This is a collection of my blog entries and experiences with flying, and learning to fly. Something I had been wanting to do for quite a while.
You can find all the pictures I've taken here, and read below for my experience.
Specifically, I have a page for my Trips to Oshkosh, the mecca for pilots
Flyout Group organized a trip to Socal for the USAF Airshow at March Air Reserve in Riverside, and I was thankfully able to join last minute.
Even though we had a hotel almost next door, traffic was a complete mess. We left 1h30 early and the van I was in got almost nowhere in 3h and ran out of gas before making it to the entrance. Thankfully I made the call to get out and walk, it was a long walk (30-40mn), but I passed all the cars that were stuck in line, and got it before they nicely decided to close that entrance to pedestrians, so the poor people behind me were sent on a 1h30 walk all the way around the base, ridiculous :(
that was more than 20mn into my walk in, at least by then I was in the base and going towards the visitor entrance
The flight line and displays were interesting:
first time I see a B1 outside of a museum
cool to still see snow in the background
It was definitely warm and sunny, thankfully I found a tent to hide in :)
The airshow was quite good, here are some pictures:
had never seen a B1 fly before
So happy to see a F35 fly for the first time, both an F35B (vtol) and F35C:
short field takeoff
Nice to see this performer again with precision flying, including landing on the top of a van:
And the show ended with the thunderbirds:
All in all, a good show, nice to see some planes I had never seen outside or in flight