by Mark and Judy
B-25 and Nanchangs take off for the furball
The Camarillo Airshow promised a furball. The warbird tease was, "The four hour narrated flying exhibition will conclude with an exciting flyby of WWII fighters, bombers, transports and trainers... thundering past the viewers in a modified furball.
This is going to be an aviation experience you don't want to miss."
Well, we never want to miss seeing lots of warbirds fly, and that sounded like fun, but exactly what is a furball? No, it has nothing to do with cats.... although there was a "cat flight" involved.
As near as we can tell after surfing the internet, the term came unto use in the Vietnam era. It means something like...
....close aerial combat involving several aircraft or...
....a confused aerial engagement with many combatants or....
....several aircraft in tight air combat maneuvering or dogfighting.
You get the idea.
But what was this modified furball they were talking about? First, they collected the participants...
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