Thanks to my Dad, I got to experience some really cool events in a new city this past weekend, Thunder Over Louisville. He and Mom had been to it before, but missed last year due to the weather. He and I had been watching the radar 2 weeks and decided even though it would be a bit chilly, we would bare the elements to make some great memories. First stop, the world's biggest baseball bat.
CS and I tried to get it in the trunk, but no luck.
Next we made our way down to the Ohio River where the air show was taking place.
Starting at 3 pm til 9:30, dozens of different planes graced the skies performing extraordinary maneuvers, tactics, and tricks to entertain the crowd. F22s, AV-8B Harrier, Bombers old and new. My favorite part was seeing the current version of a fighter plane flying next to the 1950s version. Quite a difference.
2 copters were playing tag along the bridge.
In between fly-bys, we sat under I-64 trying to shield ourselves from the brisk breeze that would pop up. Mom was her usual motherly self, looking out for all of our welfare by getting cardboard to sit on to take the chill off the concrete. I found it more fun to call her homeless each time she came back with more boxes. I still have no idea where she found this stuff. Here she is in her "home".
Me and the AV-8B Harrier. This thing was sweet! It faked me out during the video as I thought it was just going to keep flying horiztonal when I lost it behind the tower. It had stopped and was hovering doing 360 circles barely moving off it's pivot point.
Then we got to see what we really came for. One of the best firework shows in all the lands!!!
I don't have enough words to describe how awesome this was! They synchronized 2 shows on both sides of the bridge and had the bridge lit up with fireworks AND cannons?! It was AWESOMENESS! I will be back. And again. And again. The pictures don't do it justice. Neither did my Flip Mino, but I tried to capture some live action from the day. For your boredom pleasure,
More of the Airshow