Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Da plane, da plane!

Over the weekend, I went to Rhode Island with two friends to see the big air show. We got super lucky, the humid and very (very) rainy weather stopped just as we arrived and over the course of the day the weather got better and better. 
Before the show began we wondered around the air strip looking at the display planes. It was cool to see the variety of planes the military has.
One of the big attractions was the F-22 Raptor. It's a super fancy plane with stealth capabilities. It flew over with its "belly" facing us and opened the bay doors, where the missiles would go.
The Osprey also did a flight for the crowd. It can take off like a helicopter and then transition to a propellor plane - or vise versa - very very cool. The Blue Angels plane also did a demo - before the big Blue Angel demo (that's a post all by itself!)
There were tons of different planes performing all day. The red Oracle would put itself into a stall, free fall in a variety of crazy ways and then recover. Pretty much - it would be crashing and then prevent the crash at the last minute - insane. 
I personally love all the smoke trails. The perfect blue skies were perfect for seeing the variety of trails each plane left. 
Of course, then the F-22 showed up all the smoke trails by turning on its afterburners. Point, F-22.
 It was really a fun day - and the best was still to come, the Blue Angels - which gets its own post!

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17 thoughts on the matter:

Carol Blackburn said... {Reply}

Sure looks like you saw some pretty exciting things Tamar. Glad the weather cooperated.

Pride In Photos said... {Reply}

Tamar, you got some amazing shots my friend. Very cool indeed!

Kathy McB said... {Reply}

This post is full of amazing photography that brings back fond memories of childhood. Growing up in Willow Grove, every year the Willow Grove Naval Air Base had a huge airshow...usually with the Blue Angels. We use to sit in our backyard on the stone wall and watch the airshow above our heads. Sometimes those Blue Angels would fly so low you could make out the pilots. And it was LOUD! :)

Gina @ Kleinworth & Co. said... {Reply}

Fabulous FUN!!! I love going to air shows - we have the coolest "toys" :)

Heather{Our Life In a Click} said... {Reply}

You got some really great shots and it looks like it was a lot of fun!

Taz + Belly said... {Reply}

So fun!! We love going to see the Blue Angels at their home in Pensacola almost every summer. My kids cannot get enough of them :).

Dara @ Not In Jersey said... {Reply}

my kids would love that!

Rebecca said... {Reply}

How wonderful! You have some terrific captures. I can ditto Kathy's comment too. We watched and heard the annual airshow pretty regularly.

Sarah Carletti said... {Reply}

Sounds like an awesome experience and you got some great shots! :)

Jill Harrison said... {Reply}

I have never been to an air-show it must be awesome.
Have a wonderful week. I am joining your at Wednesday Around the World.

Pieni Lintu said... {Reply}

Wow, so cool!!!

Deanna said... {Reply}

What a fun day and some great captures of those planes. I have never been to an air show, need to put that on my bucket list!!

Party of 5 said... {Reply}

Oh wow...looks like great fun!

Clairejustine oxox said... {Reply}

Oh wow I bet this was a great day... fabulous photos :)

Anita Johnson said... {Reply}

my goodness, these are great photos! How fun!

Jade @ Tasting Grace said... {Reply}

Wow you got some really great shots! I love how you're always on the move, finding so many fun things to explore.

Buckeroomama said... {Reply}

That must have been all sorts of awesome!