Another fast paced weekend for me and thought I would miss our Las Vegas hometown Thunderbirds USAF Demonstration Team at Aviation Nation 2008. I knew my schedule would have me miss most of the air show which was bad enough, but I really hated to not be able to see the stars of the show for their season ending performance.
Fortunately the 'pilot guy' that shares my office had a plan. Since he was an OIC or PAO (Military jargon for Officer in Charge and Public Affairs Officer) for many air shows back east, including some that had the T-Birds, I figured he'd know what to do. Without enough time to park and shuttle to the base, he headed for the end of the runways...and we made it just in time.
The show was fantastic, and even though I've seen them many times before, each time is a new experience. The power, the precision, the speed... it still floors me, and this comes from someone that isn't crazy about flying. I surely wouldn't be able to do what they do, but I love to watch them fly. One more of the bonuses of living in Las Vegas, there's so much that happens in this valley.
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