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mista fitz
08-13-2009, 11:36 AM
Snowbirds just had a show over Nanaimo, it's for the benefit of the CHILD Foundation, which supports children with Crohn's disease.

They closed the harbour down, then this CF-86 SabreJet did a few fly by's to start the show....

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...and here they come!
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Looked for this opportunity of a shot the whole time I was there.. not what I envisioned exactly.. but took what I could get!
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What an odd day to be a seagull!

mista fitz
08-13-2009, 11:37 AM
They do like to fly close:
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Very, very close: :o
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They're almost touching!!

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A few very close passes.. amazing.
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...and they're gone!

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...and that's it! Great show... and great venue! (5 minutes walk from my house) heheh

dirka dave
08-13-2009, 12:36 PM
Cool photos !!


My father-in law is a Maj. (ret.) from CFB Comox.

I have been on that base quite a few times, it sure is cool to watch air shows !

Suz
08-13-2009, 12:38 PM
Wow, some very cool photos! thanks :D

mista fitz
08-13-2009, 12:39 PM
It's been 10+ years since I've been to the ol' Abbotsford Air show.. so this was a welcome visit!

Spedley
08-13-2009, 01:05 PM
The Snowbirds are from here... Get to see them practise from time to time... They do some pretty wild shit! We cant have airshows here anymore tho, too many crashes at past shows at out airbase.

Sini
08-13-2009, 01:51 PM
Great shots :)

England
08-13-2009, 02:29 PM
shit pics as normal ....would have hated to see that I was down the mall instead shopping way more fun !!!



OH






NO FREAKING FAIR I HATE YOU MORE AND MORE LOL POKE POKE

DeeDee
08-13-2009, 04:06 PM
Like usual - beautiful pics.

you always have great pics!!! [cheers]

BAM
08-13-2009, 05:16 PM
those guys amaze me every time i see them! some serious talent