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McGuire AFB Air Show

moose135moose135 Registered Users Posts: 1,419 Major grins
edited May 16, 2007 in Other Cool Shots
Made the trek to McGuire Saturday for the open house. It started out cloudy, but by early afternoon, the sun was out and the skies were clear, just in time for most of the various jet demonstrations. Here are some highlights.

Some of McGuire's heavy iron:

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This one looks familiar! (I'm an old KC-135 crew dog)

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Air Force Heritage Flight

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The stars of the show...

Thunderbird Lead taxies out to start the show.

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Major Samantha Weeks, one of two women flying with the Thunderbirds this year. She flies #6, the Opposing Solo. Shortly after the show started, she had a minor aircraft malfunction. After a short delay to sort things out, the show continued.

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The two solos cross at show center.

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Here's why #5 has the number upside down on the jet!

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    W.W. WebsterW.W. Webster Registered Users Posts: 3,204 Major grins
    edited May 14, 2007
    moose135 wrote:
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    My pick. thumb.gif

    I presume this shot is heavily cropped, but I wonder if it could benefit from some more negative space - particularly to the right, to give some space for the aircraft to 'fly into'.
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    David_S85David_S85 Administrators Posts: 13,209 moderator
    edited May 14, 2007
    Stunning - all of them. clap.gifclap.gifclap.gif
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    SkippySkippy Registered Users Posts: 12,075 Major grins
    edited May 14, 2007
    moose135 wrote:
    Made the trek to McGuire Saturday for the open house. It started out cloudy, but by early afternoon, the sun was out and the skies were clear, just in time for most of the various jet demonstrations. Here are some highlights.
    Some of McGuire's heavy iron:
    This one looks familiar! (I'm an old KC-135 crew dog)
    Air Force Heritage Flight
    The stars of the show...
    Thunderbird Lead taxies out to start the show.
    Major Samantha Weeks, one of two women flying with the Thunderbirds this year. She flies #6, the Opposing Solo. Shortly after the show started, she had a minor aircraft malfunction. After a short delay to sort things out, the show continued.
    The two solos cross at show center.
    Here's why #5 has the number upside down on the jet!

    Those are brilliant clap.gif
    Bet you had an absolute ball watching and photographing these Planes.
    Excellent Series .... I love the shot with the 3 different planes in the one shot thumb.gif ... Skippy
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    ShepsMomShepsMom Registered Users Posts: 4,319 Major grins
    edited May 14, 2007
    Beautiful shots, i'm gonna go see Thunderbirds next year when they are in my area. I'm a sucker for airshows :D
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    wxwaxwxwax Registered Users Posts: 15,471 Major grins
    edited May 15, 2007
    Very nice!
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    DJ-S1DJ-S1 Registered Users Posts: 2,303 Major grins
    edited May 15, 2007
    Very good stuff! thumb.gif
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    PetersCreekPetersCreek Registered Users Posts: 54 Big grins
    edited May 15, 2007
    moose135 wrote:
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    Fine shots, Moose! And they bring back memories, too. I worked on F-4Es at Seymour Johnson and if I'm not mistaken, I worked on that very tail number many times. According to the records I've been able to Google up, #74-1626 was transferred to AMARC on May 24th, 1990...right about the time we were replacing our Phantoms with Strike Eagles.

    The small cylindrical projection on the leading edge of the left wing is the TISEO sensor, one of the systems I maintained.
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    SerratorSerrator Registered Users Posts: 227 Major grins
    edited May 16, 2007
    Awesome captures!
    Oh would I love to see that Raptor fly, thanks so much for sharing these!
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    z_28z_28 Registered Users Posts: 956 Major grins
    edited May 16, 2007
    Fantastic job Moose !
    More please :D
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