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McDonnell Douglas FA-18 Hornet (18-8734)

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To applause and waves from the crowd, Royal Canadian Air Force Captain Matthew Kutryk (RCAF Demonstration Team, 4 Wing, CFB Cold Lake) displays the US flag as a tribute to the citizens of the United States and to the friendship between Canada and the United States as he taxies his CF-18 Hornet (188734), painted in the "Red Maple" special livery in recognition of Canada's 150th Anniversary of Confederation, to a parking location on the ramp of Minden-Tahoe Airport (Douglas County Airport ... KMEV) after having completed the last performance of the Demo Team's 2017 season. Capt Kutryk's fabulous exhibition of flying skill and F-18 maneuverability was one of the highlight performances at the Aviation Roundup Airshow in Minden.

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cliff731
*F*I*V*E* Stars, Gary... and thanks for sharing this photo with us... and the "backstory" narrative about it too!!!
Greg Byington
Another great shot, Gary! Thanks!
Dave Sheehy
Thats a great shot, Gary! 5*++ !
Robert Anderson
Beyond fabulous. Thank you Captain Kutryk for that colorful gesture of friendship between our great countries!
nycslc1
This is a pretty picture!
Tom Vance
Frick GMan! Top 10 of yours...!!
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