Not a good day for an Airshow

This weekend is the Florida International Airshow at the Punta Gorda Airport (KPGD).  Unfortunately, the weather hasn’t been very cooperative.  I did get a few shots of the T6 team flying around on Thursday.  On Friday, I went over to the industrial area at the end of the runway to see what I could get.  It was a pretty grey day but I stuck around anyway and managed a few shots.  It’s tough to get anything really good on a dull day.  I was fortunate that I took the time though.  Saturday has been a fairly steady rain and I doubt that a lot of flying was going on.  Still, the show is on tomorrow so I might get a chance to go.

Here are a few shots from the last couple of days.

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The T-6 flyers had a variety of livery from all branches of the service that had used this aircraft as a trainer.  The yellow one at the top here is actually a T-16 which is what the Canadians called it when it was built under license.

Another trainer flight team is Lima Lima and they fly their formations in the T34 Mentor.

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The theme of the airshow was a salute to veterans.  I didn’t see the usual flyby of a modern jet fighter with the old warbirds but, they did have an all warbird formation.

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The B25 ‘Panchito’ led the flight with an F7U Corsair and P51 Mustang on the wing and a Douglas SBD in the slot.

We also Had the B17 ‘Texas Raider’ at the show offering flights.  I managed to get one as it took off just before the show.

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And, of course, we had the stars of the show, the USAF Thunderbirds.

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I’ll probably head to the show tomorrow if the weather holds off to see the static displays and shoot from the flightline.

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Retired, living in SW Florida and spending my time at nature photography in my local area. I volunteer with a couple of local organizations to help my adopted home town. Travelling is now by airplane and car instead of a sailboat but happy anyway.
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One Response to Not a good day for an Airshow

  1. jmm301 says:

    It is a good show, however our last visit was a disaster…we spent 3 hrs trying to get out of the field we parked in….not again!

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