Photos from the Big Country Air Fest 2017 in Abilene, Texas. I just happened to stumble upon this show Saturday, and fortunately, I always travel with my cameras. It was a small show, but had nice representation from the Commemorative Air Force. (Lots of pics to follow)

North American PBJ-1J (the Navy version of the B-25 Mitchell)
Signatures inside the bomb bay from men who had flown the PBJ in WWII

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Beech Bonanza (the “Doctor Killer”)

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This particular Bonanza had a significantly more powerful engine than the production models
Bell UH-1

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Cessna 195

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Embraer E 175 LR. American Airlines has a maintenance facility at ABI.
Ercoupe 415, with Lockheed C-130J from Dyess AFB in Abilene in the background

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Fairchild PT-26
Ford 5-AT-B Tri-Motor

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Hall Lester Legacy racer

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Lockheed C-130J
Future Herk driver? It will almost certainly still be in service when this youngster grows up.

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North American P-51D Mustang “Nervous Energy V”

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North American T-6 Texan

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North American T-28 Trojan

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North American T-28 Trojan

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Stearman PT-13

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Travel Air 4000

All photos © Tim Shaffer