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Why Is There A Wall Of Fire Behind This Plane?  
User currently offlineClimbout From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (11 years 10 months 2 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 2748 times:

Why is there a wall of fire behind this plane? I've never seen this before.


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If this has already been discussed, I aplogize!

Thanks!


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User currently offlineOPNLguy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (11 years 10 months 2 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 2734 times:

There was this one fuel truck guy who wasn't too careful.....

Seriously, since it was taken at an airshow, I suspect the Commemorative Air Force was at the same show and re-enacted a WWII attack using some of their warbirds....


User currently offlineFlight152 From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 3400 posts, RR: 6
Reply 2, posted (11 years 10 months 2 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 2732 times:

Those photo descriptions tell a lot.

Wall of fire on airshow.Canon D60 camera.Canon 20-35mm lens.


User currently offlineClimbout From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (11 years 10 months 2 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 2714 times:

I can read, but thanks anyway. I'm just wondering why the fire was started because it looks so intense.

User currently offlineOPNLguy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (11 years 10 months 2 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 2703 times:

OK, let's try this...

The aircraft facing us is perpendicular to a runway that's being used as the airshow centerline. The runway is some distance behind the aircraft, but appears closer due to depth-of-field aspects of the photo.

If memory serves, the CAF used to re-create the B-24 attack on the Ploesti oil refineries from WWII, and it's the explosions from these (or whatever other event they were recreating) going off along the centerline.


User currently offlineClimbout From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (11 years 10 months 2 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 2684 times:

Thank you, OPNLguy! As stated I have never seen this before, not even at the airshows that take place near my home. Very interesting.

User currently offlineOPNLguy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (11 years 10 months 2 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 2680 times:

The CAF puts on a great show. The sound of all those radial engines is something that should be experienced.

The Merlins of the P-51s sound pretty good too!  Big grin


User currently offlineClimbout From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (11 years 10 months 2 weeks 3 hours ago) and read 2658 times:

Cool!

I can't wait until the next airshow comes to Hawthorne. The sound of those jets roaring over and rattling my window is a euphoric experience.


User currently offlineAllee From Canada, joined Jun 1999, 484 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (11 years 10 months 2 weeks 3 hours ago) and read 2637 times:

It's the 1000-foot wall of fire. It's a bunch of explosions (all controlled), and it's simulated attacks. The ones I've seen (at the Prince George Airshow [BC] in 1994 and 95), involve an A-10 doing flybys and simulated strafings. Then a F-18 comes by and boom, the wall of fire blows! Pretty neat; it's fricken hot!! You feel the heat and the sky is filled with black cloud. Fire trucks go out and douse the grass fires.

User currently offlineThirtyEcho From United States of America, joined Dec 2001, 1653 posts, RR: 1
Reply 9, posted (11 years 10 months 2 weeks ago) and read 2522 times:

Man, that is the Mother of all Hot Starts!

User currently offlineH. Simpson From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 949 posts, RR: 3
Reply 10, posted (11 years 10 months 2 weeks ago) and read 2517 times:

the WWF (the one with panda) must be very grateful for what they did to the environment  Nuts

User currently offlineWing From Turkey, joined exactly 14 years ago today! , 1572 posts, RR: 24
Reply 11, posted (11 years 10 months 1 week 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 2461 times:

ThirtyEcho;
Great joke I loughed my a** off. Big thumbs up



Widen your world
User currently offlineElwood64151 From United States of America, joined Feb 2002, 2477 posts, RR: 6
Reply 12, posted (11 years 10 months 1 week 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 2385 times:

I suspect the Commemorative Air Force was at the same show and re-enacted a WWII attack using some of their warbirds....

Did the Confederate Air Force change its name? OPNLguy, I'm serious. Did they change their name?



Those who fail to learn history are doomed to repeat it in summer school.
User currently offlineMaiznblu_757 From United States of America, joined Mar 2002, 5112 posts, RR: 50
Reply 13, posted (11 years 10 months 1 week 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 2367 times:

http://www.miramarairshow.com/performers2002t.html

I happened to see it at Miramar.


User currently offlineOPNLguy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 14, posted (11 years 10 months 1 week 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 2158 times:

Yes, they did change it, 2-3 years ago, or so. Their website still uses the confederate air force in the URL...

Ah, political correctness.....


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