Sep 02 2010

Brantford Charity Air Show

Published by at 10:11 pm under Life/Death


Brantford Air Show

Yesterday, I had planned to write about the next area of empowerment (as per my post a few days ago) – Physical Empowerment, but my daughter and I took my grandchildren to the Brantford Charity Air Show and we managed to stay quite a bit longer than anticipated so I ran out of time.

When you have two young children, one aged 2 and the other 7 months, it’s not a good idea to have high expectations about how long you’ll be able to stay anywhere. As it turned out, we were there for a full 3 hours!

It was a beautiful day and about 25,000 people turned out to watch the air show – a charity event to benefit the Rotary Club.

There was a definite “holiday” spirit everywhere you looked with concession stands, of course, and the opportunity to purchase model airplanes amongst other things. The SkyHawks started the show with a spectacular parachute display, they did some really amazing feats with red smoke, spirals, etc. which were very impressive.

SnowbirdsIn addition to the SkyHawks, there were aerobatics and fly-bys and lots of noise. That’s what I remember most from when my parents took me to an annual air show in England. No wonder they sold ear plugs!

I’m not a big plane fan so I couldnt’ tell you what was actually on display, but you can view a short news clip by Brant News to learn more.

One of the biggest attractions at the air show was the Snowbirds, but a couple of cranky kids forced us to leave before they started, which was unfortunate :(.

But we’d had a great afternoon and at least we missed the big exodus. With all those cars belonging to 25,000 spectators, it must have been a nightmare leaving the parking areas. All in all, I’m glad I have grandchildren as I wouldn’t have gone if it wasn’t for them, at least my two-year old grandson. We had a really interesting afternoon at the air show.

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