Here I am, at Toronto Island Airport (YTZ)… oops, and sorry OwenSounders, I mean Billy Bishop Island Airport!
Before me is a P-51D, one of the Mustangs from the aerial demonstration team, The Horsemen. The pilot is just starting to juice the goose!!
You know any other day of the year I'd be arrested for being this close to runway but hey, you know, this is CIAS… or what the locals simply call "the Airshow" and its all good.
The CANADIAN INTERNATIONAL AIR SHOW closes out the Canadian National Exhibition on the final three days of the "X".
And this year is no different.
And I particularly like the Mustang's backdrop (Toronto's Waterfront) in this capture—
This P-51 was built in 1944, and served with the USAAF, the Swedish Air Force, the Nicaraguan Air Force and spent most of the 80s as an air racer at Reno, Nevada.
The BLUE ANGELS come to CIAS in 2009.
Fine performance. Been a while since these guys were in TO!
I tried a new location this year to photo from… so I got faraway shots of formation bursts etc.
HOWEVER, I got fully lit shots of reformations, rogue turns, unexpected strafing etc.
(my settings were a little off with the new DSLR)