Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Air Force Thunderbirds Over Hill AFB

Flying High Into The Sun - South Weber, Utah
This last weekend was the annual air show at Hill Air Force Base just south of Ogden, Utah. This was near our home so we wanted to catch the acrobatic air action.

We've been to air shows in the past (never at Hill AFB), and we're familiar with the crowds and such. As cool as it would have been to go to the base and see the displays, we didn't want to experience the frustrating aspects of it. Maybe next year.

We were able to watch some of the air demonstrations from our house. The upstairs bedroom windows provided a good view. However, for the Air Force Thunderbirds, we wanted a better vantage point, so we drove to the Canyon Meadows Park in South Weber. It's a little closer to the base and provided somewhat better views of the action. Besides, the kids got to play on the playground for a little while.

The Thunderbirds (which are F-16 fighter jets) put on a good show. They flight a tight formation and do different stunts. The kids loved seeing them zoom low over our heads. The action lasted about 30 minutes.

I used my cell phone to photograph the Thunderbirds. It's definitely not the best camera for aerial photography, but I tried to make the most of it. You do the best with what you've got.
Above The Hill - South Weber, Utah
Loop - South Weber, Utah
Flight Split - South Weber, Utah

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