Since I put up photos of the air show a couple of weeks ago, I thought I would post some photos from some prior air shows I have seen, but didn’t necessarily pay to attend.
Fargo Air Show July, 2015
The Navy Blue Angels were in town again. Along with some piston driven air craft from eras past. I sat in the grass at NDSU near the intersection of 12th AVE N and 18th ST N, just south of one of the USDA facilities on campus.
The Blue Angels brought Fat Albert and some sky divers trailing smoke, similar to the Air Force Thunderbirds. Then the fun of the F/A-18s started.
Some of the passes came quite close to where I was sitting at NDSU, providing some close up shots that turned out quite well I think.
I am fond of the photos that show air coming off the various surfaces of the planes as they maneuver.
I also like the pictures where you can see right into the cockpit and see the pilots.
Fargo Airshow 2003
The Canadian Forces Snowbirds were in town for this one. I took a few photos from my apartment balcony with an old 35mm Minolta Maxxum 700 I had borrowed from a friend.
Fargo Air Show 1995
The last air show that I was able to attend the entire day. I had a much better camera compared to the previous ones I had used, but that’s not saying a whole lot. The Nikon NiceTouch 2 was at least 35mm, but wasn’t good for much other than static displays. The show did feature an F-117A Nighthawk on display, giving me the closest look of the aircraft I had yet had.
There was an flight of WWII aircraft with a B-25 Mitchell, a P-38 Lightning and something else I think. The photos I have aren’t clear.
Minot Air Show 1992
This was the first air show I attended with a camera. It was an old, crappy, hand me down 110 pocket camera. The photos were crap, but the air show itself was awesome. An F-117A Nighthawk performed an aerial display, the Blue Angels were there as well. There was a MiG-15 Fagot as well. But the star of the show for me was the demonstration of two MiG-29 Fulcrums from the Ukraine. Much better photos of the show can be found at Craig Maas’ website.
The MiGs were really fun to watch. Their agility was easily equal to anything I had seen from the Thunderbirds or Blue Angels.
The F-117 had a really weird sound to it. It seemed so totally different to anything else I had heard flying.