For 2006 I went to the Reno National Air Races with specific ideas of what pictures that I wanted to take.
As an added benefit the US Thunderbirds were the big visiting airshow act so I have videos of them as well as the F-18 Super Hornet, the Heritage Flyby (Navy and Air Force versions see below) plus lots of visiting static and competing aircraft.
I also had my Nikon 5700 which can take video clips (up to 60 seconds) and so I took used it extensively - you really need to hear aircraft as well as see them during a race.
Bud Granley in the blue flight suit on the wing raced Lickety Split into
2nd Place Silver in 2006 AT-6 / SNJ class races on Sunday Sept 17, 2006 in
this team photo taken in the pits.
As always there are lots of various aircraft around the flightlines and in the air. The Heritage Flight is a group of pilots who coordinate with modern aircraft and do formation fly-bys at airshows. Reno, being the best combination of airshow and air racing in the world had them there too.
In Formation an F-15 Eagle, P-51 D in lead, with
another P-51 in the Slot, with an F-4J Phantom
on the inside.
I took this picture from around 1,000 feet away using 800 speed film and a 300mm lens.
Of course Reno lasts for a week so they do lots more flight demonstrations than at other airshows.
More images and videos will be posted onto here as I edit them.