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Warbirds over Colorado Springs

Warbirds from World War II fly over El Paso County to promote this year's Pikes Peak Regional Airshow Sept. 23 and 24 at the Colorado Springs Airport. Photos by Christian Murdock

Bill Klaers pilots his B-25 Mitchell plane as they taxi away from The National Museum of WWII Aviation to fly to Denver to promote the Pikes Peak Regional Airshow Sept. 23 and Sept. 24 at the Colorado Springs Airport.  (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
Bill Klaers pilots his B-25 Mitchell plane as they taxi away from The National Museum of WWII Aviation to fly to Denver to promote the Pikes Peak Regional Airshow Sept. 23 and Sept. 24 at the Colorado Springs Airport. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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Downtown Colorado Springs and Pikes Peak can be seen from the cockpit of a T-6 Texan as the Warbirds fly to Denver to promote the Pikes Peak Regional Airshow Sept. 23 and Sept. 24 at the Colorado Springs Airport.  (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
Downtown Colorado Springs and Pikes Peak can be seen from the cockpit of a T-6 Texan as the Warbirds fly to Denver to promote the Pikes Peak Regional Airshow Sept. 23 and Sept. 24 at the Colorado Springs Airport. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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A B-25 Mitchell, front, and a Republic P-47D Thunderbolt fly over northern El Paso County with 14, 115-foot Pikes Peak in the background as the warbirds fly to Denver to promote the Pikes Peak Regional Airshow Sept. 23 and Sept. 24 at the Colorado Springs Airport.  (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
A B-25 Mitchell, front, and a Republic P-47D Thunderbolt fly over northern El Paso County with 14, 115-foot Pikes Peak in the background as the warbirds fly to Denver to promote the Pikes Peak Regional Airshow Sept. 23 and Sept. 24 at the Colorado Springs Airport. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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A B-25 Mitchell, front, and a Republic P-47D-40 Thunderbolt fly over northern Colorado Springs as the Warbirds fly to Denver to promote the Pikes Peak Regional Airshow Sept. 23 and Sept. 24 at the Colorado Springs Airport.  (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
A B-25 Mitchell, front, and a Republic P-47D-40 Thunderbolt fly over northern Colorado Springs as the Warbirds fly to Denver to promote the Pikes Peak Regional Airshow Sept. 23 and Sept. 24 at the Colorado Springs Airport. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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A B-25 Mitchell, front, and a Republic P-47D-40 Thunderbolt fly over northern Colorado Springs as the Warbirds fly to Denver to promote the Pikes Peak Regional Airshow Sept. 23 and Sept. 24 at the Colorado Springs Airport.  (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
A B-25 Mitchell, front, and a Republic P-47D-40 Thunderbolt fly over northern Colorado Springs as the Warbirds fly to Denver to promote the Pikes Peak Regional Airshow Sept. 23 and Sept. 24 at the Colorado Springs Airport. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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A B-25 Mitchell, front, and a Republic P-47D-40 Thunderbolt fly over northern Colorado Springs as the Warbirds fly to Denver to promote the Pikes Peak Regional Airshow Sept. 23 and Sept. 24 at the Colorado Springs Airport.  (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
A B-25 Mitchell, front, and a Republic P-47D-40 Thunderbolt fly over northern Colorado Springs as the Warbirds fly to Denver to promote the Pikes Peak Regional Airshow Sept. 23 and Sept. 24 at the Colorado Springs Airport. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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A B-25 Mitchell, front, and a Republic P-47D Thunderbolt fly over northern El Paso County with 14, 115-foot Pikes Peak in the background as the warbirds fly to Denver to promote the Pikes Peak Regional Airshow Sept. 23 and Sept. 24 at the Colorado Springs Airport.  (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
A B-25 Mitchell, front, and a Republic P-47D Thunderbolt fly over northern El Paso County with 14, 115-foot Pikes Peak in the background as the warbirds fly to Denver to promote the Pikes Peak Regional Airshow Sept. 23 and Sept. 24 at the Colorado Springs Airport. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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A B-25 Mitchell, front, and a Republic P-47D Thunderbolt fly over northern El Paso County with 14, 115-foot Pikes Peak in the background as the warbirds fly to Denver to promote the Pikes Peak Regional Airshow Sept. 23 and Sept. 24 at the Colorado Springs Airport.  (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
A B-25 Mitchell, front, and a Republic P-47D Thunderbolt fly over northern El Paso County with 14, 115-foot Pikes Peak in the background as the warbirds fly to Denver to promote the Pikes Peak Regional Airshow Sept. 23 and Sept. 24 at the Colorado Springs Airport. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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Pilot Bill Klaers looks out the cockpit of his B-25 Mitchell after landing in Centennial Airport in Denver to promote the Pikes Peak Regional Airshow Sept. 23 and Sept. 24 at the Colorado Springs Airport.  (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
Pilot Bill Klaers looks out the cockpit of his B-25 Mitchell after landing in Centennial Airport in Denver to promote the Pikes Peak Regional Airshow Sept. 23 and Sept. 24 at the Colorado Springs Airport. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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A B-25 Mitchell, right, and a Republic P-47D-40 Thunderbolt fly over northern Colorado Springs as the Warbirds fly to Denver to promote the Pikes Peak Regional Airshow Sept. 23 and Sept. 24 at the Colorado Springs Airport.  (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
A B-25 Mitchell, right, and a Republic P-47D-40 Thunderbolt fly over northern Colorado Springs as the Warbirds fly to Denver to promote the Pikes Peak Regional Airshow Sept. 23 and Sept. 24 at the Colorado Springs Airport. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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A P-47 Thunderbolt flies over Black Forest as the Warbirds  return from Denver to promote the Pikes Peak Regional Airshow Sept. 23 and Sept. 24 at the Colorado Springs Airport.  (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
A P-47 Thunderbolt flies over Black Forest as the Warbirds return from Denver to promote the Pikes Peak Regional Airshow Sept. 23 and Sept. 24 at the Colorado Springs Airport. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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A B-25 Mitchell, front, and a Republic P-47D Thunderbolt fly over northern El Paso County with 14, 115-foot Pikes Peak in the background as the warbirds fly to Denver to promote the Pikes Peak Regional Airshow Sept. 23 and Sept. 24 at the Colorado Springs Airport.  (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
A B-25 Mitchell, front, and a Republic P-47D Thunderbolt fly over northern El Paso County with 14, 115-foot Pikes Peak in the background as the warbirds fly to Denver to promote the Pikes Peak Regional Airshow Sept. 23 and Sept. 24 at the Colorado Springs Airport. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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Alan Wojaciak flies his Republic P-47D-40 Thunderbird as the Warbirds fly back from Denver after promoting the Pikes Peak Regional Airshow Sept. 23 and Sept. 24 at the Colorado Springs Airport.  (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
Alan Wojaciak flies his Republic P-47D-40 Thunderbird as the Warbirds fly back from Denver after promoting the Pikes Peak Regional Airshow Sept. 23 and Sept. 24 at the Colorado Springs Airport. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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Alan Wojaciak flies his Republic P-47D-40 Thunderbird as the Warbirds fly back from Denver after promoting the Pikes Peak Regional Airshow Sept. 23 and Sept. 24 at the Colorado Springs Airport.  (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
Alan Wojaciak flies his Republic P-47D-40 Thunderbird as the Warbirds fly back from Denver after promoting the Pikes Peak Regional Airshow Sept. 23 and Sept. 24 at the Colorado Springs Airport. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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Dick Janitell flies his T-6 Texan over black Forest as the warbirds fly back from Denver after promoting the Pikes Peak Regional Airshow Sept. 23 and Sept. 24 at the Colorado Springs Airport.  (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
Dick Janitell flies his T-6 Texan over black Forest as the warbirds fly back from Denver after promoting the Pikes Peak Regional Airshow Sept. 23 and Sept. 24 at the Colorado Springs Airport. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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Alan Wojaciak flies his Republic P-47D-40 Thunderbird as the Warbirds fly back from Denver after promoting the Pikes Peak Regional Airshow Sept. 23 and Sept. 24 at the Colorado Springs Airport.  (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
Alan Wojaciak flies his Republic P-47D-40 Thunderbird as the Warbirds fly back from Denver after promoting the Pikes Peak Regional Airshow Sept. 23 and Sept. 24 at the Colorado Springs Airport. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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Alan Wojaciak flies his Republic P-47D-40 Thunderbird over Black Forest as the Warbirds fly back from Denver after promoting the Pikes Peak Regional Airshow Sept. 23 and Sept. 24 at the Colorado Springs Airport.  (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
Alan Wojaciak flies his Republic P-47D-40 Thunderbird over Black Forest as the Warbirds fly back from Denver after promoting the Pikes Peak Regional Airshow Sept. 23 and Sept. 24 at the Colorado Springs Airport. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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Alan Wojaciak flies his Republic P-47D-40 Thunderbird over Black Forest as the Warbirds fly back from Denver after promoting the Pikes Peak Regional Airshow Sept. 23 and Sept. 24 at the Colorado Springs Airport.  (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
Alan Wojaciak flies his Republic P-47D-40 Thunderbird over Black Forest as the Warbirds fly back from Denver after promoting the Pikes Peak Regional Airshow Sept. 23 and Sept. 24 at the Colorado Springs Airport. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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Alan Wojaciak flies his Republic P-47D-40 Thunderbird over Black Forest as the Warbirds fly back from Denver after promoting the Pikes Peak Regional Airshow Sept. 23 and Sept. 24 at the Colorado Springs Airport.  (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
Alan Wojaciak flies his Republic P-47D-40 Thunderbird over Black Forest as the Warbirds fly back from Denver after promoting the Pikes Peak Regional Airshow Sept. 23 and Sept. 24 at the Colorado Springs Airport. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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A crew member looks out the window of a B-25 Mitchell World War II bomber as the Warbirds fly to Denver to promote the Pikes Peak Regional Airshow Sept. 23 and Sept. 24 at the Colorado Springs Airport.  (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
A crew member looks out the window of a B-25 Mitchell World War II bomber as the Warbirds fly to Denver to promote the Pikes Peak Regional Airshow Sept. 23 and Sept. 24 at the Colorado Springs Airport. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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