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Flying & Fireworks

Each July brings the EAA (Experimental Aircraft Assn) show to Oshkosh WI making it the busiest airport in the US for 10 days. Two nights they have a second show after dark featuring stunt planes and fireworks for 3 hours. These night photos make for some of the most surprising photos I've ever taken. This photo shows ground fireworks while a plane, shooting its own fireworks, performs a double loop over the top.
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Ready To Rumble

The P51 fist flew in 1940 while the F16 behind it entered service in 1980. The EAA convention in Oshkosh WI is an aircraft lovers dream come true. This year 10,000+ aircraft attended, 19,500 or 134 takeoffs/landings per hour during 11 days made it by far, the busiest airport in the world.
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Up and under

Some had launched while others were still filling with hot air.
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Warthog

The Fairchild Republic A-10 Thunderbolt II is a single-seat, twin-turbofan, straight-wing, subsonic attack aircraft developed by Fairchild Republic for the United States Air Force. In service since 1976, it is named for the Republic P-47 Thunderbolt, a World War II-era fighter-bomber effective at attacking ground targets, but commonly referred to as the "Warthog" or "Hog".Wikipedia
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Sunset Parasailing

Bright sky above the cloud, darker below.
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Fly Fishing

Osprey are pretty easy to photograph because they are curious birds. If I'm near water and one is in the vicinity I can usually count on it coming to investigate me. So as it soars above my head it becomes much easier for me to get a couple pictures as its close and slow.
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Brown Pelican

The brown pelican is one of two species of pelicans found in Florida, the white pelican being the other. It has a wingspan of 6 ft 8 in to 7 ft 6 in.
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Oh Say Can You See

During the War of 1812, Francis Scott Key penned these words as he looked for the American flag the morning after a huge, strategic battle. If he were to see Old Glory still flying like it had been the evening before, then he would know that the American troops had been victorious. And he was not disappointed. In his joy, he wrote the words of what would become our national anthem, “The Star Spangled Banner.”
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B-29

The Boeing B-29 Superfortress is an American four-engined propeller-driven heavy bomber designed by Boeing and flown primarily by the United States during World War II and the Korean War.
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Boeing B-17

The Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress is a four-engined heavy bomber developed in the 1930s for the United States Army Air Corps. From its introduction in 1938, the B-17 Flying Fortress evolved through numerous design advances becoming the third-most produced bomber of all time
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B-52

The Boeing B-52 Stratofortress is an American long-range, subsonic, jet-powered strategic bomber. The B-52 was designed and built by Boeing, which has continued to provide support and upgrades. It has been operated by the United States Air Force since the 1950s. The bomber is capable of carrying up to 70,000 pounds of weapons, and has a typical combat range of more than 8,800 miles without aerial refueling.
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Almost ready to fly!

3...2...1....Hop in!
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B-1

The Rockwell B-1 Lancer is a supersonic variable-sweep wing, heavy bomber used by the United States Air Force. It is commonly called the "Bone". It is one of three strategic bombers in the U.S. Air Force fleet as of 2021, the other two being the B-2 Spirit and the B-52 Stratofortress.
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EAA Oshkosh

Stunt plane
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F-35

The Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning II is an American family of single-seat, single-engine, all-weather stealth multirole combat aircraft that is intended to perform both air superiority and strike missions.
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Blue Angels Moon

I was very lucky with this photo.
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Black & White Blues

Blue Angels look great with or without color.
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Miss Virginia

Douglas DC-3C (C47) N47E  “Miss Virginia” was manufactured in 1943 in Long Beach, CA as a Military model C-47A.  She served at POPE with the Training Command in 1944 and 1945, then with the Air Material Command at Davis Monthan, AZ, then with the National Guard in Oklahoma City in the 50’s, then on to the U.S. Army proving ground as a test platform until 1966 when it went into storage at Davis Monthan. In 1990 it began a 10 year restoration. I took this photo at the EAA airshow in Oshkosh WI.
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Grumman TBF Avenger

The Grumman TBF Avenger is an American torpedo bomber developed initially for the United States Navy and Marine Corps during WWII.
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Nose Art

Nose art is a decorative painting or design on the fuselage of an aircraft, usually on the front fuselage. While begun for practical reasons of identifying friendly units, the practice evolved to express the individuality often constrained by the uniformity of the military, to evoke memories of home and peacetime life, and as a kind of psychological protection against the stresses of war and the probability of death.
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Night Air Show

Long shutter speed records the movement of the twin engine aircraft that occasionally shoots fireworks.
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Dragonfly

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Ft Jefferson Planes

There are 2 ways for people, without a large boat, to get to Fort Jefferson National Park. The ferry from Key West or these amphibious planes that take off from Key West airport and land in the water at the fort.
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B-29 Superfortress

The Boeing B-29 Superfortress is an American four-engine propeller-driven heavy bomber designed by Boeing and flown primarily by the United States during World War II and the Korean War. Named in allusion to its predecessor, the B-17 Flying Fortress, the Superfortress was designed for high-altitude strategic bombing but also excelled in low-altitude night incendiary bombing and in dropping naval mines to blockade Japan. B-29s also dropped the atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki and became the only aircraft that has ever used nuclear weapons in combat. Only 2 remain flying today, Wifi and Doc. I took this photo of Fifi's engine at the EAA airshow in Oshkosh WI.
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WWII

P-38 Lightning at EAA Oshkosh
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Bombs Away

How could I not? You have to admit, from a lucky timing standpoint, it is a great photo.
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Blackhawk Helicopter

EAA Oshkosh
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B-29 and Super Galaxy

EAA Oshkosh
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Navy T-6

EAA Oshkosh
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Douglas DC 3

EAA Oshkosh
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B-17 Flying Fortress

B-17 Top Turret and Cockpit windows - EAA Oshkosh
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Brilliant P 47

EAA Oshkosh
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The Blues

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The wing walker is the pilot’s wife

EAA Oshkosh
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P 57

EAA Oshkosh
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The Blimps

As of 8/10/2021 there are still 4 of these flying.
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DC 3

Zillions of rivets - EAA Oshkosh
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F-18 Super Hornet

Boca Chica Naval Air Station
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Air Show Stunt Pilot

Performing at Boca Chica Naval Air Station
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B-25 Mitchell

EAA Oshkosh
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Wing Walker

This show was at the Naval Air Station in Key West. Here the wing walker was flying over a parked Blue Angel F-18 Super Hornet
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Fat Albert

Blue Angels' Fat Albert C-130J taking off over Blue Angels' Hornets
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B-26

EAA Airshow Oshkosh WI. This WWII B-26 was a shoulder-winged monoplane of all-metal construction, fitted with a tricycle landing gear. It had a streamlined, circular section fuselage housing the crew, consisting of a bombardier in the nose, armed with a .30 in machine gun, a pilot and co-pilot sitting side by side, with positions for the radio operator and navigator behind the pilots. A gunner manned a dorsal turret armed with two .50 in machine guns, and an additional .30 machine gun was fitted in the tail.
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Stunt plane over parked Blue Angel

Air show at Boca Chica Naval Air Station
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EAA Airshow Oshkosh

The North American B-25 Mitchell is a medium bomber that was introduced in 1941 and named in honor of Major General William "Billy" Mitchell, a pioneer of U.S. military aviation.
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Fort Jefferson National Park

Amphibious plane reflection. You can fly out for a 1/2 day trip or take the long ferry ride.
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P-51

EAA Airshow Oshkosh WI
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Airbus

landing gear
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Final Approach

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B-1 Bomber

Boca Chica Naval Air Station - Key West
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Warbirds Flyover

EAA Airshow Oshkosh
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WWII Bomber Art

EAA Airshow
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F-35

EAA Airshow
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EAA Airshow

Husband is flying & his wife is up top
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EAA Airshow

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Blue Angles

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B-1 Bomber

Key West Naval Air Station
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Big Stunt Plane

EAA Airshow Airbus demonstration
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Hot Air Fun

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MARK-REINNOLDT-351

Miami Beach flyover
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P-51

EAA Airshow
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The Blue Angels

Boca Chica Naval Air Station Key West
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