A1D Sky Raider, Douglas AD-4NA (A-1D) BuNo. 126882 Page AZ Airport

Lake Powell Wings & Wheels – Air Show Air Affaire

The Lake Powell Air Affaire was one of the most dramatic air shows I’d ever experienced. The combination of dramatic landscape, highly skilled pilots and advanced aircraft made for an awe-inspiring sensory feast! That is, until the events of September 11, 2001. The show was shelved until 2010 when it returned as Lake Powell Wings & Wheels.

According to the Lake Powell Chronicle this year’s event will be on October 13 (2012):

Here’s your chance to get up close and personal with aircraft you don’t see every day. Get a blast from the past checking out cars older than Page. See CJ6 military trainers fly in and show their stuff. Watch ultralights land in Page after taking off from Marble Canyon. Vote for your favorite locally-owned aircraft, model airplanes and classic cars on display. See skydivers fall from the sky. Ride along with a local pilot. Get a view of Page you’ve never seen before.

Here are a few of my favorite photographs I took from around 1998:

A1D Sky Raider, Douglas AD-4NA (A-1D) BuNo. 126882 Page AZ Airport
A1D Sky Raider, Douglas AD-4NA (A-1D) BuNo. 126882 – “Uncle Ho’s Nightmare” / “Marlene” Wings beginning to stow, Lake Powell Air Affaire. Copyright © Ryan Hertz

A1D Sky Raider, Douglas AD-4NA (A-1D) BuNo. 126882 Page AZ Airport
A1D Sky Raider, Douglas AD-4NA (A-1D) BuNo. 126882 – “Uncle Ho’s Nightmare” / “Marlene” Wings folded and turning. Copyright © Ryan Hertz
Mock bomb run on Page, AZ Airport
Mock bomb run along PGA Page, AZ Airport during Lake Powell Air Affaire Air Show. Copyright © Ryan Hertz
Tower Butte, mock bomb run on Page, AZ Airport
Mock bomb run along PGA Page, AZ Airport during Lake Powell Air Affaire Air Show. Copyright © Ryan Hertz

Golden Knights US Army Parachute Team
A jumper from Golden Knights US Army Parachute Team landing at the Page, AZ Airport during the Air Show Copyright © Ryan Hertz
US Army Airplane
US Army Airplane with smoke trail doing a flyby of PGA Airport Page AZ Copyright © Ryan Hertz

Wall of Fire from A-10 Warthog
Mock Bomb Run, Wall of Fire from A-10 Warthog, Page Lake Powell Airport Air Show. Copyright © Ryan Hertz
Jet Car, runway Page Lake Powell Airport Air Affaire Wings & Wheels
Jet Car, runway Page Lake Powell Airport Air Affaire Wings & Wheels. Copyright © Ryan Hertz

If you’re near Page, AZ and want to see a spectacular event on the ground and in the air this is the event you MUST see. Check out the !

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