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Photo essay: Pilots fly the skies at the 2012 Virginia Air Show Special

By Leigh Goessl     Sep 8, 2012 in Entertainment
Front Royal - Talented pilots took to the skies at the annual Virginia Air Show that takes place at the Warren County Airport in Front Royal, Va.
As the day went on, the weather was questionable, however the show went on, at least for a time, before the wind and rain rolled in.
The gates to the Virginia Air Show opened at 7 a.m., however this reporter didn't arrive until just short of 11 a.m. In the early morning on the day's schedule of events was listed the arrival of the pilots and the aircraft they would be showcasing during their performances later in the day.
Still, there was plenty of time to walk around the airport grounds and explore this annual community event. On display were many small and vintage aircraft. For cars, several Mustangs were on display, along with some other models. Additionally, there were military vehicles, helicopters and World War II memorabilia for visitors to enjoy.
Scheduled for first performance of the day was the Flying Circus, arriving from Bealeton, Va. This group took to the skies at noon.
The day started out as a perfect late summer day in terms of weather, but it wasn't long before the wind picked up and then the imminent rain began to drizzle.
One of the highlights of the day was a wingwalker.
One of the highlights of the day was a wingwalker.
However, before the later portion of the afternoon was cancelled due to weather, spectators were able to see a few performances including a gyrocopter [VIDEO].
These images highlight some of the performers, but there were several others as well. Despite the early close of the show of this annual gathering in Front Royal, Va., all in all, a great day.
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