Redding Airshow 2009

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  1. GrauGeist

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    #1 GrauGeist, Sep 27, 2009
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    Well, the long awaited airshow finally happened today. And what a mess.

    The weather has been great for the past week and a half, but last Thursday, the winds came out of the north, bringing smoke from fires burning in southern Oregon along with a high-pressure ridge...which translates into high temps. Today, we set a high temp record for this time of year: 111° f...

    I got there early, but the angle of the sun and the way Redding Airport is situated made for some poor photos. I also had to cut it short because at some point today I turned my neck wrong, and ended up with a headache that was so bad, it was messing with my vision.

    I'll start posting them, and I'm sure RedBeard has some to share, too.

    IMG 1: Flight of Geese over the ramp
    IMG 2: C-17 looms over the show
    IMG 3: T-6
    IMG 4: Wright Flyer replica
    IMG 5: AT-6
    IMG 6: Neuport replica
    IMG 7: EAA "experimental" (looks like a P-51D or a YaK-9, doesn't it?)
    IMG 8: EAA "experimental" half-scale replica
    IMG 9: PT-17
    IMG 10: L-29
     

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    Great photos! Thanks for sharing. :D
     
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    Brilliant photos, thanks for sharing. :thumbleft: ;)
    That C-17 is rather big.
    And the photo of the geese heading off reminds me that it's autumn; the game season has begun, it's time for roasted chestnuts, a good book in the evening and colder weather. Mmm, I like autumn. ;)
     
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    Woot! I love the C-17, great pictures!
     
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    Good stuff, Dave. I have a very similar C-17 shot from Riverside. Great minds think alike. :thumbleft:
     
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    Great stuff Grau!

    Nothing like an airshow to put a camera through it's paces.

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    Dave, excellent shots.

    (I am not jealous, I am not jealous.....)
     
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    #8 GrauGeist, Sep 27, 2009
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    Thanks guys, sorry I cut it short last night, but I was really out of it.

    Glad everyone has enjoyed the photos so far, and I'll be posting more and just *maybe*, I'll go back out this afternoon and try and pick up where I left off with the flight demonstration photos...

    I'm uploading the images in series of 10, this is the second installment, more to follow...

    And here's a little challenge. In the 9th photo (with the P-51H)...can you spot the ramp violation? :lol:

    IMG 1: L-29
    IMG 2: T-33
    IMG 3: A75
    IMG 4: T-34
    IMG 5: T-28
    IMG 6: F-18
    IMG 7: A-10
    IMG 8: DCO-65
    IMG 9: P-51H
    IMG 10: L-2M, Jeep and P-51H
     

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    nice stuff there GG!
     
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    Next group...

    More to follow.

    IMG 1: YaK-9
    IMG 2: YaK-11
    IMG 3: P-51D
    IMG 4: YaK-9
    IMG 5: T-28
    IMG 6: P-40
    IMG 7: B-25
    IMG 8: A6M3
    IMG 9: Blue Angels
    IMG 10 USMC AV-8
     

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    Good stuff!
     
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    Nice blending of old and new at that show. Good shots, Dave.
     
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    Blue Angels!!!
     
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    Nice pics Thanks for sharing!:thumbleft:
     
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    Thanks guys, glad everyone's liking them so far!

    Here's the next group of pix...including a shot of RedBeard in front of the A-10!

    More to follow.

    IMG 1: USFS AH-1
    IMG 2: RedBeard A-10
    IMG 3: F7F scale model (RC)
    IMG 4:
    IMG 5: F-104 (wingless)
    IMG 6: C-31 (US Army Golden Knights)
    IMG 7: USCG Dauphin
    IMG 8: YaK-9
    IMG 9: YaK-9
     

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    Me like Yak 9 :D :D
     
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    And the final group of photos.

    Like I said, I had to cut the show short yesterday, so I missed the F-16 and Harrier demos, along with the P-40/F-16 heritage flight and Blue Angels. There was a long delay in the program because the Forest Service and CDF had to scramble on a fire call. They also had an intermission to allow civil and freight traffic...

    The unscheduled fire traffic pushed the schedule's time out so that even had I not left early, the excessive heat would have made the long afternoon nothing but evil (it was over 100 by 11:00 a.m.) had I stayed.

    I know RedBeard made it to the show, so he should have some photos for this thread, not sure if any other members made it or not, I think there's a few others in the area...

    Anyway, here's the last group from yesterday:

    IMG 1: AT-6
    IMG 2: AT-6
    IMG 3: B-25
    IMG 4: A6M3
    IMG 5: B-25 with the A6M3 on thier 6
    IMG 6: A6M3
     

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    The Zero on the B-25 must've been cool! What was the attendance?
     
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    Beaut shots Dave. That F27 'Friendship' looks great in that colour scheme. Is it used by the Golden Knights parachute team by any chance? make a nice subject for a model.
    The ramp violation on the P51H - wheels not chocked, tail wheel reversed, possibly not locked?
    BTW, were the Geese included in the show's programme?!!
     
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    #20 GrauGeist, Sep 27, 2009
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    It definately was...they had the Zero "attacking" the B-25 as it made passes representing the raid on Tokyo...the Zero then got "nailed" by the tail gunner, but due to the smoke and the angle they were flying, it was nearly impossible to get a decent shot with both of them in it...then at the last second...there it was and I grabbed the shot!

    As far as attendance, I'm not sure, but there was alot, and they were still arriving when I left at 1:30, and the show was scheduled to go till 4:30.

    LOL Terry! No, the Geese flyby was an unannounced bonus for the early arrivals!

    And the "Friendship" was indeed there for the Army's Golden Knights, and after the paras did thier demonstration, the aircraft did a high-speed pass over the runway.

    As far as that P-51H goes, you're right, and the FAA was all over the place! [​IMG]
     
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