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The Apple Valley Airshow was held on October 8, 2016. This is always a fun show. For photographers, the mountains in the background are always a nice backdrop when the airplanes fly lower. There was a nice mix of aerobatic performances and warbirds. There was also some nice formation flyovers by the 805 Squadron of Navions and the West Coast Ravens in their Van's RVs. It's a full, fun day of family-friendly entertainment at a great price for admission!

At this show, we got to see the final performance of Dr. Frank Donnelly, flying his "Tumbling T-Cart". Dr. D is retiring from airshows. He will still be flying, just not in airshows. We want to wish him well in his retirement and thank him for the years of great performances!

My son, Jacob, has been joining me at these airshows and had taken well to photographing the show. This was his second time at Apple Valley and one he looked forward to. This was my daughters first airshow, and first time with a camera to take photos at a show. Kayleigh loved it and now she's hooked as well. She can't wait to go to another airshow to shoot some photos. Be sure to check out their galleries for samples of their work.

Click here for the B-25 Mitchell gallery
B-25 Mitchell
click here for the Dr. D's Old Time
                      Aerobatics gallery
Dr. D's Old Time Aerobatics
Click here for the John Collver gallery
John Collver and "War Dog"
Click here for the Nanchang CJ-6A gallery
Nanchang CJ-6A
Click here for the Navions gallery
Navions
Click here for the P-40 Warhawk gallery
P-40 Warhawk
Click here for the P-51 Mustang gallery
P-51 Mustang
Click here for the Rob Harrison gallery
Rob Harrison, the Tumbling Bear
Click here for the Skydivers gallery
Skydivers
Click here for the Tim Just gallery
Tim Just
Click here for the Warbirds gallery
Warbirds
Click here for the West Coast Ravens gallery
West Coast Ravens
Click here for the Yak-3 gallery
Yak-3
Click here for the Jacob's photos gallery
Jacob's Photos
Click here for the Kayleigh's Photos gallery
Kayleigh's Photos
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The VG-Photo Crew

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