It was a very hot June day when my friend Stephen and I ventured to Travis AFB, near Sacramento, CA. We'd been in airshow withdrawl mode, and the previous week's Wings Over Moffett Airshow wasn't going to cut it.
As usual, I brought along one of my trusty digital cameras, this time being my Nikon Coolpix 950.
When we got there, the heat wasn't the first thing we noticed--the number of C-5 Galaxy aircraft was!
Above: One of the many (12?) C-5 Galaxys on the tarmac.
Above: Near the C-5 we walked through was this B-1B bomber! Stephen says it can carry a higher payload than a B-52!
The highlight of the day was seeing the USAF Thunderbirds fly... I'd never seen any flight demonstration squad other than the Blue Angels before. And although the two squads have pretty similar acts, the T-birds show was no less spectacular. Taking photos was really tough.. you've gotta be real quick.
I did manage to grab the one shot of the diamond formation (seen at the top of this page), and you can see a larger version if you'd like.
Below, the Thunderbirds F-16C's on the tarmac a few hours before showtime.
That's all, folks! Your comments are always welcome!
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