Saturday, March 3, 2012

Really wild blue yonder

This weekend we’re seeing something pretty exciting without even leaving the Air Force Base.
Civilian and military pilots from across the country are training at the base in modern and historic fighters in preparation for future air shows.
According to a press release from the base, the types of planes the pilots are training in are the P-51 Mustang, the P-40 Warhawk, the A-36 Apache, P-47 Thunderbolt and the F-86 Sabre, the F-4 Phantom II, A-10 Thunderbolt II, the F-16 Fighting Falcon and the F-22 Raptor.
I have no idea what any of those planes are ... but below is a great photo Jim got of four of them flying in formation right over our motor home. 
This doesn't even look real to me because the big jets are flying in formation with prop planes -- but Jim  did take this photo just a few minutes ago.  The large plane in the front would leave the formation, race low in the horizon, and then aim straight up and do what I can only describe as a "back flip" followed by barrel rolls.  

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