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Old 04-03-2017, 08:43 PM   #1
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I've been wanting to get to an airshow for a couple years now; the timing just hadn't been on my side, but that all changed last weekend down in Corpus. I cleared my schedule, rented a big lens, and made it the priority for the weekend. The weather wasn't that great, low ceilings combined with high winds and haze made it challenging to get some of the shots I wanted, but at the end of the day it was a lot of fun and the family really enjoyed the experience. Here's a few of my better captures, I'll try to get a few more up as I work through the post-processing.

CAPT Trey "Tex" Hayden's SNJ-4

Blue Angel 4

Blue Angel 3

T-45 Goshawk

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Old 04-04-2017, 07:09 AM   #2
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great pics
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Old 04-04-2017, 04:12 PM   #3
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I'm a sucker for the old warbirds and the show had a pretty good mix from all eras. I had never seen (or heard of) a DE Havilland before, and it was probably my favorite vintage plane of the weekend. It's kind of mind blowing that this plane entered service just a few months after the close of WWII!


Jerry Conley's DE Havilland DH 100 Vampire



Trojan Phlyers - T-28 Texan



Randy Ball's MiG-17F



Randy Ball's MiG-17F
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Old 04-04-2017, 04:16 PM   #4
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I've been wanting to get to an airshow for a couple years now; the timing just hadn't been on my side, but that all changed last weekend down in Corpus. I cleared my schedule, rented a big lens, and made it the priority for the weekend. The weather wasn't that great, low ceilings combined with high winds and haze made it challenging to get some of the shots I wanted, but at the end of the day it was a lot of fun and the family really enjoyed the experience. Here's a few of my better captures, I'll try to get a few more up as I work through the post-processing.

CAPT Trey "Tex" Hayden's SNJ-4

Blue Angel 4

Blue Angel 3

T-45 Goshawk


I saw a few of these (T-45) do touch and goes on my ship back in 2010
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Old 04-05-2017, 05:33 PM   #5
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Skip Stewart was one of my favorite performers of the show, the things he was doing with his one-off Pitts biplane were simply incredible. Most of the action was just a hair too fair away from the crowd line for me to fill the frame but I did capture a few cool shots on his low passes, the last two pics were taken during his last pass of the event where he stood the plane up 90 degrees and maintained the "knife edge" profile the entire length of the crowd line.


Skip Stewart's biplane "Prometheus"



Skip Stewart's biplane "Prometheus"



Skip Stewart's biplane "Prometheus"
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Old 04-09-2017, 03:49 PM   #6
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We missed the Blues on Saturday but went back on Sunday after church and had a front row seat for the startup routine and the subsequent show. The kids had a blast and this was one of the highlights of the show for sure!


Blue Angel 1 Strapping In



Blue Angel 6 Opposing Knife Edge



Echelon Parade



Setting up for the Diamond Dirty Loop



Delta Flat Pass
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Old 04-09-2017, 09:52 PM   #7
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Great pics!
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Dang! Great pictures and planes.
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Old 04-12-2017, 10:39 AM   #9
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Awesome pics.
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