Magic In the Sky

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Real Estate Broker/Owner with Daytona Condo Realty, 386-405-4408

Last weekend marked Wings and Waves Air Show in Daytona. Two-day event was packed with action from 11 to 4 Saturday and Sunday and was expected to bring 200,000 spectators to watch the show on the beach behind Hilton Oceanfront Resort.

Saturday came with a strong wind, and I was not sure small vintage planes would be able to show their pirouettes, but the weather did not stop them from demonstrating their magic in the sky.

For Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University this sponsored event not only a way of saying “Thank you” to the community, but also business, as they tout leasing space in their research facility to aerospace companies. The University invited special guests to attend the Air Show, and visit their 90-acre Aerospace Research and Technology Park.

This year show was a much bigger event than the previous show. Besides Canadian Forces demonstration team, which was here at the last show, this time they were joined by US Air Force Thunderbirds.

But while the University officials were taking care of business with Austrian and Canadian Companies, people were enjoying the Air Show on the beach.

I was stunned when I could not find any parking close to the beach. Needless to say, the beach was packed and cars and people.

I find it fascinating that I have not met a single person objecting to this event. You have people unhappy with racing in Daytona, you have people unhappy with bikers in Daytona, you can even find people unhappy with tourists in Daytona… but so far Air Show is getting a warm welcome, even though it is so noisy at times…

The event is real fun. It is such a powerful exhibition of the precision and skill of the pilots… They call the event Wings and Waves.

They could as well call it Magic in the Sky.

Magic in Daytona Sky

The photo was taken by my son Vadim. I took a bunch of photos, but this was way better and I asked his permission to show it here.

image of Jon Zolsky, FunCoast RealtyP.S. When I do not write about Daytona, I selll real estate. If this is of interest to you, please, call me 386-405-4408

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Jon

I have always admired the precision in formed flying. Skills that require lots of practicing.

Oct 15, 2012 12:25 PM #1
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Oh how Mel have loved to attend this event... planes are his passion. We haven't been to a good air show for years. Great localism post.

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Oct 15, 2012 12:47 PM #2
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No complaints about air shows. I think everyone enjoys looking up at the precision. Vadim took a great photo!
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Oct 15, 2012 12:56 PM #3
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Air shows are always a big hit. Ours is on Memorial Day weekend. That 2nd picture is really fantastic. I like your new call to action.

Oct 15, 2012 01:01 PM #4
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Tom - I have a problam parking my car backwards so that I stop 4' from the fence. At least I am doing it slowly and carefully. These guys fly next to each other at speeds, that I would need half a mile to feel comfotable

Oct 15, 2012 03:13 PM #5
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thank you, Gretchen

Oct 15, 2012 03:27 PM #6
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You are right, Margaret. It is a fascinating event

Oct 15, 2012 03:41 PM #7
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Jill - need to remind myself that I am not retired. Yet :)

Oct 15, 2012 03:41 PM #8
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Sorry to miss the event, Jon - sounds like fun. 

I should point out that they are neither parking nor flying backwards (at least the fixed wing pilots). So I am still impressed by what  you do.    (o:

 

Oct 15, 2012 08:17 PM #9
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Ted - it is a nice feeling that I can do something... een when I can't :).

BTW, these guys on vintage planes do fly back, or better say fall down going backwards, and even stay in the sky in one position, which is just stunning

Oct 15, 2012 11:58 PM #10
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Jon,

Back in our EAA days and the only air races Brenda and I have seen the Blue Angles and the Thunderbirds many, many times, but the Snowbirds are simply the best jet team for viewers to watch. The Snowbirds trainers are so much slower and fly so much lower it's simply a great show! There is nothing to compare to their 11 plane formation roll, nothing.  We've only seen them about a dozen times.

The only air show I rather watch is Bob Hover flying the Strike. alass he's nolonge flying.

Bill

Oct 16, 2012 03:34 AM #11
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Jon, I believe it was 2 years ago that I flew over the Daytona 500 and watched that airshow over the beach.

Oct 16, 2012 07:59 AM #12
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Jon, I have never been to an air show, I bet it is fantastic! Tell Vadim that picture is awesome. So, where did you park? And how do they find parking for 200,000 people anyway? Wow, that boggles my mind. I get upset at our local fireworks with all the traffic, LOL. I am such a hick.

Oct 16, 2012 08:58 AM #13
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Jon, we have the Blue Angels every year. One year they are near us at NAS Jax, and the next year they are out at the Beach. This is the Beach year and I'm going to try to catch some of it. We have a friend who lives just off the ocean who says we can park in his driveway :) Maybe I will have some good photos to show as well.

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Oct 16, 2012 12:46 PM #14
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Bill - Blue Angels do not come to Daytona. They go to places where there are air bases, hence Jacksonville sees them every year, and we don't.

To my amateure take, they are all fascinating, from pre-WWII vintage planes to modern jets. Different speeds, different pirouettes, but boy, has it make my heart pounding

Oct 16, 2012 02:13 PM #15
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Mike - Thunderbirds will be here again for Daytona 500, which will be 50th race at the Speedway

Oct 16, 2012 02:15 PM #16
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Andrea - our beach accomodates about 30,000 cars and this is about 100,000 people. Plus there was not an inch of green without a car parked there, and for miles.

Parkings at every condo and hotels were packed. I ended up getting out of the car, and my wife drove to the Mall, so everyone was happy. She - with shopping opportunities, and me, with staying on the beach

Oct 16, 2012 02:18 PM #17
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Sharon - yes, I asked Vadim why Blue Angels were not here, and he told me they only go where there are air bases. I guess that's why you see them and we don't.

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Jon, what kind of camera did your son use for this picture? What about the shutter speed?

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