My other two videos from this year’s JBLM Air Expo are up on YouTube. The videos show a race between Bill Braack in the Smoke n’ Thunder Jet Car and Tim Weber in his Extra 300S. The second video shows Tim’s aerobatic routine.
It took me nearly three months to do it, but I have finally uploaded my first video from this year’s JBLM Air Expo (which was way back on July 21st). The video features John Klatt flying the Air National Guard MXS in one of the most impressive aerobatics displays I’ve ever seen.
I’ll post again once I get the rest of my videos from this show up on YouTube. After that, I still have a video from the Abbotsford International Air Show to upload, as well as some video from the FHC Fly Day I stopped at on the way home from Abbotsford.
The post featuring my photos from JBLM can be found HERE.
Because of the cancellation of WAC’s Autumn Glare launch, I had this weekend open. It turned out that Paul Allen’s Flying Heritage Collection was hosting one of its free fly days yesterday. I think my quick turnaround on this event makes up for my deplorable lag time in processing my photos from other events.
The flying program yesterday consisted of the collection’s P-47 Thunderbolt, “Tallahassee Lassie”, and their Il-2 Shturmovik. It was the first public flight of their Il-2 since the collection aquired it, and it is the only airworthy Il-2 in the world.
Unfortunately, these photos aren’t quite up to the quality standards I usually like to hold myself to. The lighting at Abbotsford is always terrible for any act before the late afternoon, and this year in particular presented very hazy conditions. The upshot is that the haze made for some of the best vapor I’ve ever seen in the fighter demos.
Now that I’m done with the photos, I will have time to focus on my long overdue videos from this event, and possibly the even more overdue videos from JBLM. If I suddenly have even more time, I may even get to work on the videos I took at an unplanned mystery event I stopped at on the way home from Abbotsford.
This is the last air show I’ll be attending this year. All that I have left on the calendar now is one more WAC launch in Mansfield (assuming the conditions out there get better in time for it; T minus 38 days and counting).
I have uploaded my photos from this year’s practice run of Seafair’s Boeing Air Show. Highlights include an F/A-18F Superhornet, Some of Paul Allen’s beautifully-restored playthings, and the incomparable Blue Angels.
As was the case at the time of my last post, I’m still waiting for more storage before I work on my videos from JBLM and Abbotsford. The photos from Abbotsford will also probably be a while, as I have over 1500 of them to cull through and edit. The lighting there this year was especially terrible (it’s always bad, but this was something else), so quite a bit of editing will be needed.
The next event I have planned is WAC’s Autumn Glare launch. T -29 days and counting.