Wednesday, November 21, 2012
Posted by mindy at 1:47 PM
Sunday, May 27, 2012
We were so excited to go to the airshow this Saturday. We had some things to take care of in the morning but around noon we packed up the car and headed north to Hill Air Force Base. The weather was windy and rainy and by the time we made it to the base the airshow had been postponed due to the weather. Peter was very disappointed because the kids and I weren't going to walk around the exhibits in the pouring rain. So we compromised and went over to the Aerospace Museum. It was nice looking at all the planes but not as cool as watching them fly around doing tricks. While in the museum we could hear jets flying overhead. The show had resumed so we loaded up the car and headed back over to the base. We got in just in time to find a spot and watch the Thunderbirds.
|Waiting for the Thunderbirds|
|Enzo was even loving it|
|The amazing Thunderbirds|
|Taxiing back to the parking pad|
The coolest part of the show was watching the planes return from their flight. The same precision that they fly with, they show during the shut down and securing of the aircraft on the tarmac. The ground crews guide each aircraft to the parking pads and it is perfectly timed from putting chalks on the tires to attaching a ladder to the aircraft to saluting the pilots as they exit. It was pretty smooth.
The whole experience was so patriotic and amazing. I hope it inspired one of my kids to want to grow up and fly for the Thunderbirds so I can get better seats at the show,
Posted by mindy at 9:34 PM