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Posted: 10/25/2010 4:14:36 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 10/25/2010 4:15:27 PM EDT by Rick_A]
One of the best things about living in this area is the annual airshow. My 3 y/o son keeps his ears and eyes towards the sky and tips me on anything flying overhead. These are some shots from the past week. The shots are taken with a Cannon SX100IS. It's great for close shots but leaves a lot to be desired at distance, especially when magnified with digital zoom.

This is an ATAC Israeli Kfir at a great distance. They can be seen swooping around near the base once or twice a year but they're usually too fast to catch on camera when they're close. They're extremely loud compared to most any other jet that's seen in these skies.


Flock of turkey vultures. This was just the highest concentration. They covered the sky.


The moon one morning. The sun and moon were out at the same time.


A10 over the house heading to the show.


Haven't seen one of these in person before.








The F-16 was hard to catch as the pilot was haulin' throughout the routine.






My favorite shot






















Raining skydivers


My boy putting on his own show


Interestingly, the cheaply made yet overpriced Chinese toy plane set he got included a couple F-16XL's








Blue Angel #2 happens to be a local from Orange Park.






My son pointed out the Blue Angels on their way home flying over the house.


Soon after the Super Hornet flies over


Closer shot of one of the many turkey vultures that can be seen at nearly anytime. They are very graceful fliers.
Link Posted: 10/25/2010 4:49:47 PM EDT
very nice shots I really like the corsair shots
Link Posted: 10/25/2010 5:28:30 PM EDT
Great pics. I wish they would get some of those planes here in Lakeland for the Fly In next time.
Link Posted: 10/25/2010 5:47:29 PM EDT
Good photos Thanks for posting them
Link Posted: 10/25/2010 6:14:32 PM EDT
great pics! the airshow is coming to Homestead next.
Nov 6-7 Homestead ARB
Link Posted: 10/27/2010 5:05:37 PM EDT
Thanks Rick, everyone at the pub enjoyed your pics.

Rob
Link Posted: 10/27/2010 5:21:39 PM EDT
Awesome!!!!

Going to Cocoa Sunday and the to Media pass NASA for Shuttle Monday!

I will post some pics

dzc391
Link Posted: 10/27/2010 11:06:18 PM EDT
No problem. I haven't been able to get any airshow pics for some time. My dad's old 1970's Yashica 35mm SLR STB long ago, and the zoom on the wife's camera had been out of commission for a few years. My son jammed the lens recently and I ended up fixing both. It's nice to be able to share for once.

The other day I got these two shots in the same day.

An illuminated building storm cloud. I call it a mountain of cloud.


The sky later turned crisp and clear and I managed this shot after much time F'ing with camera settings (the moon was so bright it was actually flaring the image)


Link Posted: 10/28/2010 10:49:53 PM EDT
I was wondering what all the jets were doing in the air... I miss air shows.
Link Posted: 10/29/2010 8:37:46 AM EDT
Nice Pics. Especially the old WWII War-birds.
Link Posted: 10/29/2010 10:26:16 AM EDT
There's one in Homestead Nov 6-7. Free admission too.

Link Posted: 10/29/2010 7:24:48 PM EDT






AMERICA FUCK YEAH!
Link Posted: 10/30/2010 6:09:29 PM EDT
I think I was out of town for this, I live at the beach
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