Welcome to Oceana! Enjoy your visit! This year's show was fantastic and these pix don't do it justice. Non-stop action, some of the best performers in the airshow industry as well as a very friendly and efficient staff make this one of the best shows in the country.
Leave it to the Navy to stare down a hurricane and say on with the show! The weather was good but the light was sometimes challenging as you will see in these pictures. Another challenge was trying to catch the "vapor" coming off the wings of the aircraft as they flew by or manuvered. On that endeavor, mission accomplished!
This year we said goodby to the F-14 "Tomcat" during it's final public performance. You may remember this aircraft stared in the movie "Top Gun" a few years ago, but additionally she served us well for over 30 years, keeping the skys safe for her carrier battle groups and she even learned a few new tricks during the Gulf War. The Tomcat always carried the motto: "Anytime...baby!" A hearty challenge to anyone who would cross her. Well, time has come to give this mighty bird a well deserved retirement. And with these pictures my response to the Tomcat: "Well done...baby!"
Nikon D70 |
Original size: 1996x1324 |
Current: 800x531 |