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.
After looking at everything on the ground we proceeded over to our box seats. My friend Rachel and I had matching flower sun hats. 🙂
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.
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.
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.
Metro Life Flight Medical Helicopter Flyby
U.S. Coast Guard Search and Rescue Demo
F/A-18 Super Hornet = AWESOME!
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.
And finally the main attraction: the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds!
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!