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Airplane Porn: Watch How It Feels To Fly A Classic World War II Fighter

Last November I flew a P-40 in California, one with three confirmed kills, rescued after a crash in a Pacific island. If I get to fly a P-40 again, I hope I get to do it like the Texas Flying Legends: over St. Barths island.

The experience over Sonoma was exhilarating for an aeroplane nerd like me, but doing it over the coast line of this dream island in the Caribbean Sea must be the best thing after actually shooting Me-109s over the skies of France — if they couldn’t take you down, that is.

Watch the video to see some cool in-cockpit footage and skip to 2:10 to admire the P-40K, the FG-1D and the P-51D flying in formation. There are some beautiful shots. Not as beautiful as the Mustang shots in the Breitling ad, but it’s awesome to see them flying together, so shiny and colourful. [Thanks Jorge!]


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