Sunday, November 8, 2009


Well, we picked the wrong day!!! The air show was Saturday & Sunday. We decided to go Sunday and to go to the Officers' Club for Sunday brunch. Great idea, but the weather did not cooperate! Saturday was balmy with morning fog, but sunny in the afternoon. Sunday, very foggy, overcast, very low ceiling and rain, at times heavy.

Brunch was great! Lots of good food! The static displays at flight line, awesome. The air show, so-so. First off, because of the low ceiling, the most exciting parts of the show were cancelled. Then, the announcers never shut up!! And there was an annoying, unsyncopated music track always running loudly in the background!! There was a show of remote controlled planes that teased at what the real planes could do! Actually some of those little ones are pretty darn big. The C5A is humongous and is built to carry 2 tanks or our 42-ft RV plus our towed Prius. They can also carry a couple hundred troops at a time plus the tanks. The C130 John remembers from Viet Nam as "Puff the Magic Dragon" It has a 105 mm howitzer and a gatling gun on its side. When the gatling gun is fired at night, it displays a stream of fire - like from a dragon's mouth. It is still providing gun support in Iraq and Afghanistan.

We finally gave up as the rain drops got bigger and got on the highway as it started to pour - which it did for a few hours once we were home...

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