Smoke On

by Steve on February 14, 2011

SAN DIEGO (Feb. 12, 2011) A formation of F/A-18 Hornet strike fighters assigned to the U.S. Navy flight demonstration squadron, the Blue Angels, fly over San Diego Harbor while participating in the Parade of Flight, an air show showcasing historic and current Naval aircraft in celebration of the Centennial of Naval Aviation. The Navy is observing the Centennial of Naval Aviation with a series of nationwide events celebrating 100 years of heritage, progress and achievement in naval aviation. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Roland A. Franklin/Released)

Sandy Eggo… Coronado, North Island, Mirimar, the beach, the bay, TJ… Fun times!


Pinch February 15, 2011 at 7:02

What was FUN was being up at Fallon and on a Fri morning being told that you and TC were low on flight time that month so please….no, please…take a jet on a cross country – and knock out a few low levels while you are at it – to Miramar. Come back Sunday. The jet we were assigned? Camelot 107 which had TC’s name on the front and your truly on the back. Dang the luck – it was Miramar Air Show weekend! So we headed to North Island. We were at MCRD by 8pm. Truly an epic weekend. On the way home we canceled IFR just south of Yosemite and did some memorable and spectacular mountain pass flying in the Sierra Nevadas. Yeah, baby!

Navy Davy February 15, 2011 at 21:34

Flash Back: Used to pedal my bike from the Air Station to the ferry pier, take the nickel snatcher to town and on the way back stop at a bar near the ferry landing that had hundreds +- of ship and squadron Zippo lighters on display. Sea stories on display.

SoCal Pir8 February 16, 2011 at 7:01

Was a great day. Would have loved to have seen an A-4, F-8, F-4, and F-14 as part of the ‘parade’.
A F-35 flyby would have been a tremendous surprise.

Took about 250 pics of the day. Would have been more but my dinky little Lumix used all its battery life.

SoCal Pir8 February 18, 2011 at 10:06

To see more pics by a pro, go here

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