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Glenn Watson wrote:
Sweet venue for an airshow. Did you go to Hawaii just for the show?
Not exactly...I knew I was going to take a week off somewhere around my birthday, looked at the airshow calendars and started checking flights, flights from Calgary to HNL were DIRT cheap. like $482 round trip including taxes, so F-22 demo, C-17 Demo, Blue Angels and Honolulu was an easy sale for me.
That being said, Hickam is just plain old not a good venue for an airshow. They're obviously not going to shut down HNL, so instead there are HUGE breaks between the performers. The C-17 demo flew at 1:30pm, and the blues didn't take off until 4:00pm, and there was nothing in between...due to the location there's not a lot of possibility to get a civilian performer to do anything (as most of them couldn't get out here without military transport), and honestly the commercial traffic was so heavy that I just don't see it as being possible regardless.
Apparently they do a show at Kaneohe bay on alternating years, which is on the north side of the island, which is a little better suited to it. So maybe next year I'll have to come back for that.
Don't get me wrong, I would still come back to HNL for a show in a heartbeat. It's awesome here.
Up Close and Personal by Steven Szabo, on Flickr