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Images: #TBT Gallery looks back at suburban airshows

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In this week's #TBT Gallery, see how our staff photographers covered airshows in the suburbs in the early 1990s.

You may recognize some of the performers and pilots from more recent local airshows.

Their colorful aircraft streaked through the suburban sky and thrilled audiences as they still do today. Back then, they even landed an airplane on a moving pickup truck.

Acrobatic pilot Gene Littlefield flies his 450 horsepower Boeing A75N Stearman biplane in the Heartland America Family Airshow Festival at the DuPage County Airport in 1992.
Acrobatic pilot Gene Littlefield flies his 450 horsepower Boeing A75N Stearman biplane in the Heartland America Family Airshow Festival at the DuPage County Airport in 1992.
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The Naperville-based Lima Lima group performs at an air show in Osh Kosh, WI in 1991.
The Naperville-based Lima Lima group performs at an air show in Osh Kosh, WI in 1991.
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The Red Baron group performs at an air show in 1991 in the suburbs.
The Red Baron group performs at an air show in 1991 in the suburbs.
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A half dozen Lima Lima T-34 planes perform in Naperville in 1993.
A half dozen Lima Lima T-34 planes perform in Naperville in 1993.
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Captain Jim Mynning pilots a plane that picked stunt man Eddie Green from a moving car at an air show in DuPage County in 1993.
Captain Jim Mynning pilots a plane that picked stunt man Eddie Green from a moving car at an air show in DuPage County in 1993.
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Red Baron pilot Larry Mihalik, of Carol Stream does barrel rolls at an air show in 1991.
Red Baron pilot Larry Mihalik, of Carol Stream does barrel rolls at an air show in 1991.
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Stuntman Johnny Kazain is strapped to the top wing of an inverted bi-wing airplane at the Lake in the Hills Air Expo in 1992.
Stuntman Johnny Kazain is strapped to the top wing of an inverted bi-wing airplane at the Lake in the Hills Air Expo in 1992.
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Captain Jim Mynning lands his plane on top of a moving truck he called "the world's smallest aircraft carrier" at a DuPage County air show in 1993.
Captain Jim Mynning lands his plane on top of a moving truck he called "the world's smallest aircraft carrier" at a DuPage County air show in 1993.
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Rick Gretz, a member of the Lima Lima team, departs for the Osh Kosh air show from a suburban airstrip in July, 1992.
Rick Gretz, a member of the Lima Lima team, departs for the Osh Kosh air show from a suburban airstrip in July, 1992.
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A Red Baron pair perform in DuPage County in 1993.
A Red Baron pair perform in DuPage County in 1993.
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Cheryl Rae Littlefield does a wingwalking performance at a DuPage County air show in 1991.
Cheryl Rae Littlefield does a wingwalking performance at a DuPage County air show in 1991.
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