One of the demonstrations later in the afternoon was of a restored jet fighter. I don't remember the name and designation of this particular fighter, but it was one of the first, if not the first, jet fighter in the newly formed US Air Force. This was the first US jet fighter to encounter MiG fighters in the Korean War. It was also the first jet fighter used by the Thunderbirds demonstration squadron.
The picture is an odd shape because I had to crop out someone's head and then even out the composition. There were something like 70,000 visitors at the air show that day. I have quite a few photographs of the backs of people's heads. Still, I like the image. It is kind of a history meets the present sort of thing.
Thursday, May 20, 2010