Category Archives: Festivals

Day 265: KC 135

KC 135 Stratotanker Aerial Refueling The Boeing KC-135 Stratotanker’s primary mission is to aerial refuel compatible U.S. Air Force, Navy and Marine Corps aircraft. It also provides refueling support to compatible allied aircraft when required. Advertisements

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Day 262: Mirror Image

Thunderbirds fly through the sky in a way that represents a mirror image of the other.   The Thunderbirds continue to represent all Airmen across the globe. The Team is made up of over 120 personnel. The primary Thunderbird mission … Continue reading

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Day 257:Aeroshell

Smoke fills the sky as the Aeroshell Aerobatic Team takes the sky at the Air & Water Show in Chicago. For more information on the Aeroshell Aerobatic Team, click here.

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Day 237: The Oracle

Sean D. Tucker flies the Oracle Challenger II biplane at the 53rd Air and Water Show. Sean’s airplane, the Oracle Challenger bi-plane, has also continued to improve each year. Sean started with a factory built Pitts Special 30 years ago … Continue reading

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Day 235: Leap Frogs

The U.S. Navy Parachute Team Leap Frogs free fall towards North Avenue Beach. Jumpers reach speeds of 120 mph and can accelerate up to 180 mph by pulling their arms to their sides and straightening their legs into what is called … Continue reading

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Day 233: Missing Man Formation

The Lima Lima Flight Team flies an emotional narration explaining the missing man tribute and honoring those who have died in the line of duty precedes the approach of the 6 ship wedge.  As taps begins, the #3 pilot turns … Continue reading

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Day 232: Falling from the Sky

In attending the 53rd Annual Chicago Air & Water Show, I caught a shot of these guys free falling from the sky.  (sorry for the image quality as I don’t have a great zoom lens quite yet- but I thought … Continue reading

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