An Airshow


As I was waiting for the ferry to run me to Guemes Island yesterday, I struck up a conversation with a fellow passenger. He was from out of state,  and not familiar with life near a Navy town.

He said to me, “I thought the sequester pretty much grounded all the airshows. What’s the airshow going on just to the south?”

I explained that it was Naval Air Station Whidbey, and that it was just normal operations.

He was not convinced. He was certain it was a display put on for someone’s pleasure.

Nope. The free daily airshow is just a benefit of living near “The Sound of Freedom.”

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  1. Jeff Gauch

    I grew up just outside the Air Force Academy. I always loved late May because not only was school about to get out, but the Thunderbirds would spend about a week pretty much flying over my house practicing for the graduation. And most times there was a line of cars on the shoulder of the interstate with people watching.

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  2. Paul L. Quandt

    “He was not convinced. He was certain it was a display put on for someone’s pleasure.”

    That pretty much defines DFC (Dumb F**king Civilian).

    Paul

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