Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Oregon Air Show 2009

Between 29th and 30th of August the airport of Hillsboro, some miles from Portland, received the Oregon Air Show 2009 which is considered the most important airshow in the west coast of United States.

The 2009 edition included the exhibition of several warbirds such as a CL-13 Mk.6 Sabre and a soviet-built MiG-17F, the USAF acrobatic team Thunderbirds with F-16 fighters, fly-by over the public of F-15 Eagle fighters from USAF and C-17 cargo aircrafts or the impressive flying display a US Navy F-18C Hornet fighter from the West Coast TACDemo Team. The photos presented here were taken in the Saturday show.

Four F-16 fighters from the USAF acrobatic team Thunderbirds fly over the public in the end of their performance.

This soviet-built MiG-17F fighter with the markings of the Polish Air Force was one of the highlights of the airshow. The Korea War veteran is still in service in some countries inclunding in Sudan, China and North Korea.

Truthly a vision from the past: a CL-13 Mk.6 Sabre fighter rolling on the runway of the Hillsboro airport after a flying display with a Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-17F and a Fouga CM-170 Magister.

A WWII North American B-25 Mitchell bomber named Pacific Prowler was present in static display during the airshow.

A 1950s single-seat attack bomber Legacy A1 Skyraider, piloted by Alan Anders, lands at the airport after a flight along with a US Navy F-18C Hornet fighter.

Pedro Monteiro