Redding Airshow (2011)

Discussion in 'Warbird Displays' started by GrauGeist, Oct 22, 2011.

  1. GrauGeist

    GrauGeist Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Aug 29, 2008
    Messages:
    15,211
    Likes Received:
    2,046
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Occupation:
    Public Safety Automotive Technician
    Location:
    Redding, California
    Home Page:
    The Redding Airshow at the Redding Municipal Airport was held through the weekend of September September 24 25.
    The weather Saturday was nice, but of all things, it was overcast and raining on Sunday (the day I went) so everything was gloomy. I can't complain though, the last airshow (2009) had temps of 111° and had people dropping from heat exhaustion!

    I took a good deal of photos but didn't have all my lenses with me because of the weather, so I wasn't able to get alot of "walk-around" shots of the static displays like I wanted. I did manage to get some decent shots of the flight demonstrations in spite of the overcast, so that was my trade-off! :lol:
     

    Attached Files:

  2. GrauGeist

    GrauGeist Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Aug 29, 2008
    Messages:
    15,211
    Likes Received:
    2,046
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Occupation:
    Public Safety Automotive Technician
    Location:
    Redding, California
    Home Page:
    Statics continued...
     

    Attached Files:

  3. GrauGeist

    GrauGeist Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Aug 29, 2008
    Messages:
    15,211
    Likes Received:
    2,046
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Occupation:
    Public Safety Automotive Technician
    Location:
    Redding, California
    Home Page:
    Statics continued...
     

    Attached Files:

  4. pbfoot

    pbfoot Active Member

    Joined:
    Apr 14, 2005
    Messages:
    7,636
    Likes Received:
    4
    Trophy Points:
    38
    Location:
    niagara falls
    Looks a good show wish I was there , I have a long haul til my next ome
     
  5. Crimea_River

    Crimea_River Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Nov 16, 2008
    Messages:
    25,187
    Likes Received:
    963
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Location:
    Calgary
    Me too. Thanks for posting.
     
  6. Aaron Brooks Wolters

    Aaron Brooks Wolters Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jul 28, 2007
    Messages:
    15,723
    Likes Received:
    339
    Trophy Points:
    83
    Gender:
    Male
    Occupation:
    Auto Restoration
    Location:
    Abingdon, VA.
    Excellent shots Dave!!!! I noticed the SU-2, Terry Schilson flew those in the Navy. He's the one I go flying with. The Stearman is gorgeous as is the Stinson(?). Hope we all have a better airshow season next year.:thumbright:
     
  7. GrauGeist

    GrauGeist Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Aug 29, 2008
    Messages:
    15,211
    Likes Received:
    2,046
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Occupation:
    Public Safety Automotive Technician
    Location:
    Redding, California
    Home Page:
    #7 GrauGeist, Oct 22, 2011
    Last edited: Oct 22, 2011
    Thanks guys, and yes Aaron, that's a Stinson!

    I took a break from posting, there's just a few static display photos left and then a series of flight demonstration pics coming up!
     

    Attached Files:

  8. GrauGeist

    GrauGeist Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Aug 29, 2008
    Messages:
    15,211
    Likes Received:
    2,046
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Occupation:
    Public Safety Automotive Technician
    Location:
    Redding, California
    Home Page:
    Last of the statics...

    Thought I'd toss in some shots of the WWII vehicles that were there!
     

    Attached Files:

  9. Trebor

    Trebor Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Feb 15, 2008
    Messages:
    2,418
    Likes Received:
    39
    Trophy Points:
    48
    Location:
    KCLS
    what's the bird with the folded wings and twin radial engines?
     
  10. GrauGeist

    GrauGeist Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Aug 29, 2008
    Messages:
    15,211
    Likes Received:
    2,046
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Occupation:
    Public Safety Automotive Technician
    Location:
    Redding, California
    Home Page:
    That's an S-2 Tracker from the USS Hornet (CVS-12)
     
  11. GrauGeist

    GrauGeist Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Aug 29, 2008
    Messages:
    15,211
    Likes Received:
    2,046
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Occupation:
    Public Safety Automotive Technician
    Location:
    Redding, California
    Home Page:
    And now for the fun!
     

    Attached Files:

  12. GrauGeist

    GrauGeist Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Aug 29, 2008
    Messages:
    15,211
    Likes Received:
    2,046
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Occupation:
    Public Safety Automotive Technician
    Location:
    Redding, California
    Home Page:
    More...
     

    Attached Files:

  13. GrauGeist

    GrauGeist Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Aug 29, 2008
    Messages:
    15,211
    Likes Received:
    2,046
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Occupation:
    Public Safety Automotive Technician
    Location:
    Redding, California
    Home Page:
    More...
     

    Attached Files:

  14. rochie

    rochie Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Aug 9, 2006
    Messages:
    14,640
    Likes Received:
    427
    Trophy Points:
    83
    Gender:
    Male
    Occupation:
    Head chef
    Location:
    billingham nr middlesbrough uk
    nice shots Dave, despite the weather
     
  15. Njaco

    Njaco The Pop-Tart Whisperer
    Staff Member Moderator

    Joined:
    Feb 19, 2007
    Messages:
    23,053
    Likes Received:
    994
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Occupation:
    Animal Control Officer
    Location:
    Southern New Jersey
    I like that they had a Canadian flag with the parachutes. And I think A-10s are just [email protected]!!!! Great pics!
     
  16. GrauGeist

    GrauGeist Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Aug 29, 2008
    Messages:
    15,211
    Likes Received:
    2,046
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Occupation:
    Public Safety Automotive Technician
    Location:
    Redding, California
    Home Page:
    By this point of the Airshow, the drizzle had stopped.

    I've been using my 70-300 lens through all of this but the gloom was really pushing the photo quality with lower shutter speeds :(
     

    Attached Files:

  17. Geedee

    Geedee Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Dec 5, 2008
    Messages:
    3,292
    Likes Received:
    210
    Trophy Points:
    63
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Wiltshire, UK
    Wow. Got some great stuff there Dave... hope there's some more ?
     
  18. GrauGeist

    GrauGeist Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Aug 29, 2008
    Messages:
    15,211
    Likes Received:
    2,046
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Occupation:
    Public Safety Automotive Technician
    Location:
    Redding, California
    Home Page:
    After a brief intermission for civil/commercial traffic, a few Airshow participants left.

    Then the Canadian CF-18 took to the air with a great display!
     

    Attached Files:

  19. GrauGeist

    GrauGeist Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Aug 29, 2008
    Messages:
    15,211
    Likes Received:
    2,046
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Occupation:
    Public Safety Automotive Technician
    Location:
    Redding, California
    Home Page:
    Yep Gary, there's more! :lol:

    And the clouds started to part just in time for the United States Air Force Thunderbirds!
     

    Attached Files:

  20. GrauGeist

    GrauGeist Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Aug 29, 2008
    Messages:
    15,211
    Likes Received:
    2,046
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Occupation:
    Public Safety Automotive Technician
    Location:
    Redding, California
    Home Page:
    And finally, the last set of photos.

    The Thunderbirds put on a great display and because of the overcast, they and all of the flight demonstrations, were done at slightly lower altitudes than they would have normally, so no complaints there!

    Thanks to everyone for looking, I hope you've enjoyed the pics!
     

    Attached Files:

Loading...

Share This Page