The 2010 Charleston Harbor Air Show
Photographer: Mike Lynaugh
Saturday 4/17/2010
mike@mikelynaugh.com

Due to operational requirements, the originally scheduled 2010 Charleston Air Force Base Air Expo had to be cancelled at the last minute.  However, the Blue Angles decided they wanted to stay in Charleston for Navy Week which was to correspond with the air show.  They worked out a plan to perform over Charleston Harbor and put on a great show for the estimated 40,000 people that showed up on both sides of the Cooper River to watch their display.

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From Left to Right: Senator Lindsey Graham, AM1(AW/SW) Jason Mennella, Lieutenant C.J. Simonsen, Senator John McCain, and Lieutenant Amy Tomlinson   Mike Lynaugh Senator John McCain poses with Blue Angel event coordinator, Lieutenant Amy Tomlinson, before the start of the Blue Angels special performance in downtown Charleston, SC on Saturday April 17, 2010   Mike Lynaugh Senator Lindsey Graham poses with Blue Angel event coordinator, Lieutenant Amy Tomlinson, before the start of the Blue Angels special performance in downtown Charleston, SC on Saturday April 17, 2010.   Mike Lynaugh Senator John McCain poses for a photo with me and Kristie before the start of the Blue Angels performance in Charleston, SC on Saturday April 17, 2010.   Mike Lynaugh
The Blue Angels support C-130 aircraft "Fat Albert" performs a high speed, low pass past the Arthur Ravenel Bridge in the Cooper River in downtown Charleston, SC on Saturday April 17, 2010.   Mike Lynaugh The Blue Angels support C-130 aircraft "Fat Albert" performs a high speed, low pass past the Arthur Ravenel Bridge in the Cooper River in downtown Charleston, SC on Saturday April 17, 2010.   Mike Lynaugh The Blue Angels support C-130 aircraft "Fat Albert" performs a high speed, low pass over the Cooper River in downtown Charleston, SC on Saturday April 17, 2010.   Mike Lynaugh The Blue Angels support C-130 aircraft "Fat Albert" performs a high speed, low pass over the Cooper River in downtown Charleston, SC on Saturday April 17, 2010.   Mike Lynaugh
The Blue Angels support C-130 aircraft "Fat Albert" performs a high speed, low pass past the Arthur Ravenel Bridge in the Cooper River in downtown Charleston, SC on Saturday April 17, 2010.   Mike Lynaugh The Blue Angels support C-130 aircraft "Fat Albert" performs a high speed, low pass past the USS Yorktown in the Cooper River in downtown Charleston, SC on Saturday April 17, 2010.   Mike Lynaugh Senators John McCain watches the Blue Angels perform over the Cooper River in downtown Charleston, SC on Saturday April 17, 2010. The Blue Angels support C-130 aircraft "Fat Albert" performs a high speed, low pass over the Cooper River in downtown Charleston, SC on Saturday April 17, 2010.   Mike Lynaugh
The Blue Angel delta pass over the USS Yorktown in the Cooper River in downtown Charleston, SC on Saturday April 17, 2010.   Mike Lynaugh The Blue Angel diamond performs over the Cooper River in downtown Charleston, SC on Saturday April 17, 2010.   Mike Lynaugh The Blue Angel diamond performs over the Cooper River in downtown Charleston, SC on Saturday April 17, 2010.   Mike Lynaugh The Blue Angel diamond performs over the Cooper River in downtown Charleston, SC on Saturday April 17, 2010.   Mike Lynaugh
IMG_3407 The Blue Angel diamond performs over the Cooper River in downtown Charleston, SC on Saturday April 17, 2010.   Mike Lynaugh IMG_3415 IMG_3429
The Blue Angel diamond fly past the Arthur Ravenel Bridge in the Cooper River in downtown Charleston, SC on Saturday April 17, 2010.   Mike Lynaugh The Blue Angel diamond performs over the Cooper River in downtown Charleston, SC on Saturday April 17, 2010.   Mike Lynaugh Lieutenant Commander Frank Weisser flies his Blue Angel #5 jet past the Arthur Ravenel Bridge in the Cooper River in downtown Charleston, SC on Saturday April 17, 2010.   Mike Lynaugh The Blue Angel diamond performs over the Cooper River in downtown Charleston, SC on Saturday April 17, 2010.   Mike Lynaugh
Lieutenant Commander Frank Weisser (left) and Lieutenant Ben Walborn (right) perform a high speed cross over the Cooper River in downtown Charleston, SC on Saturday April 17, 2010.  Mike Lynaugh The Blue Angel diamond performs over the Cooper River in downtown Charleston, SC on Saturday April 17, 2010.   Mike Lynaugh Lieutenant Commander Frank Weisser pulls up hard on his Blue Angel #5 jet over the Cooper River in downtown Charleston, SC on Saturday April 17, 2010.   Mike Lynaugh Lieutenant Commander Frank Weisser performs a very high speed "sneak pass" past the USS Yorktown in the Cooper River in downtown Charleston, SC on Saturday April 17, 2010.
The Blue Angel perform over the Cooper River in downtown Charleston, SC on Saturday April 17, 2010.   Mike Lynaugh The Blue Angel diamond fly past the Arthur Ravenel Bridge in the Cooper River in downtown Charleston, SC on Saturday April 17, 2010.   Mike Lynaugh Lieutenant Commander Frank Weisser pulls up hard on his Blue Angel #5 jet over the Cooper River in downtown Charleston, SC on Saturday April 17, 2010.   Mike Lynaugh Senators John McCain (left) and Lindsey Graham (right) watch the Blue Angels perform over the Cooper River in downtown Charleston, SC on Saturday April 17, 2010.   Mike Lynaugh
Lieutenant C.J. Simonsen (left) narrates the Blue Angels performance with the assistance of Lieutenant Amy Tomlinson (right) in Charleston, SC on Saturday April 17, 2010.   Mike Lynaugh Lieutenant Commander Frank Weisser flies his Blue Angel #5 jet past the Arthur Ravenel Bridge in the Cooper River in downtown Charleston, SC on Saturday April 17, 2010.   Mike Lynaugh Lieutenant Jim Tomaszeski performs over the Cooper River in downtown Charleston, SC on Saturday April 17, 2010.   Mike Lynaugh The Blue Angel perform over the Cooper River in downtown Charleston, SC on Saturday April 17, 2010.   Mike Lynaugh
The Blue Angel delta performs over the Cooper River in downtown Charleston, SC on Saturday April 17, 2010.   Mike Lynaugh The Charleston Marina along the Cooper River in downtown Charleston, SC on Saturday April 17, 2010. Lieutenant Commander Frank Weisser flies his Blue Angel #5 jet past the Arthur Ravenel Bridge in the Cooper River in downtown Charleston, SC on Saturday April 17, 2010.   Mike Lynaugh The Blue Angel delta pass over the USS Yorktown in the Cooper River in downtown Charleston, SC on Saturday April 17, 2010.   Mike Lynaugh
The Blue Angel perform over the Cooper River in downtown Charleston, SC on Saturday April 17, 2010.   Mike Lynaugh The Blue Angel delta performs over the Cooper River in downtown Charleston, SC on Saturday April 17, 2010.   Mike Lynaugh The Blue Angel delta performs over the Cooper River in downtown Charleston, SC on Saturday April 17, 2010.   Mike Lynaugh The Blue Angel delta fly past the Arthur Ravenel Bridge in the Cooper River in downtown Charleston, SC on Saturday April 17, 2010.   Mike Lynaugh
The Blue Angel delta performs over the Cooper River in downtown Charleston, SC on Saturday April 17, 2010.   Mike Lynaugh The Blue Angel delta performs over the Cooper River in downtown Charleston, SC on Saturday April 17, 2010.   Mike Lynaugh