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#251 Papaw

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Posted 11 April 2024 - 10:37 AM

I noticed a TFR over the area for the past several days. It looks like it might be an air show by the Blue Angels but havent seen any publicity about it.

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Posted 11 April 2024 - 11:06 AM

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Posted 11 April 2024 - 11:06 AM

I noticed a TFR over the area for the past several days. It looks like it might be an air show by the Blue Angels but havent seen any publicity about it.

 

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Posted 11 April 2024 - 11:59 AM

This past week I saw a banner on the fence for Carswell near the Lowes, I too was surprised that that was the only advertisement I've seen so far.


I also found it "interesting" that a Granbury housing development that targets retirees seemed to be the lead sponsor 



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Posted 11 April 2024 - 12:36 PM

I also found it "interesting" that a Granbury housing development that targets retirees seemed to be the lead sponsor 

 

That community even has it's own "air show"!

 https://eaa983.org/w.../annual-fly-in/

Also worth noting that Saturday is sold out. Still seem to be some space on Sunday. I don't think they did much advertising because they didn't need to. 



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Posted 11 April 2024 - 02:18 PM

I'm going on Sunday.  It's been advertised pretty heavily on social media for the last few months, but maybe I'm just targeted because I follow aviation related pages.  It looks like it's going to be a great show with a good mix of performers and the best static display lineup I've seen for an air show in this area in a long time.



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Posted 11 April 2024 - 02:41 PM

Yes, ideal weather and great planes. I don’t do social media and spend too much time looking up at planes and astronomy instead

Enjoy the show!

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Posted 14 April 2024 - 10:24 PM

I found myself with some free time this today but not enough time to get a parking pass (I think they sold out anyway) so I rolled into the Marion Sansom Park about 10 mins before the Blue Angels show and watched from there. Did a bit of a hike to find a good spot. There was a lot of people out, the parking lot was full and lots of sections of Cahoba had cars parked alongside them. It was a great spot to watch from, as many of the low passes over the runway were essentially at eye level. 

 

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Posted 14 April 2024 - 10:36 PM

Nice.  I have been watching them train out of my window at work all last week.  However, I did not take any time out to photograph them.



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Posted 15 April 2024 - 06:50 AM

I saw the Blue Angels from my front yard on Friday.  They looked like they were south or southeast of NAS/JRB, almost as far south as I-20, at the time.


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Posted 15 April 2024 - 04:06 PM

I wavered on my plan to attend a bit when my friend that was going with me had to back out.  I was already up and about so I decided to go.  I drove past an empty Marion Sampson Park on my way in and thought for a second about stopping there to take it in.  I arrived right as the gates opened and enjoyed an hour or so of walking the great static display lineup with a light crowd.  I sat down at a spot on the rope line and relaxed in the nice windy weather until the show started (30 minutes late thanks to a suspicious activity incident at the remote lot at Ridgmar Mall).  The lineup for the aerial performances was really good: a handful of warbirds and aerobatic performances, a Dehavilland Vampire (one of the oldest fighter jets in the world), a Mig 17, the C-17 demo team, F-16 demo team, and a Marine Corps aviation demo that included F-18s based in Fort Worth that was the highlight of the show for me.  The program moved swiftly and the crowd was well-behaved.  My one minor complaint is that they constantly blasted loud music through some of the performances.  For me, air shows are as much about the sounds as the sights and it made it harder to enjoy, especially the Marine Corps demo.  It was noticeably better during the performances that travel with their own narrator.  It started to get pretty warm as the wind trailed off toward the end of the day and I wished I had either watched the Blue Angels from my truck or left early (I've seen them several times, the show never changes).  The one thing that shows at the base excel at is traffic and parking.  I stopped for to go food on the way home and I was sitting in my living room less than an hour later.  That's not bad for an event where 50,000 plus people all left at the same time.

 

Here's a few photos I took.  My phone is showing its age and a lot of what I took was back lit.  Enjoy.

 

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B-1 from Ellsworth AFB

 

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B-52

 

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F-18

 

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F-35, not sure which model

 

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Mirage F-1 that's owned by ATAC at Alliance

 

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B-25

 

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Part of the Marine Corps demo

 

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Posted 15 April 2024 - 08:11 PM

Thanks for sharing, JBB. I’m kicking myself for not going. I would have loved to see those planes.

Also, I didn’t realize Marion Sansom Park had those views. I’ve been missing out.

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Posted 15 April 2024 - 08:33 PM

The views from the park are very nice.



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Posted 25 April 2024 - 09:32 PM

Also, I didn’t realize Marion Sansom Park had those views. I’ve been missing out.

 

It's a little slice of Hill Country in the City. I make a yearly pilgramage during the fall.

 

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Posted 26 April 2024 - 07:44 AM

Another nice photo, Austin. 

 

TLA, you can also ride your bicycle almost exclusively on the Trinity Trails System to Marion Sansom Park.  There's now only a short gap where you have to ride on residential streets in River Oaks between the West Fork Trail and the Lake Worth Trail.



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Posted 06 June 2024 - 12:43 AM

It's been almost two months since the total solar eclipse on April 8th, but I recently went back and edited my images of this amazing celestial event.
 

I only had a 50mm lens back on April 8th, so this was about the best I could do. That focal length works great for photos of people and objects, although it was less than ideal for this situation. This image is quite a bit darker than the actual sky appeared during the eclipse, but I wanted my edits to highlight the total eclipse in the center of the image. Note that this image is cropped from the original:

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Posted 06 June 2024 - 08:08 AM

 

It's been almost two months since the total solar eclipse on April 8th, but I recently went back and edited my images of this amazing celestial event.
 

I only had a 50mm lens back on April 8th, so this was about the best I could do. That focal length works great for photos of people and objects, although it was less than ideal for this situation. This image is quite a bit darker than the actual sky appeared during the eclipse, but I wanted my edits to highlight the total eclipse in the center of the image. Note that this image is cropped from the original:

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That is a nice shot!  You know, I hadn't thought about it but adding the title and caption actually helps tell a bit of a story, vs it just being sort of a random shot of the eclipse.



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Posted 07 June 2024 - 03:24 PM

That is a nice shot!  You know, I hadn't thought about it but adding the title and caption actually helps tell a bit of a story, vs it just being sort of a random shot of the eclipse.

 

There's a little bit of a backstory behind that title, too.

Those familiar with women's clothing brands may notice the allusion to White House Black Market (WHBM) in the title. If you're familiar with my gender transition story, you'll also know that WHBM played a pivotal role in shaping my style; that brand has meant a lot to me since I came out as trans. I actually felt like my true feminine self for the first time in my life while I was shopping in a WHBM boutique.

I couldn't help but relate the colors of the total solar eclipse, something that could be seen as a pivotal celestial moment for many, with something else that has meant a lot to me personally.


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