Created 22-Sep-11
Modified 22-Sep-11
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2011 Fargo Airsho
Sunday August 14th
Sean and I arrived at 9 AM. Nathan and family were already here; right where I predicted: on the south end of the flight line, just back from the fence. We dropped off our chairs; said hello to my aunt, uncle, cousins, and kids. At 9:30 I led Sean, Nathan and Cody into the static displays. Sean wanted a photo holding an Army assault rifle. I had a long chat with the F/A-18E Super Hornet pilot. David joined us at "Miss Mitchell". Crowds were building so I didn't spend any time at the twin F-15E Strike Eagles, instead Nathan and I checked out the live Navy band. We got back to our seats in time for the 11:14 parachute jump. Today's show was similar to yesterday's. Instead of a B-52 fly-by they had a KC-135 tanker fly over. Bob Nelson joined our party around 1 PM. I was working light today with my 18-70mm and 70-300mm Sony zooms. I managed to cram everything I needed into my fanny pack. It was hot today but still nice. I had a great time with my family. A CJ-5 landed without its gear down delaying the F-16 and Blue Angels by an hour. The P-51s, B-25, and 'Fang' flew to fill the gap. The delay meant we had to leave right away as the displays were torn down.
Note: some descriptions and text are from wikipedia.com, the FargoAirsho.com, and other websites regarding the performers and military aircraft.

Categories & Keywords
Category:Transportation
Subcategory:Airplanes
Subcategory Detail:Military
Keywords:

Blackhawk

Blackhawk

Big Blade

Big Blade

Super Hornet In Morning Sun

Super Hornet In Morning Sun

CO and XO

CO and XO

AG 201

AG 201

White Tail Blue Sky

White Tail Blue Sky

Drogue Hook

Drogue Hook

Miss Mitchell Under Blue Skies

Miss Mitchell Under Blue Skies

Ambush Aggressor Hornet

Ambush Aggressor Hornet

Old Glory

Old Glory

Navy Band Great Lakes

Navy Band Great Lakes

Walking The Flight Line

Walking The Flight Line

Open The Trunk

Open The Trunk

Navion

Navion

Blue Prop

Blue Prop

Yankee Go Home

Yankee Go Home

Camera Ready

Camera Ready

Under Wraps

Under Wraps

Don't Wear A Jumpsuit With A Beer Belly

Don't Wear A Jumpsuit With A Beer Belly

Popeye

Popeye