Bluebonnet Airshow '08

The Bluebonnet Airshow is held annually at Burnet Muncipal Airport in Burnet, Texas. I attended for the first time last year: the show was small and comfortable, but marred by inclement weather, which kept some displays away and the Mig-17 on the ground. This year’s show was threatened by now-shows due to a tornado in Breckenridge, but overall was much longer. The Mig-17 got to fly, the A-10 West demo team was there and got to fly, there were more airplanes, and we were treated to a world-class formation-acrobatics routine by a couple of T-34Bs, the “Trojan Flight.”

For a low-stress, high-quality event with friendly, small crowds, this airshow can’t be beat.

Click on a thumbnail below for a more in-depth photo series. If you wish to use any of these images, check with me first.

A-10 Thunderbolt II (Warthog)


A-4 Skyraider


AT-6 Texan with Tuskegee markings


SNJ-3 Texan


AT-7 Navigator


BT-13 Valiant


BT-15 Valiant


C-47 Dakota (Skytrain)


CJ-6 (Chinese version of Yak 18A)


Extra 300L


F-8F Hellcat


L-3E Grasshopper


L-4 Grasshopper


L-4 Grasshopper


Mig-17 "Fresco"


O-1 Bird Dog


Cessna 337 Skymaster


O-2A Super Skymaster


OV-1C Mohawk


P-47 Thunderbolt


Piper PA-31 Navajo


Piper Super Cub PA-18A


PT-19 Cornell


Pitts S1-T


SNJ-5C Texan


Stunt Biplane


T-28B "Trojan Fleet"


T-6 Texan


T-6 Texan


T-6 Texan



UH-1 Iroquois ("Huey")




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