Miramar and Davis-Monthan AFB Air Shows
San Diego and Tucson

Pictures taken below at several air shows in 2006 and 2007 either at Davis Monthan and Miramar.
I used a Nikon D2x with an 80-400mm VR Lens. A few favorite images below.

If you like these and want to see more, additional images are at:

Davis-Monthan 2006, Davis-Monthan 2007, Miramar 2006, Miramar 2007.

 

Condensation builds up around this jet as it approaches the sound barrier.

 

 

Panning on the right aircraft resulted in a blurred left plane as they approached each other at over 1,000MPH

 

 

Afterburners pushing F-16 up

 

 

Sharp turn with afterburners lit. The stormy background clouds enhance contrast.

 

 

Thunderbird with afterburner lit.

 

 

Precision demonstration Flight

 

 

Precision demonstration Flight

 

 

Wing wash vortices from the airplanes' smoke generators create an interesting background behind the jets.

 

 

Precision demonstration Flight

 

 

I took this picture just as the formation was breaking apart.

 

 

Landing after performing at Miramar in 2007.

 

 

Very sharp take off with Blue Angel F-18.

 

 

Afterburner lit as F-16 turns into Arizona's blue sky.

 

 

Shockwaves follow this F-16

 

 

Sharp climbing F-16

 

 

Blue Angel formation

 

 

Harrier jet hovering at Miramar, 2006.

 

 

F-18 Super Hornet take off

 

 

Condensation surrounds this jet at near Mach 1.

 

Blue Angel taxing at performance.

 

 

Paratroopers jumping.

 

 

Thunderbird making a sharp turn.

 

 

Full steam ahead!

 

 

© 2007 John Miranda