In 1995 I got a chance to fly down to Oceana NAS in Virginia Beach with my uncle and the USAir show team.

Web sourced USAir DC-9. I didn’t take any pictures of the actual craft
Web sourced USAir DC-9. I didn’t take any pictures of the actual craft
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Being it was ‘95, the following images were taken with an inexpensive fixed focus 35mm camera. Given the limited number of shots, there’s no static displays, which I’m kicking myself over now.

F-14 Fly By
F-14 Fly By
Photo: Justin Gibb
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Another Tomcat, low and fast.
Another Tomcat, low and fast.
Photo: Justin Gibb

Being a navy base, the featured team were the Blue Angels, and Fat Albert performed it’s signature jet-assisted takeoff

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Another featured performer was the Shockwave jet truck, a Peterbilt semi-truck powered by three Westinghouse J34 engines.

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I remember THIS being the loudest performance of the day
I remember THIS being the loudest performance of the day
Photo: Justin Gibb

Finally, we have Paul T. Entrekin and his MiG 15:

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Tomorrow: the 1999 Open House event at the Pittsburgh IAP Air Reserve Station.

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