The Three Forks Flyin was a blast this year and sadly it’s already over. With roughly 50 GA, Antique and Warbirds in attendance, the flyin was a huge success as people came from all over to enjoy this yearly event. I spent Friday evening and Saturday at the Flyin and in those short hours managed to shoot roughly 6K images. Not bad for less then a day. Addison Pemberton and his Grumman Goose were certainly a big hit at this years event having flown over from Felts Field, Spokane, WA. Addison being himself opened up all the panels on the plane and happily stood under the wing talking about everything that made this plane so unique. There are more great stories to come and more images but I wanted to get something up as I’m still going through images.
There are some things in life you think are going to happen and then there are those moments that you never see coming. Well I had one of those moments flying backseat in a Cessna 185 photographing a Grumman Goose with a F8F Bearcat flying top cover. It was the first time with a Bearcat and a Goose. The flight was made possible by Pemberton and Sons and Historic Flight.
Both planes are Grumman made but served in a very different roles. The Goose was a scout plane and a air sea rescue. The Bearcat was the last piston driven fighter of WWII but never saw action. It was utilized in the Korean War as a ground attack/bomber. A rather unique pair that together over Lake Coeur d’Alene made quite a sight.