Monday, September 21, 2009


On Saturday we attended the airshow at Scott Airforce Base.

The show was great, the weather wonderful and the noise - LOUD!

This was our first year attending the event and we had underestimated how BIG it would be.

There were all types of aircraft that you could get up close to and in some cases, climb around inside. It is amazing to see how ginormous some of the aircraft are and to think that they are able to fly. A great educational event - especially for our military fanatic son.

Then there was the air show favorite was probably the Tora, Tora, Tora - ""Tora, Tora, Tora" is the Commemorative Air Force's recreation of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor that signaled the beginning of the American involvement in World War II. Designed as a living history lesson, "Tora, Tora, Tora" is intended as a memorial to all the soldiers on both sides who gave their lives for their countries."

We brought earplugs along as recommended - but they sure didn't work for the kids. I think the earplugs we had were just too large and kept falling out - so there was some diminished interest for the kids, once the noise level drastically increased.


CanadianGrandma said...

I can see that it is a lot of fun going to air shows especially when you can go inside these marvels and investigate them! As a child, my Dad who was in the RCAF,would take us to the shows which I loved!