Did some quick processing and put a bunch of pix from the Trenton air show up online.
The C-17 Globemaster III put one one heck of a demonstration. This is what over 40,000 pounds of thrust will do to a 1/4 million pound (empty) aircraft. This big, and I mean big, transport shot into the sky handling more like a fighter than a hauler.
Well, maybe it doesn’t have quite the performance of a CF-18 Hornet which seems to stand on its tail at liftoff but still very impressive. This beautifully painted Hornet, piloted by a young man with the unfortunate callsign “Donor”, twisted and turned for a few minutes before joining up with 2 other aircraft for the Centennial flypast.
The Hornet flanked by Hawk One, a restored CF-86 Sabre, and a Tutor from the Snowbirds team in a once in a lifetime photo opportunity.
Speaking of the Snowbirds, they put on their usual spectacular show.