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November 12th, 2007

Immediately after the 21-gun salute I heard the sound of a noisy airplane taking off from the nearby airport. When I saw that it was a WWII era fighter plane I turned the recorder back on. The plane makes two passes over the parade route, and when it is directly overhead, the propeller noise is intense. Sorry I don't know my fighter planes well enough to tell you the exact model. There is also a bit of wind noise here and there. My next priority is to make some kind of wind zeppelin.

Update 3/25/2016: Very sad news - this pilot and his passenger were killed when his airplane (the one from the recording) crashed into the Columbia River: http://www.columbian.com/news/2016/mar/25/search-continues-for-missing-vancouver-plane/

Update 11/11/2015: Thanks everyone for the comments. The consensus seems to be that it is this aircraft: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/North_American_T-6_Texan

I have some good news - I went to the same event this year and the plane made an appearance, after being absent for a few years. This year's recording seems even better than the one above. I'll get it posted up here soon.

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    aleked22 5 days, 17 hours ago

    thank you

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    SoundLover16 7 months, 3 weeks ago

    Great sound indeed, I think this plain is called a Harvard, I've seen and herd them many times during airshows. I live near the Waterkloof aircraft museum and airforce base just 3km away. Don't worry about the wind noise, didn't hear too much of that. Awesome recording!

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    1060creative 7 months, 4 weeks ago

    VERY nice set of sounds. Thanks, sir!

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    alexoliveira 1 year ago

    Thanks for helping me out with the perfect sound.

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    K_McCaff 1 year, 11 months ago

    Way cool - great recording!

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