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  1. the new scenery by Godzone jk0616 jk0621 jk0638 jk0645 jk0664 jk0660
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  2. I think the difference is probably rule-based. Some US military pilots were disciplined some time ago for busting minimums on a sports stadium flyover that looked pretty modest. I think the brass hats keep the demo teams on a fairly short leash. I've seen the Blue Angels and Thunderbirds any number of times and also single ship demos of F-15 and F-14 (back in the day) and A-10, maybe some others I don't remember. Of all of them, the F-14 put on the best show but, a) it was about 1982, I think, so different rules, and b) it was a clear, cloudless day with no ceiling. Most of the othe
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  3. Yes, the Americans seem more reserved in their flying. I am from the UK originally and went to many RIATs and other shows. I had seen the USAF fly the F-15 a few times, but they was a very conservative shows. I went to Waddington one year and the Israelis flew the F-15 I and WOW.....they really showed how to fly it! It put the American's to shame. Other favorite displays have been the Su-27 Flankers and the MiG-29's.......happy days!
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  4. I think that how American pilots fly in an air show may depend upon which American pilots are flying. Let me share a totally unexpected experience that I had many years ago while in the Marine Corps and watching the Blue Angels fly at Beaufort Air Station: I worked in a two-story building at the air station that was located beside the end of a runway. Since the building had a flat roof, all the men in my unit decided to watch the air show from the roof. That gave us a great view of the runways. In the direction away from the runways, we couldn't see anything due to all of the nearby pine
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