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Joint Base Andrews AFB Air Show 2019

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Article written by Daniel O. Myers, photos by Bob Finch unless where noted.

With air boss Wayne Boggs coordinating the flying, announcer Matt Jolley describing the action and Jay Rabbit providing entertaining musical interludes, the Joint Base Andrews “Legends of Flight” air show was underway. Opening with a sterling rendition of the American national anthem, sung by the U.S. Air Force Band’s Tech. Sgt. Ashley Keeks, the U.S. Army Golden Knights jumping from their new Dash-8 aircraft, landed with perfect timing- feet on the pavement- with the American flag.

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“Shooting Oshkosh”

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One air show I always look forward to shooting is EAA AirVenture. Located in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, AirVenture is a massive show to cover. PhotoRecon will have three (3) photojournalists on site this year to provide coverage of this event. It’s a 7-day event that will leave you wanting more!

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A MORNING WITH THE D-DAY SQUADRON

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On Friday, May 17th, I went chasing after the Normandy Dakotas of the "D-Day Squadron" that were forming up at Waterbury-Oxford Airport in central Connecticut for a special mission. Ten C-47 Dakotas and Douglas DC-3 restored airliners were gathering up at Oxford for a six-stop trip across the Pond departing on Sunday, May 19th, ultimately for a series of massed flyovers on June 6th over Normandy, France, in honor of the 75th Anniversary of the start of the liberation of Europe in World War 2.

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Warbirds Over The Beach 2019

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On May 18th and 19th, The Military Aviation Museum in Virginia Beach, VA held their annual Warbirds Over The Beach Airshow. If you love Warbirds, this is a special place. A private air force resides here thanks to Mr. Jerry Yagen. His commitment to preservation and education has grown the museum and the flying artifacts. Every year there is a new aircraft, building or display on site. Jerry's newest Warbird is a P-39 Airacobra fresh out of the crate from New Zealand. Work was in progress putting it together during the airshow.

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