Sunday, May 18, 2008

Air Show

No stitching this weekend. We went to the air show at Andrews Air Force Base on Saturday. I took all these photos with my Canon D10 with the 70-300mm lens. I also have a Tamron 1.4 teleconverter on. The first jet is an F-4E Phantom II (my DH is a walking airplane encylopedia)

The next plane is my DH's favorite. One of the main reasons we went. It is the F22. It is really loud when it goes by :-) Beautiful jet though and the things the pilot did with this was amazing. At one point he had it hovering still in one spot at a 45 degree angle. It was so cool!

Yet another of DH's faves. The Starfighters. These are the coolest little jets around! They don't use them any more because of the heavy exhaust and they make this wicked howling noise. They were one of the best at the show.

Of course, you'll recognize the next plane. It is the B2 Spirit Stealth Bomber. My DH says it looks like it was made from alien tech.This last picture is of the Heritage Flyby. It consists of planes from different generations. They made a nice formation.

All in all it was a great day. The only drawback was when we first got the the parking at FedEx field, we had to go through inspection stations. That took 45 minutes. Luckily, there was a good breeze blowing. It was a beautiful day; clear, sunny, and cool.

1 comment:

staci said...

We saw an airshow about 6 years ago, aren't they cool?!