Monday, August 24, 2009

Selfridge Air Show 2009

The weatherman didn't forcast rain, so we thought it would be a bright sunny day. Wrong! We had a few rain showers move through the area. The air show had a slight rain delay, but continued through to the end.
Wilma & Angel arrive with the "dogs & treats".

The show always starts out with the fly over of the old Vintage planes. From those to the stunt flying and wing walking.

Then it was time to put on the Dogs.

It wasn't long before the friends and family showed up to enjoy a great time together.

First to get everyones attention, I figure, one of our modern Bombers flew by and simulated dropping a bomb. That got our attention, even though it was about a mile south of where we were.

Our Air Force Wing then flew as the clouds thickened.................

So there was nothing left to do but for Myself and Joe to do our famous, "DON'T RAIN DANCE".

It didn't work completly, but the slight rain we had didn't dampen our fun at all. No, I did not have any "adult beverage" and still had a great time!

Then came the highlight of the show.
The U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds!

Not only do you get to watch the air show, but the Air Base broadcasts' music and explanations at what you are seeing and about to see. What a great job they do. Listening to the patriotic music, watching those beautiful jets streak by, feeling the roar of their jet engines, WOW...puts a lump in the throat, makes a person mighty proud of his country and those who serve in the armed forces. This Veteran sure does feel that way!

What a great day we had with friends and family.

To view all the pictures "click here".

Until next time, be safe and God Bless.


  1. Hi Fred & Wilma, Great photos of the air show. I just bopped over from another blog that I saw you on and so glad I did. You have a fun blog and I am adding you to my favorites list so I can keep on coming back when you post. We full time in a 40 foot Horizon and love every minute of it... Come on over and visit us... Have Fun!

    Travel Safe