Blue Angels Airshow - Quonset Point, RI

June 19, 2005

The Blue Angels were featured at the Rhode Island National Guard airshow. The Rhode Island National Guard has been sponsoring an airshow annually at Quonset Point Air National Guard Base, North Kingstown, RI since 1992. Admission to the airshow is free and only a parking donation is requested. The monies raised by the event are donated to local charities. This year the headline performance was by the Blue Angels. The Blue Angels are the U.S. Naval Flight Demonstration Squadron. Their performance is a combination of solo routines and formation flying. The FA-18 hornet is used exclusively for these flying routines. Last year I photographed the airshow when the USAF Thunderbirds performed.

Besides the Blue Angels, clearly the highlight of the show, there was an assortment of acrobatic smaller private aircraft and Les Shockley and his Shockwave Jet Truck. A real bonus was the Canadian Snowbirds who also performed at the airshow. From the Canadian Snowbirds Webpage: "The Snowbirds fly the Canadair CT-114 Tutor, a Canadian built jet used by the Canadian Forces as its basic pilot training aircraft until 2000. The Tutor weighs approximately 7170 lbs (3260 kgs) and is powered by a J-85 engine producing 2,700 pounds of thrust. Top speed of the aircraft, with smoke tanks attached, is 412 knots (470 mph or 750 km/h)."

For this show Josh & I each brought our Canon gear and photographed the airshow from start to finish.

Copyright 2005 Jerry Molaver
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All photos were shot using a Canon 1D MK II with a 400mm f2.8 lens, tripod mounted on a full Wimberley.
They have all been post processed with Photoshop CS.


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Photograph taken at Blue Angels Airshow June 19, 2005 Photograph taken at Blue Angels Airshow June 19, 2005 Photograph taken at Blue Angels Airshow June 19, 2005 Photograph taken at Blue Angels Airshow June 19, 2005
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Photograph taken at Blue Angels Airshow June 19, 2005 Photograph taken at Blue Angels Airshow June 19, 2005 Photograph taken at Blue Angels Airshow June 19, 2005 Photograph taken at Blue Angels Airshow June 19, 2005
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Photograph taken at Blue Angels Airshow June 19, 2005 Photograph taken at Blue Angels Airshow June 19, 2005 Photograph taken at Blue Angels Airshow June 19, 2005 Photograph taken at Blue Angels Airshow June 19, 2005
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Blue Angels Airshow
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Photograph taken at Blue Angels Airshow June 19, 2005 Photograph taken at Blue Angels Airshow June 19, 2005 Photograph taken at Blue Angels Airshow June 19, 2005 Photograph taken at Blue Angels Airshow June 19, 2005
Blue Angels Airshow
June 19, 2005
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Blue Angels Airshow
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Blue Angels Airshow
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