One of my most favorite things in the whole world is airplanes. Not riding in them, but watching them, feeling them, hearing them.
Years ago, a tradition began with my dad and I attending local air shows. He was an aspiring pilot himself until a failed physical put an end to his dreams. He knew a few small plane pilots and one happened to be a stunt flyer. We started going to these local air shows to see Clancy and I became hooked.
If you've never seen stunt pilots before you should really go. I can't imagine what it is in a person's make up that drives them to do this shit. It's unreal.
Even more exciting to me is the jet maneuvers of groups like the Blue Angels, Thunderbirds and Snow Birds. I love the sound, the smell, the feel of these huge planes. Since my dad is gone, SO and I have begun to attend the air shows. It's one of the things that I look forward to most during the summer.
Oh and one of my brother's is a member of the Air National Guard. He has yet to hook me up.