It struck me after looking at some Airshow footage that there are certain rules that govern any airshow filming.
1. What is it about Video cameras? I can stand in a field looking at an airshow and no one comes near me...... but the minute I start filming at an airshow 4 or 5 tall people, all wearing big hats, will come and stand next to and in front of me.
2. Why does the solitary fire tender at the airshow always decide to go for a cruise round the airfield then park right in front of me and my camera?
3. Why does every aircraft you're filming on it's take off roll always hold for 5 minutes after lining up, "wasting' 5 minutes of footage? If you decide not to film it then it does a rolling take off....
4. Why do aircraft always break left when the commentator says they'll be breaking right?
5. Why does "Bill" always stand next to me so the mic picks him up as he gives his wife a commentary on how the F18 on display is a B52 bomber and how the F111 is actually a fighter plane that saw service in WW2.
6. How come the lens that you meticulously cleaned the night before has a speck of dust on when you arrive at the air display?
7. Why do airshow organisers always play the music from Top Gun whenever anything vaguely resembling a fighter plane comes into view?
8. Why do Australian commentators always describe the beloved F111 as "state of the art"?
I'm sure there are others, like why the family with 5 squabbling kids always pitch up on the crowd line next to me meaning the audio consists of non stop family squabbles briefly interrupted by "Wow Awesome" as the F18 zooms by in it's low level pass.
You've just gotta love being an aviation enthusiast :-)