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Huntington Beach Air Show 2016

Today, Jeri, Justin, Nicole, Jeffrey, Josiah, and I (Tim) went down to the beach for a (free) air show. The temperature was mild (in the 70s). However the sun was brutally warm. We were mostly protected by sunscreen. But some got a little burn.

They started the show with some sky divers and the national anthem. The Long Beach Fire Boat was out spraying 50,000 gallons of water a minute! It was quite the display.

Long Beach Fire Boat with Skydiver. Click photo for full size.
Long Beach Fire Boat with Skydiver. Click photo for full size.

Of course there were some awesome acts. Several propeller planes did some crazy stunts. Then later in the show was a combination propeller and jet biplane. That was crazy to watch!

Justin, Josiah, Jeri, Nicole, and Jeffrey at the HB Air Show. Click photo for full size.
Justin, Josiah, Jeri, Nicole, and Jeffrey at the HB Air Show. Click photo for full size.

During the early part of the show, five sky writing planes flew side-by-side. By synchronizing their “smoke” generation, they would write various messages in the sky including a salute to our military.

Sky Writing at HB Air Show. Click photo for full size.
Sky Writing at HB Air Show. Click photo for full size.

Josiah and IĀ got our feet wet. Then a giant wave came and got our legs wet! The search and rescue helicopter demo is in the background.

Josiah near the Water at the HB Air Show. Click photo for full size.
Josiah near the Water at the HB Air Show. Click photo for full size.

A solo F-18 put on a nice demonstration for us. Also there was a FedEx 757 that had water vapor forming on its wings.

FedEx 757 Plane with Vapor on the Wings. Click photo for full size.
FedEx 757 Plane with Vapor on the Wings. Click photo for full size.

The grand finale was the Thunderbirds. Their 30-minute show was incredible.

Thunderbirds Approaching Each Other. Click photo for full size.
Thunderbirds Approaching Each Other. Click photo for full size.

They estimated the entire crowd at 250,000 people.

Part of the HB Air Show Crowd. Click photo for full size.
Part of the HB Air Show Crowd. Click photo for full size.
Jeffrey and Justin at HB Air Show. Click photo for full size.
Jeffrey and Justin at HB Air Show. Click photo for full size.

A number of food trucks and other displays were set up. They even had a truck with chocolate chip cookies. Nom, nom!

Cookie Truck at HB Air Show. Click photo for full size.
Cookie Truck at HB Air Show. Click photo for full size.
Jeri and Tim Cookie Truck Selfie. Click photo for full size.
Jeri and Tim Cookie Truck Selfie. Click photo for full size.

1 reply on “Huntington Beach Air Show 2016”

looks like fun. We had a beautiful day yesterday! And it was another gorgeous one today except it was a little windy.

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