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    Default Moffet '04 Practice Session

    A few images from the practice sessions for this weekends Moffet Airshow. The weather was uncooperative up until the Thunderbirds started flying. The clouds started to clear about half way through their Low Show. Oh well, the weather for the weekend looks good.

    The three ship formation for the T-birds is a new look. #3 was nowhere to be found. My son kept calling it the "triangle" instead of the "diamond" formation.

    The other interesting note was that the only Navy representation was a pair of aggressor F-5's that arrived in the afternoon. Surprising that for a former Naval Air Station not a single F-18 for static display made it. Busy elsewhere I assume.

    GBJ it was nice to meet you and thanks for the ride!

    Rick
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    Default Re: Moffet '04 Practice Session

    Quote Originally Posted by rpzo
    GBJ it was nice to meet you and thanks for the ride!
    Nice shots Rick... you got to see my buddy Gordon!! What did ya get a ride in... not his Stearman????!!!!???

    Wayne

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    It seems that the Photography gets better and better each time I come in here! Keep up the Excellant Work/Fun all of you! I'll catch up someday,,,,Cobra Ray Hamlett.
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    you got to see my buddy Gordon!! What did ya get a ride in... not his Stearman????!!!!???
    Nope, his old Mercedes.

    My son and I were waiting outside the gate for our passes and I heard him talking to someone in the very distinctive voice that he has. I introduced myself and after he finished with the business that he needed to take care of in the media trailer he asked us if we wanted a ride to show center.

    He's a really nice guy.

    Rick

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    Tyson: I get the wingwalker photo, but how'd you get the T-bird shots? Gotta be from a B-25? Did you launch from Moffet? Peas
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    Default Re: Moffet '04 Practice Session

    Tyson,

    They obviously allowed you to shoot from places that I couldn't get to and the weather was more cooperative too. Were your T-birds shot from #7?

    I won't be able to make the Sunday show due to a Boy Scout committment. It would have been nice to meet you in person.

    Attached shots are from Saturday's show.

    Rick
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    Default Re: Moffet '04 Practice Session

    Nice photos Rick

    Tyson, WOW! Awsome
    I know Peas already asked but what were you in when you took those Tbird photos?

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    Hey Tyson, don't let what I've posted fool you, I missed way more than I got. I'm more appreciative of shooting digital every day. If it's not a good shot you delete and move on.

    We'll have to hook up later in the year. You plan on going to Santa Rosa or Salinas?

    Rick

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    Hi Photogs all!

    Great to see you all at Moffett! When they put the media area next to the announcer's stand you get to see all the strange goings on between the photographers...

    I think that this lens fixation is the manifestation of the photogs manhood, just as the measure of your differential from the road, the length of the lens speaks volumes!!

    I also think that some of you guys have a leather fetish and get off on the strap digging into the back of your necks!!

    Seriously though... great to see you all at Moffett. The ad-lib presentation by Tyson and the commotion it caused in the media area was a true "Air Show Moment"!!
    Gordon Bowman-Jones

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    Default Re: Moffet '04 Practice Session

    Quote Originally Posted by tvrphoto
    Hey Wayne, you commin' to Salinas at all. It's really not that far from Oregon.
    LOL.. yea... right.. <checks map, hopes Tyson doesn't get into navigation any time soon>

    Prolly not Ty... but what I wanna know is about this "airshow moment" that GoBoJo is talkin about....

    Wayne

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