Airshows are a great way to introduce the public to aviation, and just last night while I was having dinner with my lovely wife at Bravo's a diner at an adjacent table saw my Blue Angels sweatshirt. She stopped by and that gave us a chance to discuss aviation with her. She had seen the Blue Angels at Pensacola and was amazed at their performance.
This year Colorado Sport Aviation will sponsor an airshow at the Rocky Mountain Metropolitan Airport and Branson Airport in Branson, MO will sponsor its first annual Branson Air Show. At Branson will be the USAF Thunderbirds, the Aeroshell Aerobatic Team, Manfred Raidus and Patty Wagstaff. This air show will be between May 8th and May 10th 2009. The Colorado airshow will be on August 22 and 23, 2009.
My wife and I always try to get to as many airshows as possible which gives us the opportunity to meet up with a lot of our friends and acquaintences in aviation. It is always great to swap tales with fellow aviators.
Until next time keep your wings straight and level Hersch!
An Airman Grace
Lord of thunderhead and sky
Who place in man the will to fly
Who taught his hand speed, skill and grace
To soar beyond man's dwelling place
You shared with him the Eagle's view
The right to soar, as Eagles do
The right to call the clouds his home
And grateful, through your heavens roam
May all assembled here tonight
And all who love the thrill of flight
Recall with twofold gratitude
Your gift of Wings, Your gift of Food.
— Father John MacGillivary, Royal Canadian Air Force