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moose135
05-07-2013, 09:35 PM
The Manassas Regional Airport, outside of Washington, DC, hosted an air show this past Saturday. I had heard about it, but really hadn't planned to attend. They didn't have a big line up, it's a 6 hour drive for me, and I had some other photo plans for the weekend.

Then Thursday night, this guy called me to say he was at the show...

http://www.moose135photography.com/Airplanes/Air-Shows/Manassas-Regional-Airport-Air/i-2BMcKLR/0/L/JM_2013_05_04_Manassas_Derf_001-L.jpg

So I packed up, and hit the road Friday after work. The Warrior Aviation flight team was on display, with their L-39 and Yak-9. I guess you could call this the Soviet Heritage Flight pass...

http://www.moose135photography.com/Airplanes/Air-Shows/Manassas-Regional-Airport-Air/i-mZNNSb5/0/XL/JM_2013_05_04_Manassas_Air_Show_026-XL.jpg

The "Flying Farmer" made off in a Piper Cub, to predictable results.

http://www.moose135photography.com/Airplanes/Air-Shows/Manassas-Regional-Airport-Air/i-4g4897m/0/XL/JM_2013_05_04_Manassas_Air_Show_015-XL.jpg

http://www.moose135photography.com/Airplanes/Air-Shows/Manassas-Regional-Airport-Air/i-LXZRkZh/0/XL/JM_2013_05_04_Manassas_Air_Show_002-XL.jpg

http://www.moose135photography.com/Airplanes/Air-Shows/Manassas-Regional-Airport-Air/i-XcbCW5v/0/XL/JM_2013_05_04_Manassas_Air_Show_014-XL.jpg

http://www.moose135photography.com/Airplanes/Air-Shows/Manassas-Regional-Airport-Air/i-CHqbNRt/0/XL/JM_2013_05_04_Manassas_Air_Show_011-XL.jpg

A gaggle of Stearmans

http://www.moose135photography.com/Airplanes/Air-Shows/Manassas-Regional-Airport-Air/i-xvpPjqj/0/XL/JM_2013_05_04_Manassas_Air_Show_007-XL.jpg

http://www.moose135photography.com/Airplanes/Air-Shows/Manassas-Regional-Airport-Air/i-dwRFktP/0/XL/JM_2013_05_04_Manassas_Air_Show_023-XL.jpg

Wax on, wax off.

http://www.moose135photography.com/Airplanes/Air-Shows/Manassas-Regional-Airport-Air/i-KS7JKbw/0/XL/JM_2013_05_04_Manassas_Air_Show_013-XL.jpg

I hadn't seen a wing-walker at an air show in ages!

http://www.moose135photography.com/Airplanes/Air-Shows/Manassas-Regional-Airport-Air/i-qfMq3Vg/0/XL/JM_2013_05_04_Manassas_Air_Show_020-XL.jpg

http://www.moose135photography.com/Airplanes/Air-Shows/Manassas-Regional-Airport-Air/i-Z5p9TZL/0/XL/JM_2013_05_04_Manassas_Air_Show_001-XL.jpg

http://www.moose135photography.com/Airplanes/Air-Shows/Manassas-Regional-Airport-Air/i-vrhC72d/0/XL/JM_2013_05_04_Manassas_Air_Show_004-XL.jpg

After the show, and a little IAD spotting, I headed into DC. As I was pulling into a parking lot next to the Tidal Basin and near the Washington Monument, I heard rotors overhead and low. Looking out the sunroof, I see three USMC white-top helos above me, en route to the White House...:frown:

A short time later, one popped out from between the trees, and I managed to get a quick shot.

http://www.moose135photography.com/WashingtonDC/Washington-DC/i-HbB3bSC/0/XL/JM_2013_05_04_WashingtonDC_002-XL.jpg

jerslice
05-07-2013, 10:13 PM
Nice set Moose - I particularly like the waxing shot. Very nice.

Chris S
05-07-2013, 11:13 PM
Great shots as always Moose !!
BTW, I see Derf has been promoted and his very own official flight suit now :wink:

Zee71
05-08-2013, 05:53 AM
Nice work Moose!