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Thunder over the Rock 2010

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This was the first airshow of the season for me, and I have to say that them boys up in the Big Pebble sure know how to put on a show!

The Static stuff:

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Barksdale based Buff

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Altus C-17

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One of three O-1 Bird Dogs

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Civvie L-39ZO - This was a special treat for me, I haven't seen one in civvie hands with the external pylons fitted

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USN TH-** (is it 57 or 58?) sporting some Centennial markings

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206 done up in wicket camo & Air Cav markings

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CAF CF-188

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Fort Smith based A-10 . . . The only Razorback artwork I enjoy :thumbsup:

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B-17G

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C-54

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C-54

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T-6

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What I think is an AFSOC MC-130P

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TBM Avenger

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F4U-5

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FM-2 Wildcat

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A-1E

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The Disabled American Vets B-25

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Comm. Air Force B-26 Invader

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Customs AEW Orion

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C-7 Caribou

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Bell 47

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The Alabama Boys J-3 Cub & "Carrier"

The Tora Tora Tora lineup:

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"Val"

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"Zero" (First time I've seen one that was green!)

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and "Kate"

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My attempt at a Randy Rothhaar style shot

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The Chicken Roost

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A-10 East demo bird from the 23rd Wing

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Rhino demo bird from VFA-106

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Chicken #7 heading out on a media ride

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Golden Knights F-27 fly-by

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Cut-Away demo

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Someone's feelin' a little Piratey!

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Good landing

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Pitts team performs formation Hammer-head stalls

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The Shockwave truck

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The 'Bama boys looped the Cubbie

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"Oh look, it's a drill . . . "

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"I think WWII just started"

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A-10 East down & dirty

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Heritage Flight

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P-51 low pass

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B-25 fly-by

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A Su-26 named "Pink Floyd" performed for a breast cancer fundraiser

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The Canadian Forces "Sky Hawks" drop team performed

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Good use of the brakes dude!

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Otto the Helicopter

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An unadvertised para-drop demo by the 82nd Airborne. Ten Herks offloaded 400+ troopers in under half an hour

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And the landing pattern. One herk every minute

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Harrier Demo. . . One less thing off the bucket list!

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Rhino demo - This is the only pic I got as I was headed to the car.

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Thunderchikens are GO!

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I polished the tires on that C-54 and got a Minicraft kit of it. Good memories.Excellent pics. I really liked the Alabama Boys

pics. Go figure!

RYAN.

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What a great series of pics, The A-1E, and the IJN birds would have made my day.....Thanx so much for being our eyes at the show :thumbsup: .

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Took me a few weeks to sort and edit my images from Thunder Over the Rock..........enjoy.

VMA-311 Harrier, Slomo taxi's in after his demo.

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The "Bent Wing" Mig killer was one of my favorite statics.

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VFA-86's mouth watering CAG jet.........

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The Tomcats brought their Boss Bird as well.........

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VFA-106's East Coast Rhino Demo was awesome as usual!!!

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Little Rock AFB Home of the HERK!!!

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A good friend of mine is flying this Herk.........

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There's morehere

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Great shots Ves and Andy ...

Thanks for sharing them ... :thumbsup:

I've got to make it down to there one of these years ...

Seems like something is always happening when that show comes around though ...

Gregg

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Great pics, all! I saw the Canadian Skyhawks parachute team at El Centro a few years ago, and they're very impressive. I really like the Tora Tora Tora shots, as well as the C-130 drop shots.

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Thanks for sharing the pics guys, I hope to return to that show one day again, love that VFA-86 Hornet, and also the Harrier Boss. I still haven't seen a Harrier with the new 'Dark' scheme in persone yet. I was hoping they would stop by El Paso on the way back from this show, I was partially treated to one of them, he must have had technical issues as he was parked there for a couple days, but it was the one with the 'old school' paint, not the new style.

David

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