When we got there, we had to go through security. We passed a big bucket that said "No concealed weapons or glass, coolers, etc." or something like that, and realized that Scott had a pocket knife. So I stayed in line while he ran back to the car, only to find out that I still had my pepper spray on my keychain and had to get that confiscated. Shoot! I had never used it, but I always felt comfort in having it. It was also huge, so it made finding my keys easier. But at the same time, I was looking for some excuse to get rid of it, so I guess this was it.
We saw Scott's FAVORITE airplane fly - a P-51 D Mustang from WWII! It was pretty neat! We also saw the Extra 300 (Red Bull plane) fly and do it's fancy tricks and maneuvers. Now that I know what actually goes into flying a plane, those maneuvers are a lot more impressive to me. We also saw an old trainer jet fly around. It had weights at the ends of the wings to help balance it, it sort of made it look like an x-wing fighter from Star Wars, minus the x-wing. It was pretty cool!
|Can you tell we like airplanes?|
|UVU Plane - DA-42. Scotty can't wait to fly one of these!|
I got some neat pictures of a WWII bomber. I love those things, mostly because of "Memphis Belle," one of my favorite movies. I took pictures of all the different areas of the plane, including where D.B. Sweeny, Sean Astin, and Harry Connick Jr. sat, to name a few :). We also got a picture by the P-51D Mustang they have at the museum.
|This is where Harry Connick Jr sits.|
|Cute little toy planes for kids to sit in!|
|These guns are so huge that the plane is literally balanced according to the gun's weight. They also have to be careful how many they shoot in a row or the plane will start going backwards - in flight!|