Air Show

Every year we go to the air show at Burke Lakefront Airport.  My dad gets box seats in the perfect spot.  They are a little left of center, but it pretty much seems like center when the jets are flying over.

First, we looked at all the static air craft.  There is quite a lot to see and lots of different vender tents, food tents, and interactive tents.

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After looking at everything on the ground we proceeded over to our box seats.  My friend Rachel and I had matching flower sun hats. 🙂

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Checking out the program.  Sadly the Golden Knights had an accident and one of their team passed away, so they were not at the air show this year.

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I did not get a whole ton of pictures of the action in the air because I don’t have a camera that would take a really good picture.  Everything just looks so small and/or blurry.  My dad has a better camera, but he mostly took video.  However, I do have a few pictures to give you a general idea of what was going on.

The Oracle.  He always has tons of awesome tricks.

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Jet powered truck.  They do a simulation where the truck is being fired at.  They also have a race between a plane and the truck.  The truck usually wins and needs two huge parachutes to stop.

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Metro Life Flight Medical Helicopter Flyby

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U.S. Coast Guard Search and Rescue Demo

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F/A-18 Super Hornet = AWESOME!

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I only had one picture of the U.S. Marine CorpsAV-8B Harrier because the video of this air craft was so much better.  The jet can go side to side and up and down and hover and :sigh: it’s just awesome.

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And finally the main attraction: the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds!

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I am hoping one day to have a fancy shmancy camera so I can take better pictures.  I am also working on getting videos up.

So all in all it was a good time and saw some amazing demos.  Other demos included the Cleveland Aeromodeling Society, Droneworks(unmanned aircraft systems), WWII P-51 Mustang demonstration, Vintage Warbird Flyby (B-52, P-51, T-51), and Rob Holland (U.S. aerobatic champion).  The brochure pictured above also had a map of the event and highlighted a few tents: autographs, info, a tent for lost children, seat upgrades, play area for children, MetroHealth First Aid Center, and a Drug Mart tent.  There was also some information on next year’s air show featuring the U.S. Navy Blue Angels.  Woo!  Excited for next year!

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