US Naval Sea Cadet Corps, Quonset Point, RI

Rhode Island Air Show


On the weekend of 18-91 June 2005 (Father's Day Weekend) NCBC Battalion Sea Cadets were joined by the Cadets and Staff of several Sea Cadet units in the southeast New England region for the annual Rhode Island Air National Guard Open House and Air Show at Quonset Point. Participating units included NETC Division from Newport, RI; FALCON Division from Providence, RI; the USS JOSEPH P. KENNEDY, JR. (DD 850) Division from Fall River, MA; FREEDOM Division from Canton, MA; and NAUTILUS Division from Groton, CT. During their time at the show, the Cadets performed community service with the RI Air National Guard, with their principle tasks being the control and maintenance of the Corporate Pavilion, where many of the primary supporters of this charitable fundraising event hosted their invitation-only guests and financial contributors. The primary beneficiary of this show was Hasbro Children's Hospital, with sponsorship coming from WJAR Channel 10, Sovereign Bank, Hasbro Children's Hospital, Al Cerrone -Pontiac -Buick -Cadillac -GMC Truck, Dunkin' Donuts, Federal Express, Foxwoods Resort & Casino, Mohegan Sun Resort & Casino, Citadel Communications, Ocean State Harley Davidson, Home Depot, Ross Simons, and the Military Channel.

In their assigned area in the Corporate Pavilion, the Cadets also managed to have the best seats in the house - right on the flight line, close enough to feel the heat from the high powered aircraft as they passed just a few feet away. The Cadets (and the Staff) were thrilled by the performances of the U.S. Navy's Blue Angels Flight Demonstration Team and the Canadian Air Forces Snowbirds demonstration team - two major acts in one show, a rarity in this kind of event. Additional performers included the United States Army Special Operations Command Parachute Demonstration team; USAF F-15, F-16, and C-17 aircraft; Sean Tucker and the Oracle Challenger; Mike Mancuso and the Klein Tools Extra 300L; Mike Goulian and his CAP 232; Chuck Lischer and the Newgold SIAI Marchetti SF-260C aerobatic flyer; Les Shockley and the fabulous Shockwave Jet Truck; Frank Ryder and the Oreck XL; T-6 Texan; and combined flights of the Korean War-vintage F-86 SABRE, the F-15 EAGLE, and the F-16 FALCON.

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The U.S. Navy Blue Angels

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U.S. Army Golden Knights
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Crowds at the F-14 Tomcat
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Seabee Veterans Association
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NCBC Cadets watch the show
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NCBC Cadet tends to his AOR
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Homebuilt does a flyby
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Hard to believe this is a homebuilt machine
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C130J makes a pass
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Crowds anticipate the C130J demo
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C130J makes a rapid ascent
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Sean Tucker's Oracle Challenger
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C130J makes a short landing
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Royal Air Force Parachute Team - The Falcons
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Royal Air Force Parachute Team - The Falcons
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Blue Angels' Support Craft - Fat Albert
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Blue Angels' Support Craft - Fat Albert
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Blue Angels' Support Craft - Fat Albert
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Blue Angels taxi out on the flight line
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Blue Angels taxi out on the flight line
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Blue Angels taxi out on the flight line
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Blue Angels taxi out on the flight line
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Blue Angels taxi out on the flight line
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Blue Angels taxi out on the flight line
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Blue Angels taxi out on the flight line
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Blue Angels taxi out on the flight line
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Blue Angels taxi out on the flight line
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Blue Angels taxi out on the flight line
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Blue Angels make their takeoff run
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Nose wheel lifts on formation leader
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Blue Angels make their ascent
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Formation interceptor planes take off
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Blue Angels demonstrate precision flying
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Blue Angels demonstrate precision flying
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Blue Angels demonstrate precision flying
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Blue Angels demonstrate precision flying
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Blue Angels demonstrate precision flying
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Blue Angels demonstrate precision flying
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Blue Angels demonstrate precision flying
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Blue Angels demonstrate precision flying
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Blue Angels demonstrate precision flying
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Blue Angels demonstrate precision flying
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Blue Angels demonstrate precision flying
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Blue Angels demonstrate precision flying
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NCBC Cadets enjoy the show
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Sea Cadets prepare for FOD walk at day's end
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WWII German army motorcycle and sidecar
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WWII German army field artillery
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WWII German army Maschinengewehr 34
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WWII German Army VW Type 82 Kübelwagen
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WWII German Army Reenactor Camp
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WWII German Army Reenactor Camp
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U.K. Parachute Demonstration Team
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U.K. Parachute Demonstration Team
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T-6 Texan prepares for takeoff
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C130J begins Short Takeoff
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C130J rapid ascent demonstration
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Chuck Lischer & Newgold SIAI Marchetti SF-260C
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Chuck Lischer & Newgold SIAI Marchetti SF-260C
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Les Shockley's Shockwave Jet Truck
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Les Shockley's Shockwave Jet Truck
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Les Shockley's Shockwave Jet Truck
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Les Shockley's Shockwave Jet Truck
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Les Shockley's Shockwave Jet Truck
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Les Shockley's Shockwave Jet Truck
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RI Army National Guard C-23 SHERPA
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RI Army National Guard C-23 SHERPA
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Frank Ryder and the Oreck XL
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F-15 EAGLE lifts off near to vertical
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F-15 EAGLE makes a close pass
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NCBC Sea Cadet takes it all in
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Korean War-vintage F-86 Sabre taxis past
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F-15 Eagle taxis past
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F-16 Fighting Falcon taxis past
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Crowds pack in at the Corporate Chalet tents
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Crowds enjoy the show
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Sea Cadets take a break
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Sea Cadet describes a "near miss"
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NSCC J.P. KENNEDY Division staff
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Crowds enjoy the show
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RI Army National Guard aviation area
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RI Army National Guard climbing tower
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USS WASP exhibition float
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Blue Angels' Fat Albert make a JATO
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Screaming Eagles US Army 101st Airborne Ass'n
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Crowds admire the A-10 Thunderbolt II
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Navy E-2C Hawkeye Early Warning Aircraft
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Saratoga Museum Foundation Display
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Sea Cadets perform FOD walk
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Foreign Object Detect/Destroy (FOD)





 
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