P-51 Mustang

Air shows give you a unique opportunity to photograph unique aircraft. One of the great opportunities is the daredevil pilots will fly very low to the ground to give you a shot that looks like you are up there with them. This photo was taken at the Scott Air Force Base air show. The P-51 Mustang was one of the most popular fighters used during WWII with regular use through the 80’s.

MIG-17 at Scott AFB Air Show

Every few years the nearby Scott Air Force Base holds an open house and a nice air show with a wide variety of military aircraft. This MIG-17 was the most unique thing flying that day. It looked like a cockpit mounted on a jet engine. However, this was a very deadly aircraft against an adversary.

See more photos of the show, including the Thunderbirds: https://greatrivers.smugmug.com/Events/Air-Shows/Scott-AFB-Air-SHow-2017/

TBM-3E “Avenger”

The Avenger is part of the Missouri Wing of the Commemorative Air Force stationed in St. Charles County. This photograph is from their Open House held in September 2016. For free you visit the St. Charles Smartt Airport, walk around to see the planes and watch them fly. See more photos: https://greatrivers.smugmug.com/Events/Pumpkin-Drop/