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Fighting_falcon_51
07-17-2012, 03:52 PM
https://atlanticcitynj.com/acairshow.aspx

The show is a month away, is anyone going this year? Hopefully I'll be able to go, I'm keeping my fingers crossed.

Here is the current line-up:

USAF Thunderbirds
Black Diamond Jet Team
USAF Heritage Flight - 2x F-4 1x P-51
US Army Golden Knights
Northeast Raiders Aerobatic Team
Geico Skytypers
USN TAC Demo (?)
USCG (?)

megatop412
07-17-2012, 08:05 PM
holy crap there's going to be Phantoms? A jet I've not yet captured on film?

Uhhh....maybe I'll go if I haven't scored employment by then

Gerard
07-17-2012, 09:55 PM
The show is a month away, is anyone going this year? Hopefully I'll be able to go, I'm keeping my fingers crossed.


I'll be there from Thursday to Saturday!! This will be my 3rd year and its a blast. Hopefully they have some great live bands on the boardwalk like they did the last 2 years. Gotta love
an airshow where you can roll out of bed and walk downstairs and onto the beach minutes before the action starts!!:smile:
Quick questions, do they do a practice show on Thursday? Do most of the jets fly out of AC Airport? AND, are there any good spotting locations at the airport? Wondering in case I get there early Thursday./ Thanks.

Chris S
07-17-2012, 10:44 PM
Yes, they will do a practice show on Thurs., but as far as trying to spot over at ACY... FORGETTABOUTIT !! :wink:LOL
The cops will tell you to move along as soon as you "try" to stop and they're REALLY STRICT about it !! :eek:

fk6065
07-18-2012, 10:04 AM
A.C. is always a great show. Last years show was outstanding and it was crowded. I can only imagine how crowded it is going to be this year being it is on a Friday.

Fighting_falcon_51
07-18-2012, 11:14 PM
holy crap there's going to be Phantoms? A jet I've not yet captured on film?

Yeah I feel the same why lol. Especially since there is going to be TWO of them.


A.C. is always a great show. Last years show was outstanding and it was crowded. I can only imagine how crowded it is going to be this year being it is on a Friday.

Yeah I think I am going to do the pier this year for that very reason. Last year it was NUTS on the beach.

Hopefully it doesn't rain this year for the practice show! :wink:

lijk604
07-19-2012, 07:40 AM
Once again, this show falls on a co-workers vacation, so I cannot get the time off to go. Will enjoy it through all your guys photos!

eric8669
07-19-2012, 08:11 AM
I will try and go again this year. I don't find the beach all that bad. It's the pier that looks over crowded. The last two years it was crowded at the beginning but once the tide goes down its wide open and plenty of space.

Gerard
07-19-2012, 02:14 PM
Yes, they will do a practice show on Thurs., but as far as trying to spot over at ACY... FORGETTABOUTIT !! :wink:LOL
The cops will tell you to move along as soon as you "try" to stop and they're REALLY STRICT about it !! :eek:

Thanks. Thought I'd ask!!:frown:

Gerard
07-19-2012, 02:20 PM
I will try and go again this year. I don't find the beach all that bad.

Have to agree. Last two years I positioned myself south of The Pier Shops at Caesars and though crowded there was plenty of room especially right at the shoreline!! Just stand in the surf
and you have no problem!!:biggrin::eek:

Chris S
07-19-2012, 07:30 PM
FYI- The schedule info below was just posted over on FC.
Unfortunately, there's no Super Hornet Demo on the schedule, but there is a "surprise" flyby listed :confused:
I'm keeping my fingers crossed it's either a BONE Flyby or an F-35 flyby :cool:
BTW, nice to see the addition of the Barnestormer F-15s and the Rhody C-130Js flybys this year !!:wink:

Schedule - First Draft:

1000 Airspace Closes for Airshow
1030 Blue Cross Blimp Flybys
1045 Airshow Sponsors Banner Tow Aircraft Flybys
1100 Army Golden Knights Flag Jump w/National Anthem
1108 Army Golden Knights Mass Exit Show
1115 NJ ANG 177th FW F-16 Fighting Falcon Flyby (4-ship)
1117 NJ ANG 108th WG KC-135R Stratotanker Flyby
1119 McGuire 504th AMW C-17A Globemaster III Flyby
1123 MA-ANG 104th FW F-15C Eagle Flyby (2-ship)
1125 DE-ANG 166th AW C-130H Hercules Flyby (2-ship)
1127 NJ ANG Composite Flyby (KC-135 & F-16)
1129 NJ State Police Helicopter (AW139, Bell 206, S-76) Flyby
1131 Raiders Demonstration Team 2-Ship Aerobatics
1140 US Coast Guard Search & Rescue Demonstration
1155 FAA William J Hughes Tech Center Convair 580 and Global 5000 Flybys (2-passes)
1200 MidAtlantic MedEvac Flyby
1201 US Navy HSL-48 SH-60B Seahawk Flyby (2-passes)
1203 Andrew McKenna AT-6 Texan Aerobatic Demonstration
1210 Jim Beasley Jr. Spitfire Demonstration
1220 USAF NY-ANG 103rd RQS ParaRescue Demonstration
1230 USAF RI-ANG 143rd AW C-130J Hercules Flybys (2-passes)
1235 GEICO Skytypers
1255 USAF-AETC 37th FTS T-6A Texan II (4-ship) Flyby
1257 Hawker Beechcraft T-6C Texan II Demonstration
1312 Black Diamond Jet Team
1348 USAF F-4 Flybys (2-ship) 4-passes
1355 USAF Heritage Flight (F-4 & P-51)
1405 Raiders 6-ship Demonstration Team
1425 GEICO Speedboat Race
1433 SURPRISE FLYBY
1440 PPG Red Eagle Airsports Pitts Solo Aerobatic Demonstration
1500 USAF Thunderbirds
1630 Airshow Ends, Airspace Re-Opens

Fighting_falcon_51
07-19-2012, 07:46 PM
FYI- The schedule info below was just posted over on FC.
Unfortunately, there's no Super Hornet Demo on the schedule, but there is a "surprise" flyby listed :confused:
I'm keeping my fingers crossed it's either a BONE Flyby or an F-35 flyby :cool:
BTW, nice to see the addition of the Barnestormer F-15s and the Rhody C-130Js flybys this year !!:wink:

Schedule - First Draft:

1000 Airspace Closes for Airshow
1030 Blue Cross Blimp Flybys
1045 Airshow Sponsors Banner Tow Aircraft Flybys
1100 Army Golden Knights Flag Jump w/National Anthem
1108 Army Golden Knights Mass Exit Show
1115 NJ ANG 177th FW F-16 Fighting Falcon Flyby (4-ship)
1117 NJ ANG 108th WG KC-135R Stratotanker Flyby
1119 McGuire 504th AMW C-17A Globemaster III Flyby
1123 MA-ANG 104th FW F-15C Eagle Flyby (2-ship)
1125 DE-ANG 166th AW C-130H Hercules Flyby (2-ship)
1127 NJ ANG Composite Flyby (KC-135 & F-16)
1129 NJ State Police Helicopter (AW139, Bell 206, S-76) Flyby
1131 Raiders Demonstration Team 2-Ship Aerobatics
1140 US Coast Guard Search & Rescue Demonstration
1155 FAA William J Hughes Tech Center Convair 580 and Global 5000 Flybys (2-passes)
1200 MidAtlantic MedEvac Flyby
1201 US Navy HSL-48 SH-60B Seahawk Flyby (2-passes)
1203 Andrew McKenna AT-6 Texan Aerobatic Demonstration
1210 Jim Beasley Jr. Spitfire Demonstration
1220 USAF NY-ANG 103rd RQS ParaRescue Demonstration
1230 USAF RI-ANG 143rd AW C-130J Hercules Flybys (2-passes)
1235 GEICO Skytypers
1255 USAF-AETC 37th FTS T-6A Texan II (4-ship) Flyby
1257 Hawker Beechcraft T-6C Texan II Demonstration
1312 Black Diamond Jet Team
1348 USAF F-4 Flybys (2-ship) 4-passes
1355 USAF Heritage Flight (F-4 & P-51)
1405 Raiders 6-ship Demonstration Team
1425 GEICO Speedboat Race
1433 SURPRISE FLYBY
1440 PPG Red Eagle Airsports Pitts Solo Aerobatic Demonstration
1500 USAF Thunderbirds
1630 Airshow Ends, Airspace Re-Opens

AWESOME line-up. I can't wait.

Edit: I was worried we wouldn't get the blimp, it was a relief when I saw it on the schedule :tongue:

lijk604
07-20-2012, 08:52 AM
1210 Jim Beasley Jr. Spitfire Demonstration

Am I the only one who noticed this??? ^^^

Chris S
07-20-2012, 10:29 AM
Oh, I was very happy to see Jim Beasley listed to do his AMAZING Spitfire Demo again at AC also !! :cool:
I was mainly pointing out new addtions to the line-up this year, that's all ...
It will be great to see the 2 F-4s with the P-51 HF and the Hawker Beechcraft T-6C Factory Demo also :wink:

fk6065
07-20-2012, 03:40 PM
Spitfire is back! Outstanding Last time Jim flew AC he tore the place up and did a great demo

Matt Molnar
07-26-2012, 12:50 PM
I will be there! My first time, looking forward to it.

Fighting_falcon_51
07-27-2012, 08:14 PM
āFrom Fencecheck:



Low tide on Practice Day is at 1:02pm.
Low tide on Show day is at 1:46pm.

Looks like high tides are in the mid-morning times so we will be gaining beach throughout the show date.

The beach did undergo a sand replentishment project this spring so we should have plenty of room for the spectators. I would however suggest getting there early as the parking lots fill up fast on show day. Also, remember that for the past 3 shows, the Egg Harbor Tolls have taken in RECORD amounts of tolls on the day of the show. This can only be done via volume of cars, so please plan accordingly for massive traffic on the AC and Garden State Expressways.

Also, as a little bit of advice, look into becoming one of the Club Card Members at one of the casinos. Sometimes that will get you discounts on parking!

David Schultz, President
David Schultz Airshows LLC

Steven Holzinger
07-28-2012, 03:41 PM
If you park at Trump Plaza and/or Caesars you will get a discount on parking if you're a member of the respective casinos' club cards. Instead of paying $35-40 you'd pay $5!

Fighting_falcon_51
08-08-2012, 08:46 AM
A new schedule is out. The changes have been highlighted.



1000 Airspace Closes for Airshow, Temporary Flight Restriction in Effect
1030 Blue Cross Blimp Flybys
1045 Airshow Sponsors Banner Tow Aircraft Flybys
1100 US Army Golden Knights Flag Jump w/National Anthem
1108 US Army Golden Knights Mass Exit Show
1115 NJ-ANG 177th FW F-16 Fighting Falcon Flyby (4-ship)
1117 NJ-ANG 108th WG KC-135R Stratotanker Flyby
1119 MA-ANG 104th FW F-15C Eagle Flyby (2-ship)
1121 DE-ANG 166th AW C-130H Hercules Flyby (2-ship)
1123 NJ-ANG Composite Flyby (KC-135 & F-16)
1124 NJ State Police Helicopter (AW139, Bell 206, S-76) Flyby
1126 Raiders Demonstration Team 3-Ship Aerobatic Demonstration
1136 US Coast Guard Search & Rescue Demonstration (MH-65D, MH-65D & MH-60J)
1142 US Coast Guard HC-130J Hercules Flyby (2-passes)
1151 FAA William J Hughes Tech Center Convair 580 and Global 5000 Flybys (2-passes)
1157 MidAtlantic MedEvac Flyby
1158 Atlantic Ambulance Air Two Medevac Flyby
1159 US Navy HSL-48 SH-60B Seahawk Flyby
1200 Andrew McKenna AT-6 Texan Aerobatic Demonstration
1210 Jim Beasley Jr. Spitfire Demonstration
1218 USAF-AFRC 514th AMW C-17A Globemaster III Flyby
1220 US Navy VRC-40 C-2A Greyhound Flyby (2-passes)
1223 USAF NY-ANG 103rd RQS ParaRescue Demonstration
1235 GEICO Skytypers
1255 GEICO Speedboat Race
1300 USN VT-3 NAS Whiting Field T-6B Texan II Flyby (2-ship)
1302 Hawker Beechcraft T-6C Texan II Demonstration
1316 Raiders 6-ship Demonstration Team
1336 Jim Beasley Jr. P-51D Mustang Demonstration
1343 USAF F-4 Flybys (2-ship) 4-passes
1350 USAF Heritage Flight (F-4 & P-51)
1400 SURPRISE FLYBY/DEMONSTRATION
1410 Black Diamond Jet Team
1445 PPG Red Eagle Airsports Pitts Solo Aerobatic Demonstration
1500 USAF Thunderbirds
1630 Airshow Ends, Airspace Re-Opens, Temporary Flight Restriction Ends



*C-17A Flyby has been moved to a much later time slot.
*The Raiders teaser demonstration has been changed from a 2-ship to 3-ship.
* The USCG demonstration will feature 3 helicopters this year 2x MH-65D Dolphins, 1x MH-60J Jayhawk
* USCG HC-130J flybys have been added.
*Atlantic Ambulance Air Two Medevac flyby has been added.
* US NAVY SH-60B flyby has been reduced from 2 passes to 1 pass.
* US NAVY C-2A Greyhound flyby has been added (2 passes).
* Rhode Island ANG C-130J flyby has been removed.
* Geico Speedboat race has been moved after the Skytypers.
* The 4-ship T-6A Texan II flyby (1 pass) from the USAF AETC 37th Training Wing has been replaced with a 2-ship T-6B Texan II flyby (2 passes) from the US NAVY VT-3 Training Squadron.
* Jim Beasley Jr. P-51D Mustang Demonstration has been added.
* The SURPRISE FLYBY has now been reworded to SURPRISE FLYBY/DEMONSTRATION
* Time slots have been moved around.

Gerard
08-08-2012, 05:26 PM
āFrom Fencecheck:
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One of the BIG reasons why I come in the day before!! Roll out of bed, grab some breakfeast and then head out to the beach!!

Steven Holzinger
08-08-2012, 05:29 PM
I actually booked a room at Trump Plaza for Thursday night... wanted to book at Caesars many months ago and pay $149 plus taxes but ended up at Trump Plaza ($179 plus taxes) since Caesars at the time of booking went to $249. I don't think there is a single available hotel room anywhere in the confines of AC right now...

eric8669
08-08-2012, 06:13 PM
I actually booked a room at Trump Plaza for Thursday night... wanted to book at Caesars many months ago and pay $149 plus taxes but ended up at Trump Plaza ($179 plus taxes) since Caesars at the time of booking went to $249. I don't think there is a single available hotel room anywhere in the confines of AC right now...

Steve,

Plenty of rooms still available at Bally's and Showboat.

Perriwen
08-08-2012, 06:14 PM
I wonder if the 'surprise' might be a PAX River F-35...

megatop412
08-08-2012, 08:31 PM
So looking forward to this show, thanks for the update

Matt Molnar
08-08-2012, 10:46 PM
I wonder if the 'surprise' might be a PAX River F-35...
That's what I was thinking.

Chris S
08-09-2012, 03:37 PM
Well, the Navy has been testing the F-35C's redesigned tailhook over the past month at
nearby Lakehurst, NJ, so I'm keeping my fingers crossed the "surprise" might be an F-35 also :wink:

fk6065
08-15-2012, 01:41 PM
Just saw a pair of aircraft not on the performer list fly into AC.

If they are the surprise and you want to know what they are just PM.

I kind of hope they are not the surprise performer but I got a feeling they are

moose135
08-15-2012, 02:00 PM
Sherpas?

fk6065
08-15-2012, 03:32 PM
No Moose nothing as EPIC as a pair of Sherpas

Gerard
08-15-2012, 03:51 PM
Mmmm Harriers? Anyways good call on moving to Friday as we now see with our 20/20 weather vision!! Wild violent storms firing up everywhere while Thurs/Fri looking pretty, pretty good!!

megatop412
08-15-2012, 05:18 PM
looks like isolated storms predicted for Friday, let's hope they don't get too organized before the show ends

fk6065
08-15-2012, 05:27 PM
No more weather talk!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Bad luck!

megatop412
08-15-2012, 05:33 PM
sorry man, sorry...:wink:

so I'll be wearing the 8th AF baseball cap on Friday, see you in AC

dopplerbob
08-15-2012, 05:40 PM
I'll be on the beach Thurs. in front of Trump at the waters edge with the wife and radios and cameras. I'll be wearing a US Coast Guard Sector Long Island Sound cap and an AC 177th FW tank top.
Fri. I'll be on Bally's pool deck on the roof.
Anybody care to meet and greet, we can trade notes.
Any one need scanner frequencies, let me know before 22:00 tonight. Going to bed and leaving at 05:00 in the morning so I won't be able to get back to you after that.
Bob

eric8669
08-15-2012, 05:44 PM
I'll be heading down sometime tomorrow.

AJ
08-15-2012, 06:53 PM
I will be heading down with the wife and daughter Friday morning.

The AC Express is usually bottlenecked as it enters the city so this time I will try the Black Horse Pike. We find a spot on the beach near the Chelsea Hotel.

Anyone know how the BH Pike is for entering on show day?

Thanks,

AJ

Steven Holzinger
08-15-2012, 08:13 PM
I usually take the AC Expressway any time I go into AC, airshow or not. Drops me right off by Trump Plaza and Caesars and all that. I went down the Black Horse Pike once and I totally felt lost.

My recommendation is to take the Expressway... and to be honest, get there as early as you can. Since it's on a Friday (with Thursday practice), I think this show will break the one million mark for attendance. I wouldn't try getting a good spot on the beach if you plan on getting there after 8:30-8:45...

Surprises? I know of one... pretty sure my best friend told me of the other. These are airplanes that have never flown at an Atlantic City show...

eric8669
08-15-2012, 08:47 PM
As of tonight, there are still plenty of rooms available.

AJ
08-16-2012, 06:04 AM
Good info, thanks. My wish for the "surprise" would be something commercial, how 'bout a 787 or the super guppy 747.

AJ

Gerard
08-16-2012, 07:43 AM
Good info, thanks. My wish for the "surprise" would be something commercial, how 'bout a 787 or the super guppy 747.


THAT would be cool!! Heading down soon. Probably wont catch Practice Show but tomorrow looks EXCELLENT!!
And if you see a tall guy standing at the shoreline with his binocs and Canon PointandShoot that would be yours truly!! :cool:

Joe
08-16-2012, 09:39 AM
Have a great time everyone that is going. Last year at the practice show we got hit with such a heavy downpour that it cut the practice down to only a few performers. Sadly, I have to miss this years show.

eric8669
08-16-2012, 10:03 PM
Thunderbirds put on a nice practice today.

I'll be sitting just right of show center tomorrow

fk6065
08-17-2012, 08:32 AM
Surprisingly it is not crowded at all at this time

fk6065
08-17-2012, 08:38 AM
The haze is horrible. Worst I've seen in a long time. Hopefully it burns off

fk6065
08-17-2012, 09:08 AM
OK. And the Hoizon BCBS Blimp demo kicks things off. These guys are tearing the place up

moose135
08-17-2012, 11:13 AM
OK. And the Hoizon BCBS Blimp demo kicks things off. These guys are tearing the place up

I remember a few years ago, it was so humid, even these guys were pulling vapor...:rolleyes:

fk6065
08-17-2012, 11:36 AM
So far no F-15's , only 1 pass from th NJ ANG F-16's, no USN Greyhound, only 2 USCG Dolphins and the USCG C-130 made 2 high passes during the rescue demo and if you didn't look up you missed it.

fk6065
08-17-2012, 12:53 PM
Bone sighted

moose135
08-17-2012, 12:59 PM
That's what she said...

fk6065
08-17-2012, 01:52 PM
One lame pass from the B1. No demo

fk6065
08-17-2012, 03:01 PM
Thunderbirds demo seemed short.

Gerard
08-17-2012, 07:41 PM
Thunderbirds demo seemed short.

It definitely was. Just a little over 20 minutes and the ending was like....WTF? What happened?Up to that point they
were good but with gaps. No high show for the most part but 2 high speed passes that did scare the crap out of everyone!! But a short show is better than none!
Black Diamond soloist KICKED BUTT with those nap of the earth runs!!

AJ
08-17-2012, 07:59 PM
I agree, the Thunderbirds display was mediocre, the B-1 passes were nice but not enough. My favorite of the day were the F-4's and the F-4/P-51 flyby. The P-51 and Spitfire solos were great.

The 787 formation flyby was fantastic..... what? Nobody stayed for the 5:00 p.m. flyby? :rolleyes:

AJ

fk6065
08-17-2012, 08:13 PM
Well compared to the other years I have been to Atlantic City this year's show was by far the most disappointing in my opinion.

First the lighting was horrible. Just aweful haze. The wind was off the ocean and kept the beach cool but was steady and strong enough to carry all the smoke from the performers onto the beach. Going to be tough to get keepers from this one, especially the morning performers.

Two, The F-16 flyby was only one pass this year and no single ship passes. Usually the home town F-16's make a few passes.

Three, no F-15 Eagles, never showed.

Four, no USCG MH-60 in the SAR demo. Never flew. Just the two Dolphins, which did a nice demo as always.

Fifth, during the USCG SAR Demo the USCG C-130 made two high passes over the SAR demo. If you didn't look up from the dem you missed the C-130.

Sixth, the USN SeaHawk fly by was one pass from behind the show over the beach, out to sea and gone. Oh well.

Seventh, the US Navy Greyhound never showed.

Eigth, the amount of smoke from the Skytyper vs Speedboat race just wiped out the beach for a good 5 minutes.

Ninth, the B-1 was the "Surprise demo." and was lame. He came in from behind the show went out over the ocean, broke to the left made a large loop and made one pass from left to right in some of the worst haze and smoke you have ever seen.

Tenth, the Thunderbirds were up for about 25 mins tops. First shot in camera shows 3:03PM, last one shows 3:28PM. nd they just seemed to stop the demo short, it looked unfinished. Plus aside from two high speed passes a very tame show, they didn't tear the place up at all.

Eleventh, THE GOOD:

- Demos from Jim Beasley in the P-51 and Spitfire were just outstanding. What wonderful performances to watch and enjoy.

-Demo from the Black Diamonds was just outstanding too. Great low speed passes, tight formations. Very enjoyable.

- Two F-4 Phantoms always great to see and paired withthe P-51 was a nice Heritage flight.

- Easy in and out, light traffic out of the city in 10 minutes. Absolutely no crowd at show center.

This is my 8th year going dwon to Atlantic City and in my opinion it was the weakest show i have been too. Very disappointing overall.

Some pictures later on.

AJ
08-17-2012, 08:14 PM
If I may;

http://i1210.photobucket.com/albums/cc414/A777J/IMG_7360c.jpg

Aj

eric8669
08-17-2012, 09:18 PM
here are my shots from the airshow
http://southpawcaptures.com/my-blog/2012/8/17/atlantic-city-air-show

The Thunderbird shots are from Yesterday's Practice as today they had some issues. No High Show, they missed a cross and one went mechanical. I talked to one of the members of the Thunderbird team and according to her they only didn't perform 4 maneuvers, but to me it seemed like a lot more.

fk6065
08-17-2012, 09:26 PM
By the way the aircraft that flew into AC the other afternoon which I thought may have been the surprise for the show were 2 A-10's.

Maybe they were making a stop on their way to the Maryland ANG

Fighting_falcon_51
08-18-2012, 12:57 PM
Even though most of this has been covered here are some show notes:

- F-15 flybys canceled they "couldn't spare the jets"
- USCG MH-60 Demo canceled
- USCG C-130J flyby was high altitude
- Navy C-2A flyby canceled
- Navy T-6 Texan flyby canceled
- Thunderbirds cut short due to birdstrike (http://www.pressofatlanticcity.com/news/press/atlantic_city/bird-strike-cuts-thunderbirds-routine-short-at-atlantic-city-airshow/article_db5c1378-e8d9-11e1-94bd-001a4bcf887a.html)

Even though it wasn't the best Atlantic City Airshow, I am happy at ANY airshow. Plus seeing things I'll probably never get to see again like the 2 F-4's and P-51 was worth going within itself.

Gerard
08-18-2012, 01:35 PM
Even though it wasn't the best Atlantic City Airshow, I am happy at ANY airshow. Plus seeing things I'll probably never get to see again like the 2 F-4's and P-51 was worth going within itself.

Kenny I totally agree with you!! I couldnt have said it better. Well maybe later when I post my thoughts!! LOL!! :biggrin:

Fighting_falcon_51
08-18-2012, 02:00 PM
I'm looking at my pictures and it looks like the 177th had AMRAAM's onboard. Is it typical for non-demo teams to fly at airshows with ordnance on board? I'm not knocking them I'm just wondering.

Gerard
08-18-2012, 02:36 PM
Just got back from the Jersey Shore. Nice ride home after a fun two days in AC. Reading posts here and elsewhere with people showing no love and disappointed with yesterdays show. Well Kenneth kinda stole my thunder :tongue: with his comment about being happy "at ANY airshow"!! Couldnt agree more. Hanging out on the beach on a warm summer day sure beats being in work or many any other places. Yeah the show had some issues most notably the quick end to the TBirds performance but what can you do about that? DAMN BIRDS!!! And the haze and sun is a big pain for photogs but I use my Canon Point and Shoot and that's what i do, point and shoot and lets see what happens later. Actually got some interesting results. I love this show!! Its a cool mix of Big Metal planes, high performance aerobatic teams, helicopters and warbirds!! This year I stayed at the Atlantic Palace on NY Avenue and had this amazing view of the beach. From that vantage point I could see there was plenty of room on the beach on the north side of The Pier and that was where I set up, right on the shoreline!! Left my room at 10:45 and as soon as I saw the Golden Knights coming down I was in position!! Also with most of the Flybys coming North to South I got a nice heads up seeing them in the distance though I wasnt sure if the B-1 was even coming backl!! And there was plenty of room on the beach. Once again the Black Diamond Jet team didnt dissapoint and Jim Beasley in the Mustang and Spitfire was amazing. This was my 3rd year here and I will be back (hopefully) next year also!!
Had this brief conversation with a woman on the Boardwalk I sat next to waiting for the Golden Knights to jump before i headed to the shoreline!! She was complaining that her husband was already on the beach and when will the show start? I gave her a little synopsis on what to expect and she looked up at my hotel and said now that would be a great place to watch the show!! I said my room faces the beach and I had a great view but I wouldnt be able to hear anything!! "Why do you have to hear it"? she asked. I smiled politely and said "You have to hear it!! The sound and noise of the engines makes it even better". "Oh like car racing" she replied. I nodded and just then I saw the chutes of the Golden Knights opening so I bid her a good day and headed down. I dont think she ever moved from that bench!!

Gerard
08-18-2012, 06:31 PM
Do we know which Bird hit the bird? Soloist?
And speaking of the haze do you think all the smoke from the planes all day built up and contributed to the problem?
Also forgot to mention the two F-4s who made the first real contribution for some thunder and the 3 ship Heritage Flyby was very nice. So was the F-16 hooked up to the KC-135!!

Fighting_falcon_51
08-18-2012, 07:35 PM
Do we know which Bird hit the bird? Soloist?

I believe it was Thunderbird #1. I THINK the Thunderbirds can do an abbreviated demo is someone drops out due to a mechanical issue but since this was the team leader they had to end.

It was also reported that they said over the PA system that they had to abort an opposing pass due to the birds.


And speaking of the haze do you think all the smoke from the planes all day built up and contributed to the problem?

I believe the sole reason for the haze was that the weather conditions were perfect for it.

Although our friendly skytyping neighbors didn't help out at all :tongue:

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8291/7811631016_06c8fcdcdc_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/kennethpagliughi/7811631016/)
Atlantic City Airshow 2012 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/kennethpagliughi/7811631016/) by Kenneth Pagliughi (http://www.flickr.com/people/kennethpagliughi/), on Flickr


Also forgot to mention the two F-4s who made the first real contribution for some thunder and the 3 ship Heritage Flyby was very nice. So was the F-16 hooked up to the KC-135!!

:cool:

fk6065
08-18-2012, 07:57 PM
In the morning at show center.

http://fredkopf.smugmug.com/photos/i-CxSfZQN/0/L/i-CxSfZQN-L.jpg

fk6065
08-18-2012, 07:58 PM
Later in the show again show center not too crowded.

http://fredkopf.smugmug.com/photos/i-BNmFcnc/0/L/i-BNmFcnc-L.jpg

fk6065
08-18-2012, 08:00 PM
And a few to start. One of the toughest shooting days..............

http://fredkopf.smugmug.com/photos/i-d85t7SL/0/L/i-d85t7SL-L.jpg

http://fredkopf.smugmug.com/photos/i-2bhLZWS/0/L/i-2bhLZWS-L.jpg

http://fredkopf.smugmug.com/photos/i-Vt7FPNg/0/L/i-Vt7FPNg-L.jpg

http://fredkopf.smugmug.com/photos/i-QW2dBXC/0/L/i-QW2dBXC-L.jpg

http://fredkopf.smugmug.com/photos/i-n8f59Gx/0/L/i-n8f59Gx-L.jpg

eric8669
08-18-2012, 08:01 PM
Later in the show again show center not too crowded.

http://fredkopf.smugmug.com/photos/i-BNmFcnc/0/L/i-BNmFcnc-L.jpg

happens every year. The Tide goes out and nobody moves over or down. I was just right of show center. it was not that crowded.

fk6065
08-18-2012, 09:00 PM
My best Bird shot of the day ....................

http://fredkopf.smugmug.com/photos/i-pskHKRG/0/L/i-pskHKRG-L.jpg

fk6065
08-18-2012, 09:01 PM
Kenny,

What time did you get there to get out on the pier?

Gerard
08-18-2012, 09:07 PM
I believe it was Thunderbird #1. I THINK the Thunderbirds can do an abbreviated demo is someone drops out due to a mechanical issue but since this was the team leader they had to end.

It was also reported that they said over the PA system that they had to abort an opposing pass due to the birds.



I believe the sole reason for the haze was that the weather conditions were perfect for it.

Although our friendly skytyping neighbors didn't help out at all :tongue:

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8291/7811631016_06c8fcdcdc_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/kennethpagliughi/7811631016/)
Atlantic City Airshow 2012 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/kennethpagliughi/7811631016/) by Kenneth Pagliughi (http://www.flickr.com/people/kennethpagliughi/), on Flickr

:cool:

Thanks Kenny that makes sense with it being the team leader. On the north side where I was everyone looked around and said well that must be it. Figured something must have happened. If I remember it looked like one of the soloists did a pass then he left to catch up with the others.
LOL yeah the Geico boys belched out mucho smoke but also did a nice performance (as usual)!!

Gerard
08-18-2012, 09:09 PM
My best Bird shot of the day ....................

http://fredkopf.smugmug.com/photos/i-pskHKRG/0/L/i-pskHKRG-L.jpg

I bet thats the SOB that caused all the trouble!!! :tongue::biggrin:

eric8669
08-18-2012, 09:19 PM
glad I made it to the practice on Thursday.
http://i895.photobucket.com/albums/ac155/southpawcaptures/IMG_8961.jpg

Gerard
08-18-2012, 09:42 PM
Yes, they will do a practice show on Thurs., but as far as trying to spot over at ACY... FORGETTABOUTIT !! :wink:LOL
The cops will tell you to move along as soon as you "try" to stop and they're REALLY STRICT about it !! :eek:

Got down there early on Thursday so I decided to give me a look anyway. Was over by the GA hangar when I saw the TBirds taxing out to the Runway. Drove to this spot by the Terminal where a bunch of trailers are set up and parked and got to see the TBirds depart. I left right after that and saw some of the show driving in while tryin not to crash either! :tongue:

Big Tim #70
08-18-2012, 10:19 PM
Do we know which Bird hit the bird? Soloist?



T-Bird #3 (Major Caroline Jensen) had the bird strike. I spoke to 8 after the show & he said she got back down fine & with the conditions (Haze & birds) getting worse, it was safer to knock it off.

They had a maneuver mid show that had to be aborted because of birds at show center as well.


As for the show itself, I thought it was great. People are bitching because there weren't more military acts but when questioned, most didn't know that there are no more military teams anymore to speak of. Not to mention, how dare you complain about a FREE SHOW! Uninformed jerkoffs for the most part.

To see a B-1, 2 F-4's, a F-4/Mustang Heritage Flight, Northeast Raiders (OUTSTANDING!) & my personal fav in the show, the Black Diamond Team in one show is as good as you're going to get at any civilian show this year.

Gerard
08-19-2012, 07:08 AM
As for the show itself, I thought it was great. People are bitching because there weren't more military acts but when questioned, most didn't know that there are no more military teams anymore to speak of. Not to mention, how dare you complain about a FREE SHOW! Uninformed jerkoffs for the most part.


LMAO!! Tell us how you REALLY feel!!! I think Phil would suspend both of us if we did that. :redface::biggrin:

Gerard
08-19-2012, 07:13 AM
T-Bird #3 (Major Caroline Jensen) had the bird strike. I spoke to 8 after the show & he said she got back down fine & with the conditions (Haze & birds) getting worse, it was safer to knock it off.
They had a maneuver mid show that had to be aborted because of birds at show center as well


Damn bird must have been obliterated!! You'd think they would avoid the area having some sense of self preservation. But I guess that is why we use the term "Bird brain" for dumb people!! Ever see them swarming by the lights of The Pier at night? Its an amazing sight and I'm surprised they dont crash into each other there are so many!!

megatop412
08-19-2012, 06:41 PM
I agree, the Thunderbirds display was mediocre, the B-1 passes were nice but not enough. My favorite of the day were the F-4's and the F-4/P-51 flyby. The P-51 and Spitfire solos were great.

The 787 formation flyby was fantastic..... what? Nobody stayed for the 5:00 p.m. flyby? :rolleyes:

AJ

you had me there for like, half a second where I was going 'wait, what...' LOL

I had to run down to DC for the weekend so I'm only now sitting down to start editing- from a photog perspective I was complaining to myself about the light(because it seems like I have been shooting into the sun at McGuire, Jones Beach, and AC) but just to be able to lay there on the beach watching all those guys and gals fly around was real nice

Big Tim #70
08-19-2012, 10:52 PM
A few of mine so far. Practice on Thursday.


http://img834.imageshack.us/img834/9439/atlanticcity2012077.jpg


http://img546.imageshack.us/img546/6421/atlanticcity2012083.jpg


http://img96.imageshack.us/img96/5394/atlanticcity2012046.jpg


Yeah, the GU-11's were flying their Demo's all day...

http://img7.imageshack.us/img7/2733/atlanticcity2012122.jpg

megatop412
08-20-2012, 12:36 PM
What I managed to salvage from Friday- they really need to have these airshows start later in the day when the sun is at a better angle. Either that or I need to buy a boat. The haze got so juicy I could take a bite out of it! So I had to get a little creative with some of the shots. I left before the T-Birds show to try to beat some of the traffic out of there. I was north of show center to try to offset the sun a little but it didn't seem to do much. Despite all that it was a real pleasure to see airborne F-4 Phantoms for the first time in over 20 years.
http://media9.dropshots.com/photos/476411/20120817/b_094506.jpg
http://media10.dropshots.com/photos/476411/20120817/b_100828.jpg
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http://media11.dropshots.com/photos/476411/20120817/b_102449.jpg
http://media10.dropshots.com/photos/476411/20120817/b_102607.jpg
http://media11.dropshots.com/photos/476411/20120817/b_103514.jpg
http://media9.dropshots.com/photos/476411/20120817/b_102141.jpg
http://media11.dropshots.com/photos/476411/20120817/b_104153.jpg
http://media9.dropshots.com/photos/476411/20120817/b_105114.jpghttp://media10.dropshots.com/photos/476411/20120817/b_110056.jpg
http://media10.dropshots.com/photos/476411/20120817/b_111937.jpg
http://media9.dropshots.com/photos/476411/20120817/b_114042.jpg
http://media11.dropshots.com/photos/476411/20120817/b_115742.jpg
http://media11.dropshots.com/photos/476411/20120817/b_124955.jpg
http://media11.dropshots.com/photos/476411/20120817/b_130115.jpg
http://media9.dropshots.com/photos/476411/20120817/b_130944.jpg
http://media9.dropshots.com/photos/476411/20120817/b_131154.jpg

fk6065
08-20-2012, 08:55 PM
Still editing,

http://fredkopf.smugmug.com/photos/i-jTq5xmp/0/L/i-jTq5xmp-L.jpg

http://fredkopf.smugmug.com/photos/i-P3sTQBB/0/L/i-P3sTQBB-L.jpg

Gerard
08-20-2012, 09:24 PM
T-Bird #3 (Major Caroline Jensen) had the bird strike

We know where the bird hit? Windshield or engine ingestion?

Fighting_falcon_51
08-27-2012, 10:25 PM
Because of computer issues, it took me awhile to get my pictures edited and uploaded. Here are some pictures!

Thunderbirds [Practice Day]:


United States Air Force Thunderbirds: General Dynamics F-16 Fighting Falcon Practice (http://www.flickr.com/photos/kennethpagliughi/7869117254/) by Kenneth Pagliughi (http://www.flickr.com/people/kennethpagliughi/), on Flickr

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8299/7869120782_d24a875ab5_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/kennethpagliughi/7869120782/)
United States Air Force Thunderbirds: General Dynamics F-16 Fighting Falcon Practice (http://www.flickr.com/photos/kennethpagliughi/7869120782/) by Kenneth Pagliughi (http://www.flickr.com/people/kennethpagliughi/), on Flickr


http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8448/7869126204_c0651c242d_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/kennethpagliughi/7869126204/)
United States Air Force Thunderbirds: General Dynamics F-16 Fighting Falcon Practice (http://www.flickr.com/photos/kennethpagliughi/7869126204/) by Kenneth Pagliughi (http://www.flickr.com/people/kennethpagliughi/), on Flickr

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8297/7869128158_d35acd9e1b_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/kennethpagliughi/7869128158/)
United States Air Force Thunderbirds: General Dynamics F-16 Fighting Falcon Practice (http://www.flickr.com/photos/kennethpagliughi/7869128158/) by Kenneth Pagliughi (http://www.flickr.com/people/kennethpagliughi/), on Flickr

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7258/7869129364_d1b60abe65_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/kennethpagliughi/7869129364/)
United States Air Force Thunderbirds: General Dynamics F-16 Fighting Falcon Practice (http://www.flickr.com/photos/kennethpagliughi/7869129364/) by Kenneth Pagliughi (http://www.flickr.com/people/kennethpagliughi/), on Flickr

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8299/7869132978_df5d5a30b4_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/kennethpagliughi/7869132978/)
United States Air Force Thunderbirds: General Dynamics F-16 Fighting Falcon Practice (http://www.flickr.com/photos/kennethpagliughi/7869132978/) by Kenneth Pagliughi (http://www.flickr.com/people/kennethpagliughi/), on Flickr

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7271/7869133514_6db1fb1776_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/kennethpagliughi/7869133514/)
United States Air Force Thunderbirds: General Dynamics F-16 Fighting Falcon Practice (http://www.flickr.com/photos/kennethpagliughi/7869133514/) by Kenneth Pagliughi (http://www.flickr.com/people/kennethpagliughi/), on Flickr

Horizon Blue Cross Blimp Flybys:

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8441/7869137378_00d8704a1f_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/kennethpagliughi/7869137378/)
Horizon Blue Cross Blimp (http://www.flickr.com/photos/kennethpagliughi/7869137378/) by Kenneth Pagliughi (http://www.flickr.com/people/kennethpagliughi/), on Flickr

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7280/7869138080_a381cc080a_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/kennethpagliughi/7869138080/)
Horizon Blue Cross Blimp (http://www.flickr.com/photos/kennethpagliughi/7869138080/) by Kenneth Pagliughi (http://www.flickr.com/people/kennethpagliughi/), on Flickr

Airshow Sponsor Banners:

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8440/7869139316_48ef3ee372_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/kennethpagliughi/7869139316/)
Atlantic City Airshow Tow Banners (http://www.flickr.com/photos/kennethpagliughi/7869139316/) by Kenneth Pagliughi (http://www.flickr.com/people/kennethpagliughi/), on Flickr

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7124/7869141280_77f472f9a9_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/kennethpagliughi/7869141280/)
Atlantic City Airshow Tow Banners (http://www.flickr.com/photos/kennethpagliughi/7869141280/) by Kenneth Pagliughi (http://www.flickr.com/people/kennethpagliughi/), on Flickr

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8293/7869142048_7bebb58570_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/kennethpagliughi/7869142048/)
Atlantic City Airshow Tow Banners (http://www.flickr.com/photos/kennethpagliughi/7869142048/) by Kenneth Pagliughi (http://www.flickr.com/people/kennethpagliughi/), on Flickr

U.S. Army Golden Knights:

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8305/7869144726_1c46bfc316_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/kennethpagliughi/7869144726/)
U.S. Army Golden Knights (http://www.flickr.com/photos/kennethpagliughi/7869144726/) by Kenneth Pagliughi (http://www.flickr.com/people/kennethpagliughi/), on Flickr

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7270/7869149948_7ccf1fb8d3_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/kennethpagliughi/7869149948/)
U.S. Army Golden Knights (http://www.flickr.com/photos/kennethpagliughi/7869149948/) by Kenneth Pagliughi (http://www.flickr.com/people/kennethpagliughi/), on Flickr

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8431/7869150712_be808fa34a_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/kennethpagliughi/7869150712/)
U.S. Army Golden Knights (http://www.flickr.com/photos/kennethpagliughi/7869150712/) by Kenneth Pagliughi (http://www.flickr.com/people/kennethpagliughi/), on Flickr

4 Ship F-16 Flyby:

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7267/7869153758_cda4cfb47a_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/kennethpagliughi/7869153758/)
4x General Dynamics F-16 Fighting Falcon (http://www.flickr.com/photos/kennethpagliughi/7869153758/) by Kenneth Pagliughi (http://www.flickr.com/people/kennethpagliughi/), on Flickr

KC-135 Flyby:

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7254/7869154320_e2b994d60d_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/kennethpagliughi/7869154320/)
NJ ANG KC-130 Stratotanker (http://www.flickr.com/photos/kennethpagliughi/7869154320/) by Kenneth Pagliughi (http://www.flickr.com/people/kennethpagliughi/), on Flickr

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7133/7869156092_d073bf276d_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/kennethpagliughi/7869156092/)
NJ ANG KC-130 Stratotanker (http://www.flickr.com/photos/kennethpagliughi/7869156092/) by Kenneth Pagliughi (http://www.flickr.com/people/kennethpagliughi/), on Flickr

C-130H Flybys:

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8433/7869157108_0006ba20f8_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/kennethpagliughi/7869157108/)
DE ANG Lockheed C-130H Hercules (http://www.flickr.com/photos/kennethpagliughi/7869157108/) by Kenneth Pagliughi (http://www.flickr.com/people/kennethpagliughi/), on Flickr

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7106/7869158422_acca01af16_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/kennethpagliughi/7869158422/)
DE ANG Lockheed C-130H Hercules (http://www.flickr.com/photos/kennethpagliughi/7869158422/) by Kenneth Pagliughi (http://www.flickr.com/people/kennethpagliughi/), on Flickr


KC-135 & 2x F-16:

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7252/7869159200_cd0cf516ce_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/kennethpagliughi/7869159200/)
NJ ANG 1x Boeing KC-135 Stratotanker 2x General Dynamics F-16 Fighting Falcon (http://www.flickr.com/photos/kennethpagliughi/7869159200/) by Kenneth Pagliughi (http://www.flickr.com/people/kennethpagliughi/), on Flickr

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8423/7869160350_dfa32d13ef_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/kennethpagliughi/7869160350/)
NJ ANG 1x Boeing KC-135 Stratotanker 2x General Dynamics F-16 Fighting Falcon (http://www.flickr.com/photos/kennethpagliughi/7869160350/) by Kenneth Pagliughi (http://www.flickr.com/people/kennethpagliughi/), on Flickr





NJSP AW139:

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8292/7869160970_be1c1c98a7_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/kennethpagliughi/7869160970/)
New Jersey State Police: Silkorsky S-76 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/kennethpagliughi/7869160970/) by Kenneth Pagliughi (http://www.flickr.com/people/kennethpagliughi/), on Flickr

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7260/7869161590_7f3f5eafc4_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/kennethpagliughi/7869161590/)
New Jersey State Police: Silkorsky S-76 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/kennethpagliughi/7869161590/) by Kenneth Pagliughi (http://www.flickr.com/people/kennethpagliughi/), on Flickr

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8447/7869162230_abeb5f1f97_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/kennethpagliughi/7869162230/)
New Jersey State Police: Silkorsky S-76 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/kennethpagliughi/7869162230/) by Kenneth Pagliughi (http://www.flickr.com/people/kennethpagliughi/), on Flickr

Raiders 3-Ship Teaser Demo:



http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8429/7869163028_86381f888b_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/kennethpagliughi/7869163028/)
Raiders Flight Demo Team Teaser Demo (http://www.flickr.com/photos/kennethpagliughi/7869163028/) by Kenneth Pagliughi (http://www.flickr.com/people/kennethpagliughi/), on Flickr

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7116/7869169418_f932111e9a_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/kennethpagliughi/7869169418/)
Raiders Flight Demo Team Teaser Demo (http://www.flickr.com/photos/kennethpagliughi/7869169418/) by Kenneth Pagliughi (http://www.flickr.com/people/kennethpagliughi/), on Flickr

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7262/7869170110_a24661d087_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/kennethpagliughi/7869170110/)
Raiders Flight Demo Team Teaser Demo (http://www.flickr.com/photos/kennethpagliughi/7869170110/) by Kenneth Pagliughi (http://www.flickr.com/people/kennethpagliughi/), on Flickr

USCG SAR Demo:

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8443/7869172474_7c7210ec5d_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/kennethpagliughi/7869172474/)
USCG Search & Rescue Demonstration MH-65D Tow Boat U.S. (http://www.flickr.com/photos/kennethpagliughi/7869172474/) by Kenneth Pagliughi (http://www.flickr.com/people/kennethpagliughi/), on Flickr

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8421/7869179388_aa0bf925e6_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/kennethpagliughi/7869179388/)
USCG Search & Rescue Demonstration MH-65D (http://www.flickr.com/photos/kennethpagliughi/7869179388/) by Kenneth Pagliughi (http://www.flickr.com/people/kennethpagliughi/), on Flickr

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8281/7869186212_c8df8b6ef3_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/kennethpagliughi/7869186212/)
USCG Search & Rescue Demonstration MH-65D (http://www.flickr.com/photos/kennethpagliughi/7869186212/) by Kenneth Pagliughi (http://www.flickr.com/people/kennethpagliughi/), on Flickr

Gerard
08-28-2012, 07:21 AM
Awesome pics Kenny but one edit for you. The NJSPD helo is not an S-76 but an (Agusta Westland) AW139.

Fighting_falcon_51
08-30-2012, 09:14 PM
Thanks Gerard, I'll edit that!

Anyway here are some more pics!

FAA Convair 580 Flybys:

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7115/7869192018_43130c4a7d_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/kennethpagliughi/7869192018/)FAA Convair 580 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/kennethpagliughi/7869192018/) by Kenneth Pagliughi (http://www.flickr.com/people/kennethpagliughi/), on Flickr

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8161/7869192488_5dee902034_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/kennethpagliughi/7869192488/)
FAA Convair 580 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/kennethpagliughi/7869192488/) by Kenneth Pagliughi (http://www.flickr.com/people/kennethpagliughi/), on Flickr

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8445/7869194956_21393a7129_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/kennethpagliughi/7869194956/)
FAA Convair 580 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/kennethpagliughi/7869194956/) by Kenneth Pagliughi (http://www.flickr.com/people/kennethpagliughi/), on Flickr





Atlantic Air MedEvac Flybys:

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8440/7869195722_fe9019e8db_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/kennethpagliughi/7869195722/)
Atlantic Air MedEvac (http://www.flickr.com/photos/kennethpagliughi/7869195722/) by Kenneth Pagliughi (http://www.flickr.com/people/kennethpagliughi/), on Flickr

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7246/7869197824_582d5dcd30_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/kennethpagliughi/7869197824/)
Atlantic Air MedEvac (http://www.flickr.com/photos/kennethpagliughi/7869197824/) by Kenneth Pagliughi (http://www.flickr.com/people/kennethpagliughi/), on Flickr


http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8432/7869199322_4d89eb84fa_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/kennethpagliughi/7869199322/)
Atlantic Air MedEvac (http://www.flickr.com/photos/kennethpagliughi/7869199322/) by Kenneth Pagliughi (http://www.flickr.com/people/kennethpagliughi/), on Flickr

SH-60B Seahawk Flybys:

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7268/7869199962_23d688620d_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/kennethpagliughi/7869199962/)
US Navy Silkorsky HSL-48 SH-60B Seahawk (http://www.flickr.com/photos/kennethpagliughi/7869199962/) by Kenneth Pagliughi (http://www.flickr.com/people/kennethpagliughi/), on Flickr

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8287/7869202616_741c82ffcf_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/kennethpagliughi/7869202616/)
US Navy Silkorsky HSL-48 SH-60B Seahawk (http://www.flickr.com/photos/kennethpagliughi/7869202616/) by Kenneth Pagliughi (http://www.flickr.com/people/kennethpagliughi/), on Flickr


http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8425/7869203418_772ec3e4d6_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/kennethpagliughi/7869203418/)
US Navy Silkorsky HSL-48 SH-60B Seahawk (http://www.flickr.com/photos/kennethpagliughi/7869203418/) by Kenneth Pagliughi (http://www.flickr.com/people/kennethpagliughi/), on Flickr

Andrew McKenna AT-6 Demonstration:

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7255/7869204806_679c549af0_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/kennethpagliughi/7869204806/)
Andrew McKenna AT-6 Texan Demonstration (http://www.flickr.com/photos/kennethpagliughi/7869204806/) by Kenneth Pagliughi (http://www.flickr.com/people/kennethpagliughi/), on Flickr

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7139/7869207562_72029f238d_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/kennethpagliughi/7869207562/)
Andrew McKenna AT-6 Texan Demonstration (http://www.flickr.com/photos/kennethpagliughi/7869207562/) by Kenneth Pagliughi (http://www.flickr.com/people/kennethpagliughi/), on Flickr

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8303/7869208182_2420a20468_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/kennethpagliughi/7869208182/)
Andrew McKenna AT-6 Texan Demonstration (http://www.flickr.com/photos/kennethpagliughi/7869208182/) by Kenneth Pagliughi (http://www.flickr.com/people/kennethpagliughi/), on Flickr

Spitfire Demo:




http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8300/7869209346_385c538104_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/kennethpagliughi/7869209346/)
Spitfire Demonstration (http://www.flickr.com/photos/kennethpagliughi/7869209346/) by Kenneth Pagliughi (http://www.flickr.com/people/kennethpagliughi/), on Flickr

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7280/7869210500_e421abea2c_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/kennethpagliughi/7869210500/)
Spitfire Demonstration (http://www.flickr.com/photos/kennethpagliughi/7869210500/) by Kenneth Pagliughi (http://www.flickr.com/people/kennethpagliughi/), on Flickr

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8300/7869211146_6a542f253d_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/kennethpagliughi/7869211146/)
Spitfire Demonstration (http://www.flickr.com/photos/kennethpagliughi/7869211146/) by Kenneth Pagliughi (http://www.flickr.com/people/kennethpagliughi/), on Flickr

106th/103rd Demo:

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8291/7869213602_4f8c7e6f7b_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/kennethpagliughi/7869213602/)
USAF NY-ANG ParaRescue Demonstration (http://www.flickr.com/photos/kennethpagliughi/7869213602/) by Kenneth Pagliughi (http://www.flickr.com/people/kennethpagliughi/), on Flickr

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7258/7869219936_d93c35feff_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/kennethpagliughi/7869219936/)
USAF NY-ANG ParaRescue Demonstration (http://www.flickr.com/photos/kennethpagliughi/7869219936/) by Kenneth Pagliughi (http://www.flickr.com/people/kennethpagliughi/), on Flickr

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8286/7869228718_0f25980822_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/kennethpagliughi/7869228718/)
USAF NY-ANG ParaRescue Demonstration C-130 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/kennethpagliughi/7869228718/) by Kenneth Pagliughi (http://www.flickr.com/people/kennethpagliughi/), on Flickr

Geico Skytypers:

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8448/7869236866_aee72ffbf0_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/kennethpagliughi/7869236866/)
Geico Skytypers (http://www.flickr.com/photos/kennethpagliughi/7869236866/) by Kenneth Pagliughi (http://www.flickr.com/people/kennethpagliughi/), on Flickr

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7248/7869244432_b102dc7420_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/kennethpagliughi/7869244432/)
Geico Skytypers (http://www.flickr.com/photos/kennethpagliughi/7869244432/) by Kenneth Pagliughi (http://www.flickr.com/people/kennethpagliughi/), on Flickr

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8292/7869243670_d66f0660b1_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/kennethpagliughi/7869243670/)
Geico Skytypers (http://www.flickr.com/photos/kennethpagliughi/7869243670/) by Kenneth Pagliughi (http://www.flickr.com/people/kennethpagliughi/), on Flickr

Gieco Skytpyers VS Geico Speed Boat:

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8292/7869250534_cb90dcdc4d_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/kennethpagliughi/7869250534/)
Geico Skytyper V.S. Geico Speed Boat Race (http://www.flickr.com/photos/kennethpagliughi/7869250534/) by Kenneth Pagliughi (http://www.flickr.com/people/kennethpagliughi/), on Flickr

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8289/7869251336_7995a04830_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/kennethpagliughi/7869251336/)
Geico Skytyper V.S. Geico Speed Boat Race (http://www.flickr.com/photos/kennethpagliughi/7869251336/) by Kenneth Pagliughi (http://www.flickr.com/people/kennethpagliughi/), on Flickr

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8295/7869252246_4968931e59_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/kennethpagliughi/7869252246/)
Geico Skytyper V.S. Geico Speed Boat Race (http://www.flickr.com/photos/kennethpagliughi/7869252246/) by Kenneth Pagliughi (http://www.flickr.com/people/kennethpagliughi/), on Flickr

More to come...

megatop412
08-30-2012, 09:49 PM
I can see I will need to be on that pier next year, great shots guys

Big Tim #70
08-31-2012, 07:23 AM
I can see I will need to be on that pier next year, great shots guys


I'm going to look into one of the charter boats next year.

Fighting_falcon_51
08-31-2012, 07:02 PM
@megatop412: Thanks!

@Big Tim: That is probably a good idea because that way you'll be shooting in proper light.

Anyway some more pics!

P-51 Bald Eagle Demo

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8423/7869266888_f7a16ab71c_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/kennethpagliughi/7869266888/)
North American P-51 Mustang "Bald Eagle" (http://www.flickr.com/photos/kennethpagliughi/7869266888/) by Kenneth Pagliughi (http://www.flickr.com/people/kennethpagliughi/), on Flickr

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8284/7869268360_4ce70ab2a4_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/kennethpagliughi/7869268360/)
North American P-51 Mustang "Bald Eagle" (http://www.flickr.com/photos/kennethpagliughi/7869268360/) by Kenneth Pagliughi (http://www.flickr.com/people/kennethpagliughi/), on Flickr

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8441/7869272594_0b285fae8d_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/kennethpagliughi/7869272594/)
North American P-51 Mustang "Bald Eagle" (http://www.flickr.com/photos/kennethpagliughi/7869272594/) by Kenneth Pagliughi (http://www.flickr.com/people/kennethpagliughi/), on Flickr

F-4 Demo:

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8283/7869289740_8482c9b46f_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/kennethpagliughi/7869289740/)
USAF McDonnell Douglas F-4 Phantom II (http://www.flickr.com/photos/kennethpagliughi/7869289740/) by Kenneth Pagliughi (http://www.flickr.com/people/kennethpagliughi/), on Flickr

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8424/7869276590_d893c39879_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/kennethpagliughi/7869276590/)
USAF McDonnell Douglas F-4 Phantom II (http://www.flickr.com/photos/kennethpagliughi/7869276590/) by Kenneth Pagliughi (http://www.flickr.com/people/kennethpagliughi/), on Flickr

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8423/7869289142_edc29b528a_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/kennethpagliughi/7869289142/)
USAF McDonnell Douglas F-4 Phantom II (http://www.flickr.com/photos/kennethpagliughi/7869289142/) by Kenneth Pagliughi (http://www.flickr.com/people/kennethpagliughi/), on Flickr

Heritage Flight:

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7279/7869286322_5d8c0e48cc_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/kennethpagliughi/7869286322/)
USAF Heritage Flight: 1x P-51 2x F-4 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/kennethpagliughi/7869286322/) by Kenneth Pagliughi (http://www.flickr.com/people/kennethpagliughi/), on Flickr

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7111/7869286890_4a6fc8508d_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/kennethpagliughi/7869286890/)
USAF Heritage Flight: 1x P-51 2x F-4 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/kennethpagliughi/7869286890/) by Kenneth Pagliughi (http://www.flickr.com/people/kennethpagliughi/), on Flickr

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7249/7869288066_018ee165a6_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/kennethpagliughi/7869288066/)
North American P-51 Mustang "Bald Eagle" (http://www.flickr.com/photos/kennethpagliughi/7869288066/) by Kenneth Pagliughi (http://www.flickr.com/people/kennethpagliughi/), on Flickr

B-1B Flybys:

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8430/7869290350_0090aa7264_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/kennethpagliughi/7869290350/)
Rockwell B-1B Lancer (http://www.flickr.com/photos/kennethpagliughi/7869290350/) by Kenneth Pagliughi (http://www.flickr.com/people/kennethpagliughi/), on Flickr





http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8426/7869290974_73a8af15a4_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/kennethpagliughi/7869290974/)
Rockwell B-1B Lancer (http://www.flickr.com/photos/kennethpagliughi/7869290974/) by Kenneth Pagliughi (http://www.flickr.com/people/kennethpagliughi/), on Flickr