Monday, September 27, 2010

McConnell AFB Air Show 2010

This past weekend McConnell AFB hosted an Open House and an Air Show.  They had many different airplanes on display, booths from all the different branches, and had lots and lots of food. The main event?  The Air Force's very own Thunderbirds!

I've never been to an Air Show before even though the Blue Angels come to my hometown every year.  I've been looking forward to it for weeks.

It was a lot of fun.  Michael was "volunteered" to work a few hours both days in the food tents so we didn't get to go to the event for long as a family.  No big surprise there.  But Evie is a huge fan of airplanes so she and I spent a few hours walking amongst the planes and watching them fly by on our own.

We got to see the KC-135 Stratotanker that Michael works on up close and even got to go inside.

We saw parachutists from the Air Force Academy. 

Evie was great at pointing out when the airplanes were flying by.

Some of the airplanes were pretty loud so Evie wore Michael's ear protective gear from work.  She wasn't a huge fan at first, but after realizing how much it muffled the sound, she was game.

The Thunderbirds got rained out Saturday but they were able to fly on Sunday.  We were so excited to see them.  They were awesome.  I wish I had a better lens for my camera so I could have captured more of their show.  I was able to get one shot of a few of them in formation though.

All in all, it was a great weekend.  Evie had so much fun that it was worth walking around for hours and sitting on the cold cement.  And it helped distract me from some bad news I received recently.  But more on that later. 


  1. My husband works on the KC-135 too! Were at a diff base though! But we had an airshow a few weeks ago and it was fun!

  2. It was SO much fun! What base are you guys stationed at? My hubby wants to try to stay with KC-135s when we move bases, and we're always curious about the other bases they are at.