Air Show Pictures!

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  1. Gonzo3333 macrumors 6502a

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    Since the Chicago Air and Water Show has been going on I have been trying to take some good pictures with my iPhone with little success. It has been nearly impossible to get a good shot because it has been very bright and I also wear polarized sunglasses that make the screen of the phone black. Anyway, I am posting the best picture I took from the Thunderbirds performance this afternoon. If there are any other plane buffs that have taken pictures with any kind of camera I would be interested in looking at them. I will take more tomorrow and Sunday with my Canon Digital Rebel.
     

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  2. Gonzo3333 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    ^^What kind of planes are those? I know the one on the bottom is from the Royal Air Force but the ones above that? Are they MIG's? They look like they are from Switzerland with the cross on the tail. Is Switzerland still "neutral"?
     
  3. smwatson macrumors 6502a

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    They're my dad's photos from the 90s.
    The Swiss ones are a Swiss air display team flying Hawker Hunters.
    The bottom one is a Mosquito.

    A couple of his photos are on his Flikr.
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/30268259@N03/sets/72157608658972673/
     
  4. Gonzo3333 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I had a rehearsal and concert to sing in on the Millennium Park stage today, and when I came out of the East Monroe garage, I saw a plane fly by...and then heard it. :D I have another concert tomorrow night, and I'm thinking of coming into the city early and catching some of the show. Looks like it's gonna be awesome as usual!
     
  7. ctt1wbw macrumors 68000

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    The ones on top look like E-3 Skywarriors or Skyraiders... I forgot the name, but the Navy guys called them Whales.
     
  8. Gonzo3333 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    The Air Show should start around 12:00 on both Saturday and Sunday. I think the water part starts at 10:00. Just remember, the loudest thing you will hear is the B-1B or the Bone. That plane is so loud that it feels like your soul is escaping your body when it flies by.

    Anyway, time to get the cooler ready so I can stake out my spot before the crowd get there.
     
  9. drewfus macrumors 6502

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    Yeah, it's been quite a few years since I last came to one of the shows. I remember getting really excited about the show when i was a kid. Hopefully i'll make it out this weekend.
     
  10. smwatson macrumors 6502a

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    Definitely Hawker Hunters.
     
  11. grim42 macrumors newbie

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    Some photos I took at the Durban Virginia Airshow last month.
     

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    Oh, I thought he said the ones in the middle pic were.
     
  13. BoyBach macrumors 68040

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    I recently got to see the Vulcan fly at the Royal International Air Tattoo at RAF Fairford. For something that was designed to drop The Bomb, it was a bloody beautiful plane.
     
  14. smwatson macrumors 6502a

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    Seeing one at Goodwood Revival, can't wait. Beautiful things.
     
  15. Gonzo3333 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    One of the Vulcan's crashed after take off at Glenview Naval Air Station near Chicago in 1978. That is an awesome looking plane. I took a bunch of pictures yesterday but I don't have a compact flash card reader so I will have to burn a DVD at work tomorrow.

    Quote from Wikipedia:

    On 12 August 1978, a British Avro Vulcan B2 XL390 of No. 617 Squadron Royal Air Force crashed during an air display. The crash occurred at around 400 ft (120 m), after a possible stall during a wing-over. The plane crashed into a landfill just north of Willow Road. All four crew members aboard perished.[5]
     
  16. Kebabselector macrumors 68030

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    A few taken at Duxford Flying Legends a couple of years ago......

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  17. montycat macrumors 6502

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    Growing up my grandfather was always taking me to air shows. He was a RAF pilot during WW1. My family is researching his military history. He was older when he had my Dad. He died in his late 90s. He used to tell me cows used to eat the fabric skins on the planes because there was something in the "doping" as he called it, that they liked. MC
     
  18. johnfernandez macrumors newbie

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    Hello..
    You have taken very nice picture.It looks really very good because the background of this picture is looking very beautiful.Thank you very much for sharing your picture with us.I like it.
     
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    The Red Arrows at the Royal International Air Tattoo, RAF Fairford.
     

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    Thanks for the comments. From top to bottom mine are:

    Spitfire

    Spitfire and Hurricane

    2x Chance-Vought F4U Corsair (I'm fairly sure, but happy to be proven wrong)

    P51 Mustang

    F-15 (and very noisy it was as well!)

    and a few more from the same show.........

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    DC-3 Dakota

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    Main: Boeing B-52 Left: F1-11 Right: F-4 Phantom (plus loads more)

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    Douglas AD-4NA Skyraider

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    B-17

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    2 more Spitfires

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    First scheduled Airbus A380 at Birmingham Airport (UK) - To celebrate the 70th Birthday of the Airport - Aircraft was switched with Heathrow for the day (they got our 777 instead).
     
  22. PkennethV macrumors 6502a

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    Here are some from CIAS 2009. The first two pictures are of the US Navy Blue Angels (click to view larger).

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  23. ROGERWILCO357 macrumors 6502

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    garden city fly by

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  24. ROGERWILCO357 macrumors 6502

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    new to the mac experiance

    question what is the easiest way to post your pics to this site? I tried to copy and pasted didn't work and tried to drag and drop ? How do you post your pics?
     

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