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Posted: 3/12/2011 5:45:13 PM EST
[Last Edit: 3/12/2011 8:26:44 PM EST by Scoot03]
Great day for a great airshow at Titusville Cocoa Airport.
Highlight was a B2 flying straight from Missouri and then back.
New Cilvilian Airshow Team named "Heavy Metal" debut, flying the Czech L39 (winter camo paint scheme - they put on a good show)
Three B25s (one was the only flying B25H variant which had a 75mm gun in nose which was the same gun as in the Sherman tank - that's what the announcer claimed).
A10 demonstration, P40s, P51s, couple WWI planes, F4U Corsair, F104 Starfighter, more...















Link Posted: 3/12/2011 5:49:01 PM EST
Link Posted: 3/12/2011 5:56:27 PM EST
thanks
Link Posted: 3/12/2011 5:57:02 PM EST
[Last Edit: 3/12/2011 6:02:38 PM EST by n3awalk3r]
Originally Posted By Scoot03:
Highlight was a B2 flying straight from Missouri and then back.



I worked him after the Titusville air show. He was doing two air shows today. The other was in south texas and I can't exactly remember where he was going, then back to Missouri. Callsign was Death11 .

Edit: Oh yeah it was Brownsville.
Link Posted: 3/12/2011 6:03:01 PM EST
The B2 made three passes at TICO, announcer said he has a 6000 mile range and was doing the round trip without refuelling. How do they do this - is it a training flight and they work in passes at airshows?
Link Posted: 3/12/2011 6:06:59 PM EST
Link Posted: 3/12/2011 6:13:44 PM EST
Great pictures!

What camera/lens did you use?
Link Posted: 3/12/2011 6:22:05 PM EST
Good stuff
Link Posted: 3/12/2011 6:22:28 PM EST
Originally Posted By Scoot03:
The B2 made three passes at TICO, announcer said he has a 6000 mile range and was doing the round trip without refuelling. How do they do this - is it a training flight and they work in passes at airshows?


The airshow coordinator requests military aircraft through the unit's PAO.
The PAO checks the deployment / operations schedule to see if there are any conflicts.
The PAO submits a request to the next higher authority to participate in the air show.

The PAO works with operations to find a crew, hopefully maintenance will ask for volunteers (or duty people) to preflight / launch / recover the aircraft.

If it is going to be a flyover then the unit can try to kill two birds with one stone, schedule a flyover at two different airshows.

Airshow flights, whether they are flyovers, active participants or static displays, are always counted as "training".

I seriously doubt that the B-2 took off with a full load of fuel, probably more like enough to fly to point A, B, C and back to point A, plus a few thousand pounds of fuel for missed approach / emergency's / nearest divert.

Link Posted: 3/12/2011 6:25:30 PM EST

Originally Posted By dpmmn:
Cool pics, thanks for sharing


Link Posted: 3/12/2011 6:35:06 PM EST
Beauty
Link Posted: 3/12/2011 6:53:31 PM EST
Camera is a Nikon D300. Lens is a Quantaray 70-300mm zoom - not the best but largest zoom I have and it was zoomed all the way out on most shots. All these images here have been reduced 25% of their original size. I can see some losses in the images by doing this.
Link Posted: 3/12/2011 6:58:22 PM EST
mmmmm.....P51 goodness!

And the F104 is a sexy beast.
Link Posted: 3/12/2011 6:59:55 PM EST
Great job on the pictures
Link Posted: 3/12/2011 7:07:55 PM EST
Great pics! Thanks for sharing them!
Link Posted: 3/12/2011 7:10:23 PM EST
awesome pic's thanks
Link Posted: 3/12/2011 7:29:04 PM EST
Thanks so much for sharing!!!!

-Rog
Link Posted: 3/12/2011 7:35:07 PM EST
Awesome pictures - thanks.

A tip on the prop planes: if you use a slower shutter speed 1/500 - 1/250, you will get a nice spinning arc or disk on the propellers. You'll need to get your panning and follow thru down, but the props will look more natural. (Personally I like the props frozen as well, but some prefer the "disk" look) Just don't forget to reset the shutter speed for the jets.

I'll be getting pictures at the Luke Air show next weekend....hope I get some as nice as yours.
Link Posted: 3/12/2011 7:37:16 PM EST
AWESOME!
Link Posted: 3/12/2011 7:48:49 PM EST
Bad ASS! Seeing all of them is awesome. Really want a ride in the Stearman.
Link Posted: 3/12/2011 8:39:55 PM EST
Some pretty damn sweet pics you got there. Thanks.
Link Posted: 3/12/2011 10:07:48 PM EST
I'll just echo everyone else with th egret shots and thanks for sharing.

Some beautiful birds there.
Link Posted: 3/13/2011 3:57:14 AM EST
nice pics
Link Posted: 3/13/2011 4:11:38 AM EST
Great pics.
Link Posted: 3/13/2011 4:14:53 AM EST
Gotta love those old Fokker triplanes
Link Posted: 3/13/2011 4:32:43 AM EST
Great pics!
Link Posted: 3/13/2011 4:34:14 AM EST

Originally Posted By Scoot03:
Great day for a great airshow at Titusville Cocoa Airport.
Highlight was a B2 flying straight from Missouri and then back.
New Cilvilian Airshow Team named "Heavy Metal" debut, flying the Czech L39 (winter camo paint scheme - they put on a good show)
Three B25s (one was the only flying B25H variant which had a 75mm gun in nose which was the same gun as in the Sherman tank - that's what the announcer claimed).
A10 demonstration, P40s, P51s, couple WWI planes, F4U Corsair, F104 Starfighter, more...

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i didn't know about it
Link Posted: 3/13/2011 4:44:13 AM EST
Cool pics.

Thanks for sharing them.
Link Posted: 3/13/2011 4:47:04 AM EST
Brilliant pics, wish I could have been there!
Link Posted: 3/13/2011 4:54:19 AM EST
Originally Posted By cyclone:
Gotta love those old Fokker triplanes


Doze fokkers wuz mezzrschmidts!

Link Posted: 3/13/2011 4:56:28 AM EST
Beautiful. The pictures are so good you can almost smell the exhaust.
Link Posted: 3/13/2011 5:31:46 AM EST


Waco UPF-7

You saw something special.
Link Posted: 3/13/2011 5:41:50 AM EST
cool pics, i've never been to an airshow but i would like to see one

i've been to the warbird museum, went there while i was on springbreak in 2007, really cool place
Link Posted: 3/16/2011 5:48:38 PM EST
Originally Posted By Kalahnikid:
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Waco UPF-7

You saw something special.


What can you tell me about the Waco UPF-7?
Link Posted: 3/16/2011 5:59:34 PM EST
Originally Posted By Scoot03:
Originally Posted By Kalahnikid:
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Waco UPF-7

You saw something special.


What can you tell me about the Waco UPF-7?


Im not a Waco expert.

Its really more the paint, I think thats the only one Ive seen in AAC colors.
Link Posted: 3/16/2011 6:00:45 PM EST
Awesome pictures, thanks.
Link Posted: 3/16/2011 6:03:28 PM EST
Great pictures! Thanks for posting them.

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Link Posted: 3/16/2011 6:11:50 PM EST
I love the noise those F-104s make.
Link Posted: 3/16/2011 6:33:54 PM EST
NIce pictures, like seeing the gear down etc., thanks for sharing them
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