Friday, November 30, 2012


The display by the F/A-18 Super Hornet, 216, was just awesome. The sun was in the wrong place in the sky at the time of the display, so it was quite hard to get some good shots, so I have picked out some that worked best.

Bugger just missed the Nose
Almost through the Sound Barrier, Awesome !!

Thursday, November 29, 2012


In 2003 Sean Tucker was named as one of the twenty-five "Living Legends of Flight" by the Smithsonian Air & Space Museum. Sean has over 20,000 flight hours and has flown more than 1000 displays at more than 425 Air Shows. He is the only pilot in the world to perform a triple ribbon cut. He flies through the ribbons at 220 mph. The ribbons are only 25 feet off the ground and 750 feet in between each set

Tuesday, November 27, 2012


The Patriots Jet Team is the only non military jet display team in the United States.

The Patriots first debut was in 2003 with 2 jets and by 2011 has grown to a fleet of 6 jets for their displays.

Sponsored by Fry's Electronics and Hot Line Construction, the Patriots aircraft is the L-39. The L-39s have been modified with upgraded avionics and navigation systems for use on the Air Show circuit.

Monday, November 26, 2012

KING AIR TC-12B, Military

The Beech Super King Air seen here is the Military variant of the commercial King Air aircraft series.

Seen here is the TC-12B model, a training version for the United States Navy.

King Air, TC-12B, 161190

King Air, TC-12B, 161190

Sunday, November 25, 2012


The ROCKWELL B-1 LANCER Bomber is a Supersonic Strategic Long Range Bomber.

Wing Length when fully extended is 137ft, and 79ft when sweep back.
Max Altitude 60,000 ft
Capable of speed Mach 1.25

Friday, November 23, 2012

T-34 MENTOR (Trainer)

Seen here taxing out for their flying display were two T-34 Mentor (Trainers)

It was great to see these aircraft in action, and they put on a good show for the crowd.

N111LK, T-34B Mentor

N12281, T-34A Mentor

Thursday, November 22, 2012


Time for some photos from some of the Static Displays at the Miramar Air Show.

Seen here on display were some of the US Marines SKYHAWK's.

NOTE: The New Zealand & Australian Flags applied to Skyhawk in the Middle photo.

This Skyhawk also wearing the
New Zealand & Australian Flags

Monday, November 19, 2012


The MV-22 is the worlds first production TILT ROTOR aircraft. The MV-22 OSPREY flies twice as fast, carries three times the weight, and flies more than twice as high and six times farther than the CH-46.

This machine was great to watch. For its size it was very quiet I thought, and on the high speed pass, even quieter. The Rotor Blades are huge, and the photos do not do justice to actually how big they are.

Friday, November 16, 2012


The Marines new KC-130J is the next generation aerial refueling tanker. The KC-130J is comprehensive update of the KC-130 Hercules, with new engines, flight deck and other systems.
The KC-130J is a tactical tanker / transport aircraft, and plays a vital role providing,
in-flight refueling to tactical fixed wing aircraft and helicopters. 
Its two fuel pods can transfer up to 300 gallons per minute each during in-flight refueling.
The KC-130J also retains the ability of delivering combat troops, and cargo.