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7 October 2016

Avro Vulcan in a close fly by at RIAT 2015—U.S. Air Force photo

Jason Newburg flies his modified Pitts S25 known as the Viper during the Arctic Thunder Special Needs and Family Day at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska on July 29, 2016. The biennial event is historically the largest multi-day event in the state and one of the premier aerial demonstrations in the world. Arctic Thunder will open its doors to the public, featuring more than 40 key performers and ground acts, July 30 and 31. (U.S. Air Force photo/Alejandro Pena)

Jason Newburg flies his modified Pitts S25 “Viper” impossibly close to the ground—U.S. Air Force photo/Alejandro Pena

A World War II-era P-51D Mustang fighter aircraft makes a low pass in front of a U.S. Air Force C-17 Globemaster III aircraft at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, July 26, 2014, during Arctic Thunder 2014. Arctic Thunder is a biennial event that features more than 40 Air Force, Army and civilian aerial acts and draws crowds of more than 200,000 people. (DoD photo by Justin Connaher, U.S. Air Force/Released)

A North American P-51D Mustang “Double Trouble” in a low pass—DoD photo by Justin Connaher/U.S. Air Force

4 Comments leave one →
  1. shortfinals permalink
    7 October 2016 07:33

    “Close? Naw! THIS is close!”

    • travelforaircraft permalink*
      7 October 2016 11:56

      One of my favorites…the pilot and the reporter, both great 🙂

  2. 7 October 2016 08:17

    See you on the Spit and raise you a MiG 23

    • travelforaircraft permalink*
      7 October 2016 11:57

      Surprised not to see sparks from the ventral fin on that one.

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