F/A-18F Super Hornet “Mini-boom”

Thunder Over The Boardwalk 2009 practice show. No, he did not go supersonic, but bank angle plus control surface deflection caused a small sonic boom to form. For those who have never heard one, it sounded like a gun fired at close range. Since it was only a miniboom, there was not a “double crack”, only the single pop and then the jet noise. I could get into a very long lecture about transonic airflows, ambient temperature and g-loading but I’ll sum it up as fn awesome!

F-22 Raptor Flyby: Atlantic City 2009


F-22s from Langley AFB, VA stop by the boardwalk before going out over the Atlantic Ocean to fight against the F-16s from New Jersey ANG’s 177th FW. Homesick angels would be an accurate description.

Atlantic City 2008 (Part 1)

 

First compilation video from the Atlantic City airshow on August 20th (practice Aug 19th). In this video is Ed Hamill, the HC-130 and HH-60 from the 106th RQS (the squadron famous for the rescue attempt in “The Perfect Storm”), Matt Chapman, F/A-18F Super Hornet, Jim Beasley’s P-51D, F-15E Strike Eagle, F-16CJ Viper and the best high alpha pass to-date courtesy of Thunderbird #6, Major Dyon Douglas

F-15E At El Paso 2009 (air demo only)


Capt Phil “Ritz” Smith and Capt John “Gizmo” Cox fly an abbreviated demo before joining with Dan Friedkin in the P-51 Mustang “Double Trouble Too” for the Heritage. Filmed on Sunday at The Amigo Airsho in El Paso. The weather was humid for that part of the country which made for great airshow effects…namely vapor cones and angel wings.