Turbulent winds forced tankers to drop their loads of retardent alongside the Fox Field runway on October 26, 2003.
The Edwards Air Force Base Open House was held the weekend of October 25-26. During the two-day event, visitors saw new and unique aircraft in the Air Force inventory, and some of the best aerial demonstration pilots and teams performing today. The various demonstrations included Air Force aircraft such as the F/A-22, F-117, F-16, KC-135, C-17, B-1, which set 52 official world records, B-2, as well as NASA aircraft among others. This was also a once-a-year opportunity for taxpayers to see the kind of equipment they buy for the Air Force, and the abilities of the people who test, fly and maintain this equipment.
I spent three days shooting at Edwards AFB. On Wednesday, October 22, I shot the military rehearsals from the media site next to the runway.
Rehearsal, October 22, Page 1
Rehearsal, October 22, Page 2
On Friday, October 24, I shot the arrival of the U. S. Air Force Thunderbirds and the static display aircraft on the main flightline.
Military Aircraft Static Displays, October 24
NASA and Vintage Aircraft Static Displays, October 24
On Saturday, October 25, I shot the airshow from the media site next to the runway.
Airshow, October 25, Page 1
Airshow, October 25, Page 2
Thunderbirds Arrival, Friday and Airshow, Saturday.
The Miramar MCAS Airshow was held from October 17 to 19, 2003. It featured two Stealth Fighter demonstrations, three VTOL Harrier demonstrations, a MAGTF demonstration, and lots of aerobatic performances, including the Red Baron Pizza team and the U. S. Navy Blue Angels.
2003 Miramar MCAS Airshow Flying Displays - Page 1
2003 Miramar MCAS Airshow Flying Displays - Page 2.
2003 Miramar MCAS Airshow Static Displays Page 1 - Combat Aircraft.
2003 Miramar MCAS Airshow Static Displays Page 2 - Transports, Tankers, Helicopters, Trainers, Electronics warfare aircraft.
2003 Miramar MCAS Airshow Static Displays Page 3 - Vintage Aircraft.
Page 1 of the Kern County Airshow display features hot air balloons, several aerobatic performances, visits by an AV-8B Harrier and a few F/A-18E Super Hornets of VX-9 based at China Lake Naval Air Weapons Station, and an F-15 Eagle from the 412th Test Wing based at Edwards Air Force Base.
Page 2 of the 2003 Kern County Airshow display features the performance of the Canadian Snowbirds.
A task force from the 91st Space Wing, Minot AFB, N.D., launched an unarmed Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missile from North Vandenberg as part of a flight test for Air Force Space Command's Force Development Evaluation Program at 4:31 a.m. Wednesday, September 10, 2003.
The Camarillo Airshow celebrated a centennial of flight the weekend of August 23 - 24, 2003. The show featured the airplanes of the Southern California Wing of the CAF and many Experimental Aircraft Association Fly-ins.
The flying displays at the 2003 Camarillo Airshow, held on the weekend of August 23-24, featured the airplanes of the Southern California Wing of the CAF and many Experimental Aircraft Association Fly-ins.
An Orbital Sciences Exoatmospheric Kill Vehicle (EKV) was launched from Vandenberg Air Force Base at 11:00 A.M. Saturday, August 16.
A variety of vintage airplanes arrived at Hawthorne Municipal Airport on Friday August 15 for the Air and Auto Power Show on Saturday August 16.
The Canadian Space Agency's SCISAT-1 (Scientific Satellite Atmospheric Chemistry Experiment) was launched at 7:09:33 P.M. on August 12.
The Collings Foundation Boeing B-17G Flying Fortress, Nine-O-Nine and Consolidated B-24J Liberator, The Dragon and His Tail visited the Santa Barbara Airport from April 30 to May 2, 2003.
A Lockheed-Martin Titan II launched the Coriolis spacecraft into orbit from Space Launch Complex 4 West at Vandenberg Air Force Base at 6:19 A.M. on Monday, January 6.
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