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Huntsville Airshow 2008

Discussion in 'Transportation' started by PGB, Jun 29, 2008.

  1. PGB

    PGB

    Jan 25, 2005
    Here are a few shots from Saturday at the Airshow.

    A-10 Thunderbolt II aka Warthog
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    A-10 inbound
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    May I take your order sir? "I'll have a hotdog with everything"
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    I didn't have the best spot for the angels as the boys and I left the field to beat the traffic on exit.

    Blue Angels
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    Lone Angel
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    Thanks for looking,
     
  2. Excellent. Razor sharp Patrick.
     
  3. awesome series, patrick
    looks like it was a wonderful day to enjoy the airshow

    thanks for sharing these with us
     
  4. PGB

    PGB

    Jan 25, 2005
    Thanks Rich. These were taken with the D200 and 300mm F4 EDIF AF lens, you know the old one. Which is still one of my favorites.


    Thanks for looking Greg. Yesterday was an enjoyable day and Ryan and Ben had fun.

    Regards,
     
  5. Oooo, nice shots Patrick. I would have loved shooting some at that airshow.
     
  6. Commodorefirst

    Commodorefirst Admin/Moderator Administrator

    May 1, 2005
    Missouri
    Great shots,

    Still to this day the D200 takes such nice Airshow pics! BUT the operator needs to be given a ton of credit, great metering, WB, Panning, and overall look to the images Congrats! Well done Patrick
     
  7. Good sharp photograph Patrick. Thanks for sharing.
     
  8. PGB

    PGB

    Jan 25, 2005
    Frits,

    Thanks for looking. We had a good time. The A10 was my favorite. There is just something about it that makes me smile. If I had the opportunity to fly in the Air Force that would be my pick for sure. Its so agile!

    Thanks,
     
  9. PGB

    PGB

    Jan 25, 2005
    Thanks so much Wade for looking. The d200 is a great cam. The weather worked out yesterday too for some good photography.


    Thank you for looking. The boys really liked the Warthog. They were really impressed with the static one they had on the taxiway for them to climb on.

    Cheers,
     
  10. Leigh

    Leigh

    Feb 19, 2005
    Alabama
    Great set, Patrick. I'm glad you and the boys had fun.
     
  11. What beauties! I love airshows and haven't seen one in years! The Of course with me being a Navy Aunt, the Blue Angels really hit home with me! Wonderful series and glad ya'll had fun!
     
  12. Flew

    Flew

    994
    Jan 25, 2005
    Alabama
    The A-10 Warthog - definitely one of my all time favorites. If I could think of any plane that I WOULDN'T want to see heading my way as a bad guy, this would be it - on the ground, in a foxhole, in a truck, heck, even in a tank - it wouldn't matter at all to this master of close air support. These guys come after you - you are H-I-S-T-O-R-Y. Are there sexier planes?? Well maybe, but more effective - not yet. :rolleyes: 

    I was so saddened by the tragic ending to what was a great weekend of air displays. The Blue Angels, Patty Wagstaff, the Golden Knights, and of course the A-10 (and many others). I'm very thankful that Patrick and the boys are OK.
     
  13. asaya

    asaya Subscribing Member

    Aug 7, 2006
    Syracuse, NY
    Tony Saya
    Our ANG unit here in Syracuse Flew the A-10 for quite some time as stated earlier not a real sexy plane but if I was on the ground I wouldn't want the A-10 coming after me. Some ungodly fire power on that plane

    BTW love the first shot beautiful shot
     
  14. PGB

    PGB

    Jan 25, 2005
    Thanks for looking!

    Frank, thanks for looking I agree the A10 is one of the best.

    Yes the tent malfunction injuring 12 and fatally injuring that child was a terrible disaster. We had VIP tickets and the boys and I were in that very tent on Saturday. On saturday there was a direct 20kt crosswind right into the tents and that was bad enough.


    Thanks for looking Frank.

    Thanks so much. We had a good time and loved all the displays of pilotage and aircraft.
     
  15. Darn nice shootin', Patrick.

    I love the second one of the A-10, where you can see what the pilot is doing.

    You must have been on the west side of the runway because it looks like you had less backlighting to contend with than I did. It was a great show. Too bad about Sunday.
     
  16. PGB

    PGB

    Jan 25, 2005
    Joe,

    I was just south of midfield east of the runway in the tent area. We had some great seats. The BA shots were from HWY 20. We exited prior to their display to avoid traffic congestion. The boys were already getting restless.

    Thanks for looking,
     
  17. cknight

    cknight

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    May 2, 2005
    Madison, AL
    Looks like yall had a good time. Hopefully the sun didn't roast you.
    The A-10 is one of my favorites. Unfortunately, most of my A-10 shots weren't that great.
    Be glad you left early - it took me about 1.5 hours to get out on Saturday.
     
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