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Alan Robertson and Henry Tenby from AirlineTV.net were on hand at the Abbotsford Airshow 2009 media to film the highlights for the show. This video clip highlights the following aircraft:
US Navy F-18 Super Hornet, USAF KC-10 and KC-135, Mig-17, T-6 Texan and Paris Jet. Filmed on Thursday, August 6, 2009.
The great video documents the restoration of ex Royal Navy Seafire XV PR503, flying for the first time since 1950. This is the world's only airworthy Seafire XV. What an amazing aircraft and a beautiful restoration.
The Martin P6M SeaMaster, built by the Glenn L. Martin Company, was a 1950s strategic bomber flying boat for the United States Navy that almost entered service; production aircraft had been built and Navy crews were undergoing operational conversion, with a service entry about six months off, when the program was cancelled on August 21, 1959. Envisioned as a way to give the Navy a strategic nuclear force, the SeaMaster was eclipsed by the Polaris submarine launched ballistic missile. Due to the political situation at the Pentagon, the Navy promoted the P6M primarily as a high speed minelayer.