I promised in my last post that I’d share photos of the A-10C Thunderbolt II and the P-51 Mustang at the Thunder Over Dalhart airshow. 🙂
A-10 Demonstration Team
Captain Haden “Gator” Fullam was the certified demonstration pilot, who performed aerial maneuvers and showcased the combat capabilities of the A-10. The demonstration jet has a new Vietnam War-era paint scheme in honor of the 97 Airmen assigned to the 355th Tactical Fighter Wing, who made the ultimate sacrifice during that conflict or became prisoners of war. Their names have been inscribed on the side of the aircraft. More information about the demonstration team members and planes is found on their website: https://www.dm.af.mil/A-10-Demonstration-Team/
At one point, the A-10C demonstrated the delivery of bombs with pyrotechnics.
Here are a few more photos of the jet.
After the A-10C demonstration was done, it was time for the Heritage Flight.
The Heritage Flight
The Heritage Flight is designed to bring attention to the Air Force’s proud history by flying formations with historical aircraft. At this airshow, it was a P-51 Mustang from the Dallas, TX area.
Because I had already taken many photos of the A-10C, I focused on getting good photos of the P-51 Mustang. Specifically, I wanted to capture the propeller motion while still keeping the plane crystal clear.
In my next post, I’ll show off the details of the classic vehicles that caught my eye at the Dalhart Cruzers car show on display.