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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: 568

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: 12
Views: 5003

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: 12592

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: 12592

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: 12592

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: 12592

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: 12592

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: 647
Views: 400661

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...
by wfooshee
Wed Sep 06, 2023 10:06 pm
Forum: 2023 Airshows/Fly-Ins/Exercises/Events - Discussion and Photos
Topic: Canadian International Air Show 2023
Replies: 24
Views: 10843

Re: Canadian International Air Show 2023

I just saw a video shot from well to the right of the show, with an apparent sonic boom during the sneak pass. NOT my video, just something that caught my eye by its title "Sneak pass shock wave sound." # 5 is approaching from nearly dead ahead, starts his climb and hard right turn, as we ...
by wfooshee
Thu Jun 01, 2023 8:43 pm
Forum: Photography Discussion
Topic: Spotting at Eglin AFB?
Replies: 1
Views: 4680

Re: Spotting at Eglin AFB?

If your lens is long enough, you should try the national seashore area between Destin and Ft. Walton Beach on US 98. Plenty of parking off of the highway, and the base is directly across the water from the island you're on while you're there. Another possibility is the Maxwell-Gunter Midbay Shores R...