We went to the Air Show at the Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort.
(April 28, 2019)
I decided to put all the photos into one big file, so it will take awhile for everything to load.
The Navy's Blue Angels were the headline act,
but many other military and civilian aircraft were flying.
Lots of planes and lots of noise.
And very difficult to get half-way decent photos with a smartphone camera
as the planes frequently flew past at a high rate of speed.
We were in an area with sn overhead sun shelter, food & drinks, and tables and chairs.
Also VIP parking. It cost a bunch, but was worth it.
Two F-22's were parked nearby. Later, one fired up and did some flying.
Closeup of one of the F-22's
One of the first demonstrations was a flyby by a Charleston AFB C-17 Globemaster III.
Opening the show were the GEICO Skytypers, doing circles way overhead.
The US flag was parachuted in.
The C-17 goes through its paces.
"Harrier Jump Jet" (AV-8B Harrier) doing its thing: hovering!
One of many daredevils who demonstrated their proficiency.
The GEICO Skytypers
Restored World War II P-51 Mustang
Restored World War II Navy Corsair (above) and P-51 Mustang (below)
The Corsair's wings fold for storing on aircraft carriers. The plane taxi'ed by after its flying demonstration.
The smoke trail left by another daredevil's corkscrewing descent.
CH-53 Sea Stallion
F-35B hovering. It's astonishing to see a
state-of-the-artwarplane hovering, sliding sideways, and turning.
The Blue Angels taxi'ed past the crowd before starting their demonstration.
That's all, folks!
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