The 2015 Kaneohe Bay Air Show, featuring the United States Navy Blue Angels, and many other aerial performances, took place today, Saturday, October 17, 2015 at Marine Corps Base Hawaii, and will recur again tomorrow, Sunday, October 18th. Following is The Tasty Island’s photo coverage of Saturday’s event. Enjoy.
The all-new twin piston deisel engine-powered ducted-prop Cessna YC-32 “Pterodactyl” Bush Plane, a.k.a. da’ “Crop Dustah Bustah”… nah, just kidding. lol; that’s Hawaii Air National Guard’s Lockheed Martin F-22 Raptor, which actually is “Bullet’s” own assigned aircraft; Bullet” is the local guy Filipino pilot shown here in a recent past Kaneohe Marine Corps Base Hawaii air show event.
USMC Bell UH-1Y “Venom” (variant of the “Huey”)
Master Sergeant Mark is a “Boomer” on the KC-135; in other words, he’s an aerial gas station attendant… “Dude, check the tire pressure and top the oil while you’re at it.. hey buddy, you missed a spot on the canopy… ” lol (as you can tell, like all the other aircraft there, it’s hot like a SAUNA in the back of the KC-135 when it’s parked on th tarmac with no AC running)
The Guiseppe Bellanca Pacemaker, restored to its original glory from back in 1929 it was the first aircraft Hawaiian Airlines flew when they were known as Inter Island Airways
1984 Miss Hawaii Alumni, Debbie Nakanelua, who’s in promotions for Hawaiian Airlines, used to work with my mother for many years at the Hawaiian Airlines ticket office on Bishop Street; we’ve also traveled together several times with HAL folks, where Debbie danced Hula for private events in Tokyo and other asian cities ~ Pomai
“Aloha and welcome to Kaneohe Bay Marine Corps Base Hawaii International Global Powers Airport. Baggage claims for all arriving P-3 Orion flight crew, please report to Hangar 5. Departures for all HANG F-22 and MCBH F/A-18 Hornet drivers, as well as KC-135 flight crew, please report to Gate 2. Mahalo.” LOL!!!
The gigantic C-5 Galaxy (parked next to the KC-135, where this shot was taken from); according to the pilot, that particular C-5 has been retrofitted with the same GE high bypass turbo fan engines in use on the latest models of Boeing 747s, being much quieter and fuel-efficient
The U.S. Navy Blue Angels taxi back in (around 4pm) after just completing Saturday’s awesome performance at Kaneohe MCBH (excellent job!); one of those two Air Force F-16s parked there also did an amazing solo performance about an hour before the Blue Angels
R/C F-86 Sabre with gas microturbine jet engine; this RC jet group flies regularly at Kaneohe MCBH on select weekends (special pass required to get on base); they need tarmac to takeoff and land on, as well as much more air space than is what’s available at Kawainui Marsh (Kailua) where the prop RC folks regularly perform
R/C Mistubishi J2M3 “Raiden” WWII Japanese interceptor
At the air show food booths, I just so happened to meet Jay, mother of Emi Hart, the community manager and director of Honolulu Yelp; so cute, as she asked me (since I was taking photos of the food), “Do you Yelp?”, to which I said of course, and she replied with, “Emi is my daughter…”, I was like “OMG!” Beautiful lady!
Churro Kraze Churros with Caramel Sauce
Aloha Pops PIneapple Li Hing, Haupia, and White, Red & Blue and Blue Vanilla flavors