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Monday, July 1, 2013

Air Show , Part 1



Happy Canada day to all our fellow Canadians .


Papa and I went to  St Thomas air port   to watch a wonderful and jaw dropping Great Lakes International Air Show .

It was awesome . I have been to many air shows over the years but this one was the best . It was all paid for by Papa’s work and I got to meet a lot of the people Papa works with . It was a day of fun sun  good food and awesome folk. We were in the VIP  tent and area front row seats to the runway !

I didn't take my camera cause I wanted Papa to be the photographer for this and the photos and video he took was fantastic . He put some of his fave photos and videos together yesterday and made a DVD  to music . There was this one Pilot  Sean Tucker who was amazing in his acrobatic red plane named Oracle Challenger III  . He is the best in the world   and it was fantastic that he was talking to the audience  and fans from the cockpit as he was in the middle of his stunts .If you would like to see the DVD  that Papa did please go to  .

Here are some of the photos he took as well !

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These guys are our Stunt team Snow Birds they are amazing and so beautiful both on the ground and in the air !

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                This is the stunt pilot Sean Tucker he was funny over the radio as he was flying !

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They also had some wonderful old Biplane and Triplane from the great war of 1914 to 1918 they have been kept in tip top condition !

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This big beast is a cargo plane the CC 130 Hercules . It is used for troop transport and  search and rescue . As you can see from the photo we were fairly close to the runway !

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              This pin up girl  is the B17 flying fortress  named the Sentimental Journey ! Introduced in  active service in 1938 .

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This is the P51 C Mustang a long range escort fighter . Flown by the famous Tuskegee Airmen . There is a movie about the history of this plane and it’s pilots called  Red Tails . We have seen it and it is a good movie .

           We had a wonderful time and to this day I still want to go up in one of these beauties !

                                                                  Part 2 tomorrow !

                                                 Until then hope you have a great day


                                                              Thanks for popping by !

                                                          Country Gal


Gail said...

I would say that was a perfect day!

Gail said...

The pictures and video are simply amazing.

DeniseinVA said...

These are brilliant photos. What a fun day that must have been. Happy Canada day to you and all my Canadian friends. Have a wonderful day.

DeniseinVA said...

P.S. Just watch Papa's video, please tell him how much I enjoyed it. He did a fantastic job of putting it together.

A Brit in Tennessee said...

Wishing you a Happy Canada Day, I hope you are enjoying the day !
Love the pictures and video, breathtaking stunts, my husband returned home from Iraq in the belly of a C-110 it was like opening the tailgate to a whale :)
Thanks for sharing your awesome photos.

Primitive Stars said...

Thanks for sharing, , great pictures and loved he video , Happy Canada Day, Francine.

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Jen @ Muddy Boot Dreams said...

There is something breathtaking about being at a air show, knowing that those machines are bigger, faster, and more impressive than anything we have ever seen in the skies before.


Crystal said...

So very cool! I love airshows they are just the neatest!

Happy Canada Day to You and Papa as well :)

Margaret Adamson said...

Wow! great post. Loved it all. MArgaret

Coastal Cottage Dreams said...

Wonderful post. Looks like a nice air show, I have been to several...we had one scheduled in our small town in SC, but was cancelled due to military budget cuts. Thanks for sharing.