Wednesday, August 02, 2006

Oshkosh Air Show

Last week, my Dad, my Grandpa, and I went to the Oshkosh Air Show. I have been there before, maybe 5 or 6 times. Usually we camp on the landing site area, but this year we only went for one day, so we just parked the plane in a different town and rode the bus over. This picture is at the main gateway to the actual air show.

The air show was awesome! It had many airplanes and most of them did either loop-de-loops or spirals, or flew upside-down. It was really fun to watch and I enjoyed it a lot.

Some planes flew in tight formations, while doing tricks. Occasionally the planes would separate and each one would do a few treicks seperatly, and then re-form in formation and fly around.

There was a big military tribute, where there were old military plans and military vehicles on the ground. This is a tank which pretended to be shooting, and actually fired a blank with the big cannon. They were trying to recreate what it was like during World War II. It was cool to see, but when you really think about it, it would have been very scary if you were in the real thing.

It's not all airplanes at the Airshow -- there are also a lot of tents that different companies set up to show their new products and technologies. Anything that pilots or people who like airplanes might like can be found. I tried sitting on a new Honda Scooter which was really cool. It actually wasn't that expensive, about $2000 (I think.) Maybe when I have my driver's license I will try to get one. It's a lot less expensive than a car.

(text and photos by Ben - except for the ones he is in, those are by Dad)

1 comment:

Mark and Carla said...

Great post, Ben--that airshow looks like so much fun! Cameron probably won't appreciate this, but you've inspired me to make him do some posting--last week Cameron saw a goat being born and at the snake park yesterday we saw the Nile crocodiles get fed, as well as the snakes again. Too bad our camera battery went dead...rats!