This weekend just gone was "Wings over the Illawarra" a celebration of flying put on by HARS, the Historic Aircraft Restoration Society. Around 35000 people crammed into the Albion Park aerodrome for the day (how they all fitted I have no idea but the traffic around the venue was hideous). Having been born not long after WWII, I have always had a fascination for WWII aircraft but I couldn't face jostling with the traffic and the crowds so I gave it a miss. Imagine, then, my delight this afternoon when, driving past the aerodrome, a genuine, fair-dinkum P51 Mustang flew overhead and landed on the runway next to the road. I was locked in the right lane of traffic and couldn't pull over and take a picture, but, what a thrill. Just like this one.. I remember when Paul and I were about 12 our uncle gave us a Monogram construction kit called the "Phantom Mustang." http://www.internetmodeler.com/2001/january/first-looks/mono_mustang_review.htm We took ages to carefully build it and it lasted for years. It had 3 (from memory) electric motors in the base that operated the landing gear, the propellor and the bomb release mechanisms. Now that does bring back memories.