US Navy Blue Angels are back at the expo!

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EVERYBODY’S TALKING the Blue Angels always creates a buzz of excitement when they are introduced.
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#3 Blue Angel Cmdr entering cockpit-297
#4 Blue Angels ground crew facing the exhaust fumes-308
LIGHT MY FIRE crew members assemble behind the jets while the engines are fired.
#5 Blue Angels jet taxiing on runway-322
STEAM HEAT exhaust fumes coming from the jet as it taxis to the runway
#6 Blue Angels lift off-342
WHAT’S UP (not the landing gear)

#7 Blue Angels upside down manuever-411
UPSIDE DOWN
#8 Blue Angels single file procession back to the gate-464
Returning to the barn after the aerial demonstration.
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#10 Crd Tom Frosch after demo-470
THE LEADER OF THE PACK (not on the list but should be)
#11 Crd Tom Frosch reviewing his pilots post flight-478RESPECT Cmdr Frosch reviews his pilots and ground crew after the demonstration. 

 Do You See What I See… 

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A week has past since attending the 40th Annual SUN ‘n FUN International Fly-In & Expo and the excitement I felt when the shutters released remains when I look at these shots. 

So many Elements Village blog themes matched the photos hope you enjoy the creative license I used putting this photo journal together :)

UP UP AND AWAY at the Sun ‘n Fun air expo

 

 

40th Annual SUN ‘n FUN International Fly-In & Expo

 Lakeland Linder Regional Airport – the busiest airport in the world during this air show.up up and away raptor heritage flight3

F-22 Raptor Heritage Flight

 

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 P-38 Lightning and P-51 Mustang

 

 

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F-22 taxiing down the tarmac after demo

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Capt John “Taboo” Cummings 2014 F-22 Demo Pilot

 

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Cpt Cummings and ground crew member
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Capt John “Taboo” Cummings - a cool name for this cool dude :)

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Post demo ceremony with the pilot saluting and shaking the hands of his ground crew

There is no “I” in TeamUp Up and Away F-22 Raptor Heritage FlightGround crew parking the ride

An outstanding demonstration of speed, skill and maneuvers in the air.

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Sandhill Cranes are Nesting

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It’s springtime in Florida and the Sandhill Cranes are nesting.

These are the first 2 colts to be born at the Circle B Bar Reserve this year.

One colt kept its balance by flapping its wings to stay upright.

Hope this brings a smile to your face it sure brought one to mine.

BTW this shot fills the “Pictures of matchstick men” theme slot.

Do You See What I See… 

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