Tuesday, June 24th, 2008
10:04 am - Air Show Week!  
The air show is coming this weekend, and the skies over Quonset Point have begun to fill with the sounds of planes practicing aerobatics. (Actually, the first pair of planes was already up practicing last Friday.) For the first time in many years, neither the Blue Angels or the Thunderbirds are doing the show. Instead we get the Red Arrows, the RAF equivalent. Like the Canadian Snowbirds, the Arrows fly training aircraft, which lack the sheer power of the American teams, but they fly more of them (9 instead of 6) which makes for more variety in the formations they can fly.

They flew in yesterday, but the weather prevented any practicing, but the sky's pretty clear today, so perhaps I'll have something to watch at lunch.
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