There are always too many photos to put in one post about an airshow, so this post focuses on the aerobatic planes.
The opening performance
Most recent airshows we’ve attended have an opening performance with parachutists and flags to go along with the national anthem. This airshow was no different. 🙂
Though the planes didn’t come close enough for super sharp long distance photos, that was okay. The parachutists are the focus, anyway.
As you can see, the skies were overcast. It didn’t get any better during the rest of the performances.
The aerobatic planes
We saw performances by Mike (Spanky) Gallaway and David Martin Aerobatics. Gallaway also was the airshow announcer after his performance.
I was still fussing with my settings when Mike Gallaway was in the air, so there are a lot more of the David Martin Aerobatics performance. The trick with David Martin’s plane is that technically it is not meant for aerobatics – it is a utility plane. So some of the stunts are truly spectacular for plane that isn’t designed for stunts.
One of the coolest moments was watching this plane gliding into a landing with no propellers.
In the next post, I’ll share photos of the A-10 Thunderbolt 2 and the P-51 Mustang.