Very cool shots!
Also, speaking of starting plane engines, are there any special precautions (other than closing the canopy) taken at airshows to prevent people from meddling with switches (that's probably a preflight item) or from uber Hawg geeks from doing anything funky in the jet?
Pin the battery and hide the Remove Before Flight flag inside the panel so folks won't know about it. Or disconnect the battery altogether.
Actually canopies are almost never left open for static displays and nobody is allowed to climb in. If there is an open canopy with a stand for close up looks, there's always an airman or pilot sitting on the stand to answer questions...and keep the cockpit secure.
Great pics Einstein! Oh, and what do you consider cold?
People were in jackets while it was in the lower 70Fs while I was there in February...lol.