This past weekend, we attend the Rhode Island Air Show at Quonset State Airport in North Kingstown, Rhode Island. The weather was perfect, skies were brilliant, crowds immense and the thrills were beyond compare. The RI Air Show is run like a well-oiled machine and we were proud to be among fans and photogs to enjoy the day.
The air show is an annual event and is sponsored by the National Guard Association of Rhode Island. The Rhode Island National Guard Open House and Air Show was established in 1991. The airshow offers the finest aerial and static displays along with activities for people of all ages. The 2014 Rhode Island Air Show features the US Navy Blue Angels.
The RI Air Show is a completely free event but a $10 donation was collected at the entrance gates to support Hasbro Children’s Hospital. To date, contributions to local charities from the RI Air Show exceed $1,700,000. The Hasbro Children’s Hospital is their largest benefactor and has received over $1,500,000 since they began.
Other performers included:
- F22 Raptor Demo
- Sean D. Tucker
- John Klatt – Air National Guard
- John Klatt – Jack Links Waco Bi-Plane Geico Skytypers
- Rob Holland Ultimate Air Shows
- The Horsemen
- USAF Heritage Flight
- Julie Clark
- P51-D Mustang
- V22 Osprey Demo
- A1E Skyraider
- FM2 Wildcat
Take a look at some of the amazing planes and exhibitions we were able to capture.
The smoke is produced by pumping biodegradable, paraffin-based oil directly into the exhaust nozzles of the aircraft where the oil is instantly vaporized into smoke. The smoke provides a traceable path for spectators to follow, so they can see the flight profile that has been flown. It also enhances safety of flight by providing a valuable means by which the solo pilots can see each other during opposing maneuvers and conditions of lowered visibility or haze. The smoke poses no hazard to the environment.
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