2009 Air Show

Air Show09, originally uploaded by DVdaniels.

I spent a lot of time at Republic Airport in Farmingdale over the Memorial Day weekend trying to capture as many pictures as I can of the military Jets performing at the Jones Beach Bethpage Federal Credit Union Air Show. The Jones Beach Air Show website hosts pictures from previous years shows from 2005 – 2009.

The 2009 Show featured the Air Forces Thunderbird’s and the Canadian Forces Snowbirds, the first time both performing teams performed in the same Air Show.

The Air Show really tests my photography skills. Trying to capture fast moving jets from a 1/2 mile away or more is challenging. I got a couple of hundred pictures as well as video. I’m still working on the video’s I took but while I work on those I’ve posted the best photo shots to my flickr account. The Air Show is a yearly event so I’ll get another shot next year for some high quality video.

This year I got permission to also post some shots from a new twitter friend of mine, “techsavvyguru“. His pictures are from a different Vantage point and came out great. Amazing how much real time information  I was getting from twitter regarding the air show.