|Front Row Center: Inside the Great American Airshow||
I love air shows. As an aviation freak, air shows really get me excited, from the static displays to the aerobatics performers to the military demonstration teams. Every summer I go to at least one major show. I take pictures, and some of them are pretty good, but I can never quite capture the excitement of being there. Probably nothing can really do this, but I recently got a book and a DVD that come pretty close.
Front Row Center: Inside the Great American Airshow by Erik Hildebrandt is a large format book of photographs taken at several air shows in a single air show season. The author took the photos and wrote the text describing his experiences, which included flights with top aerobatics performers as well as the Blue Angels. The results are spectacular -- probably the best air show photography I have ever seen. If you love air shows and airplanes, you will love this book!