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    Airshow

    Went to the Dayton Airshow Saturday.All photos taken with 50D and 100-400 IS.

    Fat Albert
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    FA-18 Super Hornet
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    Good shots, Jim, well captured. I like the Hornet best, with the smoke trails. It has a nice overall colour.

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    Lucky B^stard JIm Flying in an F/A-18 is a life's dream ... and I can't even settle for taking photos of a real one

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    Re: Airshow

    Colin,

    I agree,I would jump at a chance to fly in one! I've been going to this show for 20 years and it's still a thrill to see these aircraft.
    I'll not kill ya with photos(shot 1300) but here's some more.

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    Memphis Belle-Used in the movie.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jim B. View Post
    Colin,

    I agree,I would jump at a chance to fly in one! I've been going to this show for 20 years and it's still a thrill to see these aircraft.
    I'll not kill ya with photos(shot 1300) but here's some more.
    Thanks Jim,

    If you're interested, here's a link to my favourite "in cockpit" ride in a Blue Angels aircraft (with the late (pilot) Kevin Davis) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uM9t_bbkeQc.

    I'd certainly jump at the chance to go for a ride ... just I'd be happy just to do a few rolls; not really in to high-G manouvers anymore though (I think the most I ever pulled back in my Air Force days was +5, and that was quite enough!).

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    Re: Airshow

    Quote Originally Posted by Jim B. View Post
    Colin,

    I agree,I would jump at a chance to fly in one! I've been going to this show for 20 years and it's still a thrill to see these aircraft.
    I'll not kill ya with photos(shot 1300) but here's some more.

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    B-17
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    Memphis Belle-Used in the movie.
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    The top one; awesome.

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    Re: Airshow

    Great shots Jim.

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    Airshow

    With their high closing speed, you did well to capture this one.

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    They are all great given the speed but I love No 3. That formation shot is great and it must be said so is their formation flying.

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    Re: Airshow

    Great shots Jim!
    Just out of interest, how far away was the flight line from the crowd?

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    Awesome shots, Jim!

    Blows me away how the Angels fly like they do.

    Kind of puckers me just looking at it in a still, much less in flight!

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    Re: Airshow

    Thanks everyone.

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    Re: Airshow

    Quote Originally Posted by Rodders View Post
    Great shots Jim!
    Just out of interest, how far away was the flight line from the crowd?
    I was in the "Blue Sky Chalets".My guess around 150 to 200 yards from the flight line runway.Here's a seating map.

    http://www.usats.org/pages/01_purcha...eatingMap.html

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    Re: Airshow

    Quote Originally Posted by timo2 View Post
    Airshow

    With their high closing speed, you did well to capture this one.
    I pick one plane approaching and lock on it.Follow it and start firing shots as I track it to the center of the field.I got this shot last year.

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    Re: Airshow

    Hi Colin,

    That video was great!

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