Friday, October 27, 2006


This weekend is the Edwards Air Force Base Air Show featuring the Thunderbirds! Today was the practice air show where the Thunderbirds performed their entire show. We signed Devin up for a special viewing through the Make A Wish Foundation. Actually when the announcement went out I didn’t realize it was that program – but it worked out very well. After the Thunderbirds finished their performance they came over to meet and talk to the kids and to sign the programs. Desirae, Deanna, and I were not able to go into the area during the show but we were able to come in when it was over so Desirae also got to meet the pilots.

It was a VERY busy picture taking day! I ended up snapping off 714 pictures in just over three hours. Pretty amazing stuff! Denise took the D70 and a cool 140 shots. She had the best position, center stage, and everything was geared toward that location.

At one point when one of the pilots came over Devin noticed that his number was upside down. The pilot that it was really cool that he noticed that because his job was to fly upside down and they put his number on upside down so it would be right side up when he was flying! You can also see in the picture that the number on his plane is also upside down. It was pretty neat that Devin noticed that because no one else had up to that point!

They also had the chance to meet the first female member of the Thunderbirds. Desirae especially glad to meet the “girl” pilot. Even with the excitement of meeting pilots Desirae still had to pronounce that she was going to be a rock-star when she grew up. I guess I should have been happy she didn't say she was going to be the next top model.

Denise also had the chance to meet some of the pilots too and in this particular shot Deanna was pretty fascinated by him.

I have finished going through the images and have posted the selects here!


At Saturday, 28 October, 2006, Blogger Donna Rae said...

Wow - what fun! Looks like everyone had a good time. LOL about the "Rock Star" comment...

At Friday, 03 November, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I just happended upon your blog while jumping from one blog to the next when I noticed your post about the Thunderbirds and thought you might be interested in seeing this video of them.

Great pics you took, by the way.


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