MissedApproach From Canada, joined Oct 2004, 713 posts, RR: 2
Reply 1, posted (9 years 6 months 1 week 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 2915 times:
I would only add a few classics to that, such as F-104 (Starfighters team flies a display with them) MiG-21, & Sabre. I also saw our guys fly a routine with the CC-150/A-310, & I have to say seeing a big plane fly like that is...pretty creepy. It just doesn't seem right.
My displays would include an actual attack/firepower demonstration with live ordinance. No stupid gasoline explosions for me! Bring a helmet, sign a waiver. Throw in some supersonic passes down the flight line while we're at it.
NightHawk117 From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 175 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (9 years 6 months 1 week 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 2901 times:
I forgot to mention my biggest 'pet peeve' about airshows: the insane cost for food and beverages! That's definitely something that won't happen at my airshow, lol.
Quoting MissedApproach (Reply 1): My displays would include an actual attack/firepower demonstration with live ordinance. No stupid gasoline explosions for me! Bring a helmet, sign a waiver. Throw in some supersonic passes down the flight line while we're at it.
Team Stealth...when it absolutely, positively HAS to be taken out overnight!
Yanqui67 From Puerto Rico, joined Jan 2005, 508 posts, RR: 3
Reply 5, posted (9 years 6 months 1 week 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 2764 times:
I would have a Blue Angel and Russian Swifts demo team mass formation. Blue and red would look good in the air. I would also have dogfights between SU-37s and F/A-18E/Fs. Unlimited supersonic flybys and especially a B-1. I saw that twice while on the boat. That was some scary stuff. We expected it to be loud but it still made us crap our pants. The whole boat shook very violently when it went by at around 200 feet off the water. I wish I had the camera at the time. I would also have live bomb drops, away from the crowd of course. I would also have gun strafing runs, very cool. I am not asking for much.
Main attraction would be a flyby of one of the USAF VC-25s (AF1) with the USAF Thunderbirds on its wings. AF1 would then land and taxi down the flightline while the Tbirds would start their demo. I think that would be awsome!!