The best of 2019 – Blue Angels @ Miramar

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One of the most spectacular sights I saw this year was the annual MCAS Miramar Air Show in San Diego.  In its 64th year, the event covers three days of aerial displays, including the Blue Angels pictured here. If we weren’t looking up at the skies, we toured static displays of dozens of vintage and modern aircraft from military, firefighting, search & rescue, law enforcement, as well as special interest private aviation.

It’s not easy getting a decent picture of screaming jets flying past at nearly 400 mph (640 km/h)!

This was our first trip to see the show and loved it.  We’ll be back next year!

 

The 435-hp Mustang GT vs. the 2000-hp Chance Vought F4U-5N Corsair

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I photo-bombed my Mustang GT alongside this beautifully restored WWII fighter plane – officially called the Chance Vought F4U5N Corsair – during a visit earlier this week to the Flying Leatherneck Aviation Museum at MCAS Miramar just north of San Diego.

It literally rolled out of the restoration hanger that morning, so it was pretty cool to get the shot.  The plane’s completed restoration is being dedicated during a formal ceremony later today on the base before being put on display at the museum.

The big question – which do you think would win a race in the quarter mile?