Korean War Hero

At the Wings over North Georgia airshow there was a wide variety of aircraft to be seen.  Everything from  midget-sized experimental planes to huge transports and the flight demonstrations were varied as well.  One of my favorite parts of the afternoon was what they called “The Class of ’45” which featured the F4U Corsair above and a P51 Mustang flying in memory of the pilots from World War II and Korean conflicts.

Here is information on the plane, its history and pilot:

The F4U Corsair was the most capable carrier-based bomber-fighter of World War II. Flown today by Jim Tobul of South Carolina; this aircraft has seen the tests of time. Since discovering the 1945 Corsair in a lime orchard in Homestead, Florida; Jim and his father Joe Tobul bought this airplane in 1981. After a very long rebuilding project, ten years later “Korean War Hero” proudly flew again on December 8, 1991 over the Pittsburgh skies.

Wings Over North Georgia Air Show
Richard Russell Airport
304 Russell Field Road
Rome, Georgia, USA

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Sigma 150-500mm F5-6.3 APO DG OS HSM
300mm @ f/9 –  1/250 sec – ISO 100

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Low speed pass

The F/A-18 Super Hornets Tactical Demo Team make a low-speed pass over the field at Wings Over North Georgia Air Show.  

The Boeing F/A-18E/F Super Hornet is a carrier-based Multirole fighter aircraft.  The US Navy’s Tac Demo Teams — VFA-106 Gladiators put on a great show and demonstrated the wide variety of capabilities of this aircraft.  The slow handling capabilities were really amazing when contrasted with the just-below supersonic (it could have broken the sound barrier but they didn’t want to bust out windows throughout Rome) pass that they also made and the miles high vertical climb that was thrilling.  I certainly would not want to fly in combat against this kind of machine!

Wings Over North Georgia Air Show
Richard Russell Airport
304 Russell Field Road
Rome, Georgia, USA

Nikon D7100
Vanguard Altra Pro 263 AT tripod
[Pro]Master Professional Gimbal Head GH-10 #5111
Sigma 150-500mm F5-6.3 APO DG OS HSM
500mm @ f/6.3 –  1/500 sec – ISO 100

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