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Dayton Airshow 2008


Dayton International Airport
Vandalia, OH - Dayton, OH


I was really looking forward to this show this year. After the fiasco with the Joint Services Open House security checkpoint delays, I wanted to come to Dayton primarily for the F-104 Starfighters as I had missed them at JSOH and I had never seen them flying.

More importantly, while planning the trip, I noticed they had a special Photography Tour Pass and Photo Pit Pass add-on. The show organizers had the terrific idea to allow a select few who signed up (and paid) early, behind the scenes access to the static displays and the performer aircraft before the show opened the doors to the general public. Having the opportunity to shoot static displays without the crowds is a rare opportunity as well as full access to the performer aircraft which is even more desirable... I could not pass it up. We had early morning light which turned out to be fantastic.

The tour had an add-on pass to a special section on the flight line for photographers with free water all day and a tent with tables, chairs and a Porto-San... very nice indeed. However, the location of the special area, while terrific for shooting the taxiing aircraft, was in a horrible position in relation to the flight line. One could only really shoot the right side of the line.

The show in general was terrific. But the flight line is very far from the spectators. Even at 400mm I could not fill the frame on my D2Xs. Adding to the frustration was not so great atmospheric conditions. It was a hot and hazy day and that usually equals poor light and too much heat shimmer. The 20 hour round trip from-to New York was ultimately worth it, even if only for the pre-game show :-)

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AeroShell Demonstration Team
:: AeroShell Demonstration Team ::
Hughes / McDonnell Douglas AH-64D Apache Longbow
:: Hughes / McDonnell Douglas AH-64D Apache Longbow ::
North American Aviation B-25J Mitchell
:: North American Aviation B-25J Mitchell ::
McDonnell Douglas / Boeing C-17 Globemaster III
:: McDonnell Douglas / Boeing C-17 Globemaster III ::
The Collaborators Aerobatic Team
:: The Collaborators Aerobatic Team ::
UH-1V Iroquois (Huey)
:: UH-1V Iroquois (Huey) ::
The Wright B Flyer
:: The Wright "B" Flyer ::
Lockheed F-104 Starfighter
:: Lockheed F-104 Starfighter ::
Boeing F/A-18E/F Super Hornet
:: Boeing F/A-18E/F Super Hornet ::
Boeing F-22 Raptor
:: Boeing F-22 Raptor ::
Misty Blues Skydiving Team
:: Misty Blues Skydiving Team ::
Scale Model Aircraft
:: Scale Model Aircraft ::
Shockwave Jet Truck
:: Shockwave Jet Truck ::
Lockheed C-130J Hercules
:: Lockheed C-130J Hercules ::
Chance Vought F4U-4 Corsair
:: Chance Vought F4U-4 Corsair ::
North American P-51D Mustang
:: North American P-51D Mustang ::
Air Force Legacy Flight
:: Air Force Legacy Flight ::
Navy Tailhook Legacy Flight
:: Navy "Tailhook" Legacy Flight ::
McDonnell Douglas / Boeing C-17 Globemaster III
McDonnell Douglas / Boeing C-17 Globemaster III
McDonnell Douglas / Boeing C-17 Globemaster III
McDonnell Douglas / Boeing C-17 Globemaster III
C-5 Galaxy
C-5 Galaxy
C-5 Galaxy
C-5 Galaxy
E-2C Hawkeye
E-2C Hawkeye
C-5 Galaxy
C-5 Galaxy
P-51 Mustang
P-51 Mustang
F-15 Strike Eagle
F-15 Strike Eagle
F-22 Raptor
F-22 Raptor
F4U Corsair, C-130J, F-104 Starfighter
F4U Corsair, C-130J, F-104 Starfighter
F-22 Raptor
F-22 Raptor
Main Entrance
Main Entrance
Main Entrance
Main Entrance
F-15E Strike Eagle Detail
F-15E Strike Eagle Detail
F-15E Strike Eagle Canopy
F-15E Strike Eagle Canopy
F-15E Strike Eagle Hard Points
F-15E Strike Eagle Hard Points
F-15E Strike Eagle APU Exhaust
F-15E Strike Eagle APU Exhaust
F-15E Strike Eagle Main Gun
F-15E Strike Eagle Main Gun
F-15E Strike Eagle Reflector Markings
F-15E Strike Eagle Reflector Markings
F-15E Strike Eagle Engine Thrust Vanes
F-15E Strike Eagle Engine Thrust Vanes
AH-64D Apache Longbow
AH-64D Apache Longbow
AH-64D Apache Longbow
AH-64D Apache Longbow
AH-64D Apache Longbow
AH-64D Apache Longbow
AH-64D Apache Longbow
AH-64D Apache Longbow
AH-64D Apache Longbow
AH-64D Apache Longbow
AH-64D Apache Longbow
AH-64D Apache Longbow
AH-64D Apache Longbow
AH-64D Apache Longbow
AH-64D Apache Longbow
AH-64D Apache Longbow
C-17 Globemaster III
C-17 Globemaster III
C-17 Globemaster III
C-17 Globemaster III
C-5 Galaxy Tail
C-5 Galaxy Tail
C-17 Globemaster III
C-17 Globemaster III
C-17 Globemaster III
C-17 Globemaster III
C-17 Globemaster III
C-17 Globemaster III
B-25J Mitchell Panchito
B-25J Mitchell "Panchito"
B-25J Mitchell Panchito
B-25J Mitchell "Panchito"
B-25J Mitchell Panchito
B-25J Mitchell "Panchito"
B-25J Mitchell Panchito
B-25J Mitchell "Panchito"
B-25J Mitchell Panchito
B-25J Mitchell "Panchito"
B-25J Mitchell Panchito
B-25J Mitchell "Panchito"
B-25J Mitchell Panchito
B-25J Mitchell "Panchito"
B-25J Mitchell Panchito
B-25J Mitchell "Panchito"
B-25J Mitchell Panchito
B-25J Mitchell "Panchito"
B-25J Mitchell Panchito
B-25J Mitchell "Panchito"
Beech C-45H Expeditor Grimes Flying Lab
Beech C-45H Expeditor Grimes Flying Lab
Beech C-45H Expeditor Grimes Flying Lab
Beech C-45H Expeditor Grimes Flying Lab
Beech C-45H Expeditor Grimes Flying Lab
Beech C-45H Expeditor Grimes Flying Lab
Beech C-45H Expeditor Grimes Flying Lab
Beech C-45H Expeditor Grimes Flying Lab
Beech C-45H Expeditor Grimes Flying Lab
Beech C-45H Expeditor Grimes Flying Lab
Canadian CF-18 Hornet
Canadian CF-18 Hornet
Northrop Grumman EA-6B Prowler
Northrop Grumman EA-6B Prowler
Northrop Grumman EA-6B Prowler
Northrop Grumman EA-6B Prowler
Northrop Grumman EA-6B Prowler
Northrop Grumman EA-6B Prowler
North American Rockwell CT-39G Saberliner
North American Rockwell CT-39G Saberliner
Canadian CF-18 Hornet
Canadian CF-18 Hornet
F-15E Strike Eagle
F-15E Strike Eagle
F-15E Strike Eagle
F-15E Strike Eagle
F-15E Strike Eagle
F-15E Strike Eagle
F-15E Strike Eagle
F-15E Strike Eagle
F-15E Strike Eagle
F-15E Strike Eagle
F-15E Strike Eagle
F-15E Strike Eagle
F-15E Strike Eagle
F-15E Strike Eagle
F-22 Raptors
F-22 Raptors
F4U Corsair, Two C-130 Hercules and Two F/A-18 Super Hornets
F4U Corsair, Two C-130 Hercules and Two F/A-18 Super Hornets
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DSC_7743.jpg
AH-64 Apache
AH-64 Apache
AH-64 Apache
AH-64 Apache
AH-64 Apache
AH-64 Apache
AH-64 Apache
AH-64 Apache
F/A-18E/F Super Hornet
F/A-18E/F Super Hornet
F/A-18E/F Super Hornet
F/A-18E/F Super Hornet
F/A-18E/F Super Hornet
F/A-18E/F Super Hornet
F/A-18E/F Super Hornet
F/A-18E/F Super Hornet
F/A-18E/F Super Hornet
F/A-18E/F Super Hornet
F-22 Raptors
F-22 Raptors
AH-64 Apache
AH-64 Apache
F-22 Raptor
F-22 Raptor
F-22 Raptor
F-22 Raptor
F-22 Raptor
F-22 Raptor
F-22 Raptor
F-22 Raptor
F-22 Raptor
F-22 Raptor
F-22 Raptor
F-22 Raptor
F-22 Raptor
F-22 Raptor
F-22 Raptor
F-22 Raptor
F-22 Raptor
F-22 Raptor
P-51 Mustang
P-51 Mustang
P-51 Mustang
P-51 Mustang
AeroShell Demonstration Team
AeroShell Demonstration Team
P-51 Mustang
P-51 Mustang
P-51 Mustang
P-51 Mustang
P-51 Mustang
P-51 Mustang
P-51 Mustang
P-51 Mustang
P-51 Mustang
P-51 Mustang
P-51 Mustang
P-51 Mustang
F/A-18E/F Super Hornet
F/A-18E/F Super Hornet
Lockheed F-104 Starfighter
Lockheed F-104 Starfighter
Lockheed F-104 Starfighter
Lockheed F-104 Starfighter
Lockheed F-104 Starfighter
Lockheed F-104 Starfighter
Lockheed F-104 Starfighter
Lockheed F-104 Starfighter
Lockheed F-104 Starfighter
Lockheed F-104 Starfighter
Lockheed F-104 Starfighter
Lockheed F-104 Starfighter
F4U Corsair
F4U Corsair
Lockheed F-104 Starfighter
Lockheed F-104 Starfighter
F-22 Raptor
F-22 Raptor
F-22 Raptor
F-22 Raptor
P-51 Mustang
P-51 Mustang
P-51 Mustang
P-51 Mustang
P-51 Mustang
P-51 Mustang
NASA Dryden F-18 Chase Aircraft #843
NASA Dryden F-18 Chase Aircraft #843
A-10 Thunderbolt II Pave Penny Pod Close-up
A-10 Thunderbolt II Pave Penny Pod Close-up
A-10 Thunderbolt II
A-10 Thunderbolt II
A-10 Thunderbolt II
A-10 Thunderbolt II
A-10 Thunderbolt II
A-10 Thunderbolt II
A-10 Thunderbolt II
A-10 Thunderbolt II
A-10 Thunderbolt II
A-10 Thunderbolt II
A-10 Thunderbolt II
A-10 Thunderbolt II
A-10 Thunderbolt II
A-10 Thunderbolt II
A-10 Thunderbolt II
A-10 Thunderbolt II
A-10 Thunderbolt II
A-10 Thunderbolt II
A-10 Thunderbolt II
A-10 Thunderbolt II
A-10 Thunderbolt II
A-10 Thunderbolt II
C-130 Hercules
C-130 Hercules
C-130 Hercules
C-130 Hercules
V-22 Osprey
V-22 Osprey
E-2C Hawkeye
E-2C Hawkeye
Marines F/A-18C Super Hornet from USS Enterprise
Marines F/A-18C Super Hornet from USS Enterprise
Vendor Area
Vendor Area
FedEx Boeing 727-2S2 (Adv) (F)
FedEx Boeing 727-2S2 (Adv) (F)
A-10 Thunderbolt II
A-10 Thunderbolt II
A-10 Thunderbolt II
A-10 Thunderbolt II
A-10 Thunderbolt II
A-10 Thunderbolt II
Boeing OC-135B Open Skies
Boeing OC-135B Open Skies
Boeing OC-135B Open Skies
Boeing OC-135B Open Skies
Boeing OC-135B Open Skies
Boeing OC-135B Open Skies
Boeing OC-135B Open Skies
Boeing OC-135B Open Skies
KC-135 Stratotanker and KC-10 Extender
KC-135 Stratotanker and KC-10 Extender
KC-135 Stratotanker
KC-135 Stratotanker
KC-135 Stratotanker
KC-135 Stratotanker
KC-10 Extender
KC-10 Extender
Lockheed P-3 Orion
Lockheed P-3 Orion
Lockheed P-3 Orion
Lockheed P-3 Orion
KC-10 Extender
KC-10 Extender
Lockheed P-3 Orion
Lockheed P-3 Orion
Lockheed P-3 Orion
Lockheed P-3 Orion
Lockheed P-3 Orion
Lockheed P-3 Orion
Boeing T-43A Model 737-253 Navigator Trainer
Boeing T-43A Model 737-253 Navigator Trainer
Lockheed P-3 Orion and KC-10 Extender
Lockheed P-3 Orion and KC-10 Extender
Lockheed P-3 Orion and KC-10 Extender
Lockheed P-3 Orion and KC-10 Extender
Lockheed P-3 Orion
Lockheed P-3 Orion
Lockheed P-3 Orion
Lockheed P-3 Orion
Lockheed P-3 Orion
Lockheed P-3 Orion
Boeing T-43A Model 737-253 Navigator Trainer
Boeing T-43A Model 737-253 Navigator Trainer
Lockheed P-3 Orion and KC-10 Extender
Lockheed P-3 Orion and KC-10 Extender
Lockheed P-3 Orion
Lockheed P-3 Orion
Lockheed P-3 Orion
Lockheed P-3 Orion
KC-10 Extender
KC-10 Extender
Lockheed P-3 Orion
Lockheed P-3 Orion
KC-135R Stratotanker
KC-135R Stratotanker
KC-135R Stratotanker
KC-135R Stratotanker
KC-135R Stratotanker
KC-135R Stratotanker
KC-135R Stratotanker
KC-135R Stratotanker
KC-135R Stratotanker
KC-135R Stratotanker
KC-135R Stratotanker
KC-135R Stratotanker
E-2C Hawkeye
E-2C Hawkeye
E-2C Hawkeye
E-2C Hawkeye
E-2C Hawkeye
E-2C Hawkeye
C-130 Hercules
C-130 Hercules
Oracle Challenger
Oracle Challenger
KC-135 Stratotanker
KC-135 Stratotanker
KC-135 Stratotanker
KC-135 Stratotanker
F4U Corsair
F4U Corsair
F-16 Fighting Falcon
F-16 Fighting Falcon
F-16 Fighting Falcon
F-16 Fighting Falcon
F-16 Fighting Falcon and Travel Pod
F-16 Fighting Falcon and Travel Pod
F-16 Fighting Falcon and Travel Pod
F-16 Fighting Falcon and Travel Pod
F-16 Fighting Falcon Pilot
F-16 Fighting Falcon Pilot
F-16 Fighting Falcon
F-16 Fighting Falcon
KC-135 Stratotanker from Altus AFB
KC-135 Stratotanker from Altus AFB
AH-64 Apache
AH-64 Apache