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    These are pics I took of Fort Lauderdale's annual Air/Sea show. This was the day AFTER my Cinco de Mayo celebration. That could possibly account for a couple of fuzzy shots
    as they were all taken hand held with my 10x optical zoom.
    The Blue Angels fly Boeing F/A-18 Hornets. Their top speed is
    mach 1.7+ (1200+ mph).

    They are about level with my balcony which is 200' above sea level.


    Gear down, flaps down, tail hook deployed...everything but the pilot's hand hanging out. This makes for a VERY stable gun platform.


    Blowin' smoke...must need a valve job.

    An A-10 Warthog. Those things hanging from the wings look disturbingly like missles.


    Two Coast Guard helicopters at about 100'.

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    Nice pics Lauderdale! My pics never turn out that good. If it ain't sittin still I might as well leave the lense cap on.
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    Speaking of Blue Angels this video is fun...
    There's a tunnel at the end of the light...

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    Great video Dyflam.
    I took over 150 pics just to get the photos you saw BigCarnivourKid. I set the camera on multi sequence and still got mostly empty airspace. When they really cookin' I was about about 50 yards behind.

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    WOW! I would have loved that! I love low, loud jets! Unfortunately I was not home last weekend when they had the fly-over for the NASCR race. I love that because I live near the track and those jets rip over my house--sounds like the sky is splitting open!

    I like big loud planes and big loud trains.

    GREAT photos!
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    awesome photos! i'm probably gonna go tomorrow to a blue angels show in fort worth, tx. you can see the whole thing from my friend's back yard.

    now i'm actually looking forward to it since you teased me.

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