Yuma Air Show Sets World Record
This photoshoot at the Yuma Air Show was really a treat. View my full story on Demotix
A full day on the runway with flight demonstrations by world class aerobatic teams and military units. The final events of the day were an aerial re-enactment of the Japanese bombing of Pearl Harbor with vintage Zero fighter planes, with the Wall of Flame finale. The Wall of Flame set a world record. What a great way to spend the afternoon at Marine Corp Airstation.
US Marine Corp Air Station – Yuma, Arizona, USA, completed a World Record as certified by Guinness Book of World Records, for the longest continuous Wall of Fire at 10,000 feet. The demonstration was part of the M.C.A.S. Yuma 2009 Air Show which commemorates the Marine Corp station’s 50th anniversary. The air show included aerial demonstrations and static displays of United States Military and civilian aircraft. The Wall of Fire was set off after a re-enactment of the WWII attack on Pearl Harbor by the Japanese. The aerial demonstration team flew the Japanese Zeros in the Tora Tora Tora attack formation as the 10,000 foot long by 150 foot high wall of fire was detonated on the runway. The world record was witnessed by a crowd of more than 60,000 spectators. Aerial performances included fly-overs by B-1 Lancer Bombers, F-16 Fighter Jets, P-51 Mustang WWII vintage aircraft, and mid-air refueling of fighter craft.