Who doesn’t love air shows? So when we heard about the air show at the Xinzhu Airforce Base, we had to go! Here are a few photo highlights of our experience. From the drop off point, there was rather a long walk. especially with a child in tow, but we managed to get to the base and though the gate as you see here in the distance. In the meantime, aircraft of all sorts were flying overhead, so we didn’t miss the entire show.
The base had lots of vintage aircraft on display.
I have to admit, that given my personal experience with the ROC Air Force, I was feeling a bit emotional. But that feeling soon passed as I walked around, photographing all the cool planes.
People taking shots from the roof.
Here is an F-16 going through it’s paces.
The sound was incredible, and Phoenix covered her ears several times!
As cool as the F-16 was, the Mirage stole the show!
The pilot, obviously very well trained and experienced, did some very cool maneuvers for the crowd, which often burst into applause.
My favorite shot of the day, the pilot did a very close flyby for us. Thank you!
Here we see the Mirage pilot exiting the aircraft.
This guy is a rockstar. In the USA, the crowd would never be allowed to come up to the plane and photograph the pilot so close, which is one of the reasons I’m enjoying life in Taiwan.
Of course, I did have to deal with stuff like this while photographing…. Oh well.
Former field engineer MJ Klein now lives in Taiwan, and writes articles that primarily feature photographs of travels of MJ and wife Hui-chen, plus daily goings on in the bustling island nation of Taiwan, and other places in Asia. Articles feature people, culture, food, situations and sometimes the trials and tribulations of traveling in places such as China, Hong Kong, Thailand, Laos and of course Taiwan.