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Taylor Sherman wrote:
Thanks sholt! Actually those aren't the Blue Angels, those are the Patriots. The Angels are currently grounded due to budget cuts.
Turnout for Seafair was quite low this year, and I think that had a lot to do with it.
The Patriots were excellent flyers, but a completely different class of jet than the F-18s the Angels fly. Not as fast, and not even close to as loud (which, depending on your POV, could be good or bad. For me, I love the ripping-air sound of the big jets).
Also, the weather was not very good that day, so I think...Show more →
Airshows are not what they were, and perhaps never will be (stealth aircraft suck, quite frankly). So sad, probably the greatest outdoor spectacle America ever created was the McDonalds air and sea show in Ft Lauderdale.
I remember the Royal Canadian air force Snowbirds came on one year. The entire squadron wasn't as loud as a single F-14 with afterburners. The F-14 was the greatest show craft of all because it could fly so slow with its wings deployed on full afterburner in a max G turn. To see 400,000 people get singed by the heat from a pair of GE F110-400's was something else. Even after a shower I was wearing "Jet A" cologne for a good 48 hours.