12 years of restoration work. Thanks to YouTuber Trizity Traveling for uploading this comprehensive clip of warbird action at the 2017 Roundup.
Also appearing in the video are the Baa Baa Black Sheep veteran Vought F4U-1A Corsair BuNo 17799 (NX83782) owned by Planes of Fame, Lockheed P-38J-20-LO Lightning “23 Skidoo” 44-23314 (N158AM) owned by Air Museum Incorporated, North American TF-51D Mustang “Lady Jo” 44-84860 (N327DB) owned by Daryl Bond, P-51D-30NA Mustang “Speedball Alice” 44-74389 (N64824) owned by Julia Vance, and P-51D-25-NT Mustang “Blood Brother” 44-84615 (N55JL) owned by Phil Petrick.
BONUS: Here is a second video from the Roundup featuring additional warbirds. Enjoy!