Edwards AFB Airshow, Oct 28-29, 2006

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  1. evangilder

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    The show this year looks to be a good one! Look at what's flying:
    Gates open at 7 flying starts at 10:00 AM
    Saturday and Sunday performances are identical.

    Flying starts with the F-16 Sonic Boom commemorating Chuck Yeager's breaking of the sound barrier.
    Golden Knights Flag Jump
    Opening Ceremonies
    F-22A Demo Flight
    P-51 Demo Flight
    A-10 Demo Flight
    F-15E Demo Flight
    Heritage Flights F-22A, F-15, A-10, P-51
    Mr. Craif Treft and his aerobatic Pitt
    Red Bull Aerobatic Mig-17
    NASA ER-2 Fly By
    T-34 Demo Flight
    F/A-18 Hornet Demo Flight
    B-25 Mitchell Fly By

    General Break for Lunch

    Hang Glider Demo by Dan Buchanan
    Royal Dutch AF Precision Team Performance F-16
    Ms. Margaret Stivers Wing Walker and Aviatrix
    C-17 Air Drop and Demo
    B-52 Demo
    Golden Knights
    B-1 Demo
    B-2 Demo
    F-117 Stealth Fighter Demo
    Predator MQ-9 fly by
    AFFTC Aerial Review
    Air Force Thunderbirds


    These are the static displays:
    Original Tuskegee Airmen AT-6 "Double VEE"
    F4U Corsair
    SBD Dauntless (WW II Naval Dive Bomber)
    L-5 Sentinel
    F-8F Bearcat (Post WW II Fighter)
    F-6F Hellcat (WW II Fighter First Fighter used by the Blue Angels)
    SNJ-5
    Experimental Aircraft Association (up to 10 aircraft on static display)
    Stearmen PT-13D
    P-40E Warhawk (WW II Fighter and famed aircraft used by Gen Chenault's Flying Tigers in China)
    P-51D The Mustang! (Famed WW II fighter)
    Jet Provost T-5.
    YAK-52
    YAK-50
    DC-3 (The venerable C-47 the type of aircraft that dropped airborne troops over France for the Normandy invasion)
    Bulldog
    T-28
    F-86 SABRE (Ruled the skies during the Korean War)
    T-33 Shooting Star
    MIG-15
    AC-47 (Affectionately called Spooky in Vietnam, a real scourge for the NVA North Vietnamese Army)
    1946 Globe Swift
    OV-10 Bronco (The infantryman's eye in the sky and key to directing precision air strikes in Vietnam)
    B-17 (Undoubtedly the worlds most famous aircraft)
    B-25
    Fairey Firefly
    Predator
    F-117 (Stealth Fighter)
    F-16
    Global Hawk
    B-1
    B-52
    NASA 747
    F-18
    F-15
    F-16XL
    F-22A
    CV-22
    Speckled Trout
    C-12
    T-38
    C-130
    CH-46
    CH-53
    T-1A
    T-37
    Weapons Loading Demonstration
    Aircraft Weapons Display

    Edwards Air Force Base - Open House 2006
     
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    i love some of the comments about the aircraft there ;)
     
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    I think Doug might be there with the L-29. He is getting it painted.
     
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    Those comments are from the website, not mine. They are kind of humorous though.

    I will look for Doug and introduce myself if I see him, Joe.
     
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    My father in law will be there too - I'll PM you with some information.
     
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    Cool, I will sat hello to him as well. You want me to get pictures of them if I see them?
     
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    Of course!
     
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    Awesome you better post your pictures on here from the whole airshow!
     
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    Uh...I'll think about it...;)
     
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    I saw some preview pictures from some of my fellow photographers from the last 2 days of practice, and I am drooling already! Looks like it will be a perfect day for the show! I will be heading out at 4:00 AM for the drive up and probably get home about 8 tomorrow night. So look for the first pics early next week. Maybe Sunday, we shall see. Joe, I will go looking for your father in law, Doug and Stambo fairly early. If I don't catch them in the morning, I will try and catch up with them around noon.

    YEEE HAW! Edwards, baby!
     
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    Pics of the F-16XL PLEASE!!!!!
     
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    I'll do my best. Shooting statics at Edwards takes some patience sometimes because of the amount of people around the planes. Skies are clear with (unfortunately) Santa Ana winds. The winds are supposed to die down in the late morning. Current weather at home 64F, clear skies.

    Edwards weather:
    Current Temp: 41°
    Barometer: 30.26 in and steady
    Humidity: 25%
    Visibility: 10 mi
    Dewpoint: 7°
    Wind: ESE 3 mph
     
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    Looking forward. Im A bit jealouse because I cant go myself.
     
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    are there any major shows in Alasca for when you move out there?
     
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    I got in pretty late last night, exhausted and smelling like kersosene. But I have this to say about Edwards...oh YEAH! The lighting at the show is very challenging to shoot in, but when you line it up right, the shots are simply perfect lighting. When you don't, you either get a silhouette, or in some cases a complete washout of the frame. BUT, it's Edwards, rich in aviation history and chock full of really cool stuff. Here are some early edits from the 1,280 pictures I took yesterday. Got Kerosene? ;)
     

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    Very Cool!!!!!
     
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    Thunderbirds, and one for you, Joe. The last 2 or the Edwards sunrise followed by the Edwards sunset.
     

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    Boy Eric, you hand around some questionable company!!!
     
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    hehe Yep. I have Stambo's e-mail, so I will send it over to him today. Can you forward the shot to Bob and Doug?
     
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