2012 Mankato Air Show

Saturday, June 9, 2012 – Show Day

Photo by Rick Pepper - 2012 Mankato Air Show - Static display T-45 Goshawk Navy trainer aircraft
Photo by Rick Pepper – 2012 Mankato Air Show – Static display T-45 Goshawk Navy trainer aircraft
Photo by Rick Pepper - 2012 Mankato Air Show - The maintenance C-130 Hercules - Ground personnel can be seen through the distortions created by the extremely high-temperature turbine exhaust. Normally "Fat Albert" (also a C-130, painted in a matching color scheme) travels as part of the Blue Angels to transport maintenance equipment. During this particular time it was being serviced and a substitute Marine C-130 was being used, so there was no JATO short-takeoff demonstration.
Photo by Rick Pepper – 2012 Mankato Air Show – The maintenance C-130 Hercules – Ground personnel can be seen through the distortions created by the extremely high-temperature turbine exhaust. Normally “Fat Albert” (also a C-130, painted in a matching color scheme) travels as part of the Blue Angels to transport maintenance equipment. During this particular time it was being serviced and a substitute Marine C-130 was being used, so there was no JATO short-takeoff demonstration.

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Photo by Rick Pepper - A T-6 Texan belonging to the Shell Aerobatic team smokes it up before take-off.
Photo by Rick Pepper – A T-6 Texan belonging to the Shell Aerobatic team smokes it up before take-off.
Photo by Rick Pepper - 2012 Mankato Air Show - The C-130 flies directly overhead before releasing the parachute jumper displaying the American flag.
Photo by Rick Pepper – 2012 Mankato Air Show – The C-130 flies directly overhead before releasing the parachute jumper displaying the American flag.
Photo by Rick Pepper - 2012 Mankato Air Show - The parachute jumper and a Shell Aerobatic aircraft perform the opening ceremony displaying the American flag
Photo by Rick Pepper – 2012 Mankato Air Show – The parachute jumper and a Shell Aerobatic aircraft perform the opening ceremony displaying the American flag