Sunday, September 29, 2013

Millington Air Show 2013

Although it's not quite on Sun 'n Fun/Oshkosh level, Memphis does have an air show - Memphis Airshow held each year at the airport in Millington. We weren't able to do the night air show this year, but we did manage to eck out some time on Saturday to go see some planes and watch some favorite folks fly. 

The local EAA 182 chapter was there with a booth and some information on what they do (Yes, Frank, I promise I will pay my dues here eventually *sheepish grin*). Many people had their planes on static display. The only military aircraft this year on display were the ones privately owned since Congress is sequestered, we were told. That also explained why the Blue Angels didn't fly this year. Instead, the Canadian Snowbirds generously came down and entertained us with a very impressive show. I loved the air ribbon they did representing the United States and Canadian military forces, not to mention the air heart although I'm sad to say I couldn't catch who it was done for so if anyone was able to hear who it was, let me know!

We didn't wander around too much as my son was more interested in the air show, but we had a great time. We saw Skip Stewart fly, Gene Soucy and Teresa Stokes, Matt Younkin among others. 

AND I'm proud to say that I went the whole afternoon without a single bit of sunburn on me thanks to gobs of sunscreen and my handy-dandy mini-umbrella. Yup, it was a good day.

Gene Soucy and Teresa Stokes
They had excellent lemonade!

The *ahem* "runaway" Cub

Miss Ellie

The Canadian Snowbirds

Skip Stewart

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