Exciting and very, very busy in the air.Should they be doing that? Even the golf-cart guy is wondering. (Yes, and if I had a faster camera, I'd've caught the nifty close encounter).
And then there are The Horsemen, the only P-51 aerobatic team presently around. On the ground, oh so pretty:In the air? Breathtaking!There were other things besides airplanes, too. For instance, we can be certain that the big anti-tankish kind of rifle at the front of this collection of British WW II weaponry is a Boys rifle:...Seeing as how it's already attracted a boy!
There was also a Warthog doing interesting things. They don't make a whole lot of noise -- they're designed not to -- but the sound they do make? Chill your blood! It didn't just fly around, either:The smoke (and delightful explosions preceding it) were effects; seems FAA and other such outfits, not so fond of even smoke-bombing audiences. Still, the message is clear: if you have one of those, you can make as many smoke rings as you want!
One last photo for now, snapped out the car window as we made a 5 mph exit; I just matched the attitude and tripped the shutter without looking. It's not the clearest but that's an A-10 being escorted by P-51s. Y'don't see that every day!There may be still more photos, later, like the devilishly-handsome "German tank commander" and his tank, a kind of kit-car version of WW II weaponry...but it's hardly on a VW chassis! Or snapshots of Yankee Lady and Hot Stuff (WW II bombers, as if you didn't know). Tam and I had quite a fine time, despite fit-to-melt'cha heat with a big side order of humidity. Well worth it! (SB, ol' pal, you shouldna had a flat tire. You missed out -- even your old branch of service was well-represented there).
DAYTON HAMVENTION 2013
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