Monthly Archives: March 2011

Boat-tailed Grackle (Quiscalus major)

OK, the airshow is over so back to birds ‘n bugs.  This lovely couple are Boat-tailed Grackles.  The male is young and not quite so irridescent as he will be in maturity but, the boat tail is still there.  The … Continue reading

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Heavy Metal Jet Team – Florida International Airshow

After seeing the Heavy Metal Jet Team on Friday, I was interested in seeing their show from the viewing area.  They’re an excellent precision flight team.  I particularly liked the rolls over the smoke trail of the diamond at the … Continue reading

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Eastern Airlines DC-7B – N836D – Florida International Airshow

On Friday, I managed to get a couple of pictures of a restored DC-7B in Eastern Airlines livery.  At the show, I went to get a few detail shots and leave them a few shots from the arrival.   Here are the … Continue reading

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The B-25 Mitchells – Florida International Air Show

The year we had three B-25 Mitchells on hand.  Panchito, Barbie III and Killer Bee.  All three were on static display and were hosting three of the remaining five Doolittle Raiders.  Panchito was it’s normal gorgeous self in shining aluminum, … Continue reading

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Heritage Flight – Florida International Airshow

One of the real crowd pleasers at any airshow is the Heritage Flight.  In these flights an older warbird leads a formation of modern combat aircraft from the various USAF flight demonstration teams.  This year we had a fourship formation … Continue reading

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F4U Corsair – Florida International Airshow

They had one of my favorite warbirds at the Airshow this year.  The F4U Corsair.  It was on static display and flew with the B-25s Panchito and Killer Bee in the simulated ground attack runs. The shooting was tough since … Continue reading

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Heavy Metal – Florida International Air Show

This weekend, the Florida International Air Show rolls into town.  I went over to the airport today to see what might be going on that could be worth photographing.  As soon as I got there, I noticed an old DC-7B … Continue reading

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