Monday, June 07, 2010

What To Do Next Weekend

Do you like airplanes? The Indianapolis Air Show is next weekend! One of the biggest around, pretty much everything from hot air balloons and ultralights to a B-2 fly-by. (Among the better-known planes to be found there, a B-25, a B-17 and a gorgeous P-51). Check it out!

7 comments:

reflectoscope said...

I do hope you'll take a camera along. We don't get much of that around here.

Jim

Montie said...

Ah, but do they have Rocket Racers?

Montie said...

BTW, the B-2 flyby is super cool. I videoed the one in Tulsa with my cell. At a distance it looks like some kind of "bat-a-rang" batman might fling (but packing MUCH more punch!).

I hope they will do a warbird group flight like they did here, a dozen Merlins and big inch radials all fired up at once is breathtaking.

Joseph said...

I love old airplanes. When I lived in Tulsa, I was driving along an heard a rumble from the sky like I had never heard before. Looked up, and there was a B-29 and a B-24 headed for the airport. I did go to the airshow, actually got to talk to the pilot of the B-29, a by-gosh honest CBI theater vet that had flown the things in combat.

Roberta X said...

I'm not sure I'll be able to go -- the size of the crowd is simply amazing; it works perfectly fine if you're there to spend the day (or half-day) but isn't hugely compatible with carrying a pager.

No rocket racers this year. I'm told the timing didn't work out. Eventually, though...!

I love the older planes; looked up one year at the Indy Hamfest to see a B-17 passing by, superkewl!

Montie said...

Roberta,

Yes, the crowd at the Tulsa Air Show was frickin' HUGE. I went thiry minutes early and got parked an hour and 1/2 late. It too was an all-day affair and there was no way I could have been on-call and been able to go to the thing.

I got a little impatient sitting in traffic but I just kept repeating to myself "must get a t-shirt for Bobbi" ;)

Roberta X said...

Awwww. You are The Best Fan, period!