|2006/06/17-18 NAS Willow Grove Air Show|
The Air Force Thunderbirds flew in the airshow. This year is a historic year for the Thunderbirds team because the #3 airplane is flown by the first female pilot of Thunderbirds. I believe it's the first female pilot flying a jet fighter of an military aerobatic team. I'm not particularly a feminist, nor antifeminist. But, anyways, I wanted to witness the history, and Willow Grove airshow was the first chance for me.
NAS Willow Grove has a runway stretching north and south. Ramp area was east of the runway. In the morning, the sun was behind us, and the condition was good for taking photos. But, in the afternoon, the sun was behind the airplanes from the ramp. It was not a very good condition for photography when the Thunderbirds took off. In addition, the wind was blowing from the west, and the smoke trail of the airplane flew to the ramp area, and sometimes the airplane was obscured by the smoke. The condition was sometimes not very good. Nonetheless, my first digital SLR, Pentax *ist DS2, did a good job, and I managed to take some good shots.
The following photos are from the first day of the airshow.
In the morning of the first day, the sky was covered by a high cloud. It was not a problem for flying, but not very good for photos, and I didn't get good shots.
The following photos are from the second day.
Next airshow will be July 8th and 9th in Pittsburgh!
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