Monday, April 27, 2009

The Sound of Freedom

This past weekend the Cheeze's went to the local air show.  Now, Bubba is Army born and bred, but I love me some air show awesomeness.  Maybe it is because I am the daughter of a rocket scientist who owns the right to say "See that multi-billion dollar piece of flying amazingness?  I helped design that...yep, me."  F-4 Phantom - Check,  F-14, 15, & 16 - Check, F-22 Raptor - Check, Space Shuttle - Double Check.  Yep, that is my dad - super nerd, pocket protected, smarter than the average bear, rocket scientist.  Like I said in a previous post, brains skipped a generation in my family.  I have been going to air shows since I was a baby.  I love them.  Of course it is always nice to be with someone who knows that the lift to drag ratio on the Phantom wing tip is blah, blah, blah...ooops, I was listening, G-dad but what you just said went over my head right along with that Phantom.  Sorry...

Anywho, I have (forcibly coerced) converted Bubba and BoyBoy into air show groupies along with me and we headed to the flight line this weekend, excited to be able to witness the F-22 Raptor in all of its glory.  I also got to put my birthday present through its paces as well.  I turned a very large number of years old this weekend and Bubba gave me a new camera.  I took about 600 pictures and I plan to share each and every one with you...(Kidding)

Here are a few...awesomeness in the sky!

Thunderbirds:



Thunderbirds signature star burst



Heritage Flight 
(Vietnam, Gulf War, Modern Day)
F-22 Raptor
BoyBoy getting to shake the F-22 Raptor pilot's hand
(I was surprised he could even walk after the show he put on!!!)
Two Generation Rocket Scientist Pow Wow
(G-Dad and BoyBoy)







5 comments:

Soxy Deb said...

I think air shows are really cool, but lord if someone asked me what any ONE of the names of the planes were. I would fail miserably.

You seem like you could hold your own in that conversation.

Amy Amy Bo Bamey said...

Cool Pics!

Happy Belated Birthday! You new camera takes some AWESOME pics!

marathoner81 said...

I've only ever been to one air show, probably when I was 12. I had a lot of fun. Someone gave me a wings pin, which I still have!

♥georgie♥ said...

happy late Birthday Bev!
what kind of camera did you get? those are some awesome shots! love the one of the boys together-two generations!

The Mrs. said...

I LOVE air shows. Really. LOVE THEM. (Although the blue angles are far superior to the thunderbirds, you know the TB's wear g-suits, the brave BA do not. Impressive i think so)

We are bringing up our kids to be air show groupies but we dont have any good ones around us. If flyboy is home we try to make it down to the big one in DC over memorial day but i think we'll miss it this year. i'll live thru your pics!