Air show

Anyone get out to the airshow yesterday or today? I thought it might make up for the shit fishing this morning, well it sort of did....watching the b-52 roar overhead and seeing the Hornets doing fancy stuff sort of made up for been stuck on the bloody grass for over three hours trying to get back out towards Neaves Road. Bloody shambles that was. An hour and a half getting in, two hours wandering around towing a six year old and a three year old who kept asking to go home (to their credit they didn't chuck wobblies), static lines just to try and buy a cold drink and then three hours moving a meter here and a meter there jostling with other irate motorists getting out, before finally ditching the queue we were in and then heading out back towards another entrance that had finally cleared after dark. Dunno if it was shit traffic management or whether the roads couldn't handle so many cars but it was very average.

 

Still, not every day you get to get up close to such machinery and walk through the maintenance sheds. The tool racks they had their would make any mechanic jizz uncontrollably.

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roads to blame

Sun, 2012-05-20 22:45

e roads to the base can not handle that volume of traffic

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 i had scored some tix off

Sun, 2012-05-20 22:56

 i had scored some tix off 6pr so around lunchtime saturday packed the kids in the car and shot off down neaves rd. f... me the traffic was banked up well before muchea sth rd. ubd check showed the residential area west of the base so moseyed on down there. got chatting to a lad that had an old xp wagon and he invited us into his yard where we had an uniterrupted view. pretty good show but what a nightmare from other accounts ive heard getting in and out.

 

 

 

 

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We went on Sat, traffic in

Mon, 2012-05-21 09:12

We went on Sat, traffic in wasn't too bad, arrived at 11:30.  When show had finished at 3:30pm, got to the car and cars weren't even moving out of the main entrance car park. Didn't even start the car, decided to go the Bullsbrook Hotel, had a drink, then crossed the road and ordered fish and chips around a small camp fire that place had set up. 

It was 6:30 when we got back to the car and we just got out of the carpark before the Airforce police said they were closing the gates. We went via Neaves rd to get to the freeway to go South of Perth. Once off Rutland rd it was a very smooth run home. 

Was it worth it? sort of, did it for the kids, you don't see these aircraft every day. 

A few years ago we went to the Avalon International Airshow in Melbourne, that was awesome, might go again next year.

p.s. Tip for next time, don't park within the Pearce Airbase gates.

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spewing that i missed it,

Tue, 2012-05-22 12:16

spewing that i missed it, aeroplanes are pretty much my life. However I had to choose between the airshow and a music festival down south, and well I'm around aeroplanes nearly every week so music it was.

Still, wouldve loved to have see that B-52..

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 Here it is for you sambo

Tue, 2012-05-22 21:27

 

Here it is for you sambo..... on it's last flyby before returning to Guam

 


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that was the first flyby,

Tue, 2012-05-22 22:01

that was the first flyby, last one was clean! Great photo though!

I drove down from Midwest, getting out was pretty slow. Worth seeing though, as said its a pretty rare sight.

I estimate all the tax I paid last year was burnt up in about 3.25 seconds...

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May not have been the last flyby

Wed, 2012-05-23 21:15

but it was the last pic on the camera.

Definately was worth the visit but as said the slow exit was a dissapointment.

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cheers

Wed, 2012-05-23 16:52

ahh thats a fantastic pic

configured reeeeaaaal dirty there.. full flap and gear hanging out.
 

I study the physics of lift and I still can't comprehend how that beast of a thing flies.. It must burn enough fuel to power a small town?

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Amazing to think that the

Wed, 2012-05-23 17:20

Amazing to think that the b-52 is over 50 years old an apparently will keep operating until the 2040's. My brother was in Guam awhile back and watched one taxi past and said it was an awesome sight. The old man saw a few in Vietnam as well.

Unless it happened saturday, from the other airshows my brother has been at, the Orion's or the Hercules, would do passes and drop dummy bombs on a set target and the fighter jets would hit the after burners at once and you'd get the sonic booms. Was amazing to watch one of the jet, which had a black and gold design on its tail fins, just suddenly rocket upwards to around 20 thousand feet. It just seemed to keep going and going and going vertically before it levelled off and disappeared. That was utterly crazy.

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Didn't happen on the Saturday

Wed, 2012-05-23 21:18

Didn't happen on the Saturday but they did do the dummy bombs and after burners there back in the 1993 show

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