Saturday, August 14, 2010

Airplanes

On Friday we went out to the Abbotsford Airshow. We have been hearing all the noises of the air crafts and planes throughout the week, but now we were able to take a closer look at it all.

We spent most of our time at the "Static Displays," taking breaks in between to watch some of the performances in the sky. E loved it all--he was a little hesitant at first because everything was SO big compared to his toys, the pictures he had seen and what he remembered about seeing them in the sky last year. But soon enough he was running off to see all that there was to see. Princess A, on the other hand, spent most of her time in my arms. She liked seeing it all, but she wanted it all via the comfort of mom's arms!
We got some "ear protection" for the kids because it was loud for them. . .and man, did we collect loot! Everyone who saw the kids wanted to give them stickers, pencils, tattoos, etc. There were also lots of people around to explain what the planes and air crafts were used for and what their jobs were.
I got a few photos of some of the sky acts. . .however, this is the best I could do when my picture-taking was limited by a preschool child draped around me!


E and A were most impressed with the times that they made loop-de-loops and hearts in the sky. Here is the three of us in one of the air crafts--taking a break in the cool shade from the sun!
Here is us outside that same aircraft. . .see how teeny we are in comparison?
And here is a "fuller" picture of the same aircraft. Its amazing how these things can fly in the sky and all the things they can do!
E is being a pilot. He decided he didn't want to fly anywhere today because he had to learn a little bit before he could take off. {smile}
In a much smaller plane!

Here, I think, is the Lancaster and Eagle in the runway preparing to park for the afternoon. This is as close as I could get to them. My ears were ringing from the noise of it all!
The snowbirds lined up and getting ready to take off. . .
We had fun. . . my hubby was a little jealous because he couldn't get time off of work. However, he gets to be there the rest of the weekend as an emergency worker. He won't get to see all the stuff we did, but he'll have a great seat on the runway for the sky acts. (He may also be putting out a few grass fires as part of the war tank/bomber demonstrations).

1 comment:

Quilt Nut said...

we went yesterday and it was unbearable hot; best kind of weather for the airshow!