Rickenbacker Airfield, Ohio 2007
Sometimes you just have to be there. There is no way to adequately describe the incredibly loud, powerful, rumbling, scream of an afterburner on full power. To say “It Rocks” is an understatement. One cannot fully appreciate ones tax dollar at work without seeing the United States Air Force demonstration team “The Thunderbirds” doing what they do best. Here are a few more pix I was able to take on that warm sunny September day, under an azure sky, just off of the runway in Ohio.
Note that I am not using a telephoto lens. These boys and girls are flying low and close. We probably had the best seats in the place, as most of the aerobatics took place directly in front of us.
Timing is everything! More for them than for my own humble self, but I was gratified that a lifetime of trigger training on the Trap range with a 12ga. allowed me to capture this perfect “Double”. After that, things settled down to a perfectly normal pace. Normal for the T-Birds anyway.
Ever have one of those days when you just don’t know which way is up? Lets try that one again, shall we?
Wait a minute. Something is still not right. Lets see how the other guys are doing it. I’m pretty sure the blue side should be on top.
Maybe not. Any of you guys have the instruction manual for these things?
Well, at least we’re all pointed in the same direction. Lets go home.
Bye Bye Y’all. God Bless America! Stay tuned for part 2 of Mustangs & Legends