18 October 2015

2015 Kāne‘ohe Bay Air Show

This year, Kāne‘ohe Bay Marine Corps Station once again welcomes the Blue Angels in the 2015 Kāne‘ohe Bay Air Show this weekend. On display where various pieces of equipment from all branches of the military. Below are some of the highlights taken on Saturday.

The Marines opened up the show by demonstrating their ground assault, heavy lift and parachuting capabilities in the morning.

One of the two Pacific Air Forces Demonstration team F-16CJ posing infront of a wall of fire courtesy of the Marines grand finale.

 Next up was Hawaii's own local talents. Alan Miller demonstrated what 65hp is capable of in his Areonca Champ. Below, Director of the Pacific Aviation Museum, Hank Bruckner waves at the crowd after performing a stunning routine in his CAP-10.

                     The United States Coast Guard was represented by their HC-130 and HH-65C.

United States Navy Seals Leap Frogs finally got a window in the weather to showcase their low altitude parachuting skills.

                                            Another local, Bruce Mayes in his SJN Texan.

The Pacific Air Forces Demonstration team out of Misawa AFB, Japan showed off the high performance capability of the F-16.

Multiple championship title holder for the U.S. National Aerobatic Championship and World Freestyle championship, Rob Holland defied gravity with his custom all carbon fiber MXS-RH.

Jacquie B's performance in her new Extra 300 was cut short due to reduced cloud ceilings but was inspiring non the less.

                                         Fat Albert hugging the ground after its takeoff roll.

                                                                   I spy hula girl :)

A little after scheduled start time, the Blue Angels displayed their precision flying the "Low Show".

After flying all the way from Guam and holding for the Blue Angels to complete their routine for 2 hours, a B-52 makes a high speed, low pass and vanished into the clouds only to return to Guam.

And lastly, a sneaky TMB Avenger flown by Brad Deckert came out to play as the show wrapped up in the early evening!

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