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Click Hamilton
Posts: 33,567
San Diego, California, US


If anyone else likes this air show, this is a reminder that they are processing media credentials now. The list of approved press passes will be issued on Sep 14th.

It's a good one. The public relations office does an outstanding job taking care of media photographers during this popular 2-day event, Oct 4-5. They help with parking and transporting equipment, and offer a prime location and platform for shooting photos called the "media chalet." They are helpful in many ways.

Parking and entry is free for the public. There are lots of great photos to be had anywhere at this event, media pass or not.

It's a good place to take a model for a guerrilla photo shoot. Lots of good props and backgrounds.

http://www.miramarairshow.com/index.html
Sep 09 13 02:46 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Frank Lewis Photography
Posts: 12,078
Winter Park, Florida, US


I reckon you'll be there?

Airshows here in the southeast don't offer such accommodations.
Too bad for us airshow-a-holics...
Sep 09 13 05:20 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Instinct Images
Posts: 22,317
San Diego, California, US


It won't be the same without the Blue Angels!

Not sure if I'll go this year or not. A couple of years ago I had a VIP pass from George's Camera and that was a sweet deal. It was sponsored by Sony and they had the entire line of Sony equipment available for use - just bring your own memory card.
Sep 09 13 06:11 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Click Hamilton
Posts: 33,567
San Diego, California, US


Frank Lewis Photography wrote:
I reckon you'll be there?

Airshows here in the southeast don't offer such accommodations.
Too bad for us airshow-a-holics...

Yes, I would like to go this year. I've been corresponding with their public relations office and I'm still waiting for my approval for the "media chalet." I have been officially invited twice before, but have been to the airshow on my own for many years.

It's a large and popular event organized by the military. Lots of people jump in to help and they take good care of visitors. It's remarkable how well they do.

The soldiers who are there to help are a pleasure to meet. It's an entirely different culture than civilian life.

I've never been in the military myself. I have enjoyed local tours of visiting ships, homecomings, social events, officers mess dinners, memorials, and other special occasions. When someone invites me, I always jump at the opportunity. If I can help with my camera, I will.

http://www.pbase.com/schutze/image/99776109.jpg


A preview of coming attractions while waiting for the ship to dock ...
http://www.pbase.com/schutze/image/99778781.jpg

Sep 09 13 06:47 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
cinema photography
Posts: 4,334
Mission Viejo, California, US


I'm considering getting a booth as a vendor-love these events
Sep 09 13 08:30 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Instinct Images
Posts: 22,317
San Diego, California, US


The Miramar Airshow is the largest military airshow in the country with annual attendance estimated at 700,000 for the 3 days. They do a GREAT job putting it on and it has some spectacular sights every year...except we don't know about this year.

What's not to like when you can see and shoot stuff like this:

http://i26.photobucket.com/albums/c119/surfnsnowboard/IMG_6540.jpg

http://i26.photobucket.com/albums/c119/surfnsnowboard/IMG_6666n.jpg

http://i26.photobucket.com/albums/c119/surfnsnowboard/IMG_6593.jpg

http://i26.photobucket.com/albums/c119/surfnsnowboard/IMG_6722.jpg

Just for fun and to show how amazingly skilled the Blue Angel pilots are I drew a straight line in Photoshop from the tip of the exhaust of #1 to #5. Pretty impressive accuracy!

http://i26.photobucket.com/albums/c119/surfnsnowboard/IMG_6746.jpg

Hopefully the show is still good this year and well attended. Considering how profitable it is every year and how much that money is needed for some of the military groups they should have allowed military flights including the Blue Angels.
Sep 09 13 09:56 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Click Hamilton
Posts: 33,567
San Diego, California, US


The media credentials list was published today.

If anyone else is heading for the Media Chalet, please introduce yourselves.

October 4-5

http://www.miramarairshow.com/


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Great pictures from Instinct Images. I love going to air shows.

The "wall of fire" performance is spectacular at night too.

The P-51's make my heart pound.
Sep 13 13 02:13 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Click Hamilton
Posts: 33,567
San Diego, California, US


I'm sorry to report that the 2013 Miramar Air Show was canceled today, 1 day before the gates were to open on Friday, October 4th. 

The very popular Miramar Air Show hosts about 700,000 visitors each year.

This is the letter I just received by email:



======================

Unfortunately, today we were informed that the 2013 Miramar Air Show has been canceled due to the government shutdown.

For the past few months, we have been planning to host the show within the restrictions of sequestration, guidance from the Department of Defense and now the government shutdown. At each step we worked hard to ensure we were within those guidelines while still providing the San Diego community an opportunity to interact with our Marines and Sailors.

This morning we received guidance from the Deputy Secretary of Defense that mandates non-excepted activities, including outreach events, are not authorized under the current shutdown guidelines.

We want to thank the San Diego community for their tremendous support over the past few months. When conditions change, we look forward to hosting our neighbors and friends again on Miramar.


Col. John P. Farnam
Commanding Officer
MCAS Miramar


======================

For further information, please call 1-800-FUCKYO (1-800-318-2596)
http://dailycaller.com/2013/10/03/need- … l-hotline/


PS - Oktoberfest hosted by the German-American Club of El Cajon will still be on this coming weekend from Friday through Sunday.

Come on out for a little chicken dance twerking, good beer and some oom-pah music smile
Oct 03 13 01:23 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Instinct Images
Posts: 22,317
San Diego, California, US


When I saw the news that it was canceled I thought of you Click, I knew that you were looking forward to it.

I hope next year the sequester is done and the air show can get back on track.
Oct 03 13 07:31 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
MerrillMedia
Posts: 8,154
New Orleans, Louisiana, US


Wouldn't you love to see 8 P51 Mustangs doing an air show the way the Blue Angels and T-Birds do? The sound of 6-8 Merlins screaming down the flight line would be music to my old ears!
Oct 03 13 09:05 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Click Hamilton
Posts: 33,567
San Diego, California, US


Instinct Images wrote:
When I saw the news that it was canceled I thought of you Click, I knew that you were looking forward to it.

I hope next year the sequester is done and the air show can get back on track.

Thanks.

I've retrenched for the weekend, starting on Friday by taking a van load of foreign university students to the Oktoberfest in El Cajon.

So far, we've got 4 Germans, 4 guys from Singapore, 2 Hongkong girls, 2 Korean girls, and one girl from Japan. We have 2 seats left to fill smile

MerrillMedia wrote:
Wouldn't you love to see 8 P51 Mustangs doing an air show the way the Blue Angels and T-Birds do? The sound of 6-8 Merlins screaming down the flight line would be music to my old ears!

The greatest numbers of flying P51's I've seen in recent years has been at the Chino air show ... one of the great air shows still in existence. There were maybe 30-35 of them in the flight line all at once taxiing for take off, then flying various formations and patterns around the airport. Nothing sounds like a P51!

aka 2014 Planes of Fame Airshow - Chino Airport, Saturday May 3rd, 2014

Last time I went, they had the single remaining Zero with original engine still in existence up in the air throughout the most of the day.

In California, stunt flying at air shows is rapidly getting squeezed out of existence. Ever more traditional annual air shows are getting shut down.

Oct 03 13 10:35 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Instinct Images
Posts: 22,317
San Diego, California, US


Click Hamilton wrote:

Thanks.

I've retrenched for the weekend, starting on Friday by taking a van load of foreign university students to the Oktoberfest in El Cajon.

So far, we've got 4 Germans, 4 guys from Singapore, 2 Hongkong girls, 2 Korean girls, and one girl from Japan. We have 2 seats left to fill smile

Now that sounds like an awesome Plan B!

Oct 03 13 10:38 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Click Hamilton
Posts: 33,567
San Diego, California, US


Instinct Images wrote:
Now that sounds like an awesome Plan B!

Plan B

Prosit!

I need some lederhosen or a dirndl!

Ja-Ja

bunny

Oct 03 13 10:45 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
SayCheeZ!
Posts: 17,475
Las Vegas, Nevada, US


I'm jealous.
The Air Force equivalent "Aviation Nation" held at Nellis AFB in Las Vegas was cancelled this year due to gov't budget cutbacks.

How did the Navy get away with it?
Oct 04 13 07:15 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Click Hamilton
Posts: 33,567
San Diego, California, US


SayCheeZ!  wrote:
I'm jealous.
The Air Force equivalent "Aviation Nation" held at Nellis AFB in Las Vegas was cancelled this year due to gov't budget cutbacks.

How did the Navy get away with it?

They worked very hard to survive the last round of cutbacks (shortened the show to 2 days, ... scrimped and saved and were still ready to launch another stellar show starting today .....

Then they were overruled yesterday and the show was cancelled entirely direct from the top of the Department of Defense.


Take that! ... you ungrateful peasants!

Yesterday they called it a "sequester" .. today it's a "shut down" .. yada, yada.

Blue angels were cancelled for 2013 as a slap in the face.
http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2013/04 … sequester/



Maybe i'll edit and broadcast more photos from last year's material as my own individual small way of pushing back.

I'm always thrilled when I get invited to photograph local military events. I've met lots of wonderful people.

Oct 04 13 12:42 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
MerrillMedia
Posts: 8,154
New Orleans, Louisiana, US


Click Hamilton wrote:

The greatest numbers of flying P51's I've seen in recent years has been at the Chino air show ... one of the great air shows still in existence. There were maybe 30-35 of them in the flight line all at once taxiing for take off, then flying various formations and patterns around the airport. Nothing sounds like a P51!

aka 2014 Planes of Fame Airshow - Chino Airport, Saturday May 3rd, 2014

Last time I went, they had the single remaining Zero with original engine still in existence up in the air throughout the most of the day.

In California, stunt flying at air shows is rapidly getting squeezed out of existence. Ever more traditional annual air shows are getting shut down.

I would love to travel to Chino to see that! Back in the day, there was a guy who had a shop at Half Moon Bay airport and worked on nothing but P51s. I haven't been in that area in a very long time, so I have no idea what became of him, but it was fun to hear a Mustang or two, flying in or our of the airport on occasion. There is just something about that airplane that makes you want to look up, when it flies by!

Oct 04 13 02:20 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Instinct Images
Posts: 22,317
San Diego, California, US


Hey Click did you go to the Centennial of Naval Aviation at NAS NI a couple of years ago? That was pretty amazing.
Oct 04 13 06:59 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Click Hamilton
Posts: 33,567
San Diego, California, US


MerrillMedia wrote:
I would love to travel to Chino to see that! Back in the day, there was a guy who had a shop at Half Moon Bay airport and worked on nothing but P51s. I haven't been in that area in a very long time, so I have no idea what became of him, but it was fun to hear a Mustang or two, flying in or our of the airport on occasion. There is just something about that airplane that makes you want to look up, when it flies by!

I knew one old guy there who had a P51 named Frank Sylvestri. He restored many kinds of aircraft and mentored my sister for a few years. She restored an Aeronca 7AC Champ for herself while she was working with him. Sewed all the fabric herself, etc. On the other end of the row of hangers were three partners who advertised as warbird experts and something like Flying Tiger Cargo. One of them was Ron Reed or Reid. He had a BT-13. They were all considerably younger than Frank Sylvestri.

Do any of those names ring a bell?

Oct 04 13 11:56 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Click Hamilton
Posts: 33,567
San Diego, California, US


Instinct Images wrote:
Hey Click did you go to the Centennial of Naval Aviation at NAS NI a couple of years ago? That was pretty amazing.

Yes.

Loved it.

Went to Danny's Palm Bar & Grill afterwards, near the Coronado Hotel. That's a fun off-base bar with good burgers. The walls are covered with pictures of Navy Seals who gave their lives.

Oct 04 13 11:57 pm  Link  Quote 
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