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MIRAMAR AIR SHOW 2010

Continuing with the show...

 

(Above) What USMC air show is complete without an AV-8B Harrier demo? Miramar came through!

 

(Above) The grandstand blocked my view and ran nearly the whole length of the flight line and I wasn't sure how to get up there, so I lost some shots of the ground portion of the show. Nonetheless, I tried my best and got some shots of the AV-8B maneuvering in front of the crowd.

 

(Above) AV-8B Demo continued.

 

(Above) AV-8B demo continued.

 

(Above) The AV-8B turning 180 degrees and departing in a climb. Man, this guy was LOUD!

 

(Above) The USAF F/A-22 Demo was next. What can I say? It's a great jet. And didn't I say it was a great day for vapes?

 

(Above) F/A-22 demo continued.

 

(Above) F/A-22 demo continued.

 

(Above) F/A-22 demo continued.

 

(Above) F/A-22 demo continued.

 

(Above) F/A-22 demo continued.

 

(Above) F/A-22 demo continued.

 

(Above) F/A-22 demo continued.

 

(Above) Not to be outdone by the Marines, the U.S. Air Force provided their own Heritage Flight. Here you see the P-51, the F-16, and the F/A-22. As with the Marine Heritage Flight, take a good look and appreciate the effort and skill it takes to assemble a multi-generation formation of fighters.

 

(Above) The Canadian Air Force Snowbirds put on a show. Very, very impressive. While not as fast or noisy as the Thunderbirds and Blue Angels, the Snowbirds make up for brawn with a large formation of lower performance jets. The choreography of their maneuvers and formation changes is truly amazing and speaks of much practice and skill. In short, these guys are good. If you have the opportunity to see the Snowbirds, do it.

 

(Above) The Snowbirds breaking formation to rejoin in another. Chaos aloft? No...great skill. You've really gotta see these guys to appreciate this.

 

(Above) See what I mean about a multi-ship formation? And this didn't include their solo guys. Truly impressive.

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