On the Fourth of July, Doug and I drove to Battle Creek, Michigan, picked up Doug's brother, Dennis, and went to an air show. I've mentioned Doug's fascination with airplanes before. It's a fascination shared by his brother.
I didn't carry my DSLR camera because we had chairs to carry, as well as a small cooler; and I was trying to keep our load as light as possible. So the pictures today are all taken from video from our camcorder. I'm including some short video clips, too, because video just seems essential to getting the "feel" of an air show.
|Bi-plane flown by Susan Darcy|
|The paint on this plane changes colors with change of light or angle.|
Above is a very short video showing a little of the changing colors
|One of the two planes making up the Firebird Extreme Team|
The Firebird Extreme Team. The plane on top is upside down.
|This Beech 18 is much larger than planes typically used in aerobatics.|
However, the following video shows what the Beech 18 can do in the hands of skilled pilot, Matt Younkin.
Ah, but it was the U. S. Air Force Thunderbirds that made the air show special.
|One of the jets used by the Thunderbirds was on display.|