I don't know anything about airplanes. My biggest interest in planes is making sure I get an aisle seat or empty row when using one for travel. I certainly don't know anything about military planes except that the one painted black is "stealth." And that the one plane in True Lies was a Harrier which can take off vertically and is designed for fighting sky scrapers and construction cranes. So basically, I have the aeronautics knowledge of a typical 5 year old. Which is fine. Because that means all the stuff at the annual Dayton Air Show feels incredibly kick ass simply because it flies and is either super big, super fast or super loud (or all three).
This year was no different. We had nice seats in Julie's company chalet. It was cool and cloudy which made it nice for not burning my Irish skin but not so nice for visibility. Regardless, the planes were big, fast and loud. I lucked into a few good shots out of hundreds taken. Following supersonic jets with a zoom lens is hard. At least as hard as flying the actual jets.