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2003 Patrick AFB Air Show Stock Photos Gallery

This was a great one-day show on April 27th, 2003, with the Navy's Blue Angels appearing for their first performance at this show, along with the Thunderbirds. This show had a huge static display of numerous and various aircraft types. This show also had free admission and free parking, although it was a lengthy walk on the base after sitting in a very lengthy and slow-moving line of traffic outside the base (A1A north entrance).


It's amazing that this air show, with a F-117A Nighthawk Stealth Fighter on display and giving a performance, can keep the public under control and meet increased security measures with portable plastic barricade fencing and have no problems. Yet, the TSA and the Airport Director at Ft. Lauderdale/Hollywood International (FLL) Airport deemed the public to be a security hazard and kept the PUBLIC view park closed on the west side of the airport during the 2003 Air & Sea Show less than one week later, even though there is a permanent seven foot tall metal chain link fence with barbed wire on top to separate the crowd from the warbirds, military fighters and the Thunderbirds taxiing out. Absurdity at its finest!


Unfortunately most aircraft performances at the Patrick AFB Air Show are over the Banana River and too far from the spectators at the show (300mm or better required), and afternoon performances have the spectators looking into the bright Florida afternoon sun. We left after the Blue Angels, and before the Thunderbirds, like many thousands of others, and it took 35 minutes of stop and go traffic just to get off the base after walking at least a mile back to our car. Would I do it again? You bet! (Special Galleries created to reduce loading times for viewers with dial-up connections)

USAF F-117A Nighthawk AF81-798 military aviation air show stock photo #4097
USAF F-117A Nighthawk AF81-798 military aviation air show stock photo #4097
2003 PAFB Air Show USN Blue Angels Stock Photos Gallery
2003 PAFB Air Show USN Blue Angels Stock Photos Gallery
2003 PAFB Air Show USMC Blue Angels C-130T Stock Photos Gallery
2003 PAFB Air Show USMC Blue Angels C-130T Stock Photos Gallery
2003 PAFB Air Show USN Aircraft Stock Photos Gallery
2003 PAFB Air Show USN Aircraft Stock Photos Gallery
2003 PAFB Air Show USAF F-117A Nighthawk Stock Photos Gallery
2003 PAFB Air Show USAF F-117A Nighthawk Stock Photos Gallery
PAFB from Banana River causeway military aviation air show stock photo #4086
PAFB from Banana River causeway military aviation air show stock photo #4086
Warbird formation stock photo military aviation air show stock photo #4087
Warbird formation stock photo military aviation air show stock photo #4087
Disregard signs during air shows when F-117A is taking off military aviation air show stock photo #4090
Disregard signs during air shows when F-117A is taking off military aviation air show stock photo #4090
Ronald Keilin's SIAI-Marchetti SF360 N13FD aviation warbird stock photo #4091
Ronald Keilin's SIAI-Marchetti SF360 N13FD aviation warbird stock photo #4091
David R. Cummings' SIAI-Marchetti SF260 N260MA aviation stock photo #4092
David R. Cummings' SIAI-Marchetti SF260 N260MA aviation stock photo #4092
Jacawe Inc.'s SIAI-Marchetti SF-260B N272C aviation warbird stock photo #4093
Jacawe Inc.'s SIAI-Marchetti SF-260B N272C aviation warbird stock photo #4093
Charles W. Phelps' Stits Playboy JS N26FD aviation stock photo #4094
Charles W. Phelps' Stits Playboy JS N26FD aviation stock photo #4094
Lineup of Warbirds aviation warbird stock photo #4100
Lineup of Warbirds aviation warbird stock photo #4100
Vintage Aviation's Lockheed T-33A N556RH aviation warbird stock photo #4101
Vintage Aviation's Lockheed T-33A N556RH aviation warbird stock photo #4101
Vintage Aviation's Lockheed T-33A N556RH aviation warbird stock photo #4102
Vintage Aviation's Lockheed T-33A N556RH aviation warbird stock photo #4102
Vintage Aviation's Lockheed T-33A N556RH aviation warbird stock photo #4106
Vintage Aviation's Lockheed T-33A N556RH aviation warbird stock photo #4106
Vintage Aviation's Lockheed T-33A N556RH aviation warbird stock photo #4106C
Vintage Aviation's Lockheed T-33A N556RH aviation warbird stock photo #4106C
USAF Boeing C-17 Globemaster III military aviation air show stock photo #4107
USAF Boeing C-17 Globemaster III military aviation air show stock photo #4107
USAF Boeing KC-135R AF80-034  from 6th AMW at MacDill AFB military aviation air show stock photo #4108
USAF Boeing KC-135R AF80-034 from 6th AMW at MacDill AFB military aviation air show stock photo #4108
USAF Boeing E-8 trainer AF86-0416 from the 116th ACW wing at Robins AFB, GA military aviation air show stock photo #4109
USAF Boeing E-8 trainer AF86-0416 from the 116th ACW wing at Robins AFB, GA military aviation air show stock photo #4109
USAF C-5A military aviation air show stock photo #4111
USAF C-5A military aviation air show stock photo #4111
C-337 military aviation air show stock photo #4113
C-337 military aviation air show stock photo #4113
Earl L. Walsh's North American T-28B N63NA aviation warbird stock photo #4114
Earl L. Walsh's North American T-28B N63NA aviation warbird stock photo #4114
T-28B aviation warbird stock photo #4115
T-28B aviation warbird stock photo #4115
U. S. Army Parachute Team Fokker C-31A Friendship military aviation air show stock photo #4129
U. S. Army Parachute Team Fokker C-31A Friendship military aviation air show stock photo #4129
U. S. Army Golden Knight military aviation air show stock photo #4133
U. S. Army Golden Knight military aviation air show stock photo #4133
NASA G-1159 N948NA military aviation air show stock photo #4144
NASA G-1159 N948NA military aviation air show stock photo #4144