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This week, it’s a two-fer but don’t get too excited as they both from my own fair hand. Last weekend was the NAF El Centro Air Show and I filmed a ton of stuff which I am about half way through editing. At the time of shooting the footage I was getting frustrated with the camera as the auto-focus was too slow to capture all of the action but, when the Blue Angels are approaching at 450 mph, maybe even high end cameras can’t focus on the right thing that quickly either. Anyway, a lot of it didn’t come out half bad for a $220 camera.

First up today is a combo clip of two B-1 Bombers doing three fly-bys (though oddly one of the planes did only the first pass), and then a demonstration of the aerial capabilities of the F/A-18 Super Hornet.

Second is a very short clip of the C-130 aka “Fat Albert” which is the transport plane for the Blue Angels. Most of the video was out of focus so all I have is the takeoff and landing. Impressive performance!

You can find high def versions on my youtube account or vimeo account. Look for two or three more next week.

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March 20th, 2009 at 4:00 am

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