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JBLM 2023

Post by Mark1 » July 16th 2023, 5:04pm

Codguy and I spent Saturday at the Joint Base Lewis (Army) McChord (Air Force) airshow. It was a scorcher. FWIW, the high and bright sunshine made for quite a bit of glare. Anyway, here are a few pictures.

The Thunderbirds lined up on the ramp in front of Mt. Rainier.
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Army guys doing army stuff.
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A bunch of Japanese Zeros simulating the attack on Pearl Harbor. There is one good guy in that bunch, bottom right.
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Two Canadian T2's. These guys are brothers.
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T33, an early post WWII era trainer developed from the F80 fighter airframe.
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B17 bomber with a German Messerschmitt on it's right wing, P51 Mustang on it's left. A C17 is climbing in the background to drop paratroopers later in the show.
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The Thunderbirds diamond formation takes off with Rainier as backdrop.
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Thunderbird solos pass by.
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All six TBirds in formation.
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Thunderbird diamond formation.
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Re: JBLM 2023

Post by Mark1 » July 16th 2023, 6:23pm

smellody wrote:
July 16th 2023, 5:33pm
That is awesome Mark. Great photos 📸!!! Did Cod make it home ok too, also?
He made it home last night. Cod was going back to the show today. I came back home for my Sunday golf.
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Post by AlbertaTime » July 16th 2023, 8:50pm

I love seeing this stuff. Dad was an RCAF flight instructor using both T33's and Harvards, and it's wonderful to see them in the air.

Thanks for the super shots!
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Re: JBLM 2023

Post by Mark1 » July 16th 2023, 9:27pm

AlbertaTime wrote:
July 16th 2023, 8:50pm
I love seeing this stuff. Dad was an RCAF flight instructor using both T33's and Harvards, and it's wonderful to see them in the air.

Thanks for the super shots!
You're welcome. I misidentified the T6 Harvard as a T2, but AT knew what he was looking at. These planes were before my time, but the T33 was still flying when I first joined the Air Force in 1984.
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Re: JBLM 2023

Post by codguy » July 17th 2023, 5:35am

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Really enjoyable watching flight demonstrations, viewing static displays and visiting with M1.
Mark mentioned it was a scorcher----- JBLM measured the tarmac temperature @140ºF on Saturday (was 5º less on Sunday)

Next up:
-Over the River Air Show, Tri-Cities WA
-Oregon International Air Show, McMinnville OR

Mark1 wrote:
July 16th 2023, 5:04pm
Thunderbird solos pass by.
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Ok, I am usually very observant------ but this first time I've noticed this ^^^^
Thunderbird #5 has it's plane number painted upside down as to be right-side up when flying inverted. A pretty cool touch if you ask me.

Good time as usual Mark, thanks.
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