Wednesday, November 26, 2008

For Dad

Don't see this very often in NZ, but surprisingly common here. Clever way to go about it I suppose!

(Sorry for the poor picture quality)

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

JLS and the Air Show


Ju's Little Sister loves planes!

B-52 Bomber.
(eight engines!!)

Trying to reach one of the engines

JLS and the JSF
(Joint Strike Fighter - F35)


Fast Plane

Mean Plane

It's an A-10 Warthog.
(My Blarney Stone)

Skinny Plane

Blue Plane

Not a plane

But check out the horns

AWAC (Air Control Plane)

Plane on the Ground

Planes in the Air

Upside-down Plane

Up-up-and-Away! Planes

Cosy Planes

I had an absolutely fantastic day, and saw so many aircraft I really thought I'd never ever have the opportunity to lay eyes on. Because we were wearing our Air Force tees, we were able to start some great conversations with the aircrew manning the planes on display. The AWAC was available for the public to view inside and we waited until the crowds had died away and everyone was packing up before having a nosey for ourselves. The B-52 was so HUGE it really was an experience to walk through its undercarriage, and the A-10 Warthog was just pure GRUNT! GGGggggrrrr. There was some clever flying on display too and I hope to make a really great video of it - I might post it when it's complete (in about 3-5 years!!!)

I hope you enjoyed the walk about the flight line as much as I did!


Tuesday, November 04, 2008

Videos of Beale St

Here are the videos promised in my last post: