Last weekend we were driving home after being out of town, when we hear loud roaring up above our SUV. My husband immediately says, “It’s the Blue Angels.” (Well, that’s what I though I heard: He actually said, “It’s the Thunderbirds.”) We look up, through the sunroof, and see them flying, zooming overhead. They are doing tricks in the sky and cars are lining up on the side of I-75 to get a closer look. Later, I learn that it was the Air Force Thunderbirds we were watching.
We decide to pull over and I get out my camera. I’m no photography expert, and these aren’t the highest quality photos, but it’s still pretty cool to capture the movements of these high-flying planes.
About the Thunderbirds, from the Thunderbirds Web site:
Air Force professionals teamed together to present precision aerial maneuvers that exhibit the capabilities of modern, high performance aircraft and the high degree of professional skill required to operate those aircraft.
About the Blue Angels, from the Blue Angels Web site:
The U. S. Navy’s Flight Demonstration Squadron
The Blue Angels’ mission is to enhance Navy and Marine Corps recruiting efforts and to represent the naval service to the United States, its elected leadership and foreign nations. The Blue Angels serve as positive role models and goodwill ambassadors for the U. S. Navy and Marine Corps.
Here are some of my photos:
Look at my slideshow on flickr — if you click quickly, you can get the sense of the movements the planes made in the sky. It’s pretty amazing.
What was my son doing during all of this excitement? Sleeping in the back seat!