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1***** / 5 Metallica sums it up best: "Gimme Fuel, Gimme Fire, Gimme that which I desire, Ooh!" Navy Bravo Alfa 05 performs the sneak pass less than 40ft above the waters of West Grand Traverse Bay. 2006 National Cherry Festival Airshow. [Canon 30D 100-400mm F/4.5-5.6 L IS]
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A visitor from - posted Fri September 16, 2011:
FUEL IS PUMPING ENGINES!! What a great shot!!

A visitor from United States posted Thu September 6, 2007:
The ground effect shockwave reflected in the water is amazing.

A visitor from United States posted Mon August 13, 2007:
I love how you can see the vortex on the water

A visitor from Portugal posted Fri May 18, 2007:
This is flying, gentleman...

A visitor from Portugal posted Sat April 28, 2007:
Yeah Metallica
two of my favourite things togheter.....Planes & Metallica
I really like Blue Angels they're great...hope they come to Madeira Island one time....look's impossible

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A visitor from Romania posted Mon January 29, 2007:
Wow ! almost fell the sound & wave too, when u see this beauty.

A visitor from Australia posted Tue August 8, 2006:
Chad - you always make the Hornet look great!

A visitor from United States posted Thu August 3, 2006:
Gorgeous... I love how this photo shows the wing shape at high speeds. You definitely made a mockery of the "sneak pass"... Awesome work!

A visitor from United States posted Thu August 3, 2006:
The Blue Angels are awsome. Seeing them off the deck like that is something to see!

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A visitor from Poland posted Wed August 2, 2006:
'Fuel is pumping engines, burning hard, loose and clean!' Yeah, Chad, mind-crunching photo!

A visitor from Austria posted Wed August 2, 2006:
Hey chad, beautiful and action-packed picture, as usual...well done!


A visitor from Belgium posted Wed August 2, 2006:
Very nice captured!!! Greetz Michael

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