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2003 Huntsville Air Show Stock Photos Gallery

This show was held on March 29th and 30th right after a cold front passed through the area, leaving temperatures in the 30's with a cold strong wind out of the west. Unfortunately it was overcast most of the weekend and the sun only started coming out immediately after the Blue Angels concluded their great performance at the end of Sunday's show. This show had free admission and only a $5 parking charge, a real bargain compared to the Florida International Air Show at Punta Gorda the week before. Traffic control was excellent with minimum waiting times for entrance at the peak arrival time for the public on the Sunday I attended.


Like the Florida International Air Show in Punta Gorda the weekend before, this air show used only portable plastic barricade fencing to separate the public from the performing aircraft. Numerous aircraft including NASA's Super Guppy and a new Navy F/A-18J Super Hornet were on static display for the public to touch, climb in, etc. Since the war in Iraq was well underway and the country was under Orange alert status at the time of the Huntsville Air Show, one can only wonder why Bill Sherry, A.A.E., Airport Director at Ft. Lauderdale/Hollywood International Airport (FLL), kept the public view park on the west side of FLL closed to the public during the 2003 McDonald's Air & Sea Show the first week of May, when the war was all but over and weeks after the national alert status was downgraded to Yellow. The public view park has a permanent seven foot tall metal chain link fence with barbed wire on top, yet the park was deemed a security hazard by the TSA, Broward Sheriff's Office and Bill Sherry? This questionable, illogical and non-sensical closure denied the public the only chance this year to see warbirds, military fights and the Thunderbirds taxiing out, taking off and returning after their performance along Ft. Lauderdale beach.


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2003 Huntsville Air Show USN Blue Angels Stock Photos Gallery
2003 Huntsville Air Show USN Blue Angels Stock Photos Gallery
2003 Huntsville Air Show NASA Super Guppy Stock Photos Gallery
2003 Huntsville Air Show NASA Super Guppy Stock Photos Gallery
2003 Huntsville Air Show USN Aircraft Stock Photos Gallery
2003 Huntsville Air Show USN Aircraft Stock Photos Gallery
2003 Huntsville Air Show USAF Aircraft Stock Photos Gallery
2003 Huntsville Air Show USAF Aircraft Stock Photos Gallery
2003 Huntsville Air Show Heritage Flight Stock Photos Gallery
2003 Huntsville Air Show Heritage Flight Stock Photos Gallery
P-51 warbird air show stock photo #3668
P-51 warbird air show stock photo #3668
Huntsville 2003 Air Show static display area air show stock photo #3670
Huntsville 2003 Air Show static display area air show stock photo #3670
WHNT Channel 19 Bell 206B N28ED helicopter air show stock photo #3682
WHNT Channel 19 Bell 206B N28ED helicopter air show stock photo #3682
Czech 6's Aero Vodochody L-39 N6380L and Walker J. Hester's BAC-167 Strikemaster N799PS aviation air show stock photo #3703
Czech 6's Aero Vodochody L-39 N6380L and Walker J. Hester's BAC-167 Strikemaster N799PS aviation air show stock photo #3703
Czech 6's Aero Vodochody L-39 N6380L and Walker J. Hester's BAC-167 Strikemaster N799PS aviation air show stock photo #3704
Czech 6's Aero Vodochody L-39 N6380L and Walker J. Hester's BAC-167 Strikemaster N799PS aviation air show stock photo #3704
Czech 6's Aero Vodochody L-39 N6380L and Walker J. Hester's BAC-167 Strikemaster N799PS aviation air show stock photo #3705
Czech 6's Aero Vodochody L-39 N6380L and Walker J. Hester's BAC-167 Strikemaster N799PS aviation air show stock photo #3705
Czech 6's Aero Vodochody L-39 N6380L aviation air show stock photo #3708
Czech 6's Aero Vodochody L-39 N6380L aviation air show stock photo #3708
Czech 6's Aero Vodochody L-39 N6380L and Walker J. Hester's BAC-167 Strikemaster N799PS stock photo #3710
Czech 6's Aero Vodochody L-39 N6380L and Walker J. Hester's BAC-167 Strikemaster N799PS stock photo #3710
Czech 6's Aero Vodochody L-39 N6380L stock photo #3712
Czech 6's Aero Vodochody L-39 N6380L stock photo #3712
Humberto Lobo's P51 Shangri-La  XB-HVL aviation warbird stock photo #3717
Humberto Lobo's P51 "Shangri-La" XB-HVL aviation warbird stock photo #3717
Aerobatic  Aircraft  losing  race  to  Hawaiian  Fire  Dept's  rocket  powered  fire  truck  (#3728)
Aerobatic Aircraft losing race to Hawaiian Fire Dept's rocket powered fire truck (#3728)
Hawaiian Fire Dept's rocket powered fire truck air show stock photo #3729
Hawaiian Fire Dept's rocket powered fire truck air show stock photo #3729
John D. Webster's An-2 N71AN aviation air show stock photo #3784
John D. Webster's An-2 N71AN aviation air show stock photo #3784
John D. Webster's An-2 N71AN aviation air show stock photo #3789
John D. Webster's An-2 N71AN aviation air show stock photo #3789
Steve Dilda's North American SNJ-6 N73RR warbird air show stock photo #3797
Steve Dilda's North American SNJ-6 N73RR warbird air show stock photo #3797
Czech 6's Aero Vodochody L-39 N6380L aviation air show stock photo #3798
Czech 6's Aero Vodochody L-39 N6380L aviation air show stock photo #3798