I do not even go out on base I just either step out my door or go down to the end of the parkstrip and watch them do roof top level runs around the
two office buildings and hotel.
A couple years ago, I was standing on my driveway watching them do passes. (Anchortown, down town, is laid out in a grid, and one of the main
east-west roads is a couple blocks south). So I am out there b.s.ing with the neighbor as he washed his car. There they go. On the next pass the pilot
sees us down there looking up and he tilted his wings to us! We yelled "Yeah!" and gave we both gave him a "thumbs up". That was pretty cool thing to
Enjoy the show! (Says in his Napoleon Dynamite voice) Lucky!
I have a maybe 2000 pictures using my real camera from a few years ago on the flight line on practice day. Much much better pictures. But they are
15mb each. I always think I am going to resize them for use in posts. Some day.
Yes, they had only 5 planes up when they were here.
And I did notice a change in some of the show maneuvers from the other years they come here. One in particular because it includes a very low flyover
our neighborhood by one of the jets was scrubbed apparently.
Thank you. None are cropped or zoomed in. The were just snap and shoot. Maybe I will clean them up.
Zaph, that is too bad really. I dont know of anyone around here that complained. It was a treat really. We loved it. One would fly low below the edge
of the rim at HAFB, and come up to startle the audience. That stunt was missing.
The only one I never liked when I was downtown Chicago on Michigan Ave, the Blue Angels did a flyby downtown and the roar of the engines had everyone
looking up for falling buildings. It was that loud and startling. Maybe it was still too close to 911 or something.
But otherwise i love them.
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