Saturday, August 15, 2009

In Honor of the Air Force

It's time for the 51st Annual
Air & Water Show.
I have gone many times
over the years, but not this year. I'm not in the mood
to fight the crowds. The U.S.A.F. F-16 Thunderbirds are the best,
with their death defying formations. Totally loud & awesome.

Plus, this is the lst year it is streaming live
Check it out, Live Sun. 8/16, tomorrow
from 10 am until 4 pm.
It's hotter than hell out here today & tomorrow,
so I'm chilling (as much as I can without A/C)
here at home watching the show! Incredible stuff, people.

In honor of our Great U.S. Air Force and the wonderful planes & pilots
who keep us safe, here is a cool video, played to the tune of AC/DC's "Thunderstruck".

Shout out to AD/DC as well. They were in Chicago last night!
Rock on dudes, Summer fun.


God,Guns,Free Speech said...

Hi Bunni
Great video,I used to go to airshows all the time when I was flying,I have seen the Thunder Birds and the Blue Angles,truly amazing show of Airmenship. It also shows the public how awesome our Military is.You should have gone to the show.

Amusing Bunni said...

Thanks for stopping by!
I have gone down to North Ave. Beach many times, and other parts of the lakefront to see this every year. But the last few years, right in the thick of it, it's SO crowded with the Chicago "masses of humanity" that personally I could leave them alone.

I actually see and hear all the planes right over my yard when they turn around. I could change my mind tomorrow and go, we'll see. In the mean time, the live streaming is great too.
The thunderbirds come on around 3 pm, I think, if you want to catch the 2nd day live tomorrow.

PS; I didn't mean the "freaky" ppl at Woodstock were actual freaks, it was all like "hey, freaky man", the summer of luv! I missed it by a few years, but My pals had older bros/sis at the time who turned us on all about it ;-)

Teresa said...

I loved the Video!! I have always loved going to airshows but unfortunately haven't in awhile. While growing up I used to horse back ride and the stables were right next to an airport. I always enjoyed watching the planes above, and it was quite interesting being on a horse while seeing planes.

Steve: The Lightning Man said...

Last summer the Thunderbirds were at Charleston Air Force Base's open house (they do one every other summer. In the off summers, the Marine Corps Air Station in Beaufort holds their air show, usually with the Blue Angels). The day before the show I managed to sneak down and park at a building next to the civil aviation hangars and stood in some hedges to watch planes come in for the show and was there when the 'Birds did their practice run-through. The local constabulary was running people off left & right for safety reasons they said...but managed to miss me standing there in the hedges with another guy and his little kid. It was better than having front row seats...I was 5 times closer to the action than the average Joe would be the next day, and had a blast.

Andrew33 said...

I have seen both the Thunderbirds and the "Blues",the pensacola nickname for Blue, Angels ad thr Blies just have a softrmdlfm

Amusing Bunni said...

Hi Teresa: I'm glad you enjoyed the video! That would have been interesting being on the horsies with those noisy jets roaring by! I hope one didn't run away or gallop off!

Hey Steve: That was a very interesting story! That must have been way cool! I'm glad you got to find that great front row seat! You are industrious and brave.
Have a fun weekend, everyone!

Amusing Bunni said...

Hi AD33! Aren't they cool? They alternate out here, one year Thunderbirds, then the Blue Angels.
Hope you have a nice Sunday and I guess hot weather is better than hurricanes, monsoons, floods, etc. Stay safe and indoors and take care of your knee.

WomanHonorThyself said...

Boooooooooooooooyah Bunni!..Heh I'm bacccccccccccck! ;)

Amusing Bunni said...

Booooooooooya right back to ya, girlie!

Glad you're back, how was the trip!
Hope you didn't get felt up too much at the airports!
I'll have to stop by and say hey!
Take care, Bunni

blackandgoldfan said...

Some of our military elite and AC/DC...does it get any better? Ok...Hugh Jackman and chocolate syrup...

Amusing Bunni said...

Hi B & G!
Loved that comment, Hugh and Choc Sauce, and whipped cream too....hee hee.

Yes, AC/DC are back! The link I put in the post for them is their YouTube Channel, so you can watch to your little hearts content!
Hope your weekend was lots of fun.

I'm back to clueless central, for yet another 4 days of torture, and it seems like waterboarding cause it's Pouring rain out here! TTYL, I'll tweet ya on my
secret name later! God Bless.

Anonymous said...

:) great blog

Amusing Bunni said...

Hi Lib Basher!
Thanks for stopping by!
I'm glad you like my blog! Your's is cool too!
Of course I'd love to bash all libs
upside the head with a nail studded 2 x 4, but
the most horrid one is POS BHO!

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