Sunday, March 23, 2014

WINGS WHEELS AND RUN

Our mainland airport had an event yesterday. Planes flew in, classic cars were exhibited, and there was also a couple of races for runners.

We missed both runs because we were late getting there due to a lunch engagement (Doesn't that sound important? It was really just lunch with friends.), but I wouldn't have run anyway. I'm a bit of a slug when it comes to exercise. Walking and swimming are about the best I can do.

Anyway, the neat thing was one of the aircraft that participated in the Berlin Airlift. We got there too late to line up and go through it but it was awesome to see a little bit of history.


You may be able to see the writing on this one: "Spirit of Freedom" by the door and on the tail, "Berlin Airlift."


Some more planes, though several were leaving even as we were taking pix:






Most of the cars had departed, too, but there were a few left:







We missed a lot. Like the candy drop for kids (imitating the airlift deliveries) which I would certainly have enjoyed! But it was still a nice hour we spent there.






4 comments:

  1. Beautiful aircraft, and those classic cars are gorgeous!

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  2. This is great! I've always loved flying (though commercial air travel isn't as much fun as it used to be!) and I love these old planes!

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