Notice that the bomb bay is open:
This random kid had the right idea. :)
It was LOUD.
There were tons of planes sitting around that you could look at.
An unmanned plane!
Me sitting in an awesome helicopter:
Then Miss Mitchell the B-25 landed so people could get a close look at her.
One of my favorite pictures:
I got to stick my head inside and snap some photos. What a surreal feeling, being in a piece of history. I could just imagine the people who flew it years and years ago. Wow.
I love just staring at the next picture. After photoshopping it, it looks so old I can hardly believe I took it!
It's looking into the tail, and the light at the end is from the gunner's dome.
The bomb bay:
Later they had a stunt plane. It was simply amazing! The pilot did things I didn't know were possible. He did sideways rolls and stalls that made it look like the plane had technical problems and was spiraling out of control. And then he'd pull up again! At one point he was only ten feet off the ground! Once he turned upside down and flew that way for a long distance, taking one hand off the controls and waving (still upside down) at the crowd below! You could see it, he was so close.
And then! Then the pilot flew over the crowd, opened his hatch (!) , stood on the seat (!) and waved at us! Zero hands on the controls!
What a show-off.
I love it. :D
Then the Blue Angels came out! In this first picture, their wings were only 18 inches apart. And they were going well over 100 miles an hour. o_O
Notice that white mist on the wings of the top plane? I'm not sure what caused it, but whenever they went incredibly fast, that would appear.
At one point the announcer told us to look to our right, so we all turned that way. And then ROAR! A plane flew over us from behind and startled everyone! It was super funny. :)
And lastly, one of my favorite pictures.
Have you ever been to an air show?