The following pictures were made during the EAA Airventure airshow in Oshkosh, Wisconsin in July-August 2008.
These photos are of the F-22 Raptor at EAA Airventure 2008, Oshkosh, Wisconsin. Note the condensation created by the low pressure on the top portion of the wing on the first photo. The condensation also showed up when the Raptor rotated for takeoff, as shown in the second photo. Some pretty clouds frame the Raptor in the third photo. The "Heritage Flight" pass is captured with the P-38 Glacier Girl (flown by Steve Hinton) on top, the P-51 Excalibur (flown by Dale Snodgrass), and the F-22 Raptor on the bottom. Still more show the Raptor flying in formation with the Excalibur P-51 and a view of the weapons bay doors open during a high-speed pass.
These photos are of airshow at EAA Airventure 2008, Oshkosh, Wisconsin. First is the Contenders aerobatic team, featuring Sean D. Tucker, his son, and two of his instructors at his aerobatic school. Net is the Iron Eagles, a very impressive team from New York. Next is Sean D. Tucker doing his solo act in the Challenger II biplane. The Aeroshell Aerobatic Team in their T-6 Texans are next (only 3 this year, get well Alan!), Sean Tucker cutting the third ribbon, and finally a head-on pass by the Iron Eagles... Wow that was close!
Notice the contrails coming from the propeller tips of this F4U Corsair on takeoff... Next is a P-51 taking off, followed by a wall of fire from Rich Gibson's pyrotechnic show. Next is the Rocket Racing League's Velocity, flown by Space Shuttle Commander Rick Searfoss, with a close-up of the Armadillo Aerospace rocket engine. It made an interesting "burp" when it shutdown in flight!
People photos... The kid on the left is sitting on the wing of a Grumman F3F Wildcat... That's Sean D. Tucker in the next picture, with Micahel Goulian taxiing his Extra 300SHP in the third. Matt Chapman relaxes after a great aerobatic flight on Saturday, a fellow uncovers a T-6 Texan, and a Christen Eagle gets pushed out to the flightline in the early morning.
In all pictures above, I used a Canon EOS 5D and 70-200 mm f/2.8 IS lens. The images were all shot in RAW mode and then converted to JPEG and resized to fit on the web.
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