Great Lakes International Air Show

Discussion in 'Warbird Displays' started by Jeff Hunt, Jul 8, 2013.

  1. Jeff Hunt

    Jeff Hunt Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jul 20, 2012
    Messages:
    2,809
    Likes Received:
    395
    Trophy Points:
    83
    Occupation:
    Retired Police Officer
    Location:
    Guelph Ontario Canada
    On Sunday June 30th I attended this air show which is held every second year at St Thomas Ontario. In the past it has always greatly benefitted from American participation so the effects of sequestration were harshly felt. It maintained its international name by bringing in the CAF Redtail P-51, the CAF B-17 Sentimental Journey and Sean D Tucker in the Oracle 3 Challenger. No air show is a bad experience I suppose but this year a " perfect storm" worked against this show, IMHO.

    In addition to the south facing crowd line, uncertain weather I am sure kept away a number of visitors. Friday brought rain pretty much the whole day, Saturday dawned grey and wet although it cleared somewhat by show time and Sunday began as overcast and it broke slightly around 11:00 leaving a 50/50 overcast. The assembled aircraft, other than the above mentioned three consisted of a lot of local stuff and some RCAF participation....nothing new and exciting to those of us in southern Ontario who are regulars on the show circuit.

    For your viewing pleasure.....

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]


    More later...


    Cheers,

    Jeff:tomcat:
     
  2. Wildcat

    Wildcat Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Apr 11, 2005
    Messages:
    8,851
    Likes Received:
    375
    Trophy Points:
    83
    Gender:
    Male
    Occupation:
    Workin' for the man....
    Location:
    South East Queensland
    Great shots Jeff :cool:
     
  3. Gnomey

    Gnomey World Travelling Doctor
    Staff Member Moderator

    Joined:
    Nov 28, 2004
    Messages:
    41,720
    Likes Received:
    517
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Gender:
    Male
    Occupation:
    Doctor
    Location:
    Portsmouth / Royal Deeside, UK
    Home Page:
    Excellent shots Jeff!
     
  4. Crimea_River

    Crimea_River Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Nov 16, 2008
    Messages:
    25,129
    Likes Received:
    960
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Location:
    Calgary
    Good pics Jeff. That F-18 looks familiar.....
     
  5. Catch22

    Catch22 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jun 13, 2007
    Messages:
    9,562
    Likes Received:
    64
    Trophy Points:
    48
    Gender:
    Male
    Occupation:
    Graphic Designer
    Location:
    Edmonton, Alberta
    Home Page:
    Great shots! I have family in St. Thomas, yet I've never heard of this show unfortunately. Looks like a good one.
     
  6. Thorlifter

    Thorlifter Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jun 10, 2004
    Messages:
    7,905
    Likes Received:
    189
    Trophy Points:
    63
    Occupation:
    IT Nerd
    Location:
    Dallas, Tx Jubail, Saudi Arabia
    Some good lookin' planes!
     
  7. Jeff Hunt

    Jeff Hunt Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jul 20, 2012
    Messages:
    2,809
    Likes Received:
    395
    Trophy Points:
    83
    Occupation:
    Retired Police Officer
    Location:
    Guelph Ontario Canada
    Thanks fellas for the nice comments. Here are a few more pics.

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]


    Cheers,

    Jeff
     
  8. Airframes

    Airframes Benevolens Magister

    Joined:
    Aug 24, 2008
    Messages:
    47,636
    Likes Received:
    1,416
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Gender:
    Male
    Occupation:
    Retired
    Location:
    Cheshire, UK
  9. Gnomey

    Gnomey World Travelling Doctor
    Staff Member Moderator

    Joined:
    Nov 28, 2004
    Messages:
    41,720
    Likes Received:
    517
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Gender:
    Male
    Occupation:
    Doctor
    Location:
    Portsmouth / Royal Deeside, UK
    Home Page:
    Great shots Jeff!
     
Loading...

Share This Page