Friday, September 9, 2011

Arrival and Practice Day, Wings over Pittsburgh, 9-SEPT-11

Despite some borderline dismal weather condoitions, we got to see some practice flying and arrivals today:

Art Nalls Sea Harrier photo
High-speed pass by Art Nalls in his Sea Harrier

AH-1 Cobra

C-17 Globemaster III banked flight photo
C-17 demonstration - I believe another Globemaster arrived also.

VH-60N Presidential helicopter photo
Not airshow-related - VH-60N of HMX-1 arrives; no doubt transporation for the President when he arrives on Sunday for 9/11 commemorations at Shanksville.

At least two CH-46s landed - I assume these were probably also HMX-1 birds. Wouldn't mind seeing a Frog on static though - it's been years....

Viper West demo landing

171st ARW KC-135 photo
One of the "local" KC-135Ts of the 171st ARW landing just ahead of the B-52.  KC-135 walk around

The mighty BUFF arrives from Barksdale.    B-52 walk-around

Massive C-5 Galaxy arriving from West Virginia.
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