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What Airshows Are You Attending This Year?  
User currently offlineMaiznblu_757 From United States of America, joined Mar 2002, 5112 posts, RR: 50
Posted (8 years 10 months 1 week 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 4325 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)

[Edited 2006-01-18 18:33:44]

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User currently offlinePaulianer From Germany, joined Jul 2002, 875 posts, RR: 13
Reply 1, posted (8 years 10 months 1 week 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 4303 times:

Well,

I have a really short list:

- ILA Berlin @ SXF Big grin

Tobi



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User currently offlineThierryD From Luxembourg, joined Dec 2005, 2077 posts, RR: 51
Reply 2, posted (8 years 10 months 1 week 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 4288 times:
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@Maiznblu_757:

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!  Sad

Thierry



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User currently offlineSkidmarks From UK - England, joined Dec 2004, 7121 posts, RR: 55
Reply 3, posted (8 years 10 months 1 week 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 4274 times:

Just Sun n Fun in the US this year, April 4th-10th. I'll be there on the 6th.

Maybe Fairford in UK, and Jurby in the IOM if it happens.

Andy  old 



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User currently offlineMaiznblu_757 From United States of America, joined Mar 2002, 5112 posts, RR: 50
Reply 4, posted (8 years 10 months 1 week 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 4259 times:

Quoting ThierryD (Reply 2):
@Maiznblu_757:

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.


User currently offlineKereru From New Zealand, joined Jun 2003, 873 posts, RR: 45
Reply 5, posted (8 years 10 months 1 week 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 4246 times:

Feb 5 Tauranga Air Show
April 14 - 16 Warbirds over Wanaka 2006
http://www.warbirdsoverwanaka.com/

Cheers
Colin



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User currently offlineTayssett From France, joined Jan 2006, 9 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (8 years 10 months 1 week 3 days ago) and read 4223 times:

 Smile
Hi there! First Post here!

Upcoming airshows for me: (in France of course)

June:
3/4th Ferte Alais (it would be the first time, I hope I can get full access)
11th Orleans Air Force Base
18th Colmar Air Force Base (extended access should be obtained, hopefully)

For those wondering, I'm off work in June this year... I'm not always this available for airshow every month unfortunately.

July:
2nd Cambrai Air Force Base (ok, I like Air Force Bases' Airshows)
8th Vichy Air Show (invited by the organisers but I don't know if I'll make it)

August:
nothing really planned right now and plenty of work that month

September:
10th Roanne Air Show - An absolute no-miss! I'm the official photographer!
I'm suppose to design the poster on the show too. cooooool

Maybe also the 10th Hazebrouck Ballon show in May as photographer (flight in ballon mandatory).

Geez couldn't I just be a full time photographer in summer time???!!!
Any other French Airliners around?



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User currently offlineMaiznblu_757 From United States of America, joined Mar 2002, 5112 posts, RR: 50
Reply 7, posted (8 years 10 months 1 week 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 4197 times:

I was considering a European show this year, but, to much going on. Maybe next year... (Moscow????)  Wink

User currently offlineBruce From United States of America, joined May 1999, 5065 posts, RR: 15
Reply 8, posted (8 years 10 months 1 week 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 4180 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



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User currently offlineMaiznblu_757 From United States of America, joined Mar 2002, 5112 posts, RR: 50
Reply 9, posted (8 years 10 months 1 week 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 4154 times:

Bruce,
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.

Chad


User currently offlineCaptainTim From Hong Kong, joined Dec 2004, 431 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (8 years 10 months 1 week 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 4133 times:

feb 21-27

Asian Aerospace Show (A380 will be there!!!!!)

got a press and trade pass so i'll be goign throughout the event

any of you going??

tim



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User currently offlineJRadier From Netherlands, joined Sep 2004, 4714 posts, RR: 50
Reply 11, posted (8 years 10 months 1 week 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 4118 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?)


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User currently offline3DoorsDown From United States of America, joined Oct 2005, 376 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (8 years 10 months 1 week 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 4094 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.

3DD


User currently offline2H4 From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 8956 posts, RR: 60
Reply 13, posted (8 years 10 months 1 week 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 4091 times:
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I'm going to try to get to Oshkosh, but it will depend on where I'm living at the time.




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User currently offlineLurch From United States of America, joined Jul 2008, 0 posts, RR: 1
Reply 14, posted (8 years 10 months 1 week 20 hours ago) and read 4037 times:

Farnborough Maybe RIAT at Fairford and Dunsfold Wings and Wheels on the August Bank Holiday also Biggin Hill just to show my face at my local Airshow!

User currently offlineGOCAPS16 From Japan, joined Jan 2000, 4355 posts, RR: 19
Reply 15, posted (8 years 10 months 1 week 19 hours ago) and read 4030 times:

In no particular order.

Andrews AFB Open House, MD
Langley AFB, VA
Norfolk NB, VA
NAS OCEANA, VA
NAS PAX RIVER, MD
NAS JAX, FL
NAS Lemoore, CA
MCAS MIRAMAR, CA
Sun N Fun, Lakeland, FL

Maybe a few more. I'm gonna be submitting my Blue Angels packet in for the 2007 show season. Cool stuff.

Kevin



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User currently offlineThierryD From Luxembourg, joined Dec 2005, 2077 posts, RR: 51
Reply 16, posted (8 years 10 months 1 week 13 hours ago) and read 4014 times:
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Quoting JRadier (Reply 11):
Only going to the KLu (Royal Dutch AF) open days at Leeuwarden, blue angels being the main reason

You mean the US Navy Blue Angels with their F/A-18s??  
If they're coming to Dutch countries I'll definitely be there   

Ok, I just checked: it IS the US Navy Blue Angels with their Hornets!!  bigthumbsup 

Thierry

[Edited 2006-01-21 10:19:02]


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User currently offlinePaulc From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2001, 1490 posts, RR: 0
Reply 17, posted (8 years 10 months 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 3968 times:

probably Fairford, Farnborough & EAA Oshkosh - shame they are all in the same month!


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User currently offlineJRadier From Netherlands, joined Sep 2004, 4714 posts, RR: 50
Reply 18, posted (8 years 10 months 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 3948 times:

Quoting ThierryD (Reply 16):
If they're coming to Dutch countries I'll definitely be there

Ok, I just checked: it IS the US Navy Blue Angels with their Hornets!! bigthumbsup

see you in Leeuwarden then Big grin

[Edited 2006-01-26 16:33:16]


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User currently offlineSkidmarks From UK - England, joined Dec 2004, 7121 posts, RR: 55
Reply 19, posted (8 years 10 months 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 3930 times:

Quoting GOCAPS16 (Reply 15):
Sun N Fun, Lakeland, FL

See you there Kevin Big grin

Andy  old 



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User currently offlineSmithAir747 From Canada, joined Jan 2004, 1636 posts, RR: 28
Reply 20, posted (8 years 10 months 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 3916 times:

If I remain in London over the summer (I may have the opportunity to do a summer research project at KCL Guy's Hospital campus), I would love to attend Farnborough 2006!

Do you think the A380 will be there? I hope so--it would be my first sighting of it!

SmithAir747



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User currently offlineLurch From United States of America, joined Jul 2008, 0 posts, RR: 1
Reply 21, posted (8 years 10 months 2 days ago) and read 3903 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!


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