Today we will be attending an Air Show showing off all different kinds of aircraft. The Headliner Show was for the Air Forces' F-16 Thunderbird Team and the Navy's F-18 Blue Angel Team. I can tell you that they did not disappoint. It could have been better weather, but, let's face it, I wasn't missing it anyway. Come on in, buckle up and enjoy the ride.
Please leave the link to your post here so it can easily be found by others. It helps you and me to have them in one place. Where else can you take such a quick trip around the globe? Thank you so much for joining us!! ❤
This is a picture of the Thunderbirds and their famous "Reflection Pass". If they were tail to tail, it would be the "Calypso Pass"
The Thunderbird team doing a simple Delta Formation pass.
German-built Extra 300 Acrobatic Airplane. The maneuvers!!
Aerobatics/Acrobatics. FAR 91.303 (This stands for The Federal Aviation Regulations ) defines aerobatic flight as an intentional maneuver involving an abrupt change in an aircraft's attitude, an abnormal attitude, or abnormal acceleration, not necessary for normal flight
The large 3X on the side is identification marking, which allows the other aircraft in the formation to readily identify which aircraft is which...while maintaining radio silence. Typical to many military aircraft, the crew (with the pilot having the biggest vote!) named their aircraft, this one is "That's All...Brother". Many also had "nose art" where the more artistic crews would paint a "morale-boosting" picture on the nose.
STOP!! BRAIN TEASER AHEAD!!
How is this for deception? I'll bet you thought these are the Blue Angel pilots, didn't you! Blue uniforms, obviously a Blue Angel jet...WRONG! Take a closer look, those are Air Force uniforms and those are actually the Thunderbird pilots walking down the flight line to join a group of new Air Force enlistees in repeating the oath of enlistment in front of their shiny white jets:-) This airshow was the first time in 12 years that the Thunderbirds and the Blue Angles participated in the same airshow.
Thank you! Keep on Steemin'!!
And just like that, the airshow is done. I hope you had a good time! Come back next week for Part 2! As always, I want to thank you for taking the time to visit #MarketFriday!! Have a most fabulous day!
So the joy may touch your soul
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1. Go to the market! Any market will do! Food, Clothing, Plant or Animal, if you wish. You can go to the zoo or an art auction. Anywhere or anything that you pay money for a service. I once went to a nail salon.
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I always post this poem down at the bottom of my posts. It is one that has become so near and dear to my heart. I only post the most famous part of it, but, wanted to post it in its entirety today.
i cried the way women on tv do
folding at the middle
like a five pound note.
i called the boy who use to love me
tried to ‘okay’ my voice
i said hello
he said warsan, what’s wrong, what’s happened?
and these are what my prayers look like;
i come from two countries
one is thirsty
the other is on fire
both need water.
i held an atlas in my lap
ran my fingers across the whole world
"where does it hurt?"