The National Cherry Festival Air Show was held this past weekend in Traverse City, MI. It was the highlight of our day at the festival. Yes, we had a great time at the car show, but there is just something about fast flying jets that makes me happy! The air show is performed over Grand Traverse Bay and I’m telling you there is no better place on EARTH for an air show. The backdrop is unbelievably gorgeous.
We had a great location to watch the air show. The park area right behind the paid setting worked out really well. The only down side was that we were not able to see the really low fly-bys by the fighter jets. I swear they are just skimming the top of the bay. However, we had shade and were not competing with a lot of people for a place to set up our chairs.
The Coast Guard always gives a rescue demonstration.
Fancy aerobatics by this team, North East Raiders. They fly Yakovlev 52 and Nanchang CJ6
An excellent demonstation of the capabilities of a F-18 Hornet. Um, fighter jets..oh my…makes my knees weak I love the sonic boom from these jets. I tried to record it on my iPhone, but didn’t have much success.
Speaking of weak knees….looky what pulled up during the air show. Gotta love some men in uniform. This photo is for you Momma Fargo
Ok…back to the air show. Next up was Team RV, the World’s largest air show team. There are 12 experimental kitplanes in this team and obtain speeds in excess of to 200 mph. Most team members built their own planes. Impressive!
The last act of the show was performed by the Heavy Metal Jet Team. I really enjoyed watching these pilots manuver the planes. I swear…they go straight up while rolling the plane. I wonder if they ever get sick???
If you enjoy watching fighter jets the Heavy Metal Jet Team will be performing across the U.S. this summer. Be sure to check out the schedule on their website.
I think we are going to have to attend another air show this summer. I haven’t seen the Blue Angels in a while. Maybe I’ll take a road trip to one of their events.
Do you enjoy air shows?? What is your favorite plane to watch?