Aviation

The Blue Angels Don’t Disappoint

Well in case life wasn’t busy enough, after getting back from Africa on the 26th, four days later i headed down to Houston for the Wings over Houston Airshow, which has become one of my new favorite airshows to go to. It’s the last major event in the season and warbirds from all over including the CAF, Texas Flying Legends Museum and this year Collings Foundation, come together at Ellington Field. It’s a really fun event if your warbirds enthusiast because a whole lot of great planes show up for this two day airshow. Not only is it impressive how fast everything gets set up but also how fast everything gets broken down. The show is pretty darn cool with performances that all ages to come to see and one of the most excited to see come back was the Blue Angels.

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Now I’ve always liked prop planes a little bit more then jets mostly because of the challenge of getting a great panning shot with a full prop blur but I have to admit that the routine the Angels go through, the maneuvers that they pull are really quite impressive! I greatly enjoyed photographing them with the D4 and 200-400 as they did their routine. Despite being off the airshow circuit for a while they came back with a real sharpness that honestly the images just don’t do them justice. It’s one of those groups that you have to just see in person.

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