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This high quality image-oriented book contains many captivating and exciting photos of the two-day 2009 Rhode Island National Guard Air Show. Along with its exceptional photographs, the book's concise and detailed descriptions of the major participants, aircraft and their spectacular performances give you real information.

Featuring thrilling jet choreography from the U.S. Navy's Blue Angels and Canadian Forces Snowbirds as well as the piston-driven aerobatic brilliance of Sean D. Tucker and Michael Goulian, the show offered many additional opportunities to see military aircraft in operation or on the ground.

Rhode Island-based photographers Paul M. Murray and Emily A. Rutherford authored the book with the review support of Beth Ann Murray.


About the Author

Paul M. Murray
PMMurray Jamestown, RI 02835

A Rhode Island native, Paul has been a photographer, pilot and frequent traveler for decades. As a result of his corporate career in computing and networking, he appreciates the impact that hi-tech developments have had on photography, aviation and travel. Luckily, his career has afforded him many opportunities to travel, live and work in North America, Europe, Australasia and Asia.

His photography often reflects his early journalistic background with a twist that many find intriguing. He uses technology to increase his options and productivity but not to replace his creativity and vision.

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Prepublication Review Comments

"...the essence of what an Air Show is: freedom, exhilaration, precision, noise, all in the magic of flight.  Well done!"

CDR Mark "UTah" Provo, USNR (Ret.),
1995/1996 Blue Angel Team,
Opposing Solo (#6) and Lead Solo (#5) Pilot

"This book evokes the passion of the aviation enthusiast and the non-flying air show visitor alike. With their brilliant photography and well-crafted descriptions of today’s modern aircraft, aerobatic maneuvers and the daring pilots who take their machines to the limits, Paul Murray and Emily Rutherford have given us a timeless remembrance not only of this exceptional air show, but of an undying spirit that invigorates the adventurous nature in all of us."

CAPT Bill Boniface, USN (Ret.), a 30-year naval aviator and
former P-3 Orion squadron commander

" exceptional work blending outstanding photography with insightful commentary. Definitely a great add to your aviation book collection!"

CDR Michael Czarnik, USNR, with more than 20 years of service

posted at 05:51am Dec 17 PST

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