Sunday, October 19, 2008

Did you say airplanes? And it's free?

Yesterday Chip, Patty, Matt, and Patty's mom all attended the 2008 "Wings Over Marietta" airshow, which is held at Dobbins Air Reserve Base. We hadn't been to an airshow for a really long time, and there was a very big added attraction this year: the Thunderbirds would be performing. Gabriel was excited because BFF Christopher would also be there with his mom and dad. The show did not disappoint. There were a number of really neat performances in the air and some really neat aircraft on the ground, some of which Gabriel even got to sit in! Of course the Thunderbirds didn't disappoint, drawing gasps from the crowd especially when, from different directions, all of them seemed to converge on one spot over the airfield at the same time. Naturally, we took a few pictures. Below you should find a slideshow of some of the best of them. Clicking on the slideshow will take you to the album.
Patty's favorite part of the airshow was the Legacy Flight and the P-51 Mustang. Matt's favorite part of the airshow was when someone asked Gabriel which airplane was his favorite and he said, "I liked the one my daddy works on the best!". Gabriel's favorite part of the airshow was the parts when nothing was making his ears hurt. Everyone's least favorite part of the airshow was leaving when the show was over because we stood in line for two hours to get on the bus to take us back to our car. Still, it was a really fun way to spend the day, sunburn and all.