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!



Viking Warrior said...

Och wee lassie, why couldna ye fly that dirty great apache to come find Viking Warrior, oot on the high seas between Viking colony of New Zealand and English colony of Texas alooking for yon JLS?

sempre said...

Yay! Happy plane days for you! Hope that Boeing strike is over...although I guess that part of the trip got cancelled anyway huh? I'm tryin to get excited bout leaving pommy land, but it's not really happening! *hugs*

Raelha said...

Somebody really enjoyed themselves! Good to hear you had such a good time. I liked your 'not a plane' caption, and the one following it. It made me chuckle.

Ju's little sister said...

VW: I don't know if I shall. You made a lot of promises to me, then you got drunk and now you're lost? Will you be as unreliable after you have kidnapped me?

Sempre: I know, it was such a nice day too - and even though there were planes all around I don't think we talked about work once. Well, not the bad stuff anyway!

Raelha: yes yes and yes! I'm glad I could bring a smile to your dial, and I'm glad you're hanging around with us again! ;-)

simon said...

very very very very COOOL!
My cousin has a Pitts special! ( I think you know that)

lorenzothellama said...

I love that picture of you hanging from one of the airplane engines! Very interesting posting. Soon be back in New Zealand?

Kiwi Nomad 2008 said...

Love your photos and laughed at your captions!!!!

Metamatician said...

Any F-22s in attendance? Me likes those.

Ju's Little Sister's Aunt said...

Loved the planes - and the captions. I remember when we visited Merced in California, that that was where the B52's did their training runs. You think they are BIG? Try seeing several of them doing touch and go manoeuvres around a community. Deafening too!!
Love your smile as you stood outside the horny truck - anything you are not telling us?

sempre said...

And by the way, it can't be your Blarney stone - you didn't get held over a precipice by a dodgy wee Irish man to kiss it :P