Wings Over Houston Airshow, Texas, 20-10-2019

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Wings Over Houston Airshow, Texas, 20-10-2019

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Hi

The second airshow airshow that I went to in Texas, this one at Ellington airfield and a 270 miles, 3.5 hour drive from Dallas.

Camera and lenses used was the same as at the Alliance airshow.

It was very humid when I arrived and I was already dripping sweat well before mid morning. The Temperature rose to about 90°F on the day.

After the show and on the final leg of my return journey, about half way from Houston to Dallas, I could see a lighting show developing in the direction of Dallas. Then, just as I entered the Dallas area a few minutes after 9 pm, a Tornado warning was issued and a few moments later by a confirmed touchdown at Love airfield on a track which was too close for comfort. Apart from the constant lightning, the almost simultaneous bangs and the horrendous downpour of rain, I never saw any of the Tornados as it was dark. I have never driven through such treacherous weather in my life.

It is generally rare for anyone to encounter these conditions, so if you want to go, I hope I have not put you off.

Thanks for looking.

Martin Eames

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p2philip
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Re: Wings Over Houston Airshow, Texas, 20-10-2019

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All great, the growler shots are ace! Is that F-100 in flying condition?

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Re: Wings Over Houston Airshow, Texas, 20-10-2019

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Lovely shots of a fine airshow - I went in 2010.

I know what you mean about the weather! The worst road conditions I have ever experienced were on the drive south from Houston to Galveston when I got caught by a massive rain-squall which blew up out of nowhere. It was actually pretty scary.
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Re: Wings Over Houston Airshow, Texas, 20-10-2019

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No.48 - WOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1 :yahoo:
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Re: Wings Over Houston Airshow, Texas, 20-10-2019

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Superb :clap: :clap:
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Re: Wings Over Houston Airshow, Texas, 20-10-2019

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Oh my word.... Yeah 48, but also the 'cat/Corsair formation - and the rest...!!

Tremendous stuff.

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GeorgeP
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Re: Wings Over Houston Airshow, Texas, 20-10-2019

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For me this is the one; plenty of warbirds and I love the Navy/Marine warbird formation shot. Nice work!
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Re: Wings Over Houston Airshow, Texas, 20-10-2019

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What a fantastic selection of aircraft, it looks like it was a great show. Awesome photos! Thanks for sharing so many great shots.
Regards, Zac Yates

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