Sunday, July 5, 2009

2009 Binghamton Airshow Pictures

A lovely day at last - we spent it at the Binghamton air show watching the Blue Angels and other acts.

Here are some pictures we took. I apologize for the quality of these-my preview screen's pictures are hard to see in bright sunlight, and the speed of these planes were such that you just "pointed and prayed".

The first picture above is of the Army parachute team, the Golden Knights.

The next picture is hard to see but this was a biplane that featured someone standing on top of the plane.

These next two pictures are the flight line of the Blue Angels with the six planes lined up, and them taxing for takeoff.

Here are the Blue Angels in a couple of their formations. I've seen the Angels once before and it was just as thrilling this time.

In a way I missed having a young
person with me. The last time we saw the Blue Angels my son was young enough to want to go, and get their autographs. Yes, the Angels stay after their performance to do their PR work-and they do a very good job indeed.

So ends our Fourth of July weekend. Tomorrow, back to the grind.

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