Andrews AFB air show 2017

Andrews AFB air show 2017

Postby shaggy101 on Mon 02 Oct 2017, 12:23 pm

This will be the first of many from the trip to the USA I made a couple of weeks ago. It started with the Andrews AFB air show which was a great start, some really cool surprises on the day made for an excellent show. These included an impromptu show from a B-2 & Lockheed T-50 & a departure from an AC-130J which I'd never seen before. Just a shame the first half of the show was backlit really with the sun moving round in the afternoon but cloud cover increasing. We did a little spotting a couple of days after as well which I'll post in this thread as well, we didn't see an awful lot unfortunately though.

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ImageUSAF B-1B Lancer & C-5M Galaxy by Dan Reeves, on Flickr

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ImageUSAF B-1B Lancer by Dan Reeves, on Flickr

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ImageUSAF MC-12X Guardrail by Dan Reeves, on Flickr

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ImageUSAF A-10C Thunderbolt by Dan Reeves, on Flickr

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ImageLockheed T-50A by Dan Reeves, on Flickr

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ImageUSAF T-38C Talon by Dan Reeves, on Flickr

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ImageUSAF F-15E by Dan Reeves, on Flickr

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ImageDCANG F-16C by Dan Reeves, on Flickr

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ImageDHS Beechcraft B300C by Dan Reeves, on Flickr

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ImageUSAF AC-130J Ghostrider by Dan Reeves, on Flickr

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ImageUSAF UH-1N Iroquois by Dan Reeves, on Flickr

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ImageUSAF B-2A Spirit by Dan Reeves, on Flickr

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ImageUSAF B-2A Spirit by Dan Reeves, on Flickr

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ImageUSAF KC-135R Stratotanker by Dan Reeves, on Flickr

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ImageUSAF KC-135R Stratotanker by Dan Reeves, on Flickr

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ImageUSAF B-2A Spirit by Dan Reeves, on Flickr

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ImageUSAF B-2A Spirit by Dan Reeves, on Flickr

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ImageUSAF B-2A Spirit by Dan Reeves, on Flickr

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ImageUSAF UH-1N Iroquois by Dan Reeves, on Flickr

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ImageUSAF UH-1N Iroquois by Dan Reeves, on Flickr

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ImageLockheed T-50A by Dan Reeves, on Flickr

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ImageLockheed T-50A by Dan Reeves, on Flickr

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ImageLockheed T-50A by Dan Reeves, on Flickr

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ImageP-51D Mustang by Dan Reeves, on Flickr

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ImageTora Tora Tora by Dan Reeves, on Flickr

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ImageTora Tora Tora by Dan Reeves, on Flickr

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ImageB-25 Mitchell "Panchito" by Dan Reeves, on Flickr

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ImageB-25 Mitchell "Panchito" by Dan Reeves, on Flickr

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ImageB-17G Flying Fortress by Dan Reeves, on Flickr

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ImageC-47 Skytrain by Dan Reeves, on Flickr

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ImageC-47 Skytrain by Dan Reeves, on Flickr

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ImageB-29 Superfortress "Doc" by Dan Reeves, on Flickr

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ImageB-29 Superfortress "Doc" by Dan Reeves, on Flickr

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ImageP-51D Mustang by Dan Reeves, on Flickr

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ImageUSAF F-22A Raptor by Dan Reeves, on Flickr

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ImageUSAF F-22A Raptor by Dan Reeves, on Flickr

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ImageUSAF Heritage Flight by Dan Reeves, on Flickr

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ImageUSAF Heritage Flight by Dan Reeves, on Flickr

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ImageUSAF F-22A Raptor by Dan Reeves, on Flickr

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ImageUS Army Golden Knights C-31 by Dan Reeves, on Flickr

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ImageF4U-4 Corsair by Dan Reeves, on Flickr

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ImageF4U-4 Corsair & P-51D Mustang by Dan Reeves, on Flickr

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ImageGEICO Skytypers by Dan Reeves, on Flickr

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ImageUSAF T-38C Talon by Dan Reeves, on Flickr

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ImageUSAF UH-1N Iroquois by Dan Reeves, on Flickr

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ImageUSAF UH-1N Iroquois by Dan Reeves, on Flickr

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ImageUSAF Thunderbirds by Dan Reeves, on Flickr

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ImageUSAF Thunderbirds by Dan Reeves, on Flickr

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ImageUSAF Thunderbirds by Dan Reeves, on Flickr

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ImageUSAF C-32 by Dan Reeves, on Flickr

Thanks for looking, as usual more on flickr & my facebook page if you're interested. As usual comments & criticism welcome
Dan,
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shaggy101

Re: Andrews AFB air show 2017

Postby NTG1610 on Mon 02 Oct 2017, 4:07 pm

Better collection of aircraft than Oceana had,
NTG1610

Re: Andrews AFB air show 2017

Postby sylvancatharsis on Tue 03 Oct 2017, 6:01 am

Ah, good ol' Andrews. Used to be an annual pilgrimage for me, but I stopped going a few years after they started shuttling spectators from offsite. I keenly recall struggling with that early-morning light that seemed to linger out in front forever, and always when the more interesting or unusual kit was displaying (the Harrier, which used to be a perennial participant, always seemed to go up early). Shame you had to deal with that godawful backlighting for the B-2 and T-50. Good to see 'em, though! Did the T-50 do much of a display?

I also remember when that static ramp was jam-packed; there were years when I'd count seven or eight Herc variants, an equal number of T-38s, every type of heavy in the services' inventories; they even had two B-52s one year and two KC-10s another. Looks a little sparse these days, but good to see they're still drawing some quality items. The Nellis Lancer is a nice catch; not seen one of those before!

I really like the B-17 shot, and the first of the Raptor images works really well despite the backlighting!
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Re: Andrews AFB air show 2017

Postby shaggy101 on Tue 03 Oct 2017, 12:41 pm

sylvancatharsis wrote:Ah, good ol' Andrews. Used to be an annual pilgrimage for me, but I stopped going a few years after they started shuttling spectators from offsite. I keenly recall struggling with that early-morning light that seemed to linger out in front forever, and always when the more interesting or unusual kit was displaying (the Harrier, which used to be a perennial participant, always seemed to go up early). Shame you had to deal with that godawful backlighting for the B-2 and T-50. Good to see 'em, though! Did the T-50 do much of a display?

I also remember when that static ramp was jam-packed; there were years when I'd count seven or eight Herc variants, an equal number of T-38s, every type of heavy in the services' inventories; they even had two B-52s one year and two KC-10s another. Looks a little sparse these days, but good to see they're still drawing some quality items. The Nellis Lancer is a nice catch; not seen one of those before!

I really like the B-17 shot, and the first of the Raptor images works really well despite the backlighting!


The T-50 didn't do much, a couple of passes quite high up & that was it. Was still good to see though. The static was fairly sparse & full of people mainly because they still do the parking offsite, at the home of the Redskins, & the bus drivers had no idea where they were going, took us nearly an hour to get there. I was very surprised to see the Nellis B-1 as I didn't even know they were based there.
Dan,
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Re: Andrews AFB air show 2017

Postby sovietjet on Mon 09 Oct 2017, 5:11 pm

shaggy101 wrote:I was very surprised to see the Nellis B-1 as I didn't even know they were based there.


They're not, the B-1 is based at Dyess and is opertaed by the 77th WPS which is part of the Nellis based 57th Wing.
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Re: Andrews AFB air show 2017

Postby tuska2 on Tue 10 Oct 2017, 6:23 am

Those gorgeous Talons!
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Re: Andrews AFB air show 2017

Postby CJS on Thu 12 Oct 2017, 8:40 pm

Great set of photos, the T-38 is just a lovely looking thing isn't it? :love:

Anyone else think that the T-50 borrows more than a little bit from the F-16? In looks at least, if not avionics!
"Forewarned is forearmed"
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Re: Andrews AFB air show 2017

Postby Airwolfhound on Fri 13 Oct 2017, 12:09 pm

Those Iroquois are smart, lovely shots all round despite the light :clap:
https://www.flickr.com/photos/24874528@N04/

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Re: Andrews AFB air show 2017

Postby farnboroughrob on Sat 14 Oct 2017, 9:50 am

Great set love the UH-1's the most. I remember getting very excited by seeing the Golden Knights C-31 at Vegas one day, lovely machine.
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