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2007 Airshow Season

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posted on Dec, 3 2006 @ 03:48 PM
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For me, air shows have become one of the defining elements of the summer season. The smell of hot dogs, hamburgers, jet fuel, and the occasional wif of burnt smoke from the aircraft performing their flight displays coupled with the ear piercing sound of afterburners provides a thrill unlike almost any other. However, this may soon become a thing of the past for some enthusiasts.

I've been attending the Willow Grove NAS Sounds of Freedom Air show now for several years. Because of BRAC, last years show might very well be the last one at the grove despite the fact that the base will not officially close until 2010. Willow Grove has always been a great show to attend and because of my proximity to the base, I often see A-10’s screaming over my home. I’ll be sad to see it close.

So, what exactly is the purpose of this thread you may be wondering? I just thought it would be nice to have a place here at ATS for us aircraft and air show enthusiasts to share our experiences of attending great air shows and seeing impressive flight displays. We could also keep each other up to date on future schedules and other interesting news. I hope to see your comments soon.

Grumman14




posted on Dec, 3 2006 @ 05:12 PM
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I am down with this idea for sure! I have no info for the 2007 season but will contribute as much as I can and will check in to this thread for updates!
Great idea by the way


Peace, Mondo


jra

posted on Dec, 3 2006 @ 05:44 PM
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My town has a 3 day airshow every year. Apparently it's one of Canada's biggest airshows too. Sadly in a number years it will be gone, due to the airport becoming more commercial. Although I haven't gone to the airshow itself in years. I always go every monday morning when everyone starts to leave and I go and park by the side of the road near the end of the runway. I find that having those jets flying right above you much more exciting


Like my first (and only time) of seeing an F-14 flying. I was standing on the hood of my car looking through the view finder of my camera, looking at it as it took off and then thinking, "is this guy going to pull up?", and flew right over and very low, literally blowing my hair back. I almost lost my balance. He then pulled straight up and disappeared into the clouds.

This airshow also used to get the B.2 Vulcan regularly up until '83. Apparently I was there for it's last appearance, but I would have only been 2 years old at the time, so I don't remember it.
I think an SR-71 also did a fly by that year too.

In the late 80's and early 90's the Russians came with there stuff. Sadly they don't come here anymore. Nor do we really ever get any European aircraft in general these days.

Here's the official site. Shows the history of past airshows on there too. www.abbotsfordairshow.com...



posted on Dec, 3 2006 @ 06:17 PM
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Thanks Mondo. I was hoping others would like this idea.


Jra,

I know what you mean about loosing the airshow. I used to go to one at the Wilkes-Barre International Airport for years. Several years ago the stopped having shows there. I have no idea why. The only place airshows are held around here now is at the Grove but we will lose that. The next closest will be Mcguire AFB...about 4 hours away



posted on Dec, 3 2006 @ 06:20 PM
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BTW,

Has anyone here ever seen Manfred Radius perform. For a glider performance he sure is great.



posted on Dec, 3 2006 @ 06:22 PM
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have just found this for the uk air shows enthusiasts, its a comprehensive list of 2007 dates


www.aeroflight.co.uk...



posted on Dec, 3 2006 @ 07:16 PM
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Here is a site with some 2007 airshow dates. The have excellent photo galleries as well.

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posted on Jan, 29 2007 @ 09:53 AM
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any big news on 07 airshows from anybody yet?? I talked to a Raptor pilot last year and he said that the F15 tactical demo team was done after the year and that 2007 would include an F 22 demo aircraft!!

Now, that will be sweet if it happens??



posted on Jan, 29 2007 @ 09:53 AM
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any big news on 07 airshows from anybody yet?? I talked to a Raptor pilot last year and he said that the F15 tactical demo team was done after the year and that 2007 would include an F 22 demo aircraft!!

Now, that will be sweet if it happens??



posted on Jan, 29 2007 @ 12:15 PM
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Aero 2007 - features the best of stuff from Russia, US, Europe, Isreal and India.

www.aeroindia.in...

Eurofighter, Rafale, Su-37, F-18, F-16, Gripen, Mig-35 are all showing up


Feb 7-11 will be rocking!!!



posted on Jan, 29 2007 @ 03:19 PM
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Originally posted by Mondogiwa
I talked to a Raptor pilot last year and he said that the F15 tactical demo team was done after the year and that 2007 would include an F 22 demo aircraft!!


The official F-22 demo team wont be completed and operational unit 2008, however single ship (normal) Raptors have been performing at select air shows here in the US for some time.



posted on Jan, 30 2007 @ 07:57 PM
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Well if there's any flying around Oshkosh in Wisconsin I'm going to have to go. This year I'm hoping to spend the full day up there if I can, maybe I'll get to see some nice stealth planes.

Anybody know if they're flying UAV's at airshows yet?



posted on Jan, 31 2007 @ 08:59 AM
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We had two raptors do a number of flybys this past year (06) at the toronto airshow and I also went to the fly in at my home town of kitchener with the majority of the hamiltion warplane collection flying in and doing a couple flybys of the Lanc it was pretty awesome my fiancee whom I'm trying to get hooked even enjoyed herself! If someone can post a laymans way to post my photos I may try to get some up. If anyone is interested in getting connected to an airshow up in the great white north let me know.



posted on Feb, 2 2007 @ 08:59 PM
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Originally posted by Stealth Spy
Aero 2007 - features the best of stuff from Russia, US, Europe, Isreal and India.

www.aeroindia.in...

Eurofighter, Rafale, Su-37, F-18, F-16, Gripen, Mig-35 are all showing up


Feb 7-11 will be rocking!!!


You going I hope!!
I can't!!!

But I'll try anyways..

The MiG-35 is on static display or aerial? I think this is the first time its going to be shown outside India.
No EF Typhoon.



posted on Feb, 3 2007 @ 11:45 AM
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Originally posted by Daedalus3
You going I hope!!

Yep. Very unlikely that i'll be missing it.




No EF Typhoon.


Not sure about that . Check this article ..


Eurofighter Typhoon at Aero India 2007.

BANGALORE, India/HALLBERGMOOS, Germany --- After a successful 2006, the Eurofighter partnership starts the new year with a strong presence at this year's Aero India in Bangalore. The Eurofighter consortium and the EUROJET engine consortium present the programme to the Indian military and aerospace leadership as well as the public for the first time.

The capabilities of Eurofighter Typhoon can be assessed by professional visitors at the Eurofighter stand in Hall C, Stand C4,6 by flying the unique Cockpit Demonstrator with air-to-air and air-to-ground capabilities fully integrated. Air Force and Industry pilots will present first hand information.

Additional features on display at the Eurofighter stand include the EJ200 engine and the electronic scanning antenna developed by the Euroradar consortium, which is soon to be flown on a Eurofighter Typhoon Development Aircraft in Germany.

A press briefing with senior customer and industry officials is scheduled for 7 February at 1400 in Hall 1 of the press centre on show site. Media are invited to attend.
www.defense-aerospace.com...


The rest of the article in the same link has some neat news on the EF as well



posted on Feb, 3 2007 @ 11:55 AM
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Russia to display new jet engine at India air show

MOSCOW, February 2 (RIA Novosti) - Russian jet engine maker Salut will showcase a modernized engine for Su-family fighters at an air show in India, the company said Friday.

The company has spent $40 million on developing the AL-31FM1 engine for Su-27, Su-30, Su-33 and other Sukhoi aircraft and successfully completed its tests in October last year.


full article >> en.rian.ru...


HAL to unveil new copter at Aero India
full-scale mock-up of a new attack helicopter will be the highlight of the Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) display at the Aero India show here next week, even as India's premier aircraft maker looks to cementing new partnerships with key aviation giants during the five-day show.

Loosely based on the hugely successful Eurocopter, the model of the light combat helicopter (LCH) will be loaded with a 20-mm gun, a 70-mm rocket and an electro-optical pod.

HAL has been working on the ALH design for the last one-and-a-half years and is expected to roll out the prototype in 2008.

Explaining the rationale behind the LCH, HAL chief Ashok Baweja said: 'We want an attack helicopter that operates at altitudes of over 15,000 feet. When you are operating at such altitudes you must have lighter machines. You can't have a 10-tonne helicopter operating at those heights.'


full article >> www.indiaenews.com...


Boeing to Spotlight Broad Range of Commercial, Defense Products and Services at Aero India 2007

CHICAGO, Feb. 01, 2007 -- The Boeing Company [NYSE: BA] will spotlight its broad range of capabilities in the commercial and defense markets at the upcoming Aero India 2007 show, which begins in Bangalore, India on Feb. 7.

"Boeing enters the show with a focused view of the tremendous opportunities in India as the market continues to develop," said Tom Downey, Boeing senior vice president, Communications. "Our comprehensive presence at the show will underscore our strong commitment to our customers, partners and suppliers."

Boeing Integrated Defense Systems will feature the combat-proven F/A-18F Super Hornet strike fighter, which will be on display and conduct daily aerial demonstrations with a full weapons load during the show. Also on display will be the CH-47 Chinook helicopter, whose unparalleled lift capabilities have been proven in numerous military and humanitarian roles around the world. Visitors will also see Boeing's C-17 Globemaster III strategic airlifter at Aero India 2007.


full >> www.boeing.com...




[edit on 3/2/07 by Stealth Spy]



posted on Feb, 6 2007 @ 09:03 PM
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anyone know what else will be at the 07 point mugu show in cali on march 31 besides the thunderbirds?



posted on Apr, 1 2007 @ 06:11 PM
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So here we start and I am looking for a good idea of the airshows in the U.S.?
It would be great if anybody has a link to a website that is up to date and National?

Peace to you all.....Mondo



posted on Apr, 1 2007 @ 08:10 PM
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Pope AFB in NC will have an air show this Sept or Oct. They are also a BRAC base so this should be one of or the last air show before they become Pope Army Airfield.

From what my friends are telling me this should be a very big air show because of BRAC. I will ask around for more specifics, but i'm hoping it will be worth checking out. I'll keep you all posted.



posted on Apr, 1 2007 @ 11:23 PM
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I just attended the Airfest 2007 at Macdill Airforce Base here in Tampa where I live, and I have some nice pictures. The F-22 had a static display with the pilot available for whatever you wanted to ask, but was completely secured with armed gaurds and a rope keeping the public at bay at least 15 feet. I took alot of pictures though, one in Front of the Raptor, one in front of an A-10, and a few more just of all the other aircraft, of which I dont know too much their names. I will have the pics up in a bit on a new thread, which I will link with this one.

I accidently deleted all my photos from the airshow WTF!!!! Man thats horrible, I am so #ing pissed off. #CUJGWHRGKLTHN Y@%^@G#V$

[edit on 4/1/2007 by DYepes]




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