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by wfooshee
Fri Apr 05, 2024 3:46 pm
Forum: Photography Discussion
Topic: SR71 N Blackbird
Replies: 3
Views: 297

Re: SR71 N Blackbird

Looking at the Wikipedia article on the SR-71 and the list of surviving aircraft, I don't see anything closer to you than Hutchison, Kansas and Ashland, Nebraska, and I can't tell you anything about their environments. I know that the one at Eglin AFB's Air Force Armament Museum is outdoors, in fron...
by wfooshee
Thu Mar 14, 2024 8:58 pm
Forum: General Airshow Discussion
Topic: Flight Line/Crowd Line Distance Question
Replies: 12
Views: 715

Re: Flight Line/Crowd Line Distance Question

Sometimes the fence is set back from the edge of the tarmac far enough that the aircraft have room to taxi right against the crowd fence. You'll never get this close to a runway, but having a P-40, or P-51, or P-80, or B-25 taxi by only 30 feet away is pretty exciting! or an F-15 or an F-22! These w...
by wfooshee
Wed Feb 07, 2024 9:16 pm
Forum: Photography Discussion
Topic: Thinking About Getting A Longer Lens. I need Help.
Replies: 6
Views: 696

Re: Thinking About Getting A Longer Lens. I need Help.

My own lens for my Nikon D7200 is Nikon's 70-300 IF-ED lens has been satisfactory for all but the most distant shots. Its reach can cut off parts of an aircraft while the aircraft is directly ahead if I'm lazy on the zoom ring, but getting the top of a diamond loop is pretty far away and requires so...
by wfooshee
Tue Feb 06, 2024 5:56 pm
Forum: 2024 Airshows/Fly-Ins/Exercises/Events - Discussion and Photos
Topic: Gulf Coast Salute 2024
Replies: 13
Views: 6086

Re: Gulf Coast Salute 2024

I haven't seen anything about seating or shade, and I highly doubt it, being on the beach. There is nothing firm enough to support seating. I would imagine everybody and their dog will be bringing EZ-ups and staking out plots early. I haven't seen anything about what you'd expect at an air shows as ...
by wfooshee
Tue Nov 07, 2023 2:17 pm
Forum: 2023 Airshows/Fly-Ins/Exercises/Events - Discussion and Photos
Topic: Blue Angels Homecoming Air Show 2023
Replies: 16
Views: 14300

Re: Blue Angels Homecoming Air Show 2023

Hey, it IS an air show, after all... :lol: https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/53315048882_d5e1a9d77c_b.jpg Look closely, as there are TWO airplanes here! https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/53316262604_9e9932d4ff_b.jpg The biggest vapor puff I got all weekend. https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/53...
by wfooshee
Mon Nov 06, 2023 2:49 pm
Forum: 2023 Airshows/Fly-Ins/Exercises/Events - Discussion and Photos
Topic: Blue Angels Homecoming Air Show 2023
Replies: 16
Views: 14300

Re: Blue Angels Homecoming Air Show 2023

Those speaker towers appeared at the 2015 show, and were actually taller then! Comparing this shot from 2015, the ad banner is actually above the top of the current tower's height, and the speakers are above that instead of behind the banner. https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/53313780413_14d9d4671...
by wfooshee
Sun Nov 05, 2023 11:54 pm
Forum: 2023 Airshows/Fly-Ins/Exercises/Events - Discussion and Photos
Topic: Blue Angels Homecoming Air Show 2023
Replies: 16
Views: 14300

Re: Blue Angels Homecoming Air Show 2023

I'm going through my own images. My one disappointment with the show was the very low (for this area) humidity, which resulted in almost no vapor from the jets, even in the 700+ mph passes. Nothing except for wisps from the F-35, and the normal trails from the strakes on the F-16 and the F-18s, and ...
by wfooshee
Sun Oct 29, 2023 8:20 pm
Forum: 2023 Airshows/Fly-Ins/Exercises/Events - Discussion and Photos
Topic: Blue Angels Homecoming Air Show 2023
Replies: 16
Views: 14300

Re: Blue Angels Homecoming Air Show 2023

I saw "bomb squad" mentioned in the list of performers, but the image showed the aircraft, thus the confusion. Still glad to see even that, as they haven't had any pyro there for several years now! (Well, except when a skydiver's boot sparkler lit the grass on fire in the 2017 night show.....
by wfooshee
Sat Oct 28, 2023 3:23 pm
Forum: 2023 Airshows/Fly-Ins/Exercises/Events - Discussion and Photos
Topic: Blue Angels Homecoming Air Show 2023
Replies: 16
Views: 14300

Re: Blue Angels Homecoming Air Show 2023

I see Tora! Tora! Tora! listed on the performers page, but I don't see the event listed on any of the Tora! Tora! Tora! pages I can find. I hope this is for real! I've seen them twice, and it's been the only times I've seen a P-39 or a P-40 flying, not to mention the Japanese aircraft such as the Ka...
by wfooshee
Tue Oct 24, 2023 9:25 pm
Forum: Other Aviation Discussion
Topic: Warbird News
Replies: 656
Views: 451010

Re: Warbird News

Seeing that Helldiver a few posts back reminded me of seeing this a few years ago. This was taken in 2015 from the bus on the backlot tour at the naval Aviation Museum at Pensacola NAS. I had no idea what it was at the time, but later found that the Navy actually installed floats on a Helldiver as a...