Maiznblu_757 From United States of America, joined Mar 2002, 5112 posts, RR: 46 Posted (9 years 7 months 2 weeks 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 4854 times:
It's that time again. Airshow season is right around the corner. Just curious to know what shows the airliners.net photographer will attend this year.
I'll be attending several,it seems like a lot more than it really is... Most of these are in my backyard.
Feb 25 Yuma Airshow
Mar 11 NAF El Centro Airshow (Blue Angels)
Mar 18,19 California Capitol Airshow, Sacramento CA (Blue Angels)
Apr 1 Riverside Airport Airshow, Riverside CA
Apr 21 Wings over Gillespie, San Diego CA
Apr 29 March ARB Airshow, Riverside CA (Thunderbirds)
July 1,2 National Cherry Festival Airshow, Traverse City Mi (Blue Angels)
July 4 Battle Creek Airshow, Battle Creek Mi (Thunderbirds,Snowbirds)
These are also very close to me, I might attend a couple of these if I have nothing else going on...
May 20 Chino Airshow (Tentative, light sucks)
June 11 Van Nuys Air Fest (Tentative)
Jun 17 Vertical Challenge Heli AS, San Carlos CA (Tentative)
Jun 24 Ramona Air Fair (Tentative)
Depending on my school dates, these are also possible...
Sep 9, McConnell AFB KS Airshow (Thunderbirds)
Sep 16, Kansas City KS Airshow (Blue Angels)
Sep 23, Lincoln NE Airshow (Blue Angels)
Oct 14, MCAS Miramar Airshow (Blue Angels)
Oct 21 Thunderbird Balloon Fest/Airshow, Goodyear AZ (Blue Angels)
Oct 28 Edwards AFB (Thunderbirds)
Nov 11 Nellis AFB (Thunderbirds)
do you know if by any chance there is going to be an F-14 Tomcat display anywhere in the U.S. or elsewhere this year!!
I've never seen one and I couldn't make it to Oceana last year!
No demo. The F-14's should participate in the fleet fly-by during the 06 Oceana show. The Tomcat Sunset event will take place a couple weeks after the show, will probably be golf tournament, retirement ceremony, stuff like that.
Bruce From United States of America, joined May 1999, 5084 posts, RR: 14
Reply 8, posted (9 years 7 months 2 weeks 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 4709 times:
2004 was an interesting year in Wisconsin for major air show acts. There was Blue Angels AND Thunderbirds, in fact twice Blue Angels performances in the State of Wisconsin! And the T-Birds also in chicago, only an hour over the state line!
Not so in 2006.
For me, I am guessing that the July 4th weekend would be a good one. Traverse City followed by Battle Creek - I can drive between both plus get some time in at the Grand Rapids and Traverse City airports. Hey Chad, maybe I'll see you there!
Bruce Leibowitz - Jackson, MS (KJAN) - Canon 50D/100-400L IS lens
Maiznblu_757 From United States of America, joined Mar 2002, 5112 posts, RR: 46
Reply 9, posted (9 years 7 months 2 weeks 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 4683 times:
That would be cool. We can discuss closer to that time. I'll be around the Traverse City Airport and downtown quite a bit. Just a note, the Snowbirds will only be performing at BTL on the 4th only.
JRadier From Netherlands, joined Sep 2004, 4776 posts, RR: 47
Reply 11, posted (9 years 7 months 2 weeks 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 4647 times:
Only going to the KLu (Royal Dutch AF) open days at Leeuwarden, blue angels being the main reason. Furthermore I've wanted to shoot at an airshow for some time now, and this is a cheap option. Another option is the Koksijde (Belgium) airshow, but I don't know if they do it this year (does someone know?)
For once you have tasted flight you will walk the earth with your eyes turned skywards, for there you have been and ther
3DoorsDown From United States of America, joined Oct 2005, 376 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (9 years 7 months 2 weeks 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 4623 times:
April 8th - Maxwell AFB - AL - Thunderbirds
July 29-30th - Fairchild AFB - WA - Thunderbirds
August 4-6th - Seafair - WA - Blue Angels
Oct 28-29th - Edwards AFB - CA - Thunderbirds
Nov 11-12th - Nellis AFB - NV - Thunderbirds
I'd love to go to Reno or Oshkosh but probably not.
Lurch From United States of America, joined Jul 2008, 0 posts, RR: 1
Reply 21, posted (9 years 7 months 1 week 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 4432 times:
Hi SmithAir747 The A380 is due for Farnborough 2006 but if you are in the UK in Feb you mite SE the 380 sooner as I have been told it is due in to LHR on the 13th for a check of the Stands we shall SE if it shows up.
But at Farnborough it is due to be Displaying at the show!