Thursday, March 5, 2009

The Skies Over Daytona...



It is Thursday and that means it is time once again for Skywatch Friday. Today's photographs come from Daytona International Speedway last month. For those of you that have gone to Nascar races before you know the skies are always filled with some sort of aircraft. Daytona was no different from the blimp to planes flying by with banners, helicopters completing the links for in car cameras and the usual fly by to start the race.

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47 comments:

Sara G said...

Oh WOW, great great photo's Brad!!
Happy SWF

P-TER said...

Great to see two defferens things.
Beautiful pictures!
Gr.
P-TER

Guy D said...

Magnificent shots, especially the last one of the F-18's. Awesome!!!

Have a great weekend!
Guy
Regina In Pictures

Maria said...

Great shots! I love the first with the small birds near the airship!
Thanks for visiting my blog, oh yes, my camera is still dry, and the rainy windows make a funny effect
Happy SWF!

RuneE said...

I must say I prefer the first one :-)

I hope they don't meet head on!

Carol said...

Great shots of flight...esp second one...

Sylvia K said...

Balloons, birds, and planes all against beautiful skies! Thanks, they're all wonderful shots! Awesome!

Ivar Ivrig said...

This is cool. Since Rune prefers the first one I must choose one of the planes. Yiihaa :-)
Have a wonderful weekend Brad

Your EG Tour Guide said...

What fun to see those aircraft, Brad!

Tink *~*~* said...

Looks like a few birds hanging around the blimp - I wonder what the attraction is?

Tink *~*~*

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ascu75 aka Don said...

Love the blimp XXX Don

Photo Cache said...

I salute you for your devotion to sky watch. You do it even on a special event like a nascar race.

Arija said...

You do have some funny birds flying in your skies, singly and in pairs! Nice sshots.

imac said...

Certainly in the sky with this post Brad, 2 great shots.

John said...

Gorgeous captures for sky watch!

bitingmidge said...

I just love them!

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Esther Garvi said...

Beautiful shots, I'm amazed you managed to capture them in the air!

Dewdrop said...

Terrific capture, Bradley! It's neat to have such a clear closeup of them. I heard the race was kind of a let down... with it ending on the caution.

Tess said...

Another beautiful shots! very cool!

Babooshka said...

Love the Top Gun image. Got to be fast to get that.

Carver said...

Those a great shots of the blimp and planes.

RuneK said...

Beautiful shots!

Ken Reynolds said...

Nice shots, Brad. I've tried forever to get a decent shot of the DirectTV blimp when it's in Dallas, but never seem to be in the right place at the right time.

Janie said...

Wonderful photos. I love the jets.

Rose said...

I am not always a person that especially likes photographs of airplanes, but for some reason I really like the one here...I wish I could put my finger on what it is that makes me like it as opposed to my usual ho-hum thoughts.

Lene said...

It must be wonderful to take å trip whith an airship :) Much more peaceful than the plains :)

Great skywatch post :)

Happy weekend :)

Ruth said...

I wonder if it is more comfortable to travel in a blimp or a hot air balloon? Nice skywatch entry.

Brit' Gal Sarah said...

LOL so were the jets launched by a satellite TV competitor?!

david mcmahon said...

Second shot gets my vote! Well done.

Deborah Godin said...

Cool!! Two top guns and a top...okay, what do you call a hot-shot blimp pilot?? :-l

Deb said...

I like your photos, thank you for stopping by my site.

Pat - Arkansas said...

Great photos, Brad. We used to see only "Goodyear" on blimps; now it could be anything. Nice SWF post.

Arlene said...

great looking "birds" in a blue sky! nice one! thanks for sharing.

you can come by to see my sunset if you have time. :)

have a happy week-end!

Scotty Graham said...

Bradley,

Thanks for your nice comment in my blog...much appreciated.

I never tire watching those jets fly over...love it.

Scotty

beautiful said...

The blimp is nice but I'll go with those jets. Nice posting.

SandyCarlson said...

These are wonderful shots. The planes look determined.

earthtoholly said...

Wow! Very cool shots. Love the blimp!

Have a good weekend!

kayleen said...

Great photos. Thanks for sharing.

Carletta said...

Hi Brad,
These are a couple of great shots.
I like the blimp but that fly by shot is really super! Very frame worthy.

Maalie said...

Fascinating pictures! I like the one of the Coot, below, too!

Reader Wil said...

Well done. Great shots!

auringonkukka finland =) said...

SO GREAT PHOTOS!!

vincibene said...

Fantastic shots, I love the blimp!

fishing guy said...

Brad: Great shots of the blimp amd the jets. Your planes were way faster then mine.

Louise said...

I love things that fly. The fighter jets are fantastic!

chanpheng said...

Strange birds in those skies!

inge said...

Beautiful photo's!! I love them!!
Thanks for sharing