Tuesday, April 7, 2009
Keesler Air Show 2009
Well, we finally did go somewhere. Keesler Air Force Base in Biloxi hosted an airshow, the first one since 2004. It was held on April 4th and 5th. We got there early on Saturday morning to ensure a good spot close to the fence since they ecpected up to 50,000 people. There was lots of security and the Air Force bused us in from the parking area to the flight line. Our sitting area was near Base Ops and right at the main show area. The weather was great. The show very exciting. I think the Thunder Birds put on a nice show but the Hornet was hot. WOW !! That has got to be one of the most awesome birds out there. There was also a red and white biplane that did some pretty nifty aerobatics. I can't remember the pilots name but the announcer said he'd been flying since he was 13 years old. I love the way a biplane looks when it's going straight up and stalls.
There were also a few show cars including a rail. Very Sharp and some pretty big blowers. I gotta go to a good car show this summer.
Anyway, I figured getting outta there would be horrible but as it turned out the worst part was getting on a bus to go back to the car. The croud was huge and everyone wanted to get on buses. So you can imagine the mess. It was so tight in there I could bearly breath and then it was our turn. Once we got back to the car it was smooth sailing all the way home.