Saturday, March 23, 2013

Air Show in Key West

Joan and I were enticed to drive the 30 some miles to Boca Chica Key to the Southernmost Air Spectacular, at NAS Key West. The top draw ( besides the Johnsonville Brats) was the Blue Angels.

The show was spectacular!  We left the RV Park on Ohio Key at a little after 9AM and arrived at the Air Show at 9:45.  We were very surprised that the traffic was not nearly as bad as we thought it might be.
Highway 1 is one lane each direction with no passing most of it's length, so if you get behind someone who wants to dawdle along it can really back up traffic.  No problems today- We cruised along at the speed limit.
The event was a very big success and drew quite a large crowd. I won't bore you with all the details- suffice to say we enjoyed ourselves. Here are some of our favorites.
The Blue Angels never disappoint.
Awesome starburst pattern!

The Special Ops Paracomandos did several drops from very high altitude-

And of course despite a pretty good breeze found show center on their landings

The ground displays included, several military jets, some law enforcement Cessnas with extras like FLIR (Forward Looking Infared Radar) several aerobatic planes, a display of military vehicles, even - TA-DA!

The Budweiser Clydesdales

Jeff got a chance to sample the special accessories in this Monroe County Sheriff's cruiser.
Radar, Lights, Sirens, Laptop,I've found our next family car- Wonder if it will tow 4 down behind the MH?

Sitting for 5 hours in the sun on the ramp at the Naval Air Station without any shade, was going to be a challenge for the two of us northern white folks. We both lathered up with SPF 70 sun protection, wore our wide brim hats, Jeff had on a long sleeve T-shirt. We did get toasted in the face and neck, from looing up at the aerobatics, but escaped major damage. Tomorrow will be a shade day...

Jeff and Joan

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