The airshow started with paratroopers. It was cool how they could land exactly on target. You won't catch me jumping out of a plane!! Then they had several different planes and acts throughout the day. There was a truck that had jet engines on it and blew fire. It raced the airplanes and jets from the ground. That thing was so incredible fast and the boys loved the fire(go figure). We had a good spot to watch but we didn't think to bring chairs, so all we had was a blanket on the ground. It worked because you stood most of the time anyway. The kids where close enough to the front that they went and stood in front of the gate. They got to shake hands with some of the pilots.
We ran into some people that didn't like children and to them I say, " If you don't like children don't go to where there are children." The kids were all being really good and weren't even in front of them and they made Sheali cry. Not nice. But the guy who was next to us with his kids went up and let those people have it. Several other people did the same. Then they didn't seem to mind the kids so much. Oh well, what do you do.
The best of course was the Blue Angels! Those guys are just Awesome!!! It was Incredible! I could not believe all the stuff they could do and they were so loud.
Here are some Tips if you plan to go in the future:
1. Sun screen and hat are a must
2. Bring a chair and sealed water
3. Have cash
4. Get there early and plant your chair right in front of the gate
5. Umbrellas for shade aren't a bad idea, it can get hot.
6. Use the shuttle bus (save time and money)
And last but not least be nice to the kids.
Also if you're really smart you will load up your pick up with everything you need and head out to the desert behind the airport. But you have to get there off of 25 road. That way it's free!