Laying on my grandmas lawn and watching the jets fly over. My grandma lived right off the end of an Air Force Base runway, and on some days during the Vietnam War, fighter jets would fly over every couple of minutes. My friends and I would spend hours simply laying there and watching the jets. Like boys, we would talk about how cool it would be to fly one of them and how we were all going to be jet pilots some day. I think that our favorite part of the whole thing was when the pilots would kick in the afterburners right over us. We would wait for that. That sound, to a young boy, is so incredible, especially when coupled with the speed of the jet. Sometimes we would yell "Go" to the pilots as they flew by.
My family and I like to attend airshows whenever we can. We especially like to see the military demonstration teams when they are in our area. We argue over who is better, the USAF Thunderbirds or the Navy Blue Angels.
On July 26th and 27th, the Navy Blue Angels will be flying at the airshow in Twin Falls. For anyone within a few hours drive, this airshow will be spectacular. The organizers have put together a huge list of performers that will excite and amaze the audience. The show will be held at the Twin Falls airport and tickets are $15 per person. Gates open at 9 with flying starting at 11:30 both days.
Here is a link to the airshow website: http://www.ironpilotwb.com/adameday/index.php
This one will be a good one and if you have never seen the Blue Angels, you are in for a treat.