|Three biplanes flying over Cave Rock|
For airshow snobs, it might not be much compared to the monster shows like the annual Oshkosh, Wisconsin airshow. But I've been to the Oshkosh show, and I can tell you that our Tahoe show is better in many ways.
First, you don't have to park a mile away and fight monster crowds. Second, and even better, you get to see cool planes flying "Right There!" above your head or a only hundred feet away to your side. Compared to Oshkosh where you need binoculars to see the planes fly, Tahoe's show is amazing.
The variety of planes was impressive, and the flying was spectacular.
Here's the link to the Lake In The Sky airshow.
Below are a range of pictures. (Can you tell from them that the 12-year-old boy inside me is alive and well?!)
|Here they come!|
|A Hellcat heading out onto the tarmac|
|A Japanese Zero following him. Will they have a dogfight?|
|Here's a Canard design, with the small wing forward and the main wing aft.|
|#1 of what I thought of as the Three Musketeers|
|#2 (This was flown by an 81-year-old pilot!)|
|#3 Sweet Paint job!|
|Up we go|
|Pulling 6 Gs|
|Up and over|
|If you don't go all the way over, you do a tail slide until you flip around|
|In comes the Sky Crane. This one is outfitted with a water tank.|
|The dangling pipe is for sucking up water when they hover over a lake.|
|Then they fly to the fire and drop their load.|