Once again, the kids had a blast. I've not seen the Thunderbirds in over twenty years, so that was a treat for me as well. Randy Ball in the MIG-17PF (the only one of its type flying in the Western world) was another treat. That bird puts on a show, particularly with the afterburner lit!
|Pictures don't do this thing justice. That afterburner stream pulses like no modern aircraft does.|
(Pictures from the FIGHTERJETS INC website)
This year I think I got to see, and hear, that for myself.
|"Who wants to fly that jet behind you?"|
Time will tell, but there could be a future Thunderbird pilot in that shot.
It was a great show. I wish I could have spent some more time in the static display areas, where the CAF squadrons were quite well represented, but hopefully I'll get time for that next year. Oh yeah, we'll be back for this one again!
|A-26B Lady Liberty|