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Posted: 5/28/2008 4:36:36 PM EDT
www.mcchordairexpo.com/

What red-blooded American / ARFCOMer would refuse?
Link Posted: 5/28/2008 5:25:53 PM EDT
Not me...and it's on my birthday.....
Link Posted: 5/28/2008 6:37:18 PM EDT
Excellent! Thanks for the heads up!

Link Posted: 5/28/2008 7:08:39 PM EDT
I'm so there...never seen the F22 in real life.
Link Posted: 5/28/2008 8:10:01 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 5/28/2008 8:10:18 PM EDT by gwitness]

Originally Posted By Coltsfan:
I'm so there...never seen the F22 in real life.


Boeing Field, I was stand a few feet from the photographer that shot this pic.

Link Posted: 5/28/2008 9:49:52 PM EDT
Me..'Cause air support usually means duck and cover.

M2 Bradley Vs. A-10????????????

Done deal.
Link Posted: 5/28/2008 10:10:51 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Matt45:
Me..'Cause air support usually means duck and cover.

M2 Bradley Vs. A-10????????????

Done deal.


If said A-10 is engaging an M2 Bradley, shit's gone awry--badly.
Link Posted: 5/29/2008 6:55:12 AM EDT

Originally Posted By JS98010:

Originally Posted By Matt45:
Me..'Cause air support usually means duck and cover.

M2 Bradley Vs. A-10????????????

Done deal.


If said A-10 is engaging an M2 Bradley, shit's gone awry--badly.


Situations like that, That I fully support giving the Close Air Support roll back to the ARMY..... Or Better yet... Lets just give the entire Air Force back to the ARMY.
Link Posted: 5/29/2008 7:02:48 AM EDT

Originally Posted By R-32:

Originally Posted By JS98010:

Originally Posted By Matt45:
Me..'Cause air support usually means duck and cover.

M2 Bradley Vs. A-10????????????

Done deal.


If said A-10 is engaging an M2 Bradley, shit's gone awry--badly.


Situations like that, That I fully support giving the Close Air Support roll back to the ARMY..... Or Better yet... Lets just give the entire Air Force back to the ARMY.


Link Posted: 5/29/2008 7:09:28 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 5/29/2008 7:14:08 AM EDT by libertynews]
Yeeha! I'm there!

ETA: Although their security restrictions do seem to be a bit, uhh, TSA like.

www.mcchordairexpo.com/security.html
Link Posted: 5/29/2008 8:12:46 AM EDT
Sounds fun, I might attend this year.
Link Posted: 5/29/2008 8:19:42 AM EDT
Link Posted: 5/29/2008 8:43:48 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 5/29/2008 8:44:50 AM EDT by gtcrispy]

Originally Posted By R-32:

Originally Posted By JS98010:

Originally Posted By Matt45:
Me..'Cause air support usually means duck and cover.

M2 Bradley Vs. A-10????????????

Done deal.


If said A-10 is engaging an M2 Bradley, shit's gone awry--badly.


Situations like that, That I fully support giving the Close Air Support roll back to the ARMY..... Or Better yet... Lets just give the entire Air Force back to the ARMY.


Yes and no. Unfortunately due errors and lack of communication between pilot and the Army guy on the ground, they've also called in munitions on themselves on accident. Calling in Helo's is one thing but but fast movers and the sort of fast(A-10) ;) you have to be qualified and they prefer JTACs.

Oh yah and I would go but i'm over playing with the badguys right now
Link Posted: 6/30/2008 3:16:21 PM EDT
Bump.
Link Posted: 6/30/2008 3:55:50 PM EDT
Son of a .......!!!!!!!!!!!!

I fly to Atlanta on 7/19.
Link Posted: 6/30/2008 5:33:14 PM EDT
Im going to be there the 19th, should be great to see the F22, and the Osprey in person
Link Posted: 6/30/2008 5:56:03 PM EDT
I uploaded this onto youtube last year link >>> Anytime Anywhere




Link Posted: 7/13/2008 11:14:31 AM EDT
Bump... Less than a week away
Link Posted: 7/13/2008 11:25:25 AM EDT
Hmmm... I could make it on the 19th (going shooting on the 20th ).
Link Posted: 7/13/2008 2:16:22 PM EDT
Yeah, screw that. Been to plenty of airshows, been in and around plenty o' planes.

I don't go places where I can't be armed, if I can help it, period.

Just call me a big ol' FUDD!
Link Posted: 7/13/2008 4:33:37 PM EDT

Originally Posted By ViniVidivici:
Yeah, screw that. Been to plenty of airshows, been in and around plenty o' planes.

I don't go places where I can't be armed, if I can help it, period.

Just call me a big ol' FUDD!


Big ol' FUDD!

Link Posted: 7/18/2008 8:15:07 PM EDT
Damn, damn, damn.

I gotta work a 1/2 day Saturday and need to take care of some other stuff. Looks like I won't be going after all.
Link Posted: 7/18/2008 9:37:01 PM EDT
Link Posted: 7/19/2008 9:34:25 AM EDT

Originally Posted By JS98010:
www.mcchordairexpo.com/

What red-blooded American / ARFCOMer would refuse?


I'll be there...Green Arfcom shirt, towing 106 kids with me (ok, only 3). If you see me, say "hi".
Link Posted: 7/19/2008 6:22:11 PM EDT
So the show was good, we tried to leave early (4-ish), just got home now. Seems the US Mobility command has some issues with directing traffic.

Link Posted: 7/19/2008 6:55:06 PM EDT
I might to up there for a bit Sunday.
Link Posted: 7/20/2008 6:32:01 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 7/20/2008 6:33:24 PM EDT by Irish_11]

Originally Posted By PCR-00:
So the show was good, we tried to leave early (4-ish), just got home now. Seems the US Mobility command has some issues with directing traffic.



Good show I'll post up pics tomorrow when I get the chance. I tried to leave around the same time. Got to my car around 3:30 and got stuck waiting...
Link Posted: 7/21/2008 3:22:53 PM EDT






Link Posted: 7/21/2008 4:32:31 PM EDT
They didn't do Tora Tora Tora on Sunday, and I lost the ignition-kill tab for my Jeep.

Thunderbirds were pretty spiffy, though.
Link Posted: 7/21/2008 5:07:57 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 7/21/2008 5:08:31 PM EDT by FishKepr]

Originally Posted By Rogue-Sasquatch:
They didn't do Tora Tora Tora on Sunday, and I lost the ignition-kill tab for my Jeep.

Thunderbirds were pretty spiffy, though.


Yes, they did do the Tora, Tora, Tora show on Sunday. A little scary actually. My daughter was.


ETA: Did anyone get the story behind the dent on the A-10?
Link Posted: 7/21/2008 5:19:39 PM EDT

Originally Posted By FishKepr:

Originally Posted By Rogue-Sasquatch:
They didn't do Tora Tora Tora on Sunday, and I lost the ignition-kill tab for my Jeep.

Thunderbirds were pretty spiffy, though.


Yes, they did do the Tora, Tora, Tora show on Sunday. A little scary actually. My daughter was.


ETA: Did anyone get the story behind the dent on the A-10?


Shit, they did? When? We got there when the Superbug was doing its display, then the Granleys were up in their Yaks, then I think it was the T-birds.

The lineup showed Tora Tora Tora towards the end of the sequence... did they change it up on Sun?
Link Posted: 7/21/2008 7:03:47 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Rogue-Sasquatch:
Shit, they did? When?


According to the stamp on my pictures, the Japanese attacked at 13:10 PST.

















BTW, this is the dent on the nose of the A-10. There must be a story here.

Link Posted: 7/21/2008 7:53:16 PM EDT
Link Posted: 7/21/2008 8:11:08 PM EDT
Cool pics, thanks dude!
Link Posted: 7/21/2008 8:32:55 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 7/21/2008 8:35:58 PM EDT by GUNSAP]
F18 from the Saturday show

Link Posted: 7/21/2008 8:39:26 PM EDT
SuperHornet. Cool!
Link Posted: 7/21/2008 8:43:17 PM EDT
That F-18 was sweet in person. Ive seen pictures of it maneuvering and forming the cloud, but never in person like that. It was great
Link Posted: 7/21/2008 8:46:08 PM EDT

Originally Posted By FishKepr:

Originally Posted By Rogue-Sasquatch:
Shit, they did? When?


According to the stamp on my pictures, the Japanese attacked at 13:10 PST.
home.comcast.net/~fishkepr/Tora1.jpg

home.comcast.net/~fishkepr/Tora2.jpg
home.comcast.net/~fishkepr/Tora3.jpg

home.comcast.net/~fishkepr/Tora4.jpg

home.comcast.net/~fishkepr/Tora5.jpg

home.comcast.net/~fishkepr/Tora6.jpg

home.comcast.net/~fishkepr/Tora7.jpg

home.comcast.net/~fishkepr/Tora8.jpg

home.comcast.net/~fishkepr/Tora9.jpg

BTW, this is the dent on the nose of the A-10. There must be a story here.
home.comcast.net/~fishkepr/A10Dent.jpg

Cool pics.....those "Zeros" are a tad on the fat side.
Link Posted: 7/21/2008 10:35:55 PM EDT

Originally Posted By GUNSAP:
F18 from the Saturday show

www.hunt101.com/data/500/medium/Mccord_air_show_08_154.JPG


The Super Hornet was my favorite
Link Posted: 7/22/2008 7:31:21 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 7/22/2008 7:31:49 AM EDT by bobbitybobbity]
I live like 10 minutes from McChord and wasn't able to make the show. That Really Sucked. Did my ATF plane, the Bone show up?
Link Posted: 7/22/2008 7:37:49 AM EDT

Originally Posted By FishKepr:
BTW, this is the dent on the nose of the A-10. There must be a story here.
home.comcast.net/~fishkepr/A10Dent.jpg


Saw that too, was thinking bird strike.
Link Posted: 7/22/2008 7:41:27 AM EDT

Originally Posted By bobbitybobbity:
I live like 10 minutes from McChord and wasn't able to make the show. That Really Sucked. Did my ATF plane, the Bone show up?


I didn't see Bone, but I didn't get to stay all day,,,



, from last time,,


Link Posted: 7/22/2008 9:22:59 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Mike_in_Seattle:

Originally Posted By bobbitybobbity:
I live like 10 minutes from McChord and wasn't able to make the show. That Really Sucked. Did my ATF plane, the Bone show up?


I didn't see Bone, but I didn't get to stay all day,,,



, from last time,,


i9.photobucket.com/albums/a56/Mike_in_Seattle/Bad.jpg



Thanks, man, ya made my heart go pittypat.
Link Posted: 7/22/2008 2:04:04 PM EDT
What kind of camera do you have?
Link Posted: 7/22/2008 2:18:45 PM EDT
Nikon D80 w/70-300VR lens for the long shots.
Link Posted: 7/22/2008 4:45:36 PM EDT
Thanks. I'm in the market for a new camera and those pictures are awesome. Goggled your camera and it is VERY pricey. Do you know of any deals on them or similar cameras?

Nice Hi-jack huh?
Link Posted: 7/22/2008 5:15:00 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 7/22/2008 5:19:29 PM EDT by twotwothree06]
Yeah don't I know it but that's what it costs to play the game. After 70,000 some odd exposures my D80 is getting a little long in the tooth and I'm in the market for a D300 now. I just need to find a body part I'm willing to let go of to finance that little deal.

However,it all depends on what you want to do. Sticking with Nikon (because I've had very good luck with them and it's all I know in DSLR's) a D60 or even a D40 might be right up your alley. Go to some place like bhphoto.net and a D40 or D60 kitted with a nice wide angle zoom lens will run you about $480 and $670 respectively. The differences between those two bodies are notable (CCD resolution and a few bells and whistles) but the key is really the lenses. The basic package I went with was an 18-70mm nikon lens and the 70-300 nikon lens. That's a fairly good zoom range and they're some nice pieces of glass.
Link Posted: 7/23/2008 6:03:13 AM EDT
22306, those pix give me wood! Wow, I am seriously appreciative of your posting them. Having missed the show, they really help. I'm also humbled by your camera-fu. My inability to take any decent pictures is known throughout the land. +106 to you and your camera.
Link Posted: 7/23/2008 7:21:54 AM EDT
Link Posted: 7/23/2008 8:09:36 AM EDT
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