Myrtle Beach Air Show - April 2018

moose135moose135 Major grinsLong Island, NY, Charlotte, NC and points between...Posts: 1,312Registered Users Major grins

I attended the Myrtle Beach Air Show at the end of April - it was the first show at MB in about a dozen years. The weather was perfect, the sun was behind us during the flying portion of the show (I almost forgot how to shoot an air show with the sun behind me, it happens so rarely!), and the show was great. The lack of a recent show at MB was clearly illustrated by the absolute goat rope of a plan to move people from the remote parking lot to the show itself...

1 - Got a chance to visit with an old friend - a hundred years ago, I was a KC-135 pilot in the Air Force. I got to geek out showing the girlfriend around this old gal.

2 - The GEICO Skytypers head off to start their performance.

3 - Skytypers performance

4 - The Class of '45 performed.

5 - The airport was still open for commercial flights, so from time to time, the show would hit the Pause button while an airliner arrived or departed.

6 - Michael Wiskus tears up the sky in his Pitts biplane.

7 - Air Force F-16 runs through its demo.

8 - The Navy Blue Angels closed out the show.

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Comments

  • black mambablack mamba Major grins Jacksonville, FLPosts: 6,347Registered Users Major grins

    Nice work, John. I particularly like the Blue Angels stuff. Over the years, I've probably seen the Blue Angels program at least 15 times. As an old-time pilot myself.....though not on your level of achievement....I sure appreciate the skill and courage the Angels ( and the Air Force Thunderbirds ) exhibit.

    Take care, buddy,

    Tom

    If God wanted me to touch my toes, he would have put them on my knees.
  • StumblebumStumblebum I shoot, therefore I am Posts: 7,365Registered Users Major grins

    Good stuff John!

  • willard3willard3 Jefe Máximo Posts: 1,731Registered Users Major grins

    Nice and interesting series, John, well fotoed.

    It is better to die on you feet than to live on your knees.....Emiliano Zapata
  • JuanoJuano Major grins Brasilia, BrazilPosts: 3,405Registered Users Major grins

    Nice shots!

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