From formation takeoff to “follow the leader” in attitudes more extreme then I’ve experienced before, it was fun ride. Team founder Mike “Kahuna” Stewart provided explanations of the maneuvers being flown as we danced through the morning sky with just feet of separation with the other 10 RV-8s.
It’s coming up on 6am on a Sunday morning. My flight home leaves around 2:30 so I’ll probably head back to the grounds for a couple of hours and more pictures in the static and General Aviation areas. Or I might just go, sit and enjoy the morning. It’s been a long, lovely week in Lakeland and a fantastic start to the air show season.