Naval Air Station Key West Southernmost Air Spectacular, Boca Chica Field, Florida

A scorching hot day spent on a very reflective concrete ramp meant heat haze and sunburn. It was sad that there was no free drinking water, the sun was in front of us, and the show smoke was blowing back over the huge crowd, but the F-5s were interesting.

Aircraft Reg'n Thumbs Notes
Beech UC-12M Super King Air (A200C) 163842 US Navy
Bell 206L-4 LongRanger IV N175MS Florida Keys Mosquito Control District - note the spray bars. See the Marathon Airport page for more of their aircraft.
Boeing C-17A Globemaster III 04-4137 USAF
Boeing EA-18G Growler 168895 NJ-562 US Navy
Boeing F/A-18F Super Hornet 166979 NJ-172 US Navy
Boeing N2S-3 Kaydet (B75N1) N4442N Greg Shelton. Ex USN 38272.
Boeing T-45C Goshawk 163658 F-613 US Navy
Boeing T-45C Goshawk 165070 F-602 US Navy
Boeing T-45C Goshawk 165074 F-603 US Navy
CASA-IPTN HC-144A Ocean Sentry (CN-235M-300) 2315 US Coast Guard - based at Opa Locka.
Cessna 182R N9974E Civil Air Patrol
Hawker Beechcraft T-6A Texan II 05-3775 EN USAF
Lockheed Martin C-130T Hercules 164763 US Marine Corps: Blue Angels Fat Albert whizzing through the moist air.
McDonnell Douglas F-15C Eagle 78-0489 USAF
McDonnell Douglas F-15D Eagle 80-0058 USAF
McDonnell Douglas F/A-18C Hornet   US Navy Blue Angels
North American RA-5C Vigilante 156612 GJ-300 US Navy - Boca Chica Field's main gate guard - sorry about the reflections.
North American SNJ-5C Texan N5632F 51896 96  
Northrop F-5F Franken-Tiger 810834 AF-100 VFC-111 "Sun Downers" US Navy Reserve Adversary Squadron, based here. There are only 3 Franken-Tigers.
Northrop F-5N Tiger II 761532 761547 761548 and 761557 Adversary formation.
Northrop F-5N Tiger II 761548 AF-101  
Northrop F-5N Tiger II 761575 AF-114  
Northrop T-38C Talon 68-8155 EN USAF
Pitts S-2C Special N31TA  
Robinson R-44 II N44FY  
Scottish Aviation Bulldog 101 N713AM SE-LNH 45 Ex Swedish Air Force 61045.
Sikorsky MH-60R Seahawk 167036 HR-502 US Navy
Sikorsky MH-60S Knighthawk (S-70A) 166294 7Q-00 US Navy
Sikorsky MH-60S Knighthawk (S-70A) 166295 US Navy
Sikorsky MH-60S Knighthawk (S-70A) 168542 AJ-612 US Navy
Waco UPF-7 NC13086 (N30186) False Venezuelan Air Force livery. See the Marathon airport page for more photos and info.
Zivko Edge 540 N540SG Melissa Pemberton

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