A glider with sparklers on its wing tips dancing gracefully to soothing classical music performs the first night airshow Storm and I ever attend. With T-6 Texan’s acrobatics and a B1 bomber full burner flyover, Wednesday’s Airventure Night Airshow promises to be a louder and more powerful display than our first experience.
Sadly a rain deluge and a shocking display of lightning just at showtime cancels the fun before it begins. A modified show is rescheduled for Thursday. I try to get the best shots that I can to share with you. Maintaining focus on distant airplanes at twilight with my cellphone proves to be a challenge.
The results of my efforts are displayed in the video below. Why did I chose to photo the same plane over and over for the fireworks? Those who know me well realize that no one wants me stumbling in the dark armed with a tripod. Among a crowd of people, the potential for massive injuries is too great. And that’s only accounting for my own injuries. It does not include damage to airplanes and personal injury to innocent show attendees.
On a final note, the drone formation flight was a little iffy. Many of the drones wandered errantly through the air making the displays sometimes difficult to identify. I thought they performed much like I would if I was a drone. That is not good.
Airventure Night Airshow