Created 17-Aug-11
Modified 17-Aug-11
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2011 Fargo Airsho
Thursday, August 12th 2011
The Blue Angel Squadron is in town. Some streets are blocked from 12-5 PM, allowing the Angels and other aerial performers to practice. I couldn't get away, but it didn't stop me from climbing on our roof. The Angels fly right over our house and maneuver somewhere south of I-94. I have an excellent view. The sound was good too. I could clearly hear the General Electric F404-GE-402 turbofan engines whine, and the low pulsing throb of the air brakes.

I used my 500mm lens and the 70-300mm zoom lens. I photographed two practice sessions. I was up on the roof longer than I thought; getting sunburned in the process. Mom's cousin arrived that afternoon, so I watched the third session from the driveway with him.
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Subcategory:Airplanes
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Knife Edge Pass

Knife Edge Pass

Overhead

Overhead

#2 Rolls Over

#2 Rolls Over

Blue Angel Hornet Underside

Blue Angel Hornet Underside

Compressed View

Compressed View

Knife Edge #1 & #2

Knife Edge #1 & #2

Yellow, White, And Blue

Yellow, White, And Blue

Greg & James Overhead

Greg & James Overhead

Sky High

Sky High

The Leader

The Leader

In Close

In Close

Lieutenant Commander James Tomaszeski

Lieutenant Commander James Tomaszeski

Side By Side

Side By Side

Bye Bye

Bye Bye

Boxing The Sky

Boxing The Sky

Lose Diamond Formation

Lose Diamond Formation

Diamond In The Sun

Diamond In The Sun

Diamond By The Lights

Diamond By The Lights

Smoke On

Smoke On

Diamond Roll

Diamond Roll