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Wings Over Pittsburgh Airshow 2006  
User currently offlineAGC525 From United States of America, joined Sep 2004, 989 posts, RR: 0
Posted (7 years 9 months 1 week 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 2464 times:

I went to the airshow yesterday and had a great time. I was suprised to see a pair of F-14's, which made my day. I wish there were more helicopters, though. But I'm not complaining. And it goes without saying the Blue Angels put on an awesome show, and the 911th were great hosts.

Here's some of my photos

A-10 from Willow grove


AH-64 Apache from Pa ANG


Airtran taxiing out ( I know, not that exciting)


B-25 "Briefing Time"


B-52 BUFF! "Global Warrior" from Barkesdale


Bird Dog - everytime I see one I think of BAT 21


C-17 from Charleston. Note the Steelers "Terrible Towel in the window


C-17 scary picture, me driving!
http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y72/AGC525/C17driver.jpg

F-14 I was so pleased to see one again!


Who knows when I'll see one again, I didn't want to let go!  Smile


EC-130 from Willow Grove. Very cool aircraft!


Inside the Commando Solo EC-130. Neat stuff


F-18 again, note the terrible towel  Smile


171st EC-135 with some cool nose art. The also had Steeler engine covers


Fat Albert starting the 'Blues show. Got to love those JATO's!


Blue Angels in action!


Another shot



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User currently offlineCovert From Ghana, joined Oct 2001, 1445 posts, RR: 2
Reply 1, posted (7 years 9 months 1 week 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 2430 times:

Thanks for the pics.


thank goodness for TCAS !
User currently offlineWickster From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 21 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (7 years 9 months 1 week 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 2400 times:

Thank You for Sharing with us.


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User currently offlineJarheadK5 From United States of America, joined Nov 2005, 216 posts, RR: 1
Reply 3, posted (7 years 9 months 1 week 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 2396 times:

Quoting AGC525 (Thread starter):
EC-130 from Willow Grove.

The EC-130's are actually from Harrisburg; IIRC it's a PA ANG squadron (the ONLY squadron of these aircraft, BTW).
The only 130's at the Grove are C-130E's.



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User currently offlineMigFan From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (7 years 9 months 1 week 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 2391 times:

Great pics! Were the F-14s active, or preserved aircraft?

/M


User currently offlineAGC525 From United States of America, joined Sep 2004, 989 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (7 years 9 months 1 week 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 2347 times:

Quoting JarheadK5 (Reply 3):
The EC-130's are actually from Harrisburg; IIRC it's a PA ANG squadron (the ONLY squadron of these aircraft, BTW).
The only 130's at the Grove are C-130E's.

Thanks for the info. I thought Willow Grove was the Harrisburg base...

Quoting MigFan (Reply 4):
Great pics! Were the F-14s active, or preserved aircraft?

/M

They we're active. VF-31 "Tomcatters" from the USS Theodore Roosevelt.

On a side note, as I type this they just did a fly over at the All Star Home Run Derby at PNC Park here at PIT. I ran outside but couldn't see them  Smile



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User currently offlineMigFan From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (7 years 9 months 1 week 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 2343 times:

Sorry, I was under the impression that all Tomcat operations ended on 3/31/06.

/M


User currently offlineAGC525 From United States of America, joined Sep 2004, 989 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (7 years 9 months 1 week 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 2338 times:

Quoting MigFan (Reply 6):
Sorry, I was under the impression that all Tomcat operations ended on 3/31/06.

/M

I don't know, I didn't have the chance to talk to any F-14 pilots or RIO's. I've seen on FAS.org they plan to eliminate one sqaudron per year till they are phased out in 2010, and I've also see 2008 as a final date. Maybe someone can shed some light.



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User currently offlineMigFan From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (7 years 9 months 1 week 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 2338 times:

It's cool with me! Long live the Tomcat! The master of the sky still flies.

(Okay, a little homage. I am ready for all of the F-15, F-16 fans)

/M


User currently offlineGalaxy5007 From United States of America, joined Sep 2005, 614 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (7 years 9 months 1 week 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 2320 times:

Quoting AGC525 (Thread starter):
C-17 from Charleston

Uh, that C-17 is from McGuire....Charleston is the 437th AW, not the 305th AMW


User currently offlineAGC525 From United States of America, joined Sep 2004, 989 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (7 years 9 months 1 week 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 2293 times:

Quoting Galaxy5007 (Reply 9):
Uh, that C-17 is from McGuire....Charleston is the 437th AW, not the 305th AMW

Sorry, there was one from each there.



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