The nimble Nieuport fighters were outgunned by heavier machines towards the end of WWI, and the later models were increasingly used as advanced trainers. French wooden-legged ace Paul Tarascon flew a Nie 24bis named Zigomar 5 for some time, but he too converted to the SPAD S.VII. This replica was flown in 1995 and has an original Le Rhône engine.
Corendon, a new 747 pax operator? Unfortunately not - KLM's Bangkok will be placed at the Corendon Hotel just north of AMS and is seen after her last landing following paintwork in Rome. First flown nearly 30 years ago on 23 May 1989. Total time, 134,000 hours.
Little known in the USA but distributed among America's allies in small numbers, the RT-33A was a single-seat reconnaissance T-Bird carrying cameras in its nose. 53-5814 served in the Thai air force from 1967 until 1995.
A two-seat, 8/10 scale P-51 replica, built in 1992 by James Smith's company. The design was intended to be made available as a kit aircraft, in different versions resembling the Mustang, Spitfire, Bf 109 and other fighters! It used two coupled Ford Mustang V6 car engines, and other automotive parts including Honda Civic wheels. According to Mr Smith's Stonehenge Air Museum website the project was killed by Ford's liability concerns. The FAA wrongly calls the manufacturer 'Montair'. Smith's genuine P-51D, N6519D, is second in line.