|"Fifi', B-29 Superfortress bomber
Sunday lunchtime, 2nd October, and I'm feeling a little deja-vu. A leaden sky hangs over Mather Field air base, and it looks like it's going to storm, or worse. A week before, I'd been in Houston for Houston Open Air, and Sunday started exactly like this. On Saturday, in Houston, the show had been dramatically cut short, and bands cancelled, due to things outside of the festival organizers' control--the weather. At California Capital Airshow, the Saturday show too had been cut short, again not by choice: the lead pilot for the US Navy Blue Angels was unwell, and for safety's sake, the flight could not happen.
And then here we were, Sunday, and there's a really ominous sky...
|US Army Golden Knights parachute team
|Mike Wiskus flying the Lucas Oil aerobatics plane... stunning!!!
|US Navy Blue Angels... flying upside-down, as you do!
This was my first-ever airshow. It will definitely not be the last.
|US Navy Blue Angels, mid-air pass
|Wings almost touching, four US Navy Blue Angels in formation
|Carrying in the POW/MIA flag, US Army Golden Knights
|US Navy Blue Angels, solo
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- All galleries
- US Navy Blue Angels
- US Army Golden Knights
- WWII reenactment
- Mike Wisus Lucas Oil
- Canadian and USA Air Forces; Hornet and Viper jets
- Plus planes on the ground, people watching the planes... all the fun of the airshow!