Sunday, October 4, 2009

Thunderbirds Airshow


I haven't been to an airshow but I am sure airshows are a blast to watch.

Apparently, there was an air demonstration squadron of the US Air Force (USAF) Thunderbirds performing aerobatic formations and solo flying in specially marked USAF Thunderbirds F.16 and C-17 aircraft yesterday during the Subang Airshow.

The Thunderbirds are based at the Nellis Air Force Base in Las Vegas and regularly tour the world and the United States itself. The show started at 10.30am and was held at the Royal Malaysian Air Force Subang Air Base in Shah Alam. Admission was free to the public.

For more information on the Thunderbirds, visit http://thunderbirds.airforce.com/

13 comments:

  1. Yeah.. beautiful pictures

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  2. I have never been to an airshow. Must have been an awesome display.

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  3. oh i didn't even know there's an airshow..

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  4. Never been to such airshow before. I read that they can witness the show from KLCC! But I thought these birds can't fly that close to our KLCC tower? :p

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  5. It sounds fun to watch especially the loud noise and vibration those planes create.

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  6. I don't know if I'll enjoy it cos I have never been to one!

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  7. Must have been a great show of stunts and spills.

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  8. Keeyit, yep, nice planes.

    Mei Teng, me neither but it must be quite an experience to see an airshow.

    SK, me neither until I read about it in the papers.

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  9. Tekkaus, are you serious that it could be seen from KLCC? Perhaps with a pair of binoculars on the higher floors.

    Ai Shiang, the sound level would add to the exhilaration, I'm sure.

    Foong, an airshow probably comes with some neck strain at the end of it. Still, it's a price worth paying for plane enthusiasts, eh?

    Asha, I have no doubt.

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  10. K and I went to an airshow here in Ibaraki Japan last month. The Japanese team Blue Impulse is very good. I've seen the Thunderbirds twice in the US and the Navy Blue Angels once as well. (I'm a pilot so love watching airplanes). The Thunderbirds will perform in Japan this month, but too far from us, so we'll miss it.

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  11. PandaB, we seldom have airshows so it's not that easy to experience the thrill of seeing planes flying overhead in formation.

    Too bad the Thunderbirds airshow would be too far for you and K but then again you've seen them twice so it won't be much of a miss, would it?

    Narender Kumar, thank you.

    Rej, cool, indeed.

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