Bobs89irocz From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 632 posts, RR: 0 Posted (9 years 7 months 4 weeks 2 hours ago) and read 1182 times:
I was suppose to fly down to DFW this weekend and go to the airshow at AFW but i had to many things to do today so i couldnt make it. If anyone wene to are is going tomarrow will you please post and let me know what is on for the Static display (fedex, AA, military stuff) and what airplanes preform what. Thanks
Bobs89irocz From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 632 posts, RR: 0 Reply 3, posted (9 years 7 months 2 weeks 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 934 times:
The AFW show is normally great, the static display is AWSOME. They normally have lots of airplanes you can go in and sit in the cockpits (KC-135,AWACS, C-130, C-141, C-5, C-17, KC-10, a FedEx or AA plane is normally on display (MD-11, DC-10, A300, 757/767/777 for AA)or talk to the crew. Not to mention the shows by the army,navy the blue angles or the thunderbirds are normally there but i havent gotten any feed back on the show from last weekend. Did anyone make it to Alliance?
Milemaster From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 1009 posts, RR: 2 Reply 6, posted (9 years 7 months 2 weeks 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 897 times:
Yeah, I went too.. it was pretty good.
Personally, I found the Dallas Love Field Airshows of the past to be a bit more entertaining.. but this was still good. The Blue Angels put on a good show & the Oracle stunt plane did some amazing stuff.
Milemaster From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 1009 posts, RR: 2 Reply 9, posted (9 years 7 months 2 weeks 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 845 times:
The AA 777 was on static display.. but moreso than what is typical. You could crawl all around the landing gear as well as step up to look into the cargo hold. The usual jetstairs provided access to people whom wished to walk around the inside of the aircraft.
They also displayed a complete 777 GE engine without the housing for all to see..that was awesome.
Lt-AWACS From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 10, posted (9 years 7 months 2 weeks 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 826 times:
Bobs89- No I am an Instructor Air Weapons Officer on the E-3 (a Rated Air Battle Manager type 13B). -though I am also a private pilot
I was only in FT Worth to sell some of our left over Squadron stuff from OIF (coins patches etc) so I only saw a little bit on Sunday. I saw what I thought from the distance was an AA MD-80 series. S-3, F-16s, F18, F-15C, C-130s, T-37, T-38, Some old timer CAF planes like original T-6s. And the blue Angels show that afternoon was great. I sadly could not walk around the airshow much, and missed allot.
The OKC was good, I worked the E-3 static on Saturday afternoon for a few hours. Our lines are always the longest at Every airshow we do, which is cool I guess. I guess people think they are going to see Aliens or something inside, plus we keep the Radome spining on the ground- The kids love it
THere was no Military Aerobatics team, but the Shell Aero team and the WWII jump re-enacters, which was cool. and of course Hook 'em Horns.
Ciao, and Hook 'em Horns,
Capt-AWACS, Yankee Air Pirate
Okie From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 2355 posts, RR: 3 Reply 11, posted (9 years 7 months 2 weeks 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 803 times:
It seems the OKC airshow has been on the downturn for the last 5 years. They do not get the draw of planes or spectators that they had in the early 90's. They really had some looong lines for the E-3 back then. One of my neighbors was on the AWACS gulf war 1 and has quite a few stories.