Previous Thread
Next Thread
Print Thread
Rate This Thread
Hop To
Page 2 of 2 1 2
#3557348 - 04/16/12 08:46 PM Re: Davis Monthan Air Show 2012 - Warning! Lots of Pics! [Re: tomcat]  
Joined: Apr 2007
Posts: 13
razkaz24 Offline
Junior Member
razkaz24  Offline
Junior Member

Joined: Apr 2007
Posts: 13
Originally Posted By: tomcat
Very cool shots! Any idea what the rotary dial does on that CBU?

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?


tomcat,
About 15 years ago at the D-M airshow someone did actually pull the canopy release on an A-10 that was a static display there. Big boom with the canopy flying up about 100-150 feet and fell about 50 feet from a whole bunch of kids nearby. Needless to say that guy was quickly looking at the cracks on the concrete. Not sure what is done nowdays to stop that from happening, only time I ever saw/heard about it.

Einstein, hope you don't mind me posting a few photos from my time out there this weekend, if so let me know and I'll start a different thread.




Inline advert (2nd and 3rd post)

#3557396 - 04/16/12 10:07 PM Re: Davis Monthan Air Show 2012 - Warning! Lots of Pics! [Re: EinsteinEP]  
Joined: May 2006
Posts: 204
Boshart Offline
Member
Boshart  Offline
Member

Joined: May 2006
Posts: 204
Great shots !

I wish that we have suchs shows like this had in the netherlands ,but no frown

#3557490 - 04/17/12 01:03 AM Re: Davis Monthan Air Show 2012 - Warning! Lots of Pics! [Re: EinsteinEP]  
Joined: Jan 2001
Posts: 18,541
piper Offline
Veteran
piper  Offline
Veteran

Joined: Jan 2001
Posts: 18,541
Raleigh,NC
Originally Posted By: EinsteinEP





That's a beautiful airplane. Just look at the lines.

Thanks for posting! Love the huge spectator area. Airshows around here have a million people in a very small space.

#3557533 - 04/17/12 02:27 AM Re: Davis Monthan Air Show 2012 - Warning! Lots of Pics! [Re: EinsteinEP]  
Joined: Nov 2007
Posts: 3,674
EinsteinEP Offline
Just a Noob
EinsteinEP  Offline
Just a Noob
Senior Member

Joined: Nov 2007
Posts: 3,674
Tucson, AZ
I think the official number was 120,000 for Sunday, but I haven't gotten confirmation.


Shoot to Kill.
Play to Have Fun.
#3557874 - 04/17/12 05:21 PM Re: Davis Monthan Air Show 2012 - Warning! Lots of Pics! [Re: Panther]  
Joined: Jan 2001
Posts: 20,152
Top Gun Offline
Lifer
Top Gun  Offline
Lifer

Joined: Jan 2001
Posts: 20,152
Roch-Vegas NH
Originally Posted By: *Panther*
Originally Posted By: BillyRiley


And is it just me - or does anyone else think the F-22/35A/35C are butt uglies? What kind of ordinance can they carry - as any pics I ever see of them, they have the obligatory 2 AA missiles on the wings

Because the ordnance is carried internally in the belly of the jet.




Here's the weapon's bay open on the Raptor.

Great pics, funny how spread apart the static are at active bases compared to the more cramped ANG bases of New England...


XboxLive Tag: DOBrienTG1969

Dave O'Brien,
Top Gun Photography
Nikon D500 & D7200
Nikkor 70-200VR AF-s F/2.8
Sigma 50-500 & 17-50 F2.8
Sigma 150-600
#3557942 - 04/17/12 08:07 PM Re: Davis Monthan Air Show 2012 - Warning! Lots of Pics! [Re: EinsteinEP]  
Joined: Nov 2004
Posts: 17,632
SkateZilla Offline
Skate Zilla Graphics
SkateZilla  Offline
Skate Zilla Graphics
Veteran

Joined: Nov 2004
Posts: 17,632
Virginia Beach, VA
Les Shockley has like 4 Jet trucks now, two of them have 3 Engines


HAF922, Corsair RM850, ASRock Fata1ity 990FX Pro,
Modified Corsair H100, AMD FX8350 @ 5.31GHz, 16GB G.SKILL@DDR2133,
2x R7970 Lightnings, +1 HD7950 @ 1.1/6.0GHz, Creative XFi Fata1ity Platinum Champ.,
3x ASUS VS248HP + Hanns�G HZ201HPB + Acer AL2002 (5760x1080+1600x900+1680x1050), Oculus Rift CV
CH Fighterstick, Pro Throt., Pro Pedals, TM Warthog & MFDs, Fanatec CSR Wheel/Shifter, Elite Pedals
Intensity Pro 10-Bit, TrackIR 4 Pro, WD Black 1.5TB, WD Black 640GB, Samsung 850 500GB, My Book 4TB
#3557953 - 04/17/12 08:23 PM Re: Davis Monthan Air Show 2012 - Warning! Lots of Pics! [Re: SkateZilla]  
Joined: Jan 2001
Posts: 20,152
Top Gun Offline
Lifer
Top Gun  Offline
Lifer

Joined: Jan 2001
Posts: 20,152
Roch-Vegas NH
Originally Posted By: SkateZilla
Les Shockley has like 4 Jet trucks now, two of them have 3 Engines


this one has 3




he rolled one of them at Westover ARB in 08 on Sunday, but I had left that morning. Luckily he walked away, only 1 shoot opened and it brought him over to the edge of the RW and his wheels caught the grass and over he went.

#3560265 - 04/21/12 01:08 PM Re: Davis Monthan Air Show 2012 - Warning! Lots of Pics! [Re: EinsteinEP]  
Joined: Feb 2011
Posts: 15
Lorien Offline
Junior Member
Lorien  Offline
Junior Member

Joined: Feb 2011
Posts: 15
GA, USA
Those are some really nice shots. Unfortunately it sounds like the AF is scaling back it's participation in air shows due to budget cuts frown

Moody AFB


Intel Core2 Quad CPU @ 2.66
6 GB RAM
VISTA (64-bit)SP2
ATI Radeon HD 4800 Series
Creative SB X-FI
Saitek X-45
Page 2 of 2 1 2

Moderated by  RacerGT 

Quick Search
Recent Articles
Support SimHQ

If you shop on Amazon use this Amazon link to support SimHQ
.
Social


Recent Topics
1955 Belgium GP
by KraziKanuK. 01/19/21 09:14 PM
How tools got their names
by Blade_RJ. 01/18/21 02:47 AM
Phil Spector Dies.
by RedToo. 01/17/21 05:49 PM
Anyone Sim Flying Fixed Wing and Helicopters?
by F4UDash4. 01/17/21 01:54 PM
The Sinking of the Reuben James
by Patrocles. 01/17/21 04:19 AM
This !! commercial !!
by NoFlyBoy. 01/16/21 10:15 PM
NHL hockey has started
by KraziKanuK. 01/16/21 08:51 AM
Calling Ajay
by Nixer. 01/16/21 12:58 AM
BEEE S. No Miltary Grade AR-15!
by NoFlyBoy. 01/14/21 10:32 PM
Fallout New Vegas: The Frontier
by Crane Hunter. 01/14/21 09:41 PM
Copyright 1997-2016, SimHQ Inc. All Rights Reserved.

Powered by UBB.threads™ PHP Forum Software 7.6.0