October 2018 Wings Over North Georgia / by Chris Dahl

This year I took the whole weekend off to go to the Air Show, practice was on Friday and the full show on Saturday and Sunday. I was a little disappointed to see that the larger name performers such as the Blue Angels or Thunderbirds were not there. But the show was very good anyway.

 USAF Heritage Flight

USAF Heritage Flight

Some of the show stars were the F22 Raptor (above), The A-10 Thunderbolt (Warthog) and the P-51 Mustang, Quick Silver.

You get to see all types of airplanes at the show, above the Twin Tigers are Yak 55s. To the left they are shooting through the smoke ring and the maneuver on the right is called the Butterfly Flight.

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Anyone my age and interested in airplanes may have watched a TV show called “Baa Baa Black Sheep” TV series. Left above is the F4U Corsair (Korean War Hero) gull winged airplane which is the same type of airplane featured on the program flying. The F4U is flying alond with the P-51 Mustang Quick Silver.

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I love watching the F22 fly. Many years ago when I worked at Meteor Photo in Atlanta GA we opened on a weekend for the photography staff of Lockheed Martin. They were going to photography the first flight of the airplane out of the Lockheed Martin Marietta Plant. We saw many air to air photos and of course lots of grip and grin PR photos. But at the end of the day the chief photographer came by the lab and gave the staff hats and lapel pins that had flown on that flight. How cool is that?

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 A little taunting before the big race!

A little taunting before the big race!

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Above the Boeing C-17 Globemaster photographed in B&W Infrared. The people give you a good idea of the size of this airplane.