After years of absence, Knoxville finally saw the return of an airshow. With great anticipation I bought a nice new lens and practiced for months beforehand on fast moving objects like birds and passing cars.

When the big day arrived, we fought the massive crowds to find a spot for adequate viewing. I had a great time panning the deep blue sky for the aerobatics and military jets as they roared past at great speed framed by the glorious Smoky Mountains.

At the end of the day I offloaded my memory card on to my Macbook Pro with great anticipation. The results did not disappoint. All my hard work and practice payed off and I couldn’t be happier with the results.

As an added piece of sentiment, we learned that days after this show, Blue Angles Pilot, Capt. Jeff Kuss lost control of his aircraft and lost his life. He holds a special place in my heart.

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Capt. Jeff Kuss can be seen in this photo – far left, No. 6.

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