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Thursday, January 27, 2022

Salute to aviation history

From the bottom left, the de Havilland Mosquito, the Vought F4U Corsair, top left, the Curtiss P-40 Warhawk, bottom right, and the P-51 Mustang. (Photos © breitling)

On Aug 13, 2021, aviation photographer Bradley Wentzel had to work quickly within the small window of the “golden hour” morning light to capture four vintage planes flying above Virginia Beach, in a dramatic tight formation that at times put them less than 3m apart at speeds of over 320kph.

The North American Aviation P-51 Mustang, Vought F4U Corsair, de Havilland Mosquito and Curtiss P-40 Warhawk were flown by Raymond Fowler, John Fuentes, Mike Spalding and Taylor Stevenson. Each pilot wore a Super AVI model related to these 75-to-80-year-old aircraft in the monumental flight staged by Breitling.

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