Central Valley Air Show 15 October 2011

I made the trip to NAS Lemoore over in the San Joaquin Valley today. A coworker and his wife went along. Nice show as always. A few pictures for your enjoyment.

F/A -18F in commemorative colours honoring the maintainers during Our Centennial. This is the pattern on the Navy Working Uniform
Executive Sweet: B-25 Mitchell
Super Hornets and Fighting Falcons on the line.
F4U Corsair with markings of VF-17 The Jolly Rogers
Bright Yellow SNJ
A pair of Stearman Biplane Trainers
Republic Seabee

Cessna 195

Ryan PT That is a five cylinder radial engine on it.
T-34C from Training Wing Five
F-16C of the California Air National Guard from Fresno
F-16N of Naval Strike Air Warfare Center, NAS Fallon Nevada
EA-18G of VAQ-129 NAS Whidbey Island. This is the replacement for the venerable EA-6B Prowler in the Electronic Attack Mission
VFA-122 Flying Eagles Intake Covers are even cool
F-16 West Coast Demo Jet
B-25, P-51 and F8F
The F8F Bearcat. This was Grumman's last single engine piston fighter.
Super Hornet. Down and dirty!!!! Loud and Proud!!!!!!!
The Super Hornet roaring by the crowd
Yours Truly in front of the Argonaut Spaces. The parking for the event was on this line. This was the squadron I was in at Lemoore. Well, almost. I was actually in VA-147, flying the Venerable LTV A-7E Corsair II. But this was from November of 1985 to June of 1987 when I transferred to AIMD SeaOpDet 46964. But I still miss those days.
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