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Unread post05 Oct 2020, 16:09

Wow. It just keeps looking better and better with age.

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Unread post12 Oct 2020, 11:58

Cabo flying with a couple of Mustangs.
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Can you keep up Great Grandpa?
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Unread post19 Oct 2020, 12:33

F-22s practiced hot-pit refueling during the recently completed Exercise Valiant Shield at Anderson AFB, Guam.
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Wings Over Huston drive-in airshow this past weekend.
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A bit relevant, a 5th Gen fighter like the F-22 needs higher end targets to press it's systems. The 5GAT 5th Gen Aerial Drone is designed to do that. It recently completed ground tests and is scheduled to make it's first flight later this month. Note some design features taken from the F-22.
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Unread post19 Oct 2020, 14:55

Scorpion1alpha wrote:Wings Over Huston drive-in airshow this past weekend.
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Nice pictures. I was at the Wings Over Houston on Sunday, and never saw two F-22's in the air at the same time. The one that was there Sunday had a snag, so a fresh one was flown in from Dallas area. That meant that an F-16 took its place in the heritage flight
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Unread post20 Oct 2020, 12:25

My apologies. I made a mistake. I misidentified the photos I posted as the Wings Over Huston Airshow, which was the weekend before last (the one you attended).

The photos are, in fact, from the Ft. Worth Alliance Airshow that was held northwest of you and a week later (17-18 October). That’ll explain why you didn’t see two F-22s overhead.

BTW, those photos of yours are great. How did you like the WOH Airshow and the drive-in concept?

Some more from Ft Worth:
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Unread post20 Oct 2020, 14:29

Scorpion1alpha wrote:My apologies. I made a mistake. I misidentified the photos I posted as the Wings Over Huston Airshow, which was the weekend before last (the one you attended).

The photos are, in fact, from the Ft. Worth Alliance Airshow that was held northwest of you and a week later (17-18 October). That’ll explain why you didn’t see two F-22s overhead.

BTW, those photos of yours are great. How did you like the WOH Airshow and the drive-in concept?


I payed for the VIP ticket to get closer to the action, and I did enjoy it. Took around 1200 pictures, with a heavy rig, so at the end of the day I was ready to go home.

We lived in the UK for 6 years, and got to see a few airshows there. The UK airshows are normally more action packed, with less time between flying events. The Red Arrows are always a treat to watch. The US shows typically are less dense in activity, but has hundreds of sales boots distracting people between events. Since this show had no sales activity, the activities were closer together and more like the UK shows. One thing we don't have here is all the visiting aerobatic teams form other nations. I would not have minded seeing either the Thunderbirds or the Blue Angels though.
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Unread post21 Oct 2020, 12:32

lamoey wrote:I payed for the VIP ticket to get closer to the action, and I did enjoy it. Took around 1200 pictures, with a heavy rig, so at the end of the day I was ready to go home.

We lived in the UK for 6 years, and got to see a few airshows there. The UK airshows are normally more action packed, with less time between flying events. The Red Arrows are always a treat to watch. The US shows typically are less dense in activity, but has hundreds of sales boots distracting people between events. Since this show had no sales activity, the activities were closer together and more like the UK shows. One thing we don't have here is all the visiting aerobatic teams form other nations. I would not have minded seeing either the Thunderbirds or the Blue Angels though.


I agree the European airshows tend to be more high speed in terms of their pace and presentation. And with the EU nations being so close to each other, makes it easier for each country's teams to go visit another nation's airshow.

The Red Arrows always seems to impress everyone but the Brits themselves..."Dead Sparrows" as they like to refer to them. They, and most other foreign teams, are more aggressive in their routines than us. But we know why is that.

Maybe one day, the Reds will perform over the skies of of southeast Texas and the F-22 will fly in formation with them like in June 2008 over Langley:
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And again in August 2019 over NY along with the Thunderbirds and Lightning:
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BTW, if you have more photos of the F-22 that you took and would like to post, go ahead and do so. The Viper would be great too. Based on the two that you posted, I bet a lot more of your photos look great.
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Unread post21 Oct 2020, 16:12

This is the same Viper on two separate passes. Look closely and you will see that they have the sun from different angels. The belly shot was turned 180 for effect.
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Unread post21 Oct 2020, 17:13

A couple of shots of the Raptor from Wings Over Houston 2020
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Unread post26 Oct 2020, 12:17

lamoey wrote:A couple of shots of the Raptor from Wings Over Houston 2020
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Unread post26 Oct 2020, 12:23

Up and away.
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Unread post26 Oct 2020, 21:50

Hidden contrails.
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Unread post02 Nov 2020, 13:14

The Lockheed Martin Air & Space Show happening 31 Oct - 1 Nov. Let's go!
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Death Blossom 1, all systems go.
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Weeeee...
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Hey T-bird, wanna come up and play?
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Hiya Constant Aviation.
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Time to park it.
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Unread post02 Nov 2020, 20:56

The F-22 will be one of those aircraft that even after it retires it will still be beautiful.
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Unread post09 Nov 2020, 13:27

Some vape shots.
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Stuart Airshow, Stuart, FL 7-8 Nov.
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"That thang a UFO or sumthin?"
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