Photos: High-flying fun at AirFest

Rockford AirFest featured high-flying thrills, static ground displays and aerial and ground demonstrations Saturday and Sunday, June 2-3, at Chicago Rockford International Airport. Solo Thunderbird pilots demonstrate their “mirror” maneuver. (Photo by Jon McGinty)
crowds line up to enter the C-40 Presidential jet. (Photo by Jon McGinty)
Crowds line up to enter the C-40 Presidential jet. (Photo by Jon McGinty)
Nolan Crawford and son, Mason, wait to have their photo taken in the “business end” of an A-7 Corsair fighter. The 2012 show drew one of the largest crowds in AirFest history. (Photo by Jon McGinty)

From the June 6-12, 2012, issue